I remember when I was a young girl, I tried to make soap. It didn’t exactly turn out but it was so fun to explore the possibilities! 😉
Now I enjoy experimenting with different art materials – even if it doesn’t turn out exactly as planned.
I like painting my own papers for collage yet I wanted to try different materials. For this yellow fellow below, I glued scraps of my Gelli-printed papers to a 9×12 inch sheet of 90 lb hot press paper. I added yellow marker and color pencils. It was very meditative to do while watching TV. I am going to try scanning it and make copies from it.
For “In the Loop,” below – I used Canson 9×12 inch gray toned pastel paper. I drew the loops with a white gel pen and added color and patterns with Prismacolor pencils. I got out an orange crayon and created a resist with a mint green Tombow marker. So fun!
I can’t wait to add these two experiments to my collages!
Happy Experimenting! 🙂
Posted in color experiments, Mixed Media, Uncategorized
Tagged Art, color, color crayons, color experiments, color pencils, creative fun, experiment, gel pens, Gelli-Prints, inspiration, markers, meditative, mixed media, patterns, play, Tombow markers
A honeysuckle kiss I mean!
Do you have a favorite shade?
I recently started the painting below. It is a work in process using watercolor over acrylic printed leaves and berries:
I used REAL honeysuckle leaves and I thought they looked like lips!
Below is a photo of my honeysuckle vine that was my inspiration:
I like the tropical colors, don’t you?
Happy Creating! 🙂
Posted in Flowers, Mixed Media, Nature Photography
Tagged acrylic paints, Art, color, color crayons, creative, flowers, inspiration, kisses, leaf printing, nature, painting, photography, play, tape, Tombow markers, watercolor
I learned how to create these “Picasso Dogs” in Carla Sonheim’s FREE online art classes for kids last week. (It isn’t too late to sign up if you want to have some FUN!)
My first one looks like a dog on the go:
I created it with Inktense Blocks and a black marker.
My second dog, needs a drink of water:
He looks part raccoon…LOL!
And my third one started as a dog:
And turned into a toy mouse or bunny on wheels!
I created the last one in crayon resist with watercolor.
These are fun to create with kids or if you are a kid at heart like I am, you will enjoy making these silly animals.
Happy Creating! 🙂
Posted in Humor, imaginary drawings
Tagged Art, art classes, black micron pen, color crayons, creative, dogs, drawing, fun, humor, imaginary, Ink Tense Blocks, Picasso, play, watercolor