Friday and time to turn the calendar page to March. Oh I can only hope for some Spring-like temps this month. It's also Paint Party time -yay!!!
Still working on (albeit slowly) my Draw Your Awesome Life and Draw Your Awesome Year online classes (links and badges at right sidebar). I was looking to see where I left off at the Awesome Life class and realized I never shared some lessons I had done in January. So here they are.
Peerless colors which are SO much more vibrant!
Those of you who stopped by last week know I shared my enthusiasm for a tutorial YouTube video Serena Barton shared on her blog recently. Curb your enthusiasm? Not me! If you didn't check it out, go here for the links. I have two more canvases to share this week :)
This is how the canvas started:
Reinkers, acrylic glazing medium, blue acrylic paint, card stock stencil, door image (Paper Whimsy), recycled dryer sheet, dress pattern tissue paper, typed words, pencil, black ink pad.
the second canvas base:
And the finished canvas:
Reinkers, glazing medium, green/ green black acrylic paints, Victorian pattern wall stencil, window image and girl image (Paper Whimsy), found words, recycled dryer sheet, black ink pad.
What I love most about creating these is just laying down the various papers, seeing the transformation and really just playing with mixes of reinkers and glaze directly on the substrate for some really good results. I either start with a word/ sentiment or an image and go from there. BTW, Serena kindly took the time to send me a note and share my work on her blog. She also heartily agreed that if you create something inspired by her videos or her book or classes to contact her and let her know. I so appreciate the time she takes with everyone and the fact that she has given me a way to put my art and spirit into these projects.
Who have you learned from in the world of art lately that really moves you to create and bring out your true authentic style? And have you told them and shared with them?
Linking to Paint Party Friday, Art Journal Every Day, and Creative Every Day.
Thank you all for your comments as always (I cannot thank someone personally though if the setting is a "do not reply") .
" Your every new journey is your new window opening to new ideas." Mehmet Murat Ildan