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

Kids School Planner + Watercolor

My daughter asked me if I can create a planner that is small and colorful. She wanted a planner that looks handmade and not something that you print out off the computer. The size of the planner is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.

I used We R Memory Keepers tab punch for each classes. For the cover decorations I used diecuts from Jillibeansoup, Shimelle and Simplestories.

Applied watercolor to each pages except for the front and back cover and used a thick scrapbook paper that has a watercolor effect.

I added some inserts to each class dividers for writing notes. I hope you like it and thank you for stopping by. 🙂

Watercolor Painting

Learning Watercolor Painting

Hello! It’s been a while since I posted something on my blog and I apologize. I’ve been busy designing patterns. Anyway, I always wanted to learn how to paint with watercolors to add to my mixed media projects. So I did some research on what watercolors to buy. According to some of the artists they recommend Kuretake and Holbein watercolors. So I bought both Kuretake and Holbein and I like the vibrancy. I watched tutorials on YouTube and I’ll tell you it’s not easy as it looks. I’m having a hard time controlling how much water to add to the watercolor. I always adding too much water and ended up ruining my design. 

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Before I get started on a project I mixed colors first to see what it will look like on paper. I created a mixed color guide to help me decide what colors to use. I also practiced my brush strokes by blending colors from darker to lighter.

Processed with Rookie Cam

Processed with Rookie Cam

I think jellyfish are the easiest to paint so I decided to give it a try. I am happy how my jellyfish turned out. The colors are more vibrant and intense. I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

 

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.