Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fishing Felines

Quick post today :) I seem to be running out of Tuesday!

Fishing anyone? I do love my new feline friends by Tim Holtz :) Crazy Cats are such fun to play with! This was supposed to be mostly red but the cats decided otherwise! lol :) Posting to the next person tomorrow... hope they like it!




Here's my whole page :) Its created on a double page spread in the Dylusions 5x8 journal. Next time I'll gesso the pages so the watercolours (Tim Holtz Distress inks) behave as they do on watercolour paper and don't soak through!

The fishbowl was handdrawn then painted using Distress inks and markers, with the outline redrawn once everything was dry. The background is watercolour wash using Distress ink stains then stamped over using Darkroom Door background stamps (Chevron and Mesh).

The Crazy Cats were stamped with black archival ink then coloured with Distress Markers. The mouse, ball of wool, fish bones and wording "fishing supper" were hand drawn using Ranger's Enamel Accents (it dries raised and shiny).

The paper fish were made from scraps of paper inked with Distress Ink Stains. All black and white details were made using my black and white paint pens by Dylusions.




Thanks for visiting. Hope these Crazy Cats and their antics made you smile!
:)
Have a happy creative day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Full Moon DAJ

My latest magical piece of art is this beautiful painting of the Moon and Earth.

Created for the theme "Moon" in a DAJ swap (deconstructed art journal)... basically you create an art journal page back and front, 8"x8" in size.

The whole piece was hand painted with the gorgeous Gansai Tambi watercolours, stamped using Distress ink and white Sharpie used for the highlights and a few details.


The trees turned out ok in the end... a splash of paint and a few spots here and there in Sharpie does wonders.
Full moons attract all sorts of creatures and bats flew in and made themselves at home.
The bunnies are couple of friends who appeared in a splotch of paint so I let them stay because they made me smile :)


So of course they had to have friends on the moon! Then they each needed a big telescope so they could see each other. And then they needed a man in the moon... just because :)


Love my white Sharpie! It is such a beautiful opaque white paint. The stars were initally stamped using white ink, the Picket Fence Distress Ink Pad, and then I drew extra stars in Sharpie because the stamped ink seemed to fade. 

Thankfully, when it was all dry the two different whites gave the look of a sky with depth :) Love it when everything just works! Couldn't help but add a few galaxies, satelites, and spaceships...


The texture on the Moon and Earth was created by stamping with my IndigoBlu splattery background stamps (will get the names later) in Walnut and Tea Dye Distress Inks. The Earth's ground has extra texture added using a lace doily stamp by Tim (name later!) using Peeled Paint Distress Ink. 


So that's my page :) Its already at its new home with Janie who said she was "blown away" by my painting! What an awesome compliment :)

Thanks so much for reading and hope my painting inspires you to have a go.

Happy Creative Day!
:)
Jenny











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