Thursday, February 1, 2018
This video inspired me to use my favorite soup recipe. I used a stencil and molding paste to imply the wild rice.
Loved this process for Creative Jumpstart, inspired by the video by Jodi Ohl. Knowing when to stop is one of the hardest things for me. I like this the way it is though maybe it would be “better” with more black and white marks? Not going to do it on this one though. I will try another next week and see if I can take it further, meanwhile, I’m more than happy with this as it is!
Saturday, January 27, 2018
In today’s video, Dina had us repeat the use of stamps, and in my case a couple of stencils, a couple of colors and a focal point. I didn’t splatter at the end because that is not a technique I’m fond of... and I liked this as is.
Friday, January 26, 2018
Loved this video lesson! And while I didn’t layer as much and drip paint, I had fun using Modeling Gel, and Modeling Paste with stencils, and Naphaline Coarse Gel, and using baby wipes and my hands to apply color!
This was fun! Using hot glue and pressing a stamp into it, than when cooled the glue is peeled off the stamp, painted a couple of times; then burnished with a wax metallic finish paste. I would like to get a couple of “better” stamps, and also try it again not pressing into the glue so hard. I have two pastes - a gold and a cappuccino, and I think I like the cappucccino the best. I love the gelli plate background, and though they are hard to make out, there are two crowns, two compass, and a plane in the hot glue impressions.
This video was sort of a double whammy - how to paint a starry night, and playing with texture mediums. I had fun with the starry night and will try it again. I really wasn’t feeling the teacups and teapot in the window, as shown on the video, so just used colored mediums in circles then spent a couple of days second guessing myself how I was going to finish the page (sigh). Decided to use washi tape for an outline and put the circles in a pattern on my page. The material used are listed on the back of my journal page if I want to reference them. I used Tri-Arr Nephaline Gel Coarse, Golden Coarse Molding Paste, Tri-Art Modeling Gel Clear, Tri-Art Modeling Paste, Liquitex Heavy Gel, and Art Basics 3D Matte Gel.
The video for Jan 23 Creative Jumpstart is by Katie Avery. She made mixing the paints look so easy... I found that by the time I had colors mixed with the trowel, it was spread too thin and hard to use; and I couldn’t get amounts right... guess that all comes with experience. At any rate, I learned a lot, know what I can work on, and had fun with this page. I added white gel pen and some patterns because I thought it needed it.