Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Art Journal - Bright Pink Flowers

I sketched some flowers in pencil and then wanted to see if my Tombow markers would blend with a paint brush by putting some marker on the paper and then blending it out with wet brush. They would not. I will have to try it on some other kind of paper.
So I coloured the Tombow markers onto an acrylic block and then picked up the colour with a wet paint brush and painted the flowers and leaves and background.
Then I sketched over the painting with a Sharpie marker.
I love to experiment in my journals to see what the different types of media will do.
Have a great day! :D

Monday, August 20, 2012

Wedding Card for Chris and Lacey

This is the wedding card that I made for my son Chris and my new daughter-in-law Lacey.  I used a photo from their wedding inside an embossed frame that I made using the Cuttlebug folder called Grace's Frame. I popped the photo and frame up on pop dots. I used punches and die cuts to make the flowers and leaves and branches and swirls for the embellishments. For the card base I used a Martha Stewart border punch that looks like eyelet lace. I made everything in white cardstock and used pearls for the centers of the flowers.
Here are two more views of the card.

It was a beautiful wedding with a beautiful couple. I wish them a lifetime of happiness together! Be good to one another!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Altered History Book Art Journal - Vintage Fashionable Girl

This is a two page spread that I did in my altered Grade 11 History textbook. The page started out with some leftover paint on it. It sat that way for months. Then I found some paper in my stash from Bisous Cutouts by Suzanna Carillo that I thought would look good with this background. The pictures are all vintage.
Then I started to play with the background! I did some sponging of paints to add more colour, some sponging paints through stencils, and some stamping with ink. I cut out the images and adhered them to my pages. After that I did some doodling and colouring with pens around the frame of the page and around each picture.

The right hand side of the page has the main title that reads "What Every Fashionable Girl Needs". The two items she needs on this page are "A Smart Pair of Shoes" and "A Tasteful Handbag".

The left hand side of the page has more items that the fashionable girl needs. She needs "A Fetching Smile", "A Great Hat", "A Charming Personality", and "A Pretty Frock".  These sound kind of funny, but I guess times really haven't changed all that much.
The colours in the pictures are very subdued to make them look vintage.
I hope you enjoyed your trip down memory lane with me. :D

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Zentangle Inspired Art - Umbrella on black cardstock

I had my sister Lou over and we did some zentangling. We drew an umbrella on black cardstock and tangled with gel pens. I chose the glittery gel pens and filled in all the sections of the umbrella with different tangle patterns. It was fun to sit and tangle with her doing it too. I always enjoy creating with others to share the fun.
Have a great day! :D

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Altered History Book Art Journal - Look for the Rainbow

I painted this page a while ago in  my altered history book. For this mixed media page I used acrylic paints, stamps and ink, pencil, collage and markers. I had glued 3 pages together first and then gessoed the page before painting.
The words say "After every storm, look for the RAINBOW".
I wish you all many rainbows!
Take care!  :D

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Zentangle Inspired Art - Dress

I drew this dress in my Manila Sketch Journal. I divided it into sections with my micron pen and then drew different zentangle patterns in each section.  I drew a border around the page and then painted the whole sketch with watercolour paints.
Can you believe it is August already? Where is this year going?
Make the most of each day by being creative and having fun!  :D