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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Some Art Journal Fun

Art Journal Fun


Took a little challenge on one of my facebook groups to use a painting by Donna Downey for inspiration.  It involved creating a background and then covering most of it up with black.  
THAT was the hardest part...covering up all the pretty colors and paint layers on the back ground.

Here is a picture of the completed page.

...and then some of the process.
(WARNING - PICTURE LADEN POST!)


I started by applying layers of acrylic with an old credit card.


Then I started adding more colors using stencils.


...then a bit of stamping.


Then I dug out some rub-ons and scattered them on the page.


It needed some more pop, so I used the tip of my finger and added some bright red circles.


Some doodling and dots and little bees..
(Although the bees don't really show once it's finished.)


Decided on circle and flower placement...



Then I started adding black paint.  I didn't didn't like the stark edges of the black against the color, so I grabbed extra fine line black and white Montana Paint Markers and added some sketchy lines around each circle.


Then I added a couple more rub-ons and started laying in the flower.


LOVE how it turned out!!!








Thursday, March 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Happy 21st Birthday Mariah!!



Thursday, March 13, 2014

Throwback Thursday

1995 




Sunday, March 09, 2014

More Twinkling H2O play...

Enjoyed playing in my paints yesterday.  
Since I had all my Twinks out I thought I'd go ahead and tackle a Doodle Girl challenge posted in one of my facebook groups this past week.

Here she is in all her glory!
Now I need to find a quote.
I guess a quote is not really necessary, but if I find one I like, I will add it later.


Saturday, March 08, 2014

Twinkling H2Os


I needed to make a birthday card for a co-worker and I knew I wanted to make something with watercolor flowers, so I dug out Twinkling H2Os to play.  

With this many H2Os to choose from I didn't know where to start... 


...so I pulled out a butterfly embellishment and used it to pick the color scheme.
I've had these for many years as you can tell by the original labels.


Yummy, yummy colors!!!


I put them in a tray and spritzed them several times with water to soften them up.
Working on a heavy watercolor paper, I started laying out the line work and flowers.


I started out with a pale gold background, but it was just a bit too pale for my taste so I mixed some colors and added some shading.


Once I had all the flowers and vines in place, I started doodling.  
Some swirls and dots to fill in the spaces.
You can't really see them in the picture, but I also have swirls in white scattered throughout. 


...and the finished layered card.


Products Used
Twinkling H2Os
Staedtler Pigment Liners
White Gelly Roll pen by Sakura
Butterfly Embellishment by K & Company





Thursday, March 06, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Family Reunion - 1984



Sunday, March 02, 2014

Watercolor Play

Watercolor Play 

Just some watercolor play ala Tracy Weinzapfel style while I waited for my daughter today. 

Inktense Blocks, Peerless Watercolors, Staedtler Pigment Liners, white Gelly Roll pen, black Sharpie