Tag Archives: gelli-printed paper

A Fish Walks Into A Bar…

A little fish joke for you today…

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Hahaha! I hope this gives you a smile today!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday with a Fish twist!!

Cheers! 🙂

Shake Your Tail Feathers!

It seems I forgot that yesterday was Draw A Bird Day – unofficial of course but celebrated on the 8th of each month by some of my talented art and bird friends! 🙂

I may be a day late but I can still shake my tail feathers!

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Celebrating that the weekend is here!  Hoorah!

Cheers! 🙂

Catch The Fun

I hope you join in the fun…

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And create a fish a day!!

The FISH art project begins September 1st through October 31st – which gives one a couple of days to “throw out the net” but let one or two “fish” art projects escape!

As I posted previously, you can find it here:  Fishing – A couple of friends and I created this mixed media art challenge for fun!

I will be posting on Instagram with the hashtag: #create50fish if you want to join in!!

Happy Fishing!  🙂

A Sizzling Bird

A sassy Sash bird sizzles in the scorching summer sun:

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With temps into the high 90’s this week in the Pacific Northwest… this bird is not the only one feeling the heat!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Stay Cool!  🙂

This Bird Takes The Cake!

Have you heard of Sponge Bob, Square Pants?

Well, today’s weird bird rose in popularity in the 1930’s and was discovered recently in this old book:

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According to Wikipedia, “Sponge Cake is based on flour, sugar, butter and eggs and is sometimes leavened with baking powder.  It has a firm yet well-aerated structure, similar to a sea sponge…”

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Sponge Cake (Bird) AKA Pound Cake

One never knows when or where this diva bird may appear… but it is usually when one is watching their waistline.

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday! 

Cheers!  🙂

 

Fishing – Part 2

I wanted to share my process and tools I used to “catch” my fish from yesterday!

I started by selecting a background and decided to use this hot-press watercolor paper that I had painted with acrylics.  I like the variegated colors:

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I folded the paper into a simple journal and painted both sides so I have six different squares in a variety of background colors:

I cut simple shapes from my gelli-printed paper and glued them to the paper with Liquitex Matte Medium:

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At this point, they look more like fall leaves than fish!  So I added details with an Uni-ball Signo white gel pen and black micron pen:

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Next, I added more details with Uni Posca paint pens – I just LOVE these opaque water based markers!! ❤️  I recently purchase a set of 15 colors with a medium tip from Amazon.  They come in different sized tips and are sold in sets on Amazon or individually from Dick Blick (another item to add to that wish list!!)

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I finished my page by adding some Prismacolor pencils – the Posca paint pens drew on top of color pencil too:

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I predict I will be drawing more fish into my creative net with these Posca paint markers!  I love that they are odorless, fade proof and bleed proof and can be used on almost any surface!

Have you ever experimented with these markers?  I hope you share it with me!

Happy Fishing!  🙂

 

Fishing

I remember fishing with my family as a young child.  When we went in my dad’s boat on the lake, we would sit for hours (or so it seemed) without the fish taking a bite… talk about BORING!!  🙄

When I was a teenager, we started creek fishing which was much more EXCITING!  😃  We could actually SEE the fish swimming in the creek water.  And we caught fish!  Hooray!!  I recall how wonderful they tasted knowing I caught them! 👍

Two of my sweet friends from Germany and I are going on our own CREATIVE, fishing expedition starting September 1st and you are welcome to join us if you’d like!  🐡

My goal is to create 50 mixed media fish and post mainly on Instagram.  However, a fish or two may swim onto a blog post! 😮

I started experimenting with materials and here is a fish appetizer for you:

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I will show you my fish finding tools on Friday.  I hope you join me!

Cheers!  🙂

Shoebill’s Cousin

There is actually a bird – a stork, called the Shoebill.  It is named a Shoebill because its beak looks like a shoe, I kid you not!  I hope you look it up!  It is also known as a Whalehead… 😮  I will save that image for another day.

I created Shoebill’s cousin for today’s Weird Bird Wednesday, this is the Bootbill bird:

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It is also known as the Shoemaker bird because the definition for boot was already used!  😉

It reminds me of some of my earlier bird creations wearing hats and shoes – you can find one of them here.

I hope you don’t give my weird bird the boot!! Lol!

Cheers!  🙂

Fixer Uppers…

I’ve been wanting to create these “fixer upper” homes with scraps of collage papers…

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It was an assignment in Carla Sonheim’s “365 Video Every Day” online class that  I’m doing this year.

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Super fun to use a stapler instead of glue.  I encourage you to give it a try!

Happy Building!  Cheers! 🙂

Wise Beyond Years…

A friend of mine has recently been diagnosed with cancer.  My heart goes out to her and her family…

I was thinking of her as I created this face yesterday.

I pray that she will be able to fight this terrible disease and win!  This face below has the determination and strength my friend has…  And the knowledge that God is with her.

So MANY people are fighting and struggling with cancer.  Too many people!

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I dedicate today’s post to my friend T and EVERYONE who is fighting for their lives or supporting friends and loved ones battling cancer – YOU are wise beyond your years…

Sending love and hope! ❤