Monday, 29 April 2013

Online classes

It's been far too long since I blogged.  I've had some time away from work and I have taken part in an online webinar and I have also downloaded some online art classes.  I'm really looking forward to getting to watch the classes and hope to get round to that tomorrow.  I'll be posting up some recent work too.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Drawing Faces - first attempts

Drawing is not something that I have ever been able to master.  I really want to be able to draw a basic face to put into my art journal now that I am using it more regularly.  I have been following jennibellie on her blogspot and on youtube also.  She did a great tutorial on drawing girls faces and thought that I'd like to give it a go.  In her Etsy shop, it is possible to buy 'Creative Juice' a zine that goes through step by step drawing faces.

So you can see my first two attempts - I was pleasantly surprised that what I had produced resembled faces and I'm actually pretty pleased with them.  

I printed out the zine for future use and to keep reminding me to practice.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Love - journal page

Over the past couple of days I have been working on a new journal page.  The first photo shows my page prepped with white gesso and then the long wait for it to dry . . . . . .

The second photo shows a background which I have sponged on with dye-based ink

Here in the third photo I have stamped with two different stamps using the same dye-based ink

Using a stencil, I have added white gesso fairly thickly to create textured hearts
To give the hearts depth, I have traced around them with silver Gelato and smudged it with my fingers

Here is the finished page to which I have added my heart with homemade bling on from a few weeks ago and a quote 'Where there is love, there is life' (Gandhi)

Below are a couple of close up photos showing the lovely texture going on