I am becoming quite the artist! hahahaha. Yes - me.
I am taking Radiant Faces - a class taught by nine different inspiring teachers and it is all about faces! For me this a huge challenge! I am not an artist and can't draw anything BUT I am trying and learning!
I am going to share a few of the first lessons.
Lesson one was from Jane Davenport and was about Nymphs. As you can see I need much more work to accomplish these!
Lesson 2 was by Tamara Laporte and was about your inner girl. My sister wanted me to make her into a halloween girl so I did.
Lesson 3 was a She Art girl from Christy Tomlinson.
I was lucky enough to be chosen to receive a KRYLON MYSTERY BOX! In it were 2 cans of Short Cuts Craft paint, 2 large white fabric squares, bulap, buttons and a wood crate from Walnut Hollow. I had never tried these paints before but found them fun and easy to use! They worked well on the fabric, the wood and the burlap!
I decided to use the fabric to make a pillow. I grabbed some oak leaf branches from our tree to use as a stencil. I first sprayed the fabric brown then used the blue over the leaves. I also made a border on the burlap. Here it is all put together. What a fun project!
I decided to turn the crate into a paintbrush holder for my desk. I sprayed it brown and then drilled holes to hold the brushes. I used a stencil with the blue paint for a design and even sprayed some chipboard alphabets.
I will buy more of these paints! They are wonderful to have for crafts!
Through a friend I heard about the Clearprint Cross Country Journal project. If you go here you can see all the journals making their way Cross Country. This journal has vellum pages and I wanted to come up with an idea to use both the front and the back of the page. I decided to do a mixed media type of project. I painted the sky on the back page and made the stars on the front but each shows through to the other side.
I used a variety of products including Deco Art Americana Paints, Deco Art Modeling Paste, Magicals by Lindysstamp gang.
This was a fun challenge for me. At first I was intimidated by the art in the book but am happy with this piece which is very me.
This week's art journal prompt for Journal 52 is in the City. I worked in my old book first making a sky background then layered washi tapes for my buildings.. I outlined and added windows and radio towers. Was just quick and fun.