Friday, January 30, 2015

polymer clay box

Yup it used to be a cigar box now a beautiful work of art

I created this with polymer clay tiles, the clay was white and transparent, the color comes from silks, perl X and precious metal paint. I built up layers on the clay tiles with more clay, charms, beads and rhinestones. 

RISE a watercolor technique


Supplies: Watercolor paper or a watercolor journal. A lot of water is used in this project 
So it's best to go with some sort of watercoloer paper.

Watercolor paint, I'm not sure what the brand name is on theses since they aren't an American
Product. Use your favorite watercolors. This could be H2O's, Pearl X paint, inktense, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons. You get the idea. If you want it sparkel  go with H2O's or Pearl X paint.

Paint when opened.

Water brush or your choice of brushes and water.

Large brush, this can cover a large area fast when trying to cover paper quickly. If you don't have a big brush, no worries.

Inktense pencils or blocks or watercolor pencils. Intense after it has diried is permanent, some people 
perfer them and other people do not, your choice.
Also Portfolio's or oil pastels ( no photos). 

Background rubber stamps

Permanent ink, your choice of inks and colors.

No 2 pencil, charcole pencil, blending stump and kneaded eraser. 

Brush water onto the entire surface of yor substrate, start dabbing watercolor pant on in colors you'd like, tilt the paper to let the paint run and blend. I used my water brush to dab on the paint. Dry it completely with hair dryer or heat gun. ( ops sorry heat gun was not on the supply list!).
If you want more intense color repeat.

Next draw a face with No. 2 pencil and charcole pencil. Use eraser if you penciled in lines for measurements.
 If you don't feel comfortable drawing, a stencile or pic from a magazine coud be used for the head. 
If your drawing the head I used intense pencils and and a water brush to add color and intensity.
Work in the watercolor pencils till your happy, again make sure it's dry. No need for shading since the background will take care of that, like magic!


Now time to draw in some crazy hair shape once again with inktense pencils and waterbrush.

I drew in circles, draw in any kind of open shapes you'd like. I did this initaly with a regular pencil, then
Went over it with an intense pencil and waterbrush.

Shading around the circles so they POP a bit more, I used Inktense pencils and a waterbrush.

Outlined the hair with intense again to make it stand out more and waterbrush.

Take background stamps and permanent ink pad and stamp with just portions of the stamp inside the shapes. I used 2 differentt colors for this.

I added Wasi tape around 3 sides this is totally optional. Instead use ink pads or paint to frame around you're masterpiece!

Take one of the background stamps and for added interest stamp in between the shapes with the permanent ink pad.

I wanted the circles to pop more so I  outlined them with black Portfolio to shade, mostly on the left side and used the water brush to blend. 
Then blue Portfolio to create a shadow on the left side of the hair and the word Rise. The word was not standing out enough so I just took a ball point pen in black and did a bit of shadowing.

I hope you create your masterpiece or that I have given you some ideas and insparation!!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fill My Life With Joy journal page

Lots of layers of  acrylic paint, circles made with acrylic paint and various tops I have collected.

A handful of Journal pages

This one was done with pan pastels, glass bead gel
Gelli print background, houses at the bottom stamped on transparency, hearts I used sprays and crumpled the paper.
Kind of a peeled paint look
More from my face journal, an ongoing journey with is journal.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Newest journal spread all about the color wheel

From the Teri Sproul online class Tues nights. This is a free class every Tues. if your interested let me know.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Life's Journey's

This is one of my newest pieces 16 x 20 It has tons of texture and it came together like a breeze!

Journal Page

This journal page is flying to Canada as part of a swap. 
Here are the steps I used; I started with mixed media paper, gesso, then painted the background with different brands of acrylic paint, added pieces of a Gelli print, the red swirl print, got out the good ol home made modeling paste and did the background with a stencil, Drew and cut out the woman and added molding paste to her, then carved into that with the back of a paintbrush, once that was all dry I skimmed a black permanent ink pad over it. Put the stencil back on the background & modeling paste and painted the modeling paste. Glued on the woman and added the quote.

Circles of Life

I created this to go in my home and I want to do another that will flank the other side of the TV.
The second one will have the stripes going horizontal. I really enjoyed working on this and had fun with all the colors.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Journaling glaore

There is an online class by Terri Sproul that I have been watching every week and doing the spreads.
I have been a mixed media artist and journaler for a loooong time but I just want to try something different. You see I'm an intuitive artist so to follow classes I though it might be uh hard, but it has been a blast. So I will do this post with spreads from the class and my next post some other creative things I've been working on both journals and art.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Texture Galore!!!

All That I Am Between the Lines
This piece took a while and was inspired by a couple of YouTube videos. I love how it turned out and hope you enjoy it to.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

# 7 and 8

Ok tried the painting mixed media thing again, let me know what you think. Am I getting better?
Hey one day I think yes and others............
Anywho I hope you enjoy my journey!

# 6

Ok went to a different medium for the next 3, it seems harder to paint faces rather than drawing.
But I suppose it's all in what I get used to : >)

# 5 ehhh not so much!

# 4 and still rolling

Face challenge # 3

I like this one but not my hubby's favorite. Funny how different people have such different pics from others or me. Interesting! I guess that is what makes each of us so very special!!