Saturday, February 18, 2017
And speaking of taking forevah to get things done, the card featured in this post, and the others like it, are cards I made back in, um, October.
Anna was disappointed with the utter cheesiness of the card, but you know what? I'm a cheesy individual, and I'm gonna make cheesy cards sometimes.
Something x 5 1/2 inch cardstock panel
Black extra fine sharpie
Stamp ink (or acrylic paint)
Out of a cork!
And then I drew some fun clouds up above, and the shoot-y things out from the star, and added a dotty border. This works a whole lot bettah if the ink is dry, by the way.
On some of these, I wrote "reach for the stars" instead of "touch the stars." Gots to have variety.
Do you think this is just way too cheesy for life? I agree it is cheesy. Have you ever made a cork stamp?
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Before you move on because the title basically gives everything away about how to do this (or not? Idk), I'm going to pique your curiosity by telling you something! This technique includes a secret ingredient (of sorts)! How exciting! So stay tuned, and I shall, in time, satisfy your ever growing curiosity.
I tried it once more in my art journal, which was a fun experience!)
The first thing to be done for this super cool technique is to "draw" a simple picture with liquid glue.
Well now that you know the secret ingredient, I'll give you the list of supplies for this project.
Heat tool (this is the one I have)
White fabric paint (or acrylic paint)
Optional: acrylic sealer (I got mine at Walmart; I have both matte and gloss, but I used gloss for this.)
I got the bright idea to use a heat tool to dry the glue because 1) It was already sitting out from some other project I don't remember now, and 2) Ain't nobody go time fo' dat! "Dat" being: waiting like thirty. whole. minutes. for the glue to dry. Yeah, um, not gonna happen.
On the edge of my dragonfly piece, I just did a simple squiggly line all around. This is an example of when I probably could have done the glue thicker. You can see that, even after drying with the heat tool, the glue looks pretty flat.
And I got out three bottles of the stuff because...I thought I'd need that much? Well I didn't. I only used one (the matte one, on the left, but it
What picture would you "draw"?
Saturday, January 7, 2017
This post will have a lot of pictures, because I'm showing y'all all the pages I've done so far in my art journal, which is quite a few at this point. For the first three pages, I cut out pictures and words from magazine pages and sort of made a collage on each page. This magazine had so much good stuff to cut out!
How to Make an Inspiration Board, one of the challenges for her Creative Play Challenge. What ha' happe'ed wuas, I wanted to make an inspiration board-type-thing, with a theme of things that make me happy, or things that I love, something along those lines, but I didn't want to make it on a board. What better place to do it, if not on a board, than in an art journal?! I had been thinking about starting one for a while, so this was the perfect opportunity!
Does this make you want to start an art journal?