Friday, November 21, 2014

[more] inspired by...

continued inspiration from yesterday.  The whole goal of my weekend was to do things 'outside' my comfort zone.  Since the only thing outside my comfort zone is 'girlie' (being colors and patterns) - I'd say I did pretty good this weekend!

Page Five:

I took a break from my SheArt Journal and did a page in my Documented Life Journal (oh so far behind am I)! Continuing on the florescent train... it is starting to grow on me!

The base page is a dictionary page so thought I should keep it light (in layers). I did a thin application of gesso and then added Golden High Flow Acrylics in Florescent Orange, Yellow and Green.  The pink strip you see on the side is from Prima Finnabair Elementals Borders (#3 in this case) and simple finger painted on the florescent pink paint. 

once it was dry, I used an old paper towel tube and stamped some circles.  I then finger painted in with Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Paints in Magenta, Lime, Turquoise and Blackberry Violet.  Then I doodled along the canvas border.

added dimension with black paint, added some Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Paint Tangerine to the small circles.

Next came some Tim Holtz Alpha Cards and Chit Chat Stickers and grunged it up!

finished it up with a bit more scribbles with my Uniball Signo White and Black Pens


Page Six:

After applying a thin coat of gesso I swiped on some colors - sorry, don't know the colors off the top of my head, but pretty sure they are Liquitex.

Did the 'ol trick of wiping away some of the paint via a stencil (Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Harlequin)

back to adding some paper pieces!  This time it's going to be 'birdhouse' inspired!

 once dried, I added some harlequin stamp images using Tim Holtz Distress Stain Picket Fence.  Then I used my Liquitex Paint Marker (White) to create two lines across the bottom (had to add a bit of white gesso to firm up the color), then used my Black Liquitex Paint Marker (Black) to create yet another layer

time to grunge it up with the Faber Castell Brush Pitt Pen (Black) - see my trick in the previous post - I also added some random word stamps through the page.

this page really makes me happy - dark yet bright if that makes sense!

Page  Seven:

this page I used some paper from my stash, it's an old one from Girl's Paperie (think it was a Christmas line, but will have to dig it out again and check).  The paints are once again Dina Wakley, all 'diluted' with white. All were applied with my trusty starbucks gift card! Wiped away the access with a baby wipe.

Here is her hair - so loved how it turned out! I used my finger for the first application of paint then used a fine brush to get the wisps.  I sketched her head, shoulders and arms with my Black Stabilo Pencil.

Sorry for the lack of process shots - guessing I was too into the groove!  The stamp is one I borrowed from a fellow crafter - it is a Stephanie Ackerman by Unity Stamps that I colored with using some Faber Castell Big Brush Pitt Pens.

The birds and flowers are from a very old die cut sheet of Christy Tomlinson back when she designed for Pink Pailsee and the 'grassy' stuff at the base is the Glitz Designs Felicity Mini Roller Doodle Stamp - Chevrons.

Thought the page needed some white space - so I added some dots!  That counts as space - right?!

and outlined the phrase!

onto Page Eight!

Again, thinking I got a massive brain wave and got going on the page and forgot to take pictures!  So I would say my colors are Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Paints in Tangerine, Sky and Ruby.  I got an idea on using the already applied paint, when it was still wet, stamped into it with a fresh stamp (in this case yet another Unity), and then randomly stamp it a few times on the page and keep transferring colors along the way - turned out pretty cool don't you think?!

sorry - more missing pictures!  But pretty sure from now you are getting the drift of my easy process!  The papers are Basic Grey Fiction. The birds and butterflies are from the Christy Tomlinson Die Cut sheet.

finished her up with some good 'ol doodling with my Uniball Signo Pens!  Man, they go over anything!!

Page NINE!!

Here I wanted to use this Green Gold in a bad way but since it was a thin for what I wanted...took some advice from Donna Downey who adised us that if you simply add Regular Gel to regular (or high flow) paints - they basically become....HEAVY BODY PAINTS! Genius right?!?!  
And as it turns out, I neglected to take photos yet again (so sorry)!

so with the base being down and once again using the Girls Paperie line, this page was a tough one to do - mainly due to me wanting to get the proportions a bet closure than I had in the past and the angle of the bag was troublesome!  Still not perfect, but you get the idea! I applied the above mixture with my palette knife so it stayed very textureous (guessing that is not a real word, but I'm still using it)!

Time for the next concoction - neon orange and  magneta mixed again with Regular Gel

using my palette knife and starbucks card, I added lines and swipes for more textures and depth. The stamp is another Stephanie Ackerman by Unity Stamps (borrowed from a friend) and then you can see a background stamp of Christy Tomlinson's called SheScript (by Unity).

adding some good old doodling and blending with my Faber Castell Brush Pitt Pen and Uniball Signo Black and White Pens.

here are a few more close up of the scribbles and details.

I have one more page that I started - haven't got around to finishing it - perhaps this is the weekend I will!  Want a sneak peek?

That's all you are getting (for now)!  Wish me luck - this could be the weekend I get some stuff done!

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Have a great day - let's make it a creative one!

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