Friday, May 30, 2014
More experiments from the Stratmore class. The top is using water color pencils and then water to "paint" the background with the pigment from the pencils.
In this one the shapes were again drawn with the watercolor pencils, but watercolor paints were used to draw the pigment out from the pencils. The color of the paint blends and mixes with the color of the pencils. Fun.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
I've been watching the free classes that Stratmore provides. I watch all of them and learn even things I won't use but that are good to know. This one by the Journal Junkies is fun, so I had to try some of the things they were doing.
Above is a paper painted with watercolor that has had drops of rubbing alcohol drops on it.
This one is my favorite. It is watercolor again with rock salt dropped on it while it was wet.
Finally, the watercolored paper has a finer salt from Jacquard.
Friday, May 23, 2014
I watched a video on Design Matters TV http://www.lindakemshall.com/ by Linda Kemshall on using glass bead gel and had to try it. The gel was put on watercolor paper with a palette knife, let to dry and painted with watercolors.
I like the first one that looks like a landscape best but both were fun to do. Now I need suggestions on what to do with them.
I love Design Matters TV, as it always inspires me and makes me try things outside my comfort zone.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
At Portland's Art and Soul, a teacher gave me a kit to make a book. I found it among the stuff in the studio and decided to make it. The top photo is it closed and tied with a ribbon.
The open photo shows the tab on one of the pages. They are 3 folds with the last section being shorter for the tab. It was fun and easy to make.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
I had so enjoyed using alcohol inks in a class last fall at Art and Soul, that I wanted to try them again. I have forgotten how to make the flowers using the inks on Yupo paper and need to try again. I think I blew through the straw too hard.
I ended up with streaks of inks across the paper, took a second piece and put it on top to make a print. These will be cut up to make cards.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
I did another circle design based on a photo I took of a garden ornament a friend gave me. It didn't feel very original until I realized that it would make a good flower in some future work. I need to get back to making circle designs. The first leads to the next which leads to more exciting ones.