Yesterday I received my Amazon order. I ordered some super fun stuff such as a Martha Stewart acrylic satin paints set, 4 dylusions ink sprays (crushed grape, vibrant turquoise, fresh lime & pure sunshine), a white sharpie poster paint marker and 2 books. My Creative Journal Journey by Dyan Reaveley and Creative Doodling & Beyond by Stephanie Corfee. Both are truly awesome and filled with techniques and exercises. I love love love them.
I’ve been using the sprays first in my dylusions journal but don’t really like the way the paper handles it. I think I need to gesso the page first. It soaks right through the paper. On another part of the page I used the Martha Stewart acrylics and after that dried I sprayed some ink on it and that worked out fine. So definitely need to either gesso first or slap on some acrylics.
Anyone know of a journal that doesn’t need to be prepped with gesso first and has smooth paper? Something like the Langton hot pressed paper. I’ve been doing some research on the Strathmore 500 mixed media and watercolor journals but I’m not sure about them. I bought the visual journals and don’t like them at all. The paper is too bumpy and I have to gesso them first.
But back to the supplies. I still have a couple of items on my wish list of course hahaha. Seems there’s always something I want to try. For now on my ASAP wish list I have a storage cart, something like what a hairdresser uses (the thing with wheels LOL). I’ve seen it for sale right here in Suriname so that’s a definite plus. So I’ll get that Monday.
Furthermore I’m very busy reading. I’m reading a couple of books. Proof of heaven, the Immortals (series), Creative Doodling & Beyond (plus doing the exercises), Doodles Unleashed and Studios Magazine. Love them all. I have to switch between them because they are all pretty intense. Proof of heaven is about NDE’s (Near death experiences) and requires a lot of concentration to really get what he’s writing about. So when I need some relaxed reading I switch to the Immortals which is about teenagers and high school etc. etc. And then of course the all-time favorites; the art books. So many amazing techniques. Seems there’s no limit there. At least for me. I still find new stuff daily.
I’ve been making backgrounds in my lovely dylusions journal. It’s a wonderful journal to work in. It handles liquids very well. I do use gesso sometimes when I want my water-soluble crayons to dilute smoother.
Here are a couple of backgrounds I made recently. I find that when I’m done with a background I don’t want to “ruin” it with text LOL.
A couple more.
These are all works in progress (wips).
Laying in my hammock I just realised I live in paradise. I absolutely positively love it here. The space, the being surrounded by loved ones and feeling secure is priceless. It took a while to get here but I can definitely say i’ve found my happy place.
Seems it takes a lot of falling down to finally stand strong. Practice makes perfect right.
Have a great week everyone!
I’ve been busy in my dylusions journal. I like it a lot especially the size of the paper and the envelope on the inside of the cover for ephemera etc. It also has a lot of pages so that’s great. The moleskine is a great art journal too but it doesn’t have a lot of paper. Too bad and it’s quite expensive.
I made a page with tombows, aquamarkers, neocolor 2′s, stamps, gesso and a stencil I made this morning. I will be making more stencils. I love them.
Here is the page I made.
Hello peeps! Here I am again after a looooong time LOL. I’ve been very busy (with the Xbox hihihi). Terrible thing. Took up all my creative time. Had fun though but I’m back to the artsy stuff.
I was browsing the web for inspiration and came across the blog of the wonderful Roben Marie. I love her colorful art. She has a page with videos of how she made some of her pages. This is the link http://www.robenmarie.com/tutorials-new/ and just wanted to share with you guys. I’m also getting inspiration from the book Doodles Unleashed by Traci Bautista. She makes also lovely colorful art. It’s a great book.
And still doing the Paint & Chronicle workshop by Suzi Blu and Lifebook 2013. I must admit I haven’t been very active on Lifebook because I don’t have a good artspace yet. I just sit in the livingroom and am too lazy most of the time to gather my stuff from boxes and then putting it all back when I’m done. It doesn’t help with the inspiration of doing a page. So i’m thinking of rearranging everything so I can have my supplies close by. Probably using the empty avon boxes for now. They’re a good size and have lids so I can stack them. Any tips would be much appreciated.
But for now this is what I’ll do and I’ll be back with some pics soon. Have a great weekend everyone!