Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Getting ready to head to the airport. The mail came in today and I just had to post this before I leave. Moo has some new business cards - cute little square ones! A little larger than the twinchie and a little smaller than the official zentangle® tile. Here is my new card! All my own artwork. I love it!
They even sent some cute little cards to share! I'm thinking they've heard about my pink hair? Or maybe my blue hair? Or maybe my pink and blue hair? Nah! Probably not. Hahaha!
Monday, September 15, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
New to art journaling? Afraid to get started? Unsure of where to go with your page? Not sure what product to use?
Today let's start with a basic two page art journal spread. If you don't have the specific products I use, just remember - these aren't rules, they are more like guidelines. (To quote an old pirate or two.) So grab whatever product you do have and jump right in.Facebook has a new group for all of us die-hard Dylusions Ink Spray people! Check out the group - The Dylusions Facebook Challenge. This month's challenge was to use turquoise, pink, leaves, and as many Dylusions products as you could. Here are two pages in my art journal.
I am working in my 7 3/4" x 9 3/4" Strathmore watercolor journal. The dylusions colors I used are - bubblegum pink, calypso teal, fresh lime, and vibrant turquoise. Remember the colors blend and bleed better when you spritz on some water. Once I got the colors the way I wanted them to be, I used a stencil from Joggles called Endless to make the curling bits of water. Next I randomly added white acrylic water bubbles using the Dylusions Dotted Flowers stencil.
With a StazOn ink pad, I stamped a school of fish using the Ocean Backgrounds Dylusions stamp set, and at the bottom I stamped some waving bits of seaweedy stuff from the Dylusions set Doodle Parts.
These little sea critters are the Dylusions Under the Sea stamp set. I stamped them onto some cardstock and colored them with Pitt Artist Pens.
I cut out all the little guys and started arranging my elements on the pages. Several different washi tapes called my name - and they had leaves! Even better!
Then I started attaching it all with score tape and some tape runner adhesive.
Here are some fun details.
Left side page.
Right side page.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Naming these posts keeps getting harder and harder. You want to name it something that will make your readers want to actually look at the post. "String 111" just doesn't do that. Hmmmm.
This is Linda Farmer's string challenge. String #111 was shared by CZT Maria Vennekens on Tangle Patterns. I sketched the string onto my 3 1/2" tile, then used a tangle that I named skinz for the main part. Then I added a little flux and shaded. Ta-da! I am trying to catch up some of the strings, only a whole lot more to go!