I had fun creating more Gelli-Plate Prints recently for the online class with Carla Sonheim.
After making an animal head as a stencil, our assignment was to cut it into four unequal quadrants and make monoprints.
Like a puzzle, pieces could be added or subtracted on each layer so the final prints were a little bit of a mystery.
Next, we were to add paint pens to complete our animals. I used Posca paint pens which are opaque and cover most surfaces.
Below is one wild hare print before and after the paint pens:
We had the option to add eyes or a nose so I also included a bow tie! 😃
Below is a pig I did – before and after:
And two more, they look like “party” animals to me!
I also created some face “masks” in spirit of Halloween. I hope to post them tomorrow.
I hope these wacky animal prints give you a smile today!
Posted in Acrylic Paint, Animals, Doodles, gelli printing, Humor, imagination, smile, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
Tagged bunnies, Colorful, creative play, doodles, Gelli-Prints, imaginary animals, inspiration, paint pens, pattern play, pigs, smile
When I was at the lake this last weekend, my friend Marsha showed me a beautiful needlepoint sampler that she was in the process of completing.
I so enjoyed seeing all the different stitches and threads in Marsha’s artwork! It reminded me of needlework embroidery that I used to do. 🙂
After I completed this drawing – inspired by the patterns in a book that I showed you previously, here: A Rosy Review
I decided to add watercolor to give it some spark:
And a Summer Sampler was done! Much quicker than stitching but it would be fun to try with thread.
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Lake, nature, Nature Journal, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged art journal, botanical drawing, bunnies, creative play, drawing, ink, inspiration, love nature, nature, Nature Journal, needlepoint inspired, relaxing, summer, the lake, watercolor
I created this mixed media collage last year when I took Lynn Whipple’s online class called, “The Joy of Collage.”
I had so much FUN! If you’d like to try collage, I’d suggest her class. She is repeating it, starting June 9. Here is the link.
I wrote this little poem to go with the bunny photos I took this weekend at the lake.
Mr. Rabbit, Mr. Rabbit How are you today? Your ears are kind of floppy, Your fur a little gray.
Your tail is extra fluffy When you hop about and play. Your nose a little funny, It twitching constantly.
Mr. Rabbit, Mr. Rabbit Time to hurry on your way – It’s been nice to chat with you, But I know you cannot stay.
Posted in Mixed Media Collage, Nature Photography
Tagged acrylic paints, bunnies, happy, humor, mixed media, nature, old photos, paper collage, paper scraps, photography, poem, Rabbits