Weekend WOW (Words of Wisdom): Don’t Overthink It – Just Create

I always find that my best work is that which I created spontaneously, something that just evolved into being by itself. When I try too hard, it doesn’t work and I get frustrated, so I prefer to go with the flow and create when I have the urge. That is the meaning behind my inspirational quote on this mini assemblage piece.

Mini assemblage - just create

I began by taking a little wood block (approx 3.5 inches square) and covered the front with some patterned paper. I glued a doily, some lace and a metal corner in place and added DecoArt gesso roughly all over.

Mini assemblage - just create

Meanwhile I glued some metal embellishments and paper flowers into an empty watch fob and again roughly added gesso to the surfaces.

Mini assemblage - just create

I spritzed DecoArt Media Misters and Kaisercraft mica sprays all over, adding larger ‘blobs’ by taking the nozzle out of the bottles and tapping the stick over the piece.

Mini assemblage - just create

I used some DecoArt Antiquing cream in Patina green on the metalware and finished with my quote using Tim Holtz tiny stickers.

Mini assemblage - just create

I loved making this piece and would like to enter the following challenges:

Finnabair – Quote Inspired Art

Things To Alter – ATG / Add Dots

Love To Create – ATG Mixed Media

My Sheri Crafts – Let’s Go 3D

Vintage Journey – Sew Special

Creative Carte Blanche – Wood (substrate)/Word(quote)/Wild(flowers)

Altered Eclectics – ATG


17 Replies to “Weekend WOW (Words of Wisdom): Don’t Overthink It – Just Create”

  1. Such a fabulous creation! Love all the different layers and oh the textures on those flowers look stunning, – what a great piece! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  2. Wow, so many wonderful details to look at! This piece truly is a piece of art! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! 🙂

  3. Well, this is just fantastic! I, too, have to remind myself to not overthink it. Just go with it. There’s so much more pleasure in that. And your piece is proof. It’s wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Creative Carte Blanche.

  4. Very nice work and so well organized for such a small space! Nicely crafted and beautifully presented. Thanks for playing along with us here at Altered Eclectics!
    Note: you might want to change your description of our challenge in your listing. We do not accept ATC’s.

  5. I like the way you think, girl! Don’t overthink it, I’m going to post that up in my studio. You did very nice work here, that’s for sure. Lovely collage. Thanks very much for joining us for Creative Carte Blanche!

  6. an absolute stunner. Love the colours and all the details which are really eye catching. Thank you for joining us at Things to Alter

  7. Hello Teresa! Oh my goodness…how many times do we hear artists preach EXACTLY what your canvas is saying….don’t over think … just CREATE!!! I love your canvas. The message is spot on and your design is beautiful! I love all of your texture and dimension. I love your choice of colors, too. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Creative Carte Blanche!

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