I have been making major efforts to really play in my journal. Lately, I've been into using oil pastels on top of acrylic ink. The creaminess is amazing and I love the effect you get when done over oil. I also have been having fun playing around with the Pilot Varisty pen and the painterly effect you get when water is brushed on. I just wish I had more time in the day and I didn't have to do laundry or ever make dinner! They I'd really have more time to play.
Feb 25, 2014
My gig is up! 6 months done. I can't believe I blogged every week for 6 months for Artistcellar and my time on the Design Team is over. It was fun. It was challenging. I'm not sure yet if it was what I expected or not, but I did realize I can blog regularly and it's not overwhelming. I have started to think about creating my own website for my work and maybe even try to sell! We'll see. I hope you'll go visit my post today. I love what I created!
at 8:20 PM
Feb 19, 2014
I bought a giant set of Caran D'Ache Neo Pastels. They are gorgeous!!! I haven't wanted to try them out because they look so beautiful in their tin but today was the day. I was playing around with acrylic paint and decided to use the oil pastels for some shading on top of the paint. They are so creamy, smooth and smoosh together easily. Here is what I've been playing around with! I've been trying to work with the folk arty style. Check out the folk art style nose!
at 9:36 PM
Feb 13, 2014
Journal play! This was a quick journal page that started out with scribbles from Neo IIs, smooshed around with water and then some stenciling with one the Boy Genius stencil. I'm finding it interesting that the faster and less thought I put into my "paintings" the more I like them. Maybe I should try this on canvas….just do it without thinking about the process or outcome. I like the gentle shading and simplistic look of her face. I think I'm going to do more like this!
at 4:52 AM