Monday, September 29, 2014

Lily Fairy and More Watercolored Backgrounds

Hello all!

Today I'm up at The Crafter's Workshop with a layout showing how I "fake" a watercolor background :) Have a visit, if you please, to see how I made this page:

For my photo and title, I was also inspired by this month's Scrap Around the World challenge which involved fairies and wings!

Here's some close ups...I wanted to create delicate wings to use on the photo so I used my Cameo and vellum paper to cut out the wings. I outlined them with my extra fine tipped Zig pen then covered them with Versamark watercolor ink and a dusting of Pearl Ex powder. 

I stamped the title with these mini, wood blocked stamps from Studio G.

Thanks a bunch for visitng and again, head over here to learn how I made the background! Have a great Monday!

TCW499 Koi Pond
Angora watercolors
Twinkling H20 watercolors
Zig pen
Faber Castell Pitt pen
Studio G alpha stamp
Prima flower (green)
Recollections Ginko Leaves

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Background Process Video - The Crafters Workshop

Hello everyone!

Dropping by today to share a project and video for The Crafter's Workshop.

I worked with one stencil, TCW450 Art Deco Leaves, and many different media to create the background for this page:

Here's some close ups:

And enjoy the video:

Thanks for visiting and watching!

TCW450 Art Deco Leaves
Dylusions Ink Sprays
Gloss Super Heavy Gel medium
Various Arcrylic Paints
Recollections Microbeads
Chalk Sticks
UmWowStudio Celebrate Confetti
Amy Tangerine Roller stamp
Dear Lizzy Roller stamp
Studio G butterfly stamp
Martha Stewart Glitter

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Peace Out and Waiting For Mojo

Hi everyone,

Been kinda quiet here. We've returned from our holidays and school is in full session and so is work but I just can't seem to kick the creativity into high gear. Ever feel that way? What do you do when your mojo seems low?

To reenergize and get inspired, I'm taking an online course called Pop & Colours #3 put on by Shirel Studio. She's got a super star line up of mixed media people and I'm really enjoying the videos! Here's my first page. I made this after watching Riikka Kovasin's video.

I love taking classes for many reasons. Yes, there's new techniques to learn but sometimes it's learning a new way to approach a tried and true technique or sometimes it's being reminded to retry something you've forgotten about. 

Another thing I enjoy about classes is how relaxing it can be. I simply followed along with Riikka's process, enjoying creating without having to "reinvent the wheel". 

So I'm still waiting for my friend mojo to swing by for a visit but until then, I plan on learning, continuing to dirty my hands with paint and gesso, and enjoying my classes.

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