Week 24 Challenge

June Theme
Travel Journaling
June 13
Art Challenge: Recording Memories
Journal Prompt:  Taking the Road Less Traveled

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Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? No matter what road you are on, with kids, or by yourself. Someone is always asking this question! I didn’t have a specific memory I wanted to record so I just had some fun with maps and creating my own.

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I started by taking 4 different map pieces and tearing them into two strips. I Mod Podged them vertically not really caring if there were overlaps or not.

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 Next I shaped the existing bodies of water with blue and white acrylic paint. Then I formed some brown mountains and finished the rest with three different colors of green acrylic. It was a little therapeutic to blotch in the greens. Took a while, but it looks good!

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After my paint had dried, I painted some squiggly gesso lines and painted them black to make roads complete with yellow dashes down the center.
I think went to my stash of vintage clip art and pulled out some cars and trucks and glued them down with Mod Podge.
I colored the vehicles with Copics.

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Finishing touches were adding letter stickers!
I like how the maps underneath show up through the acrylic paint.

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