I’ve been playing today with mixed media from a lesson by Rae Missingman via Lifebook 2016. This is “layers of love”, a great way to build up lots of layers. It’s perfect for the Mixed Media Challenge.
I used a variety of Golden, Liquitex, FW Pearlescent’s, craft paint, Posca Pens, Gel Pens, book paper, stickles, china markers, dylusions, and stamps. If you haven’t heard of Lifebook 2016, I encourage you to join up – if you like mixed media, it’s a wonderful course that lasts the entire year.
Here are a few other projects I’ve done in this course and apply to the challenge theme.
Taught by: Paula Agnew
Taught By Angela Kennedy
Taught by Wyanne Thompson
Taught by Martha Lever
It’s Friday and time for more a new post at A Day For Daisies! This week we are beginning a new challenge by adding “pearls” to our projects. The challenge will run through Thursday, March 24th at noon on the A Day For Daisies Blog!
I indulged in some of the new paints by Dylusions and created a journal spread for displaying the beautiful image, “Mermaid Vintage Pink Lingerie.”
I started by coloring her with Copic Markers then began to work on my page by building a base layer with Dylusions Paint followed by more paint put through stencils. I then stamped Technique Junkies “Faint Scratches” followed by “Here We Go Round in Circles” for background noise.
The water is hand painted also using the Dylusions paint with pearls in the middle. I added some stickles in the circles and finished off with a border.
For those of you interested in lettering, Joanne Sharpe is the queen. For the Day 5 Creative Jumpstart Project Joanne, in collaboration with Matisse, taught some fun lettering.
Today, I used the word I’ve chosen for myself in 2016: TRANSFORM. Joanne used Matisse’s cutout inspiration to create the lettering and I have done the same.
If you haven’t checked out Creative Jumpstart with Nathalie Kalbach, I would encourage you to do so. This is a great way to get your creativity flowing.
This post is for those who have the artistic bug. A few years ago I found Creative Jump Start by Nathalie Kalbach and each January she does a 30 day lesson on jumpstarting your creativity. This year the inspiration is master artists and the first week is focused on Henri Matisse. Now I am no nothing about art history, but I do like to play around with paint. Especially as a form of relaxation and creative play.
Here is my Day 1 Art Journal Page inspired by Rae Missingman who taught this lesson on adding multiple layers of paint using Matisse’s color inspirations. The paints are by Dina Wakley. I also used Molotow Acrylic Paint Markers and Liquitex Fluid Inks.
I’ve been working on my week 4 project and decided to do a canvas. I was partially inspired by May Flaum and by instructor Jenn Mason who taught a great out of the box class working on black gesso. I was fairly pleased with how this came out as it was my very first canvas. One of the things I did that I wouldn’t do again is cover the focal embellishment with Matte Medium. You can see that it didn’t dry clear, which shocked me so there are little white clumps that look funny in closeup. I also had some odd reaction with the spray paints – the orange “broke”. Kind of like oil and water. Not sure what happened.
The products used were: Liqutex Spray Paints, Liquitex fluid ink in Deep Purple & Naphthol Crimson, FW Pearlescent by Daler Rowney in Genesis Green, Molotow Markers in White, Black and Grey, Dina Wakely Paint in Blackberry Violet, Stencils from Heidi Swapp (hearts) and Club Scrap (sentiment), rub-ons, Tim Holtz grunge hearts, Rose from I am Roses, wire and metal from stash.
We are on week 2 at Creative Jump Start 2015, and I just finished an art journaling page using many of the the techniques from class. This page uses a magazine picture that is applied with matt medium, gesso’d and then colored with paint, paint pens, and markers. It’s a very simple page, but I like it.
For Day 25 we made some collage sheets which we used on Day 26 to create a puzzle patterned page. Once cut up we decorated them with the Molotow Markers and colored them with Sakura Glaze and Moonlight pens.
Day 27 called for Silver Molding Paste colored with Archival inks, however, I didn’t have Silver paste, so I used my Ferro in dark silver and some pearlized modeling cream, which I did color with some Archival Inks. I finished it off with some Tim Holtz rub-ons.
Day 28 was also a substitution. It called for Oil Pastels, however, not having any I used some water-based wax pastels that didn’t create the resist that was intended, but still worked okay. I’m trying to play with lettering because I really dislike my hand writing so I created this title using Sakura Glaze Pens and Molotow Markers. I also used some Car’an’dache’ Neo II Crayons and Lindy’s Stamp Gang Spray to create the background.
Today is my 23rd Wedding Anniversary and WOW is that ever hard to believe. My sweet, sweet husband and I were in Las Vegas 23 years ago tonight getting hitched at the Candlelight Wedding Chapel.
Now, on to some art! Day 22’s page is a fun technique using multicolored bright paints under black gesso then running a tool through the black paint while still wet allowing the colored paints to show through. It’s super fun. I also took a picture from a magazine and cut her out. This one was actually from the show Scandal, but I liked that she was wearing a suit because today’s prompt was something you’ve done recently you are proud of and for me I completed my Bachelors in Science for Nursing. After cutting out the picture, I made it reusable, like a stencil, by placing packing tape over the top. I learned this from a podcast by Julie Fey Fan-Balzer Designs called “Adventures in Arting Podcast”.
Day 23 is a fun technique using up some of the rolls and rolls of Washi tape we all have hanging around. Okay – I’ll speak for myself – I have enough washi tape to last me until the next century. Once I applied the washi down, I lightly painted over some white acrylic on a credit card. I got some great ephemera from Little Yellow Bicycle my sweet friend Lynn Kirn sent me this month so that is where the flowers, banner and side strip is from. The tickets are Tim Holtz.
Day 13’s journal page uses gloss medium through a stencil. It’s hard to see in the picture, but it’s the shiny circles. The gloss is applied just like molding paste and because it’s more fluid is a little challenging, but not impossible. The base is Ranger’s Dimensional Paints and some old rub-ons from Gin-X.
Day 14’s page is created by using a technique called “reverse stenciling”. Simply, you either apply paint or spray ink onto your stencil off the page, then turn in onto the page and use as a stamp. The stencil I used is from Prima and I love the colors, which are Dylusions Melted Chocolate and Calypso Teal. The letters are some stash Thickers.
I’m almost caught up!
Day 11’s page uses a fun technique with a fan brush and 3 colors of paint. The example uses an angle brush, but I went with a fan to get more shape. I really like the ombre effect that the flower gets with this technique. The sentiment is from Alte New.
Day 12 uses alcohol inks. First you have to gesso your page for it to spread and then you can use some blender solution to soften it up. I added some pearl to the clouds and heat embossed the rain.