Thursday, September 05, 2013

Happy New Year! Shana Tova!!!!

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  "To us art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risks."  - Mark Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb
To those of you celebrating the Jewish New Year, I wish you a healthy, happy, peaceful, prosperous and creative New Year!!!!  To create my Jewish New Year greetings for this year I decided to take a risk and have an adventure into an unknown world!  Instead of making cards I decided to make postcards.  I began with the idea of carving a stamp with the Hebrew words meaning Happy New Year!  I had some stamp carving materials and tools on-hand and for those of you wanting to explore carving your own stamps, Stampin' Up! has a great new kit called "Undefined" that comes with everything you need!!!!  Here is the stamp I created:
Next I cut watercolor paper to postcard size and stamped each one with the stamp and Jet Black Staz-On ink.  I then took out some liquid watercolors and began to have a ton of fun!  After the pieces dried I added some metallic pen, colored pencil and glimmer sprays.  I sprayed each one with fixative to give the postcards a bit of protection for any moisture they may encounter on their way to their final destinations!  Here are pictures of the rest of the postcards I made!  I hope you like them!


TiaraHelen said...

Shana Tova to you too! That carving kit looks great - I hope we get it here in the UK...

Kim Innis said...

What a wonderful idea! I have Jewish friends and I struggle with making appropriate cards for them. Thanks for the idea! Now what about something for Yom Kippur?