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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

What would you put in your pond?

Koi.
They come in such lovely colors but very expensive.

So I put painted my pond and chose the colors of my Koi.


This painting was created in Yupo with
Liquitex High Flow and Fluorescent Soft Body Acrylics

The Crafter's Workshop provided me with stencils to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.




Sorry no step out pictures.
I was lost in the painting.
You can see all the new Crafter's Workshop stencils HERE!
And buy them at Scrapbook.com.

Thanks so much for stopping by!





Thursday, April 21, 2016

It's Spring! Time for ......


Hi Everyone!
I'm excited for Spring!
 
Warmer Weather




 SUN SHINING HIGH IN THE SKY



 
Twitterpated birds building their nests in the gutters on my house.
I call them bird condos.
 
 
 

Flowers blooming
 
 
 
Warmer weather, warmer waters to swim
 
 
 
BUT!
 
I'm doing some major Spring time purging in my art room.
Here is a before picture from my Art Room Tour you can see HERE
 
 
 
This picture was taken after I finished a purge.
Sometime in the distance future, I'll be getting rid of the rug and painting but for now I have a need for it to be less claustrophobic. There is stuff in every crevice, shelf, box, etc. I use most of it but I don't want to see what I don't use as often.
 
BUT
 
The biggest reason I started, I lost one of my favorite stencils.
It's an old one; discontinued.
 
I came home from a very stressful day at work and went into my room and just yelled and screamed using paint, markers, anything that would make a mark. It was very therapeutic. When I was done I picked up everything on the floor (nothing was really worth saving) and thru it ALL away. The stencil must have been on the floor in between the papers because I did use it.
 
Oh the pain! Tears! Frustration again!
 
So off to Ikea to find piece of furniture where I can store supplies and be able to get rid of furniture that is just taking up room.
 
I started Sunday; it's Thursday and I'm still not done.
Here are a couple of pictures when I started a couple days apart.
Sorry the pictures are from my cell and not very clear.
 
Those two white drawers under the window is what I bought at Ikea. My plan is to have the space on top of them for a drying station. When I took this picture I was so frustrated with all the stuff I had that I was able to throw out two large garbage bags of pure junk. Yes, it was junk!
 
 
 
This was taken Tuesday night and it still looks that way. I have lots to do. Bins and baskets to sort through, papers scattered here and there. There is still one large piece of furniture sitting in my kitchen I have to go through. I'm not putting that back in the room!
 
My goal now is to have only one small piece of furniture under my table (holds my markers, etc.). See the door knob in the lower right hand corner? That little white bin has wheels (Ikea) and that's where I am now storing my TCW stencils. More in another post!
 
 
I knew I wasn't going to find the stencil but at least I'm starting to feel a little bit better about my space.
 
Stay tuned for the final viewing and some art!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, April 11, 2016

Poppy Fields: An Art Journal Spread

Hi Everyone!
Tax season is almost over.
One more week to go.
I can't wait to spend more time in my art room.

I created this art journal spread using The Crafter's Workshop new stencil called Poppy Field for a Design Team post.


If you head over there you will see how I created it.
Just click HERE.




Thank you for stopping by here and The Crafter's Workshop!

The Crafter's Workshop provided me with stencils to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.










Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Art Journal Page to Home Decor


On The Crafter's Workshop blog, I created a home décor item from an art journal page.

Here is my journal spread
 



The palette......

 
 
The finished piece. 
 
 
 
 
Have you ever tried to create a canvas or a home décor item from your art journal pages? 
  
 
 


Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
The Crafter's Workshop provided me with stencils to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

THINK SUMMER! JOYFUL SUNFLOWER

Hi Everyone!
Long time no post!
 
I thought I would share with you how I created this Sunflower painting on Yupo.  This stencil is called Joyful Sunflower from The Crafter's workshop. I used Liquitex High Flow Acrylics and Liquitex Fluorescent Soft Body Acrylic paint.  All the stencil used are from The Crafter's Workshop.




When I start a new painting I really don't know where it's going.
I don't have a plan. I just paint and see what happens. So I may not remember some of the steps I took even with the pictures.
 
First I started using gray on the background and wiping some of it away.
 
 
Then I decided to add some blue and white and scratch in some swirly circles and it looks like a used a alpha stencil too.
 

 
I don't know what I was trying to do here LOL!


 
I didn't like it so white paint always saves the day!
 


Covering the white paint I used this stencil to add more texture to the background.


Plus a little silver too.

 
Here I used a Fineline bottle with a standard tip to add more swirls plus added this stamp with archival inks.
 
As you can tell, it doesn't look like sunflowers.


 
Here are the inks and paints I used for this painting.
 




I love using a brayer on Yupo.
Here I added some greens and blues.
 


Remember the step when I used the standard tip of the FineLine paint bottle (buy it empty and fill it) and made these swirls? Well, this is what it looks like up close. Cool, right?

 
I decided to use the brayer on top and it pulled some of the paint off. I love when that happens.


 
Then I started adding the sunflowers.
I used both the 6x6 and 12x12 sizes.


 
Love the fluorescent colors!


 
Here it is finished before I pulled off the tape.
 
 


I thought you would like to see some of the texture and color.









 
The finished painting.
Now to find a frame!
 
 
 
I hope you enjoyed my weird process.
Because I never know where my paintings are going, this one too about 7 hours to complete. I do take breaks to let parts of it dry before I add more. This is 11x14. I would love to do one much larger.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
 
The Crafter's Workshop provided me with stencils to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.