Finding inspiration: lyrics (2) – don’t waste time

Hi there Polkadot!

Last time we spoke, I told you about the inspiration I got while hearing Radiohead’s Karma Police.  Well, the same night, ‘Knights of Cydonia’ was on too.  And the ‘don’t waste time or time will waste you’ had the same sticky effect on me.  So hence the journal layout.


To spice up inspiration otherwise, I joined two groups on Facebook: the Joggles Art Journal Adventure and Create 2017. Joggles is an American company, so prompts are in English.  You can find their prompts on their blog too.  The latter is a Dutch group, hosted by Pienuts, of course in Dutch.  When you are stuck for inspiration, maybe a prompt can put you on your way to create!

The start of this page was really loose and free.  I spread out some black gesso, leaving white space all around.  When it was dry, I spread some distress paints (broken china, evergreen bough) with my brayer. I gathered the leftover scraps of my ‘wild at heart’ card and glued them to the background with soft gel.

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To push the paper back a bit , I repeated the step with the distress paints, adding Faber Castell gelato’s in the mix.


Then we want to put in ‘time’ in our play.  I gathered my supplies that features clocks, cogs or something to do with time.  I was a bit amazed by the amount of stuff I have!


I used the gilding wax by Creative Expressions through the stencil, but I didn’t care much for the effect.  It wasn’t clear enough on top of my busy background.  So I decided to mix things up literally.  I mixed some wax together with gesso and put it through the bubble wrap stencil.  I sprayed some white linnen Dylusions on top of everything, and used some turquoise Dylusions paint in the right hand corner.


To create my embellishments, I wanted to use up those time-related supplies!  I have some Tim Holtz Texture Fades with clocks, so I put it though my die cutting machine.  I used color core cardstock, so I could sand it to reveal the texture.  I used an old punch to create the flower petals. I inkes the edges of the petals with black distress ink.


I glued everything into place with the soft gel. You need some kind of gel to go to the next step.  To create shadows, I used a black Faber Castell Pitt pen to outline my flowers, and before it can dry, you blend it out with your fingers.  This is a technique I learned from watching Vicky Clips’n’cuts.


This is my finished page.  Completed with: white linnen distress splatters, as well as some blue glitter spray splatter.  I used some Tiny Text Tim Holtz stickers as well as some ancient letter stickers by Making Memories.


2 thoughts on “Finding inspiration: lyrics (2) – don’t waste time

  1. Super! Ik vind het effect van die klok met de was heel tof. Subtiel, maar toch zichtbaar. En weer ook wat Engels bijgeleerd… ben het woord ‘cogs’ moeten gaan opzoeken. 😉


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