Who Loves You?

My friend at Kerri’s Kreations recently showed me her rendition of a mixed media owl.  She made such a cutie of an owl using an array of different paints, stencils, and papers, but there was one thing missing.  This owl needed a friend.  I mean, the owl was even asking the question, “Who loves me?”  I felt both obligated and inspired to create a friend for Kerri’s owl.

Cre8tiveCre8tive by Andrea Gomoll has a wonderful mixed media owl video on youtube.  I followed her process using Faber-Castell gelatos, book paper, stamps, and a doodle pen.  In addition, I also used  my newly acquired water soluble pencil.

Here is my new friend for Kerri’s owl.  He answers her question.  He is the one who loves her!



The Two of Us

Last Tuesday night Terri Sproul continued giving a lesson in using the color wheel.  During her live show, she created an art journal page using acrylic paints, Dylusions ink sprays, gelatos and stamps without creating “mud.”  I’ve had issues with making mud in the past, so this lesson was perfect for me.

First we sprayed some book paper with Dylusions  Ink Spray, and we set it aside to dry while we played in our art journals.  We stenciled images on our pages with acrylic paints, and then removed some of the paint with baby wipes.  We used Faber-Castell gelatos to edge around our pages using our fingers to spread the gelatos.   We cut heart shapes from our ink sprayed paper, and applied them to our pages using gel medium.  We stamped images using Staz-On ink.  Finally we added rub-ons for sentiments.  Here is my art journal spread.

2014-02-07_12-49-21_2522014-02-07_12-49-33_3892014-02-07_12-49-45_170The Tuesday night shows with Terri Sproul  are so much fun.  Hope to see you there!

Magazine Mondays – Week Thirty-Six

Every Monday, PaperCrafter’s Corner posts a magazine cover on their blog as inspiration for their weekly challenge.  Based on the magazine covers, we are asked to create a papercraft project (card, art journal, scrapbook layout, etc.).

Here is the inspiration for this week.

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays - Week Thirty-Six - Inspiration Piece (image)

The grid of nine squares in this layout was my inspiration.  I opened up my art journal, collected my Faber-Castell gelatos, some flower stamps, some markers, and a couple of 3D flower stickers, and proceeded to “go to town.”   The result is a simple reminder to “take time for the flowers.”

magazine monday week 36Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you at the next Magazine Monday challenge. 🙂