Minimalist

Just Add Ink Challenge #589

My attempt at the Just Add….Minimalist challenge with the Just Add Ink blog. This was the explanation of minimalist principles: Minimalist art is an extreme type of abstract art that usually is depicted through simplistic shapes and hard edges, all while exposing the essence of the forms and materials used. One of the most common is repetition, or creating multiple images of the same shape, especially simple geometric forms like lines or squares. Artists repeat shapes and compose projects composed of vertical colour blocks. Simple, paired down to the fewest possible lines or forms”

Not sure if I completely met the minimalist challenge or not but my image is repetitive, simple and angular edges. My background was my attempt at Gina K Designs’ Stamp & Chat background using GKD reinkers and rubbing alcohol on glossy photo paper, then stamping with clear stamps which SHOULD pick up the ink….NOT! So since that was a fail, what did I have to lose but ink in VersaFine ink and clear ink emboss. I was happy to save the background even though the technique did not work. My stamps are an older Inkadinkadoo Hearts stamp set and sentiment from a cute Recollections Valentine set that I picked up at Michael’s a few years ago. The focal panel was die cut using Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles die. This was an interesting, different challenge that was fun to play along.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Take care and Be Safe!

11 thoughts on “Minimalist

  1. It’s a fabulous fail Gayle! Love your rescue and it meets the minimalist design style beautifully! Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

  2. The simple repetition of the hearts is such a great feature Gayle, especially over that vibrant background.Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

  3. Super card! I may need to watch that video. I have used alcohol markers with 99% alcohol on vellum to make a unique background, but not anything with re-inkers. That could be fun.

  4. I’m with the others – this is not a fail but a spectacular save. I love it and those hearts are just right for the rest.

  5. Fab card Gayle. It turned out beautifully. Thanks for getting your inner minimalist on and joining in with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  6. That definition was quite intense. I really like your card and that beautiful background. It’s always frustrating when techniques don’t work the way they are supposed to. I’m glad you repurposed the background for this.

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