Thursday, February 28, 2013

Another doodle page..... maybe some zentangle on top. This started with watercolor then pencils and pitt opens were added....more to come

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Simple designs

Sitting watching TV I tend to draw simple designs over watercolor or acrylic clears my head. This journal is one I started without really looking at the paper. It is technically just sketch paper thin and not really made for any type of water media. Oh well, it is really wrinkled, I will just iron it flat later!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Today in CDA @ Creative Element 4:30

Today we will be using oil pastel both water soluble types and the regular super cheap ones with gesso fun! BRING Scissors and your journal!!!!!!
Join us at Creative Element today for more Visual Journaling 4:30pm call 208-667-0813 if you have questions

Monday, February 25, 2013

Final color

Green centers.....this is a great way to check out color combos for other artwork!

Layering in Black

and light blue

Copic still shows through

More oil color

Pink, turquoise, BTW I am rubbing these in with my fingers

Overlay with oil pastels

So, a while back I scribbled all over this page with a maroon Copic  marker then a pink, then a green and so on ....I was really cleaning off my pens. While I was watching TV I got out the Portfolio oil Pastels and started in with circles a bit of white, some purple.....

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Watercolor over Pastel

The beginning of a quickly painted face. The first layer was done in pastel. Watercolored over the top. I think this is where I am leaving the moment.
I could come back to it a year from now and change my mind.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

MIXED MEDIA /stamp club WED Feb 20th 2013

Join us for a CRAZY play night with Acrylic mediums and fluid acrylics......5:30 pm Bring Brushes and stencils of your own.....I will bring the paints and mediums..... Bring your journal if you have one or start a new magazine journal tonight! Come on out and get rid of your cabin fever.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Another class in Albuquerque

Besides the Class I am doing at China Phoenix2 ( which only has a few more spots call this week if you are serious) I am teaching a Carmen's card Class at the SHOW

More classes with Mary Jo McGraw during the Rubber Stamp Convention in Albuquerque. Sun. March 10 from noon to 2:30 at the show. "Day of the Dead Glitterfest" making lots of cards with Carmen's Veranda's "day of the dead images" and a TON of glitter. Cost $25, contact to reserve your spot. Limited to 12.

2 layers smooth


One Layer

Set the pastel

Recolor over the Pan Pastel with alcohol markers to set the pastel. You will notice it is not as streaky. Repeating this process creates a smoother finish. Wipe your markers off on scrap paper as you go.

Cover over

Here I recoated the face with Pan Pastel. I went over even the eyebrows & lips with the fleshy tones.

coloring with markers then PAN PASTEL

There are times I do not like the sureaky look of markers over a magazine or collage page....Pan Pastels can help even it out.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Crackle paste TODay at STUDIO PLAY Feb 13 2013

Join us today in Spokane for STUDIO PLAY our Mixed Media basics class......every month we explore a different media in acrylic or how to use other media such as graphite with acrylic. Come and PLAY! only $10 call today 509-327-6622

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Crackle paste drying for tomorrow's STUDIO PLAY ....only $10 5:30 pm Wed Feb 13 2013 Join Us call for info 500/327/6622

Visual Journaling today at Creative Element 4:30pm

Join our little group of avid journalers! I have a little Valentine project for you so bring scissors!
This is one of the Saints I am working on ST Pink........

Monday, February 11, 2013

This WEEK Feb 11-15 2013

Can you believe it ........Valentine week already!
 Feb 12 Tomorrow at Creative element Visual Journaling @4:30 a cute valentine project for your Journal come and join us....bring scissors!

On Wed Feb 13th Studio Play Downtown at SAS on Monroe Crackle Paste with will make a crackle initial for only $10 we start at 5:30!

Oh and Customer Appreciation day at both Stores on Feb 14th. Come in for some SWEET TREATS and great deals
 ( look for RED)!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

coming soon to Albuquerque

More classes with Mary Jo McGraw during the Rubber Stamp Convention in Albuquerque. Sun. March 10 from noon to 2:30 at the show. "Day of the Dead Glitterfest" making lots of cards with Carmen's Veranda's "day of the dead images" and a TON of glitter. Cost $25, contact to reserve your spot. Limited to 12.

The Secret Blog........

Almost everyday I do mixed media art in a journal......some days it is in the Secret Blog and you don't get to see it unless you join....... If you join today you get to see everything I have done from May 2012 up to May 2013 ( Plus 24 Projects) so far it includes watercolor, acrylic, spray paint stencils stamps, pastels, all sorts of pens and pencils and collage...... all for only $35 more info than I have ever put in a book! Well over 800 photos for you to peruse at your leisure.
June 2013, my new journal which will be with completely fresh, an all new color scheme and a bit of a theme, will begin.......

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Today at Spokane ART Visual Journaling 5:30pm

Wed Feb 6th Spokane Art know you want to.......bring your pan pastels or regular pastels, whatever you have, a black pen and scissors.... oh and your favorite stencil!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

not sure about the tops of the heads

Another beginning.....using the play color metallic sticks from Jack Richeson....these are interesting because they are tempera paint in stick form....they dry very quickly and half a similar look to oil pastels or gelatos.

Primary colors

This is getting there....sister mary primary This was done on Kraft Bee Paper, painted in the back with metallic acrylic and metallic Playcolor sticks.

reworking the figure!

Reconfiguring this saint...reworking the head and face.

Another beginning

Playcolor sticks look great on the brown paper.

Adding gold playcolor forhair and wreath.

Back to my saints journal...starting a new page