Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Creative Jumpstart Day 22

School started today, so I got behind in Creative Jumpstart while I prepped. Today I really enjoyed Nathalie Kalbach's demonstration and snuck a little time on it. I love the result. Such a great idea, collaging a drawing. I love the line I get from the cut edge. Thanks, Nathalie!



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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Creative Jumpstart Day 14

In Rachel Greig's Creative Jumpstart lesson, she talked about using gesso as a kind of resist. I tried painting gesso through a stencil onto paper, and then using India inks over the top. Here's the result.
Neat effect. Thanks for the inspiration, Rachel!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Creative Jumpstart Day 13

Here is my project from Creative Jumpstart, Day 9, inspired by Gwen Lafleur. This one is collaged gelli prints.
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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Creative Jumpstart Day 8

Here is my project from Creative Jumpstart, Day 9, inspired by Diana Trout. I ordered the watercolor ground that she used, so I had to wait to give it a try. There was some bright pink gelli printing on the page before I put the watercolor ground, which you can see through on the painting. Fun project. Thanks Diane!


I love that I now have a way to put watercolor into my junque journal, which has many pages full of leftover acrylic prints. Thanks for looking!

Creative Jumpstart Day 10

Day 10 of Creative Jumpstart was a lesson on Gelli printing by Annie O'Brien Gonzales. I'm a big fan of her work, and I have her book, so I had a flip though for additional inspiration before I got going.  I used a new stencil I just designed and my Gelli plate to make this. Some of it is collaged from Gelli prints on deli paper.
I just bought some Posca paint pens (I blame Andrew Borloz), and used the yellow to draw on the flower. I was tempted to keep drawing all over it, but I thought the better of it.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Creative Jumpstart Day 9

Inspired by Andrea Gomoll's presentation in Creative Jumpstart, I got out the watercolors and painted wet on wet backgrounds. I'll need to watch a few more times before I get what she does, but her textured and sparkly backgrounds got me to at least spatter my little paintings.

These are ATC's to trade with kids in my son's middle school art club.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Creative Jumpstart Day 6 AGAIN

I love this mask-and-pattern technique so much! Today I did another pattern from Lisa Congdon's Pattern class on Creativebug, following Andrew Borloz's inspiring lesson from Creative Jumpstart.

You know the scene in Bridget Jones' Diary, in which she make blue soup? The pattern of the day is Harlequin, but I got some of my pieces backwards, so...
This time, I kept my details a little more under control than on the paisley page. So much fun to do! I either need to use bigger regions, or make some finer detailed stencils.

Thanks for gnikool.