Monday, November 30, 2015
Saturday, November 28, 2015
My watercolor class will conclude it's 3-part series on Monday with making some Christmas cards based on things we have learned (color mixing and control of water) and combining them with some techniques for texture.
Using Brenda Swenson's beginner wc book for our text…we are exploring her preferred textures: Saran plastic wrap (see background on top card), masking fluid (see snow flakes on bottom card), lifting (see moon and snow drifts in second card.
I am using really inexpensive card stock as it actually works better for wet techniques. Because it doesn't like to be taped down, however…we are using stic-tak on the corners of the cards to hold them to our support boards.
I am limiting everyone to one #10 round and one 3/4" flat brush for the cards.
If you look very closely you will see there are Christmas lights in the palm trees (moon glow gel pens). This IS Florida after all.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
So in Jane's online class we are cutting "stencils" with a craft knife…just simple shapes. I am using old magazine pages for this. Every place you see "blue" that is where I cut out a shape. Then you roll out paint on your gelli plate and lay the stencil on it and then place your 8 x 8 paper wherever you want.
So for instance on this one (actually white paper, sorry about the pink tint) the aqua blue and the orange are actually paint. The others are collaged hand painted papers.
On this one the yellow/burnt sienna and the light blue are all painted. The others are collaged hand painted papers.
Mostly we are just "playing" a little with the ideas. We are not working out a lot of details on the collages yet.
Goals for Beginner class II:
drawing negative space (around the outside of the leaf).
mixing color on the paper.
leaving white spaces.
remembering where the light source is.
using water droplets for texture.
scraping for lines (veins)
You can get a lot of information from a small painting.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015
One of the many things we did at Legacy Park at the Zentangle class yesterday. The Christmas card folds at the middle.
The snowman is done on a classic 3.5 tile and then I cut slits in the card to insert the tile so it can be removed later if the recipient wishes to do so. Above are a sample of some other possible borders (there are tons and tons of them, of course.) But these are ones I like especially.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Sunday, November 8, 2015
For the demo in Mt. Dora, FL I decided that for those people who bring a fine line black pen and a pencil, I would demo a book mark. Totally optional. I wanted one that would be simple and not take too much time or have too much explanation. This is not a "class"…just a demo. Here are a few I played with the then decided on the third tangle. "Ing" is the tangle that was introduced at CZT 15 which was my session. So you sort of "bond" with your tangle, ya know?
It is very simple and yet has a very nice look to it. I added a little tipple to balance it with a little organic lines and then did an aura around the whole thing. The wc is just to show people how things change if you add color.
So I cut 50 book marks this weekend and on the back of each I have the information about my DK class in January. Susan thinks we could have as many as 45 people at the demo. So that would be good marketing for the class.
Pretty warm (86) in central FL…overcast this afternoon. After church and lunch, we are now watching the Packer's game. They are down 14 to 27 at the point in the game. Go Pack!
Friday, November 6, 2015
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