Thursday, July 24, 2014

More Inspiration and Supplies

 It's been rainy & cold here in Eastern WA these past couple of days.
As much as I don't like the cold, my dogs don't seem to mind and still want their walk.
We usually head up to the airport.

 It's seems like a dry wasteland at first, but there so much when you really look.
Even the sagebrush can make for a good quick sketch.

Industrial steampunk treasure

I want this so bad, but it's embedded in the concrete!

And the booty...
Pre-rusted and ready to go.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Crackle and Embossing Powder

Some results from yesterday's (and today's) madness.
I sprinkled embossing powder onto wet crackle paint, waited for it to start to dry and then hit it with my heat gun.
It worked really well for the texture I was trying to achieve--a steampunk background.


I did get some lifting, but I noticed some of that happening on areas that I didn't heat.  Very likely that the lifting was caused by the many layers of gelatos, tissue, gesso, oil pastels, ink, etc. caused the flakiness. 
To keep the texture and stop the paint from actually flaking off I'm going to put a coat of mod-podge over it.
That should be nice and messy!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Method or Complete Madness

 It was clean just two days ago,
but then I sat down and the madness ensued.
If you look carefully, though, there is a bit of method hidden in there.

 Hopefully, there will be some finished product in the end.
If not, my hands are covered in inks and gesso and I couldn't be happier.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lake Zen and Art Supply

 Warm, but windy.
A great day to hit the lake, zen with the birds and gather some sticks.


 Our booty:

Friday, July 11, 2014

Me and Daily Life Project. Daily Life Project and Me.

Like many, I started keeping a daily calendar with the Daily Life Project gals at Art to the 5th.

I bought a calendar at our local bookstore, took the cover off and personalized it using the same technique as this art journal.

I was going to be organized (I'm terrible about dates), I was going to art journal more regularly, I was going to follow directions...

And I did, at first.
I added my tip-ins, I followed the challenges, I even remembered to write in a few appointments and remember them.

Then I went berzerker and made it my own.
I paste pictures that I like.
Sometimes I end up with a theme of sorts.
I doodle.
I try out new products.
Giving my gelatos here.
I write menus, save tags and sleeves.
I talk to myself.
 I decorate weeks that haven't even occurred yet.
Isn't that Bear and squirrel card AWESOME!?!

Sometimes I even look up and complete the challenges, I just do it in my own way.

I think the  Art to the 5th Artists would appreciate my using their project as an outline and letting it be a jumping off point for me.

They seem pretty cool like that.

And I do thank them for getting me started on my messiness.
It has helped me to be more creative, not organized so much, but I take full credit for that!


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