Monday, August 17, 2015

DecoArt Media Interference Paints

Heelllllooooo!!! It seems like I, well not seems like, WAS away for most of the summer except for a pop in here and there. I've been blogging long enough to know it ebbs and flows like that, for me at least. 
So lets get on with the flow part! 
I've been working on some mixed media ATC's with whimsy girls on them. I usually just use the Media Line Acrylics on the backgrounds after getting the girls painted with Americana paints. (if you don't have those stores local they can also be purchased online).
But I was sitting there looking at them at thinking I am doing the same ol', same ol'. 

I decided to see how the DecoArt Media Interference Paints looked over flat black American acrylics. 

Here's the interference paints I played with:

It seems I am missing Gold and Turquoise! *gasp* I will have to remedy that ASAP! ;)
Here are shots of how awesome they look over black:

And if you think those look awesome you should see them in person! Every way you tilt them you get a different color shift. I can't wait to find more ways to play with these gems of a product! 

As always, thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you soon =0)

Monday, August 10, 2015

no post, just reclaiming for Bloglovin'

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Did this many moons ago but for some reason my blog isn't claimed?? no biggie, but just ignore this post! I hope to have some art coming to you very soon! Once school starts I am hoping to get my life back to "normal" (whatever that is!) 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Exciting News!

We just returned from a two week vacation to visit my mom in Florida and had a blast! Nothing makes me happier than swimming and being at the beach. We did both, a LOT! 
The topper though was to come home to catch up on emails and find one that was especially amazing! I have been invited to be on the DecoArt Media Design Team!! I couldn't be more thrilled! If you've followed my blog then you know I am a huge fan of their products including both the Americana paints and the Media Line Fluid Acrylics. I especially like to incorporate both on a page or canvas to have that play of transparency and opaque matte on the same piece. Here's a few examples of previous work:

I hope you will head over to the DecoArt Mixed Media Blog. While you are there make sure to sign up for the newsletter and click on the links to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Thanks for swinging by and I hope to bring you some inspiring projects in the very near future =0)

Monday, June 29, 2015

A New Challenge

My girlfriend Sandy has a new website and brand new monthly challenge. Since this is my very first post done on my phone I'll keep these brief ( otherwise autocomplete will add something I never intended).
I was late to the June party but here's my entry:

Friday, June 19, 2015

Font Play

Hi guys and dolls! Sometimes I have episodes that keep me from my art space. During those times I create what I call "Armchair Art". I know I'm not alone, it's just a fact as we age that we have some good days and some not so good days. But unless I am so sick I cannot lift my head (thank the Lord that rarely happens!) I still have the desire to create. That's when a good sketchbook project comes in handy. A lot of the time I just spend it sketching, period. I recently came across this guest spot by Megan Wells (aka Makewells) on Alisa Burkes blog She mentioned in one of the posts (be sure to read the whole series, it's Wonderful!!) that creative lettering is more like drawing than calligraphy. That was a serious AHA moment for me! So I grabbed my cheap composition book with graph paper and started practicing! I have no idea why I started with C but now I've decided to work through the alphabet.

Most of them I sketched out in pencil first, then went over with pen (I'm using Microns) and then erased my pencil lines.  Be sure to check out Megan's own website as well If you decide to play along be sure to use Megan's hashtag  #redefinecreativelettering. 
I'll be posting them on Instagram. If you are on IG look me up (link in sidebar). I'd love to see what you are up to as well =0)
As always, thanks for stopping by and happy arting!