Thursday, April 9, 2015

Back to Art

 Due to the Easter holiday festivities, along with other things, I was unable to get any art done so I missed some of my favorite groups and challenges last week. It was hard not have my art time but I'll be making up for it-especially with more new supplies!


 
 
  I was thinking of this month's challenge at Mix It Monthly (City/Village), Art Journal Journey's challenge for this month (favorite poems/quotes), and the upcoming Earth Day holiday on April 22 when I came up with this page. The quote is by Graham Hancock. The background is a gelli plate printed paper, the "earth" is a gelli plate print on deli paper. I do not have any of the circles gelli plates but you can read about how I made my circle prints in this post. Other supplies: International Skyline rubber stamp (Hero Arts), wood veneer figures (Studio Calico), Jet Black ink Staz -On(Tsukineko).
 
 Recently my order from Dick Blick arrived. Many thanks to Paint Party Friday for the generous GC I won! Of course I added a bit more-how could I resist?
 
 Here's my new stash:
 
 
 I have never worked on wood boards and wanted to give it a go. Three bottles of ink, Liquitex slow-dri blending medium, and Gamblin cold wax medium and a set of student grade oil paints. I have been dying to try my hand at oil and cold wax painting using the wabi-sabi style I so love but I want to learn before buying the expensive paints. If any of you have any kind of links or tips I 'd SO love for you to share! I heard that Serena Barton has a new book coming out and will share techniques on this but I don't know if I can wait until late summer:):) I have looked at some You-Tube vids and websites but haven't found the basic answers about collaging papers with it and whether or not you buff it to finish.
 
 Linking the above art to Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Every Day too.
 
 I also got one card made for the Simon Wednesday Challenge (April Showers and/or Spring Flowers theme) and the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge which is to use this sketch:
 
 This is my card:


 Products: card stock (Coredinations); patterned card stock (Basic Grey); die cut tag(Colorbok); clear stamp (Papertrey Ink-Think Big Favorites #3); Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko); lg. paper flower (The Paper Studio).

 That's it for today. Looking forward to catching up with everyone again!

" Don't underestimate the power of your vision to change the world. Whether that world is your office, your community, an industry or a global movement, you need to have a core belief that what you contribute can fundamentally change the paradigm or way of thinking about problems. "
                                                                                                                    Leroy Hood

 



34 comments:

  1. Your pages are just AMAZING Linda and the card is adorable as well!
    So glad to see you this month again at Art Journal Journey!
    Happy weekend and happy PPF!
    xxx
    Susi

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  2. Lots of lovely work again. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, Valerie

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  3. Such a lovely spread, Linda! I love the round world with the people standing on!! And the quote is so amazing with this and soooo true!! Your new supplies looks so exciting! And btw. I looove to work on wood! and am courious how you will like it :) ♥ Conny Mix It Monthly

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  4. Love your page Linda! It is perfect for Earth Day-actually any day. Looks like you'll be having fun playing with your new supplies too. I have never used oil paint or cold wax so hopefully you'll tell us about them in your future posts. have a great weekend.

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  5. Hi Linda. Love your order from Dick Blick. Love your card and the quote on your piece is very true. Nice job.:)

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  6. oh your card is so precious; happy and grateful for the gift of your friendship through PPF; have a nice Friday; thanks for stopping over at my blog today

    much love...

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  7. Your artwork has a very important message and I agree with it!

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  8. Completely LOVE your earth piece and the quotation you used. The art supplies are awesome and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them. Have never used oils either.

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  9. beautiful page and creativity, Linda! Thank you for sharing, have a wonderful week!

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  10. I am totally in love with your art this week ♥♥♥♥♥ Good luck with all of those wonderful new art supplies.. I have no tips what so ever on their use but am drooling over the possibilities! Have a great weekend ♥

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  11. What a beautiful and sensitive appeal to look after the Earth, if only we all would.
    Love to see art supplies, new ones are inspirational.
    I always love to see your cards, and this one is particularly good.with the patterns and the bright cerise flower.

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  12. Such a beautiful piece to honor earth day and overall this lovely planet of ours <3 This gelli plate paper sounds interesting I look forward to see what amazing art you'll create with the new supplies :)

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  13. That is a gorgeous and power page Linda...really wonderful!! I love cradle board to paint on...but you may want to gesso it first... just to prepare it!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. Your "earth" piece is wonderful, Linda. That is a great quote and your art goes with it perfectly. You have a unique op to try some new stuff with your win. I am eager to see what you do.

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  15. I paint with oils, but I'm not familiar with the wabi-sabi style you wrote about. I'll have to Google it. You have me curious now. :)

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  16. Great pages. Powerful design. Lots of exciting new goodies...I live working on wood. Its great for collage.

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  17. Oh, I so love that quote! You made a great page with it! And lucky you to win some art supplies! I never worked with oil or wax, so can't give you any tips...

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  18. Your Earth painting is truly inspirational. It is so sad that we have ruined everything but hopefully it can rejuvenate. So jealous of your stash. Have fun experimenting! Happy PPF

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  19. You got to go on a nice shopping spree, congratulations. I like to do icons on wood boards, because they work quite well with the techniques I use. Thanks for stopping by and blessings, my dear friend!

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  20. Beautiful art and words- symbolic and stunning in presentation!

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  21. Your earth piece is so moving and beautiful... the artwork and words are just perfect!
    I bet you are itching to get to those great new supplies. I picked up some oil paints to play with for one of my classes but with being away I am SO behind... must get back to class.
    Really curious what you'll do with the cold wax...something wonderful I'm sure🎨
    oxo

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  22. Love your 'earth' theme art Linda. Lucky you to have bought all these wonderful supplies from Blick. I love those liquitexinks but of course they are so expensive
    Have a great time creating😊

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  23. Great art and lovely materials to play with!

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  24. Love your 'world' creation and card and always fun to get 'new art toys' ~ Happy Creating to you ~

    Happy Weekend,
    artmusedog and carol

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  25. Such lovely words in the first piece. I wish for the same things.
    so fin to see your new supplies, looking forward to see you paint with oil. I don't know how..
    and a lovely card you've made! :)

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  26. What a wonderful stash photo! I'm afraid I'm no help with the advice you seek, I'll be very interested to see what you do with the cold wax painting, wabi-sabi style.

    Super page - love the way you've done the world (gelli print?) :)

    xx

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  27. Love your city/village/world. And the Blick box of goodies...Yay! Can't wait to see what you do with all that!!

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  28. I really love yor Earth paining, it is really beatiful and so fell with feelings and good spirit :) I also think it is very funny to see the things that you have bought, and I look forward to see what you will use it for ;)

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  29. Love your fabulous page with so creative design!

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  30. I love your clever interpretation of the sketch. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  31. Great city/world scene. Can´t wait to see your Wabi Sabi work. I love Serena Barton.
    Cheers
    Gabriele

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  32. Lovely art Linda.... sorry I can't help you with your art supplies. I bet you are going to have fun with them though!!!!

    Karen x

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