I was teaching a mark-making class at The Occasional Artist last week, and I was talking about making marks with unusual implements. I unscrewed the lid off a bottle of Distress Paint and used the lid to draw this face. Fun how cool something will turn out when you least expect it!
Alrighty, here's another new stencil. Yay for Four Ferns! I think I'm going to keep one of these intact, and then get a second one to cut apart. Isn't that a good idea? I love the way these look when they're layered together.
Ask for my new stencils at your local scrapbook, craft, art, or stamping store. They're available for wholesale through The Crafter's Workshop.
I've got a new white apron. I'm sure it will stay pristinely white forever. heh.
I've got a new easel...in the space where my fellas' computer used to be. There's SO much more room in here now that I've rearranged things. HUGE thanks to Shannon for helping! Really the room needs to be gutted, painted, carpet pulled out & concrete floor sealed...but I don't have time for that. So Shannon helped me rearrange and purge. I also have new computer desk...it all works much better and I think I threw away 8 big black bags full of crap.
Can you tell I have a HUGE to-do list and I'm procrastinating? Aack!
I'm not keeping count at all...typical of me. If it involves numbers, I don't do it.
As a reminder...I'm doing lots of these faces in Art Doodle Love by Dawn Sokol. It's a fun little book with preprinted backgrounds and prompts to give you a jumpstart. It's really fun to draw on the pages.
Here's a peek of my new stencils, releasing next week at Summer CHA with The Crafter's Workshop. I have seven new designs:
Do you think you can figure out which one is which from these peeks? For my samples I made scrapbook pages, art journal pages, and gelatin prints. I used Dylusions ink sprays, acrylic paints, modeling paste, and spray paint. Fun! I'll be back to share full projects during CHA week.
I can't tell you how much I needed this class. How much I needed to fill my own cup, to paint and just see what happens. Thank you, Katie, for being a gentle soul and for helping me find pieces of myself again.
I painted like a wild-woman...I started EIGHT (yes, eight!) journal pages and did six pieces on loose watercolor paper. Some of what I did, I love. Some of what I did I don't love. BUT, the process is what is important, not the finished product. And the process rocked the casbah. I'll share some of what I did over the next few days, if you don't mind.
This was a quickie, on loose paper. Listening to layers and responding.
I used some of the exclusive JBS paper in the kit for this gal's hair. Other materials I used are: china pencil, Neocolor II crayons, stickers from the kit, flair from the kit, acrylic paint, the chevron stencil from the kit.
Guess what the theme is for July JBS kits....travel! I was so thrilled when I saw the kits. I love to see the world, it's a passion of mine.
I made a couple of scrapbook pages and a couple of art journal pages...the kits are so easy to use. Love that! And....can I mention, an EXCLUSVE chevron stencil in the main kit? Swoon. I used it on almost everything.
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