Welcome to my blog on this very special day, World Autism Awareness Day. My wish is that through our art in this blog hop, we contribute to growing awareness of autism. 

I had no idea what to create that would represent autism, until I did some research, so I’ve already gained a better understanding. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s contribution. You’ll find the “next” arrow at the bottom of my post, and the name list below that, if you get lost along the way.

 

I began with the color Prussian Blue (Brusho Crystal Colour) and a piece of watercolor paper. I used my Aqua Painter to wet the surface, and then sprinkled on the crystals. I felt like I was salting food, and careful not to overdo it.  It’s fun watching the color move around the paper. I assisted the drying with my Heat Tool.

By Su Mohr for Autism Awareness Blog Hop; Click visit to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Ribbon of Courage, Brusho Crystal Colour, Labeler Alphabet; #autismawareness #ribbonofcourage #labeleralphabet #stampinup #brushocrystalcolour

Autism Awareness

 

The smooshed background is similar to Maria’s over at the TGIF challenge. And, I think her project fits in perfectly with this blog hop; the color blue, the unicorn, the imagination.The layout for my project was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.

The ribbon from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set fits within an imaginary circle. The ribbon, I discovered in my research, is one of the images representing autism, and I was happy to find it among my Stampin’ Up! stamp sets. I stamped it in Dapper Denim Ink on watercolor paper, and I like the textured look.

I used Brusho Crystal Colour in Yellow for the vertical strip on the side, and embossed it with the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder.

 

I couldn’t have completed this project without the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set. This made it possible to say exactly what I needed to say: “Autism Awareness.”

I stamped the letters in Pacific Point Ink, because this color was most like the Prussian Blue Brusho Crystal Colour. I double layered and glued the “autism” letters on the ribbon, and used mini-dimensionals for “awareness.”

If you are interested, I posted on my blog about how to make the Alphabet Labeler easier to use.

Tips on Using the Labeler Alphabet While Vacation Continues

 

Before placing my art piece on a Night of Navy card base, I added two more colors. Many of the autism images include the primary colors; blue, yellow, red and green. So, I stamped Real Red dots with a Timeless Textures stamp, and Emerald Envy blotches with a Gorgeous Grunge stamp.

 

I’m so glad I was asked to participate in this important blog hop. It’s a privilege to have a small part in World Autism Awareness Day. Thank you for visiting my blog, and I love to read your comments.

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Remember, you are currently at Su Mohr’s blog.  Click the “next” button to go to Liv Ingle’s blog. I’ll be hopping along with you!