Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Pink Kitty

 

This lovely kitty is from a tutorial by Tamara Laporte, during a Kaleidoscope 2022, Taster Week.

I couldn't wait to begin this tutorial, my granddaughter, who will be 5 in September adores cats. She has a lot of them and each has a name! She has a favorite pink one that she carries around with her!

I enjoyed painting this perfect kitty using my Jane Davenport watercolors and Posca Pens on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.

Challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2022/06/202206-june-2022-anything-goes.html

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-062022-down-aisle-anything.html 

http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2022/06/wk-7-craft-card-making-scrapbooking.html

https://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-235-red-white-and-blue.html 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Art with Grandma pages!



 My husband and I spent several days at a beach house with our family. We had a wonderful time.

I brought books and art supplies to play with the kids. Our 4 year old granddaughter enjoyed them and really go into painting the resist watercolor pages. It pleased me the most, when she started to paint at the table on her own. I had left everything in place and there she was painting!


 

Here are the steps to doing the background arty pages:

1. Scribble 3 colors of Caran D' ache crayons on the double spread pages.

2. Paint over the scribbles with a bit of water and gesso. Let dry.

3. Spray Dylusions Ink Spray thru several Faber-Castell Mixed Media Stencils. Let dry.

4. Using gesso and a tool rub the white into a stencil design on the pages. Let dry.

5. Cut around photos and print saying. Mat child's painting photo.

6. Adhere everything along with stickers to the pages.

I love how it all came together!

Challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2022/06/202206-june-2022-anything-goes.html

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-062022-down-aisle-anything.html 

https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-june.html

http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2022/06/wk-7-craft-card-making-scrapbooking.html 

Monday, June 20, 2022

A Grounding Moment/Mixed Media Painting


 Today I worked on this elephant painting from a tutorial by Tamara Laporte, in the Woman Unleashed online retreat.

I used Jane Davenport watercolors on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. I enhanced the piece using Posca and Micron pens.

I'm so happy with the finished mixed media painting!

Challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2022/06/202206-june-2022-anything-goes.html 

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-062022-down-aisle-anything.html 

https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-june.html 

http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2022/05/wk-6-craft-card-making-scrapbooking.html 


Sunday, June 19, 2022

Florida Duck

Introducing Duck #2 a Florida Duck! My husband Sandy loved the duck I painted last month, so I found another duck to paint for Father's Day. This duck is from a tutorial by Paul Clark. It was a Duck on Ice, but that winter scene just did not work for a person living in the great state of Florida. So, I painted the duck according to the tutorial and the back is painted from my imagination!

I used Winsor Newton Cotman watercolor tubes and the work is painted on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.

I'm very proud of how this fellow came out and I'm sure Sandy will love it too!

Challenges:

 https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2022/06/202206-june-2022-anything-goes.html

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-062022-down-aisle-anything.html 

https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge-06.html 

https://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-235-red-white-and-blue.html 

 

Friday, June 17, 2022

Not a Mess Art Journal Page

 

I recently saw a cool page on Facebook by Theresa Hall aka To Far Away Places. It spoke to me and I just had to make it my own.

My Process:

1. Used Liquitex Matte Medium for adhesive, layered bits of card stock and papers down the two long sides of my page.

2. Collaged a strip of graph paper down the middle where the quote was to go.

3. Adhered some stenciled feather cut outs in various places.

4. Painted white gesso in a variety of areas and rubbed it off to show what's underneath.

5. Used daubers with three colors of acrylics to blend in the color on the textured surface of the page.    >>Let dry.

6. Copy quote down the middle of the page using Micron 01 pen.

I enjoyed the challenge of this piece in my Art Journal. It's quote is perfect for most artist and crafters!

Challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2022/06/202206-june-2022-anything-goes.html

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-062022-down-aisle-anything.html 

https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/classic-design-challenge-june-6.html

https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2022/06/morgans-artworld-challenge-6.html 

https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge-06.html

https://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-184-ag-penny-for-your-thoughts.html 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Follow Your Dream

 

I had some fun with Dylusions Ink Spray, butterfly stencils, a word stencil and a gold Posca Pen, around the lettering. I used the acrylic paint for stencils and around the edge of the pages where the ink had missed. This Art Journal continues to be pages and pages of fun!

I love the look of the butterflies in the sky!

Challenges:

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Deer in Watercolor

 

 

 

It's fun painting animals following a tutorial by Sarah Cray for Let's Make Art.

I used Winsor Newton Cotman tube colors on Canson 140 lb. cold press paper. I transferred the available outline to watercolor paper using a light pad.

Challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2022/06/202206-june-2022-anything-goes.html

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-062022-down-aisle-anything.html