Tag Archives: acrylic paint

Flowers In Her Hair

In continuation of yesterday’s post, I discovered an exciting new way to complete my third collaged background from the fantastic, Australian artist, Toni Burt.  I discovered her YouTube videos and online classes from a friend on Instagram.

I started with the same background in my sketchbook but added some white and blue acrylic paint to mute it.  As you can see below:

After my paint dried, I covered my page with clear gesso to give it some “tooth” so I could draw my face on top.

I then went though the steps I learned in Toni’s class, “Flowers In Her Hair,” to create this beauty:

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I hope you check out Toni’s classes at ToniBurt.com.au – I found the cost of her classes to be very reasonable for the amount of material she covers.

Cheers! 🌹

4 Color Painting – Done!

Thank you all for your input on my 4 color painting!  I liked ALL your suggestions so it was really difficult for me to choose which ones to ADD to my pages…

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I hope you like the additions I made and look forward to hearing what you think!

Thanks again EVERYONE for your comments and likes!!

Cheers!  🙂

A Pink Cloud World

I was going to take a little blogging break… but I had so much fun creating art yesterday that I had to share it with you!!  🙂

I started making pink clouds for Carla Sonheim’s new year-long class that I told you about here.

It was snowing yesterday which inspired me to create this haiku for my hand-stenciled pink clouds:

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And then one idea snowballed into another… hehe…

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The above one was created with a variety of mixed mediums such as fluid acrylics and watercolors.  I then started layering patterns with my small 3 x 5 inch Gelli-Plate, using it like a stamp.

I couldn’t stop with just one!  So I created another sheet and added a few other colors with my handmade stamps:

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I was getting tired but didn’t want to waste paint on my brayer.. so it led me to create this piece:

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And then try a collage using paper I made for my clouds:

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It says, “In a pink cloud world – everyone has rosy pink cheeks – And no one gets sick with disease like cancer or dementia.”

I know it is wishful thinking but we can all dream BIG in a Pink Cloud World!

Happy New Year!!  Cheers!  🙂

Handmade Foam Stamps

I learned how to make these foam stamps recently in an online art class.  They are so easy and fun!  I wanted to share it with you…  They can add to all sorts of projects – wrapping paper, gift tags, Christmas cards and collage papers!

I purchased the adhesive backed foam from Michael’s in a 9 x 12 inch sheet.  I purchased it in black but they also come in white.  Just make sure you buy the adhesive backed sheets.

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They are easy to cut with scissors.  Even a child can do this!  🙂

I used an Exacto knife to cut squares of stiff cardboard for the base of my stamps:

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You will want to do this step and NOT your child.  It helps to use a protective surface when using an Exacto knife.

You simply cut the shapes, peel off the back and stick them to your cardboard backing!  Easy as pie!!!

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Here is the stamp I used in yesterday’s post in several variations of red and green over gelli-printed paper:

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I’m really liking Golden’s Iridescent Gold for a little extra holiday bling!  🙂  It’s great to mix with Golden’s Fluid Acrylic paints but any acrylic paint would work!

I apply paint to my handmade stamps using a sponge and a paper plate for a palette.

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A brayer would also work but I don’t like wasting a lot of paint.

I’m finding the handmade stamps make a nice addition to my gelli-printed papers:

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And here is a combo with two stamps:

 

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I try to take notes of the colors I used so I can repeat them.  I hope to use these papers in future collages.

Hope you enjoyed my instructions!!  I would love to see what you do!

Cheers!!  🙂

P.S.  You can press into the foam with a ball point pen to create a pattern of dots too!

Sugar Cookie Sprinkles

Last December I posted about my childhood memories of baking sugar cookies with my mom.  You can see the “star” doodle I created for this previous post, here.

We added lots of candy sprinkles to the cut-out sugar cookies we made.  The more sugar…uh, I mean, color the better!!  Right?!

I tried to create the candy sprinkles in this handmade stamp which looks like it was dipped into frosting!  Lol!  🙂  Honestly, it was only acrylic paint!

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I then cut simple shapes (using stencils) that look a little like cookie dough to me (gelli-printed papers):

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And added my colored “candy sprinkles” stamp to them with acrylic paint with a little glitter on top:

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I think this would be a fun project to do with children!  And of course, you need REAL sugar cookies to enjoy while making these paper ones!

Cheers!!  🙂

P.S.  Eileen McKenna at My Creative Resolution has created a daily art prompt for the countdown to Christmas.  I hope you join in the fun!  I like that ALL art mediums are welcome… Today’s prompt is Cookies.  Use hashtag #adventmcr when posting.

A Snow Globe?

I recently learned how to make handmade stamps using Adhesive Foam Sheets.  I will post how I made them soon!

These are the 2 handmade stamps I used for today’s project:img_9028

And here are my results in my art journal:

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I varied the colors of acrylic paints and added a little iridescent gold to the paints…

I finished it by gluing circles of gelli-printed deli paper and adding some purchased snowflake stamps:

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It looks a little like a snow globe to me!  I was inspired by a post I did a year ago, The Snow Fell Softly, that you can find here.

Wishing you a Fabulous Friday, Friends!!  🙂

It’s A Wrap!

It was relaxing to play in my art journal yesterday.  I started with a grid.  Added a little color with a stencil and leftover gouache paints.  Next, I glued scraps of my Gelli-printed deli paper and lastly, I added acrylics with stencils and some handmade stamps!

I think it would make great wrapping paper for a gift, don’t you?!

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Happy Monday!  🙂

A Kaleidoscope of Color

I created my painted collage papers for the online collage class I told you about yesterday with the rice paper my kaleidoscope is on:

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I’ve always been AMAZED with the patterns, shapes and colors of a Kaleidoscope!  WOW!  🙂

And here are my papers I created with acrylic paints and a variety of patterns – using stencils, sea sponges and found objects:

And some neutral colors… with a spin of the kaleidoscope wheel:

Stay tuned for Thursday for more collage fun!  🙂

Cheers for color!!  🙂

The Bowlegged Bird

My hubby likes to sing, “I like to go swimming with bowlegged women and swim between their legs…”  I don’t think this is what he had in mind!  Lol!

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Hope I give you a smile today!  🙂    Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!

Cheers To A Colorful 2016!

Happy New Year collage

I was playing with color, patterns and shapes!  I’d love to know what you think!

Here’s to a new year filled with LOTS of FUN!

Happy Creating!  🙂