Sunday, September 15, 2013

Lots of Fun

Yesterday I got to work on some canvases and one art journal page. I decided I wanted to play with my acrylic paints and Luminarte Silks. The first one turned out like this:

 I started with 4-5 acrylic paint colors and just blended them all together. Once they were all dry, I used gold glitter paste from Viva and a new leaf stencil from StencilGirl. I added a quote I found online and then outlined everything with my Gelly Roll pens. This is an 8x10 canvas I think I may hang in my office at work.

The next canvas started out the same way, but this time it was with one acrylic paint color and 2 Luminarte Silks. I used glitter paste again and the silhouettes are girls from StencilGirl (one of my FAVORITE sets). I also borrowed a stencil of raindrops from a friend of mine (we were 4 getting creative together). I then outlined a couple of raindrops here and there with another Gelly Roll pen. So here is piece #2:

 I really liked how this one turned out (as did my 4 year-old, so it is going in her room), so I decided to do another on a larger scale (14x16 canvas). It's not quite finished, but here is how it looks so far:

I am in love with those silhouettes. So cool!

I also did an art journal page. I had taken some old paper towels that I had been using to blot inks and clean my brush on and stuck them on a page. Then I used my acrylic paints and Silks to make it a picture with a tree:

I think it's pretty cool, myself. Lots of texture because of the paper towels. An experiment that turned out pretty well, I think! That's what I need to remember: art journaling is not about being perfect, it's about letting go and trying new things (no matter how weird they may seem). You never know where you may end up!

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