Sunday, August 18, 2013

Flaunt Your Colors!

I drew this in pencil and then went over it with my Pitt pens.  It is colored with Derwent Intense Colored Pencils.  I used a water brush over the colors and used my white Signo pen to add the dot details on the wings.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

I Love Learning New Techniques!

I am taking an on-line mini Workshop by the very talented Valerie Sjodin.  She shows how to create the beautifully creative edges to her art journals as well as fitting words to spaces and painting with fluid acrylics.  Sooooo much information in a mini workshop.  This is my first journal cover that I created.  I have a lot more practicing to do.  I started out using fluid acrylics on the edge but I didn't like the results I was getting.  I switched to markers and liked the colors a lot better.  Valarie is planning a larger Workshop and I can't wait.  The deadline for this workshop is Sept 1, 2013  and is open until November.  It is SOOOOOOOOOOO worth it,

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Stamps and Doodles!

So, I'll start off by saying, I don't like how the background turned out.  But I love everything else.  The flowers are from a single stamp that I stamped three times using a mask.  Then I doodled in the rest.  I colored it in with markers.  Now here is where it went bad...I tried to use water color markers for the background.  I don't think I would get the hang of using them even with a lot of practice.