Tuesday, July 31, 2012

At Carmen's on Sunday mostly acrylic base with a touch of watercolor. We had a great class with some fun people........You all should join us online daily with the secret blog! Read up on the secret blog at the left.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

STAMPAWAY USA 20 YEARS!

HI ALL
Well I cannot believe it has been 20 years since the first Stampaway USA and I am proud to say I have been at ALL of them. In honor of that I am having a givaway of 2 blog subscriptions to my SECRET BLOG. All you have to do is post a comment here under this post and I will announce the lucky winners tomorrow night JULY 27th.probably around 10pm.
I will announce the winners on my blogs and on Facebook and Pinterest .....so check back in!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

This CARMEN'S VERANDA image colored in copic markers is looking for a spot in one of my journals

Monday, July 23, 2012

SECRET BLOG and beyond

Hoping to entice you over to the secret blog to the left. We do lots of fun stuff all technique oriented. Something different all the time. 
Today July 24th I posted a new page of journal basics. If you have never started a journal or want to start over with an easier looser style this is a great way to begin.

ALSO in the real world today, I will be at Creative Element this afternoon 4:30 for our Visual Journaling & Altered book ongoing class! call us for details 208-667-0813

Check out my page ....START A VISUAL JOURNAL-----July 23rd!

—William Lyon Phelps 

This coming weekend I am heading down to LA to see many interesting old friends! There is still an opening or 2 at  Elaine Studio if you are interested   in my journaling class this coming Sunday! 
CALL TODAY  (714) 528-4529

Part of a new handmade journal.....watercolor sprays,collage and stamps

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

GREEN book man

Glitter glue painted on my latest man stencil. Watercolor surrounds it then I lined it with green water marker.

Join us for Fiber Paste Ideas at Creative Element

Today July 10 th VISUAL JOURNALS @ Creative Element in CDA Idaho at 4:30 pm. Fiber paste is our subject today.
Tomorrow July 11th @SAS on Monroe STUDIO PLAY also with fiber paste 5:30 $10.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

No Fear
another green book page
don't miss the Encaustic Studio Play
July 7th call 509.327.6622 to reserve a spot

Sunday, July 1, 2012

VISUAL JOURNALING MONDAY JULY 2nd

OK gang, Visual Journaling is this week we cannot be there on the 4TH of July since we are closed for the holiday so I have us booked in the big room  for Monday July 2nd 5:30 pm

Done & done

Blend as you like. Apply a spray to fix the pastel. Thats it!

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Add a few loose squiggles of green pastel.
We do this type of visual journaling almost everyday on the Secret Blog!

Oil pastel down the side of the man for more highlight. Burnish well.

highlight the word

gently buff in the white....use a qtip if you like. I use my fingers.


apply a little white oil pastel to highlight the letters

Add another stencil over the first....its best to let everything dry first. I used the same pens in shades of green and black

Even though the paint is yellow it is transparent so the green shows though

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Add some fluid acrylic (Golden) down the right side

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Shift the stencil slightly to get multiple lines. Here I used a large Pitt brush marker.

Use the other part of the stencil to outline with a variety of pens.

Using an old coffeebreak stencil to use with the spray in a little deeper color.

instant background

This is the perfect background to work any kind of dry media over once its dry.

watercolor spray

I sprayed watercolor over both pages and before it dries press the 2 sheets together.

Starting a new page

IN my green book I found an unexpected spread of blank pages.

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