my art matches my dishes!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Sometimes new palettes are born or happen after I see color combinations I like. Today I finished (the gesso background was finally dry) my little "home" ATC and I had to do a double take. Was this the birth of my new spring palette!? Well, it looks more summery to me- but it got me in the mood to freshen up my paints.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I wandered over to Blick Art Materials today in search of some painting fun.
White oil pastel
Spring Green Caran d'Ache watercolor crayon
White oil pastel
Blue shimmer spray - acrylic
Draw your heart out with the white oil pastel. Or in my case draw a leaf. Haha.
Then add in some detail lines with your watercolor crayon...
Oh, wait.... don't forget to get some extra fun by sprinkling the surface with rubbing alcohol.
Okay, go try it!
Monday, March 19, 2012
This is a theme suggested by one of my Yahoo ATC group members.
I had so much fun playing along... And look, collage!! I did add gesso and watercolors as some of my detail. But otherwise, my muse was my trusty vintage copy of Complete Works by Lewis Carroll and Josie's book, Collage Lost and Found.
Both two are musts when getting into collaging.
Chipboard ATC cards
Clip art photos from Collage Lost and Found
plus one from a swap goodie bag... :)
Craft bond extra strength glue stick - photo safe
Vintage book pages
Sakura soufflé pens
Prismacolor fine line marker
in black 01
Cutterbee scissors ek success
Friday, March 16, 2012
Sheets of canvas, watercolor paper, and textured acrylic paper.
1-2 Good acrylic paint colors (more pigment=happier colors)
Fun acrylic paints (because we want to save money while having fun)
Acrylic mediums (I used tar gel and iridescent)
Stencils, I used sequin waste that Josie Cirincione gave me.
More tar gel drizzled on top. (icing on the cake)
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
You'll need a place to work too... I usually use an old watercolor pad.
Bleeding tissue paper is fun to use, but it is like sheets of paint colors...so mix primary colors together and stay away from mixing complimentary colors unless you WANT brown/neutrals ;)
Add cutouts for fun!
Adding salt makes more visual texture that's fun!
Play with different colors on a series of cards... you never know what it might inspire :)
Monday, March 5, 2012
winsor and Newton liquid watercolor... I used lime green
Get out your paints, pencils, clay, fabric, glue, odds and ends, and pens and create great works of art...make a in home gallery...mail your creations to friends! And remember to post a link to your pictures so I can see what you've made! Have fun!
Tell your teachers and friends... it's time for YAM!