Oh my! Did I stumble upon an awesome website! It has a marvelous online editor and collage maker with lots of goodies. Check it out www.picmonkey.com it’s kind of like the rhonnadesigns app. I made this collage. It’s a page from my #dylusions journal.
This is a great tutorial on making a watermark. Besides that this is an awesome website to edit pictures and make collages.
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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.