Gelli Printing

Gelli Print Image Transfer and Background

I didn’t know that gelli printing can be so much fun until I tried it. The hardest part for me was the image transfer from a magazine. I made a lot of errors. I watched a video about it and the techniques was to use a small amount of acrylic paint and do not press the image too long on the gelli plate. Tried it and it worked. I will be doing a lot more gelli printing and will post them soon.

Mixed media

Mixed Media Whimsical Folk Art Face Drawings

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 I am always fascinated by folk art face drawings because of their imperfections. I like the fact that you can draw something and it doesn’t have to be perfect. This is my first folk art drawing/painting or some may call it whimsical art faces. I will admit that I am not good in drawing people especially faces because I can’t make it look more realistic. I started getting into folk art/whimsical faces when I came across a tutorial about it on YouTube. So I decided why not try it. First I did some quick sketches and started painting using acrylic paints, markers, Gelatos, coloring pencils and sharpie pens. I am not going for photographic realism. I wanted to draw different face expressions and shapes.

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This last one is my favorite and it took me forever to paint because I couldn’t get the color the way I want it. I used acrylic paint and sharpie pen on the face. On the hair, I used acrylic paint and crayola metallic marker. Anyway, I just wanted to share my paintings with you. I hope you like it. I will continue to paint faces to add to my mixed media canvas projects. Thank you for stopping by.

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Journal

Art Journal Using Grocery Paper Bag

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Hello everyone! I have so much grocery paper bags and I am running out of space in my craft room. Instead of putting it in a recycling bin I made a journal book out of it. I used seven paper bags and glued it together to make a book. So if I want to practice or try out some new products I use my paper bag journal. Before you start using acrylic paints or any other paints you use, apply gesso to the paper first so that the ink would not soak through the pages. I had so much fun creating this one and it doesn’t have to be perfect. I hope you like it and thank you for looking.

Canvas

Another Canvas Art for Wall Decor

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Greetings! I like collecting box lids because they are easy to work with and much cheaper. So I will admit that I am a lid hoarder….LOL. This mix media canvas was created from a box lid. I would say that I am happy with it but I think I can do much better. Like for example the butterflies, I used perfect pearls to color them and it didn’t turned out the way I expected. It was my first time to try perfect pearls by ranger so I need to learn more how to use them. I like the pearlescent effect it gives. The butterflies are made from chipboard and I painted them with white gesso and applied perfect pearls. For the sentiments, I used my silhouette portrait machine to cut out the letters and applied distress ink. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

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First, I applied gesso to the canvas and blended some dylusions paints until I am satisfied with it.

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I splattered some acrylic paints on the canvas to make it more interesting.

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Next, I adhered some torn up patterned papers and distressed the edge with paper distressing tool. I applied distress ink on the papers but I couldn’t get the effect that I am going after.

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So when distress ink didn’t work, I tried applying black marble and squeezed orange dylusions paints around the sides of the canvas and on the scrapbook paper. I am very pleased of the outcome.

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I also stamped the top, bottom and sides using rough it up stamp from bobunny and outlined it with black marker.

Tags

Gradient color effect using Dylusions Paint

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Hi everyone! I had fun creating this tag/bookmark. I love how the background colors blend together. The tag is from Tim Holtz Alterations tag collection from Sizzix (2 3/8in x 4 3/4in). I used dylusions paints from Ranger ink for the background and splatter some black, white, blue, red, and yellow acrylic paints to add interest. Dylusions paint are blendable and dries quickly to a matte finish which I like and the fun part is using my fingers to blend the colors. Instead of smoke coming out from the chimney I stenciled star shapes using texture paste and used my kids star stencil. For the house, I used textured cardstock and applied acrylic paint and stenciled it with texture paste using Tim Holtz layering stencil. I also added sentiment stickers from Tim Holtz idea-ology. For the final touch I outlined the house, stars, and sentiments to make the whole thing pop. I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.