Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Painted Papers and a Blotted Paper Towel

Hey everybody. :)
I was working in my studio a bit more today, making some more papers. 
Today I worked with markers and water soluble oil pastels.
I love the way they turned out, and I worked with a plastic sheet this time, so the effects are slightly different. 
Today I did six different pages in several colors.
I did a bunch of things, working with experiments. 
You know the drill.

Another thing that I was working with is coming up with a blotted effect on paper towels.
And I sort of achieved that goal.
You know what I mean. 
I think it's my favorite part.
I did this in different shades of purple using markers.
That lightened version from markers.
You'll see how I did it eventually. 
Mwhahaha. :D

That's all I've got for you guys today, and even though it wasn't that much, it's still something, right?
:) See you guys tomorrow.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Painted Papers II

I'm back!
Finally, I know.
It's been a while. 
And I've missed it, I really have. 
I've just been really busy with school and volleyball stuff.
And busy planning for NaNoWriMo.
But more on that later. 
It's just good to be back after being gone. 
It feels like longer than just a few days though.

Today was actually my first time doing anything with paint in about a week, so that was good for me too. 
I was basically just playing around with papers and stuff.
Making up some new techniques.
And working on some stuff for my Layering tutorial. :)
So yeah. The page above is probably one of my favorites.

Basically to make it was pretty simple. 
I took a plain sheet of printer paper and a white crayon.
And then, using the crayon I drew hearts over the whole thing.
I made some watercolors and went over then whole thing with a light pink.
The crayon resisted the paint.
Then I used a darker pink wherever the hearts were. 
I love it.

This one used pretty much the same technique.
But I used another color.
And I drew a different shape.
In the last one I did some basic hearts.
And in this one I did some Traci Bautista inspired doodle flowers. 
If you've ever seen Traci's work, you'll know what I'm talking about.
If you haven't seen her stuff, you really should look her up.
She's an art journaling genius.

Here are some index cards that I was playing around on.
I love the size. 
They're just so small.
And cute.
So yeah. I'm not going to describe the techniques I used on these cards,
Because if I did, then I'd be up all night.
Because, if the truth be told, I really don't know.
I was just messing around, and I used several different techniques per card.
I was just trying to develop some ideas.
If you know what I mean.

This is a dyed paper towel that I did real quick to use up some leftover washes I had.
I didn't want to be wasteful.
Yet I didn't really want to do anymore washes either. 
I basically just took a paper towel and folded it up.
Then I folded that in half.
I dipped one end in blue dye.
And the opposite end in a black one.
I really like the way this one turned out.
The white stripes are the white of the paper towel showing through.
This is going to be fun to use.

And last, but definitely not least, we have a paper that I made using a homemade stamp.
You can see it above.
The little flower doodle into foam.
How cute.
I made this paper, and even though I love the way it turned out, I have no idea how I got that effect.
I wish I could remember. I'll have to do some experimenting to find out.
All in all I think I did seventeen papers. 
Cool, huh?

Like I said in the beginning, I haven't been around much because of NaNoWriMo.
I did it last year. 
It's basically a challenge to write a 50k novel in the month of November.
And I've been planning. 
Planning like crazy.
Doing the plot, and the scenes, and trying to layer the story.
Yeah. I think this is going to go well.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Layering Art Journal Post

Hey guys!!
I'm so glad that I'm back after that break I took for a few days.
I was working on planning out a few things for NaNoWriMo.
That's a challenge in the month of November.
It stands for National Novel Writing Month.
I did it last year. 
It's the goal to write a 50k word novel in November. 
I succeeded. 
And I plan to again this year, writing a prequel to last years.
Then I'm going to rewrite that one.

Anyways, I do have some stuff to share with you today.
Actually, only one thing.
It's an art journal spread.
I did it using some of the techniques I'm going to be featuring in my Layering ecourse.
This is a sort of example of some of the pages you might come up with in the duration of the course.
I used about a bazillion layers on this page, and it's not done yet.
I actually used a lot of blue on this page, but it turned into lime. I'm not telling you how. :P

Here's a bit of a close up of the corner.
I love how the layers show through better here than anywhere else. 
Sooo... that's all I've got for you today, and I'll see you later.
Bye. :)
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