Monday, September 1, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
I've said it before and I'll say it again - I love these Dylusions Ink Sprays from Dyan Reaveley! I have no idea why this photo is so dark on the left side, but don't you just love those bright colors? At this point I noticed that dark green spot in the middle, and I knew it was going to be a problem. I needed to tone it down. Dylusions are very cool because you can reactivate them with water, which is what I did. I sprayed some water right on that dark spot, and lifted some of the color with a paper towel.
Then I had this, but needed to do more. So. More water . . .
. . . and I was happy with this. I knew I'd be adding more water and it would probably lighten up some more. So I just kept on working. Layering and layering.
Next I started laying in some more color in that top section. This will eventually be hair, flowing and colorful.
A little bit of color here and there came from Golden fluid acrylics and water, just to add a pop and fill in some areas. And I used a couple stencils to add some texture.
And the scary part began!
Add a little color and keep on building.
So I missed a whole lot of steps in the photographing. Hahaha! Sorry. I just kept filling in color and 'protecting the face.' I wish I knew how many times Tamara Laporte said 'protect the face' in the class video. Haha! and she is so right!
Layer and build and detail. So much fun! Tam said it was like thoughts flowing from her mind. All the cool, imagination and creativity. I love it!
So much fun! Frankie is coming tomorrow, so the art-making will come to a halt for a few days. I kept a few projects held back so I would have something to post. Then I want to get back to making pretty colors and awesome ladies! Hahahaha!
Monday, August 25, 2014
Time for another string challenge. Each week, Linda Farmer posts a string challenge on Tangle Patterns.com. This week's string came from CZT Linda Fine.
This is what Linda gave us. I took the string, drew it lightly on my 3 1/2" tile in pencil, then began with the basic steps of TootsieMoon along the string. Then I just kept auraing the Tootsie filled string. Last? Shading. What a difference shading makes with TootsieMoon! Love the way it turned out!
Seriously, check out Tangle Patterns for all the newest tangles, some looks back at what we were drawing a year ago, and some pretty fun strings!
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Zonked? Yes, maybe a little.
Summer colds have a way of doing that to you.
It's best to get plenty of rest,
take a little meds now and then,
and relax when you can.