I made this for Sonjaboo in the Box of Color swap. One of the items she wanted was sun artwork to brighten up her dreary winter.
I pulled out the gelli plate and got to printing lots of yellow and orange papers (and a blue for the sky). Then I chopped and assembled the rays behind the circle. I decided to only glue them down directly behind the fun “face” so that they were more raised for more texture. A little face, some outlining, and my trademark stamping on craft paper and I was done!
I ended up changing the final stamping to read “let the sunshine in” instead of “let the sun shine in” to mimic the song instead of it reading as an action.
I think I’m going to make one for myself for my craft room in an attempt to cope with the doldrums of Michigan winter too! I think no matter how sunny it is, every day can be brightened with a little more sunshine.
It’s so wonderful. I can’t even express the joy it elicits to see that sunny, happy, shiny face. Adorable!
This definitely bringing the sunshine right on in! Just the spot of cheer for the dark winter!
I so totally love this! The colors are perfect, it’s scrappy, it’s cute… I need to make one like this for my daughter - she sings “You are my sunshine” to her kids all the time.
Omg! That would be adorable!!!
What a happy little thing!
I am absolytely in love with this. You took such a simple concept, a sun shining, and turned it into so much more. The textures and composition are incredible! I love how the papers are sort of distressed looking, yet still seem so bright and cheery. You hit this out of the park!
That sun is just so cute!
such a great idea! I love the use of the gel prints for all the rays, so creative!
I love everything about this little piece of art it makes me happy to look at
A really fun use of gelli prints… it gives me ideas
Congrats! Your Sunshine Art Paper Collage is one of this week’s featured projects.
I love this! So bright and cheery.