Motivation Monday IQ+ Card # 3


Use this IQ+ Card  (Inspirational Quote Plus) to get inspiration for your next gelli printing session, art journal page or mixed media project. It is triangular in shape and that means it has at least 3 ways to inspire you.

  1. Use the inspirational quote: ” You are only confined by the walls you build yourself”        I don’t know if others feel this way, but sometimes, I believe I am my own worst enemy and biggest critic. I realize that  it is often me, not others who is holding me back, second guessing myself.  I think in our art we are often like this, telling ourselves that we aren’t good enough, that we can’t. Dismiss those negative thoughts and create, grow and do. IMG_3014
  2. Use the  color combination or color scheme . This color scheme appears  fairly dark at first glance. It looks dull and uninviting. But if you look closer, you see bright blue, rich burgundy and pops of white. What looks dull and brown is really gold shimmer on top.  Not to get too philosophical, but sometimes in life, I feel  we need to take a second look at people, at our art, or even at a situation,  to really see the “shine” or “silver lining”.  IMG_3016

3.  Use the patterns/designs and get  some great ideas on how to use patterns to create effective layering      This uses one of my favorite stencils, Donna Downey’s bubbles stencil. I love how it works and creates magic when I gelli print or stencil . I find I put it on the first colors and pull the first print, then the next color I turn it a quarter or half turn and add the second layer. Try this “turn” technique the next time you are gelli printing or even when you are stenciling.  No bubble stencil, no problem, will work with other patterns as well.                                                                                                                                       IMG_3013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Use  any or all of the three  inspirations to  create something wonderful.   Please be sure to post your creations that were inspired by this deck on the Facebook Group in the Motivation Monday album


I would love you to join the “creationships” that are being developed there.

CreativeKady/Karen Burchill

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