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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Capped Off and Wine-ing About It

I have a project up at the Amazing Mold Putty blog today.

What happens when you mix wine foil caps, Amazing Casting Products and a Gelli Arts plate? A whole lotta fun and pretty stuff!




Saturday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published 
on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays
NOTE: I'm going to be running around like the proverbial chicken 
with its head cut off next week so there will be no link list until 3/30/15.

Zentangle
Weekly Zentangle Roundup #215
Tangle Patterns: How to draw TIZZY
New Tangle: BUDZIC
Tips for Tangling Amphora
Gottago - New Tangle Pattern
Tangle Patterns: Tangle Refresher 99

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration
Journal52 2015: Inspiration Board
No Excuses Art: Getting Unstuck 2
No Excuses Art: Pink is the Navy Blue of India
21 Day Art Journaling Challenge - free PDFs emailed to you
inside my sketch book . . .

Tutorials
Mini Album – Watercolor Stamping Technique
Gelli Dog on the Blog
How to Paint Light Skin Flesh Tones in Oils or Acrylics - video

Giveaways
​Derwent Pencil Wrap Giveaway
Giveaway - The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, 2nd Edition and 4 Skeins of Cascade 128 Yarn
Amazon Giveaway-Cricut Explore Air Cutting Machine
Daily Marker Giveaway-2 Hero Arts stamps sets
Leather Pencil Wrap Giveaway – By This is Ground

Pen & Ink
Noodler’s Q Eternity Fast Drying Review
Review: Clairefontaine Back to Basics Bob Foundation Notebooks

Friday, March 20, 2015

Kitten on the Keys #Schutzen #Zentangle #ZIA

I actually did this quite a while back, intending to do a review, which I never did.  Sometimes, I just plan more than I can get to.

It was done in a Schutzen journal that I won, but I didn't write down what pen I used.  It looks like a brush pen, probably a Pentel.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Journal52 2015 Prompt: Just Write #Journal52 #ArtJournal #StillmanAndBirn

I couldn't get this to scan properly but I thought I'd share it anyway.

The Journal52 prompt was 'Just Write'.  There has been a lot of serendipity or synchronicity or something with these journal prompts and my life lately and I decided to write about that.

The first time it happened was after I posted a painting I did for the prompt 5: Television.  I painted a character from my favorite TV show.  Someone commented on the painting, saying that I should paint him looking into a window.  The very next prompt, No. 6 was 'Window'.

Prompt 10 was 'Coloring book Inspiration'.  I had no coloring books, but the very day that was announced, I received a coloring book in the mail from Exaclair (which I'll be reviewing and giving away in June).

Then last week in my watercolor class, the teacher asked us all to do some writing in our sketchbook journals.  On Friday, prompt 11 came out--'Just Write'.

Now is the universe trying to tell me something, using Journal52 prompts?  I don't know but it sure keeps me eager to see what the next prompt is.  I keep hoping it will be 'Millionaire'!

For this page, I used a Sakura Moonglow Flourescent Pink gel pen to write over a background created with a GelliArts monoprinting plate.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Little Girl Down the Lane #Journal52 #Stillman&Birn #Crayola

While browsing through photos at the Morguefile, I found a picture of a little girl walking down a lane.  She looked like she'd be fun to paint and I decided to do a quick sketch in my J. Herbin Creapen in my 6x6 Stillman & Birn Beta sketchbook, thinking I'd use it for the Journal52 coloring prompt.  Then I got my Clairefontaine coloring book and used that instead.  But, I decided to go ahead and color her in with Crayola crayons, just for the fun of it.

She might be Alice on her way to the rabbit hole, lol.