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!

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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-Seven

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.

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The yellow and red pages reminded me of a traffic light, and the exclamation points commanded my attention.  Those elements provided the inspiration for this Thank You card.

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I painted the background colors with watercolor paints.  I substituted green for red because GO is way more fun than STOP.  I borrowed the Merci and Gracias stamps from Kerri at Kerri’s Kreations.  The Gracias stamp didn’t have exclamation points, so I improvised by inking the “i” from Merci and stamping at the front and end of Gracias.  I doodled around the card edge and a little bit in the middle with markers.  I think it turned out to be a fun little card.

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

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.

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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.”

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Magazine Mondays – Week Thirty-Three

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.

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Of the many items on this cover, what really “spoke” to me were the flowers and shirt.  I created an art journal page incorporating flowers and some clothing items.  I used acrylic paints, markers, paper, and stamps to create this.

2013-12-14_18-24-05_683The neckties were stamped on to a variety of scrapbook paper and cut.  The shirt was also stamped and cut.  The dress form was a stamp, and I cut a dress to cover it.  The flowers, leaves, and boarder are a combination of inks, paints, and markers.

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

Layers

Last week Terri Sproul  gave viewers a lesson in building layers for an art journal page background.  To build the background she used a variety of stencils with distressed ink, ink sprays, acrylic paints. She added oil pastel designs and stamped images.  Finally she used water colors for dripping and as a wash.  The result was a beautiful page which gave thanks to an everyday thing for which Terri is grateful: coffee.  She challenged viewers to create their own Thankful journal page for something little in their lives.

This seemed like a messy, delightful way to spend an afternoon, so I happily entered my “Cindi Room” to try my hand at building layers.  Here are some of the things I used in my journal.

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In addition, I used a bunch of stencils, oil pastels, and watercolor paints.  Here’s what happened.

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The everyday thing I am thankful for is a warm bath (a shower counts too!).  The quote I used is, “All a woman needs is a good bath, clean clothes, and for her hair to be combed.” – Hedy Lamarr

This page was every bit of fun that I expected it to be, especially when the white acrylic paint added as a resist (white circles and dots) showed up after the watercolor wash was applied .  The wash also brought some disappointment, however.  On the left page, I guess I used too much water because where I used the distressed inks, the stencil images just disappeared. That was a bit of a bummer.

 Bath Left 2 Bath Right 1 Overall the page was a lot of fun.  The Tuesday night shows with Terri Sproul  are fun too.  Hope to see you there!

Magazine Mondays – Week Thirty

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.

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I decided to create in my art journal.  A little acrylic paint, collaged magazine images (from The Great Courses catalog), stencils, and stamps, and I created this.

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The layout and the geometric shapes are indeed similar to the original, but the images of people are a little different.  For some strange reason, I was inspired to use people whose backs were all turned.  Not sure what that’s all about, but it was fun creating in my journal.

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