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Bricks, a Door, and a Kitty

 Hello Friends.

I love Valerie's theme at **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY*:  When One Door Closes, Another One Opens.  Lots of ideas in my head but so little time!  I did manage to get a page done last weekend and now have a bit of time to post it.  

It started out with pieces of a cookie dough sampler box that I die cut and painted with white gesso.  I kept the extra pieces so you could see how they started out.  I had thought about keeping the pink but decided against it.  This is after one layer of gesso. 
Another layer of gesso and they re ready for the next step.
Of course, I forgot to film the next step which was just a few layers of gouche paint.  Now on to my background which is white gesso thrugh a brick stencil .  I heated it up to expand it and add more texture.
Of course, I forgot to get pictures of the painting of the background but it was just different colors of gouche paint until I gave up - literally!  I added in a kitty from ArtStacks, and some metal stars from Hobby Lobby.  The knob is an old brad painted with a few layers of gauche, and the words are Tim's. 
I can say that usually the door that opens works out rather well - at least that has been my experience. 

Thanks for visiting!  Hoping all your doors hold magical things behnind them.  




  1. Wow, Nancy, this is fabulous. The doors and wall look real! Beautifully made, thanks so much that you took the time and made this wonderful page for my challenge. And great quote, too. Have a wonderful Sunday, it's already afternoon here, and cold grey and misty! Good weather to stay home and play! Hugs, Valerie

  2. What a fantastic door Nancy. I'm glad you had time to post this. (I'm thankful for being able to schedule posts most days at this time of year; I know what you are saying about being busy). That is super texture on the brick, and nice colors too. And adding the cat is very cool. I wonder if he just came out or wants to go inside. This is a fun page, and thanks for sharing it with us. Hope you are having some fun too. Hugs-Erika

  3. Wow I love love your journal page for Valerie's theme doors. Love the brick textures especially Happy Sunday hugs Kathy

  4. love all that texture of the bricks and the door, such beautiful colours ♥

  5. A super make Nancy, thank you for sharing your process.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  6. Your artwork is beautiful. The way you came up with it is fabulous.
    I wish you a Merry Christmas! Hugs , Elke

  7. Fabulous page my friend. Love it all. Have a wonderful day and Merry Xmas. Hugs

  8. This is gorgeous. Love the brickwork and what a fabulous way you did it, thanks for the information. Great. door, love the additions, the cat, the stars, the words, the door knob - a super page Nancy.
    hugs & Merry Christnas, Neet xx

  9. Wonderful work! The bricks, and - of course, the cat!

  10. Oh My Nancy! I want to find a door like this. The wall is absolutely brilliant and of course I would love to have a cat waiting on the step like this! What a treat! So pleased you found time to link this to Valeries' theme at AJJ, Hugs, Chris


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