Saturday, August 23, 2014

When My Brain in Blank .....

I try to create something to get my creativity going again.
Lately, I'm having issues with my creativity. 
I have a great idea. I even wright it down.
I sit down and start and half way it just not coming out like I thought it would.
I have many projects that I start and push to the side because it just wasn't working out.

Do you have that problem?

For me I just need to keep playing.
So I pulled out my bits and piece and scrap paper and created this piece.

I was going to keep it black and white but then decided to tint Gesso a little bit.
While it was still wet I added drops of India Ink and let it flow where ever it wanted to.
Once everything was dry I attached the stamped image.

What do you do when you lose your creativity?

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

They Don't Look Happy

I have many old images that I have found free over the Internet. 
I love to use them on tags.
To start the background I used some book paper and attached it to the tag. 
Added gray paint with the Navaho stencil


Used the stencil and modeling paste to add more texture to the tag.
I used watered down acrylic inks and dragged the tag through it.
I love getting my hands inky!

I found this image in my pile of a brother and sister. 
I'm assuming it's a brother and sister and they do not look happy.
They probably didn't want their picture taken together.
I fussy cut them out of the picture and used distress inks for their clothes.
Then I found the butterfly, arrows and banner in my box of bits to add to the tag.

I started using more pink in projects again.
I'm in the process of trying other color combinations with it.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Strength Doesn't Come From What You Can Do

Here is a small mixed media piece I created with bits and pieces of scrap paper, acrylic inks, heavy Gesso and a Dina Wakely stamp from the set called Face in the Crowd.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

My Traveling Art Supplies

I was in Chicago visiting my daughter last week.
I always travel with art supplies.
This time all I took was two small art journals, scraps of paper, Faber-Castell Gelatos, the new 6x6 stencils by The Crafter's Workshop, a few tags, and two stamps. What I also take with me is a piece of deli paper with stamped images and quotes plus a few other stamped images on other paper.
It sounds like a lot but it wasn't.
The best part of being in Chicago is Blick Art Materials is downtown! 
While there I bought a few canvases and extra paints so my daughter and I can paint.

Here is one canvas. It's the only one I took a picture of when it was finished.

This was created with layers of Gelatos, white acrylic paint and TCW472 Persian Gate stencil from The Crafter's Workshop, tags (already had color on them), and Dina Wakely stamps.

Here is a close up so you can see all the layers.
All I did was start with Gelatos on the canvas, spray it with water, used my finger to spread it and spray again.
Once that layer was dry I added the stencil with acrylic paints.
I just kept repeating it until I like the background.

I have never really used Gelatos except for accent color or coloring stamped images.
This was a lot of fun and I'm going to repeat the process again.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

It's A Koi Pond!

I love creating scenes with stencils.
Using two new stencils from The Crafter's Workshop:
and using Core'dinations Core Basics Heavyweight Paper (110lbs-Excellent Paper!!!!), I created a Koi Pond and I don't have to take care of it.
Here is a sneak peak. To see the whole project head on over to The Crafter's Workshop Blog!
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