Monday, January 16, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Pink Watercolor Face



Happy Creative Heart Monday!

Today, I'm painting another face with watercolor.  For years, watercolor was my nemesis. I found this product terrifying.  However, a few hundred Christy Sobelewski videos later, I'm, fearlessly, opening that watercolor palette, spritzing those paints, and applying brush to paper.

Here we go.................



Supplies

Canson XL Watercolor Paper 11" X 15"
Daniel Smith Watercolors
QOR Watercolors 
Prismacolor Pencils
Fineline Bottle 
Liquitex Black Acrylic
Daler Rowney System 3 Titanium White
Painters Tape











If you are an art journaller, or would like to start, check out Art Journal JAZZ.  The first video went up on the 12th and the next video will be up on January 26th.

On January 20th, the first Inspiration from the GREATS! video will be uploaded.

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!

Cyndi


Monday, January 9, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Acrylic Whimsical Face - "Woman"




Happy Creative Heart Monday!!

Today, I'm painting a whimsical face, but I'm using a new technique (new to me, at least).  I saw Christy Sobelewski use this technique in her, online, class - Painted Faces 2.  I can imagine so many uses for this.  It's very easy....just acrylic paint and dishwashing liquid.  But, you end up with a rainbow of colors.

I did have a little mishap while recording this video.  While applying the third layer to the hair, I knocked over the bottle and was unable to show the entire process on that layer.  However, it's exactly like the first two hair layers, so you're not missing anything pertinent.

Here we go............



Supplies

Strathmore Bristol Mixed Media Paper
Daler Rowney System 3-Titan Buff
Daler Rowney System 3-Flesh Tint
Daler Rowney System 3 Titanium White
Daler Rowney System 3-Neon Pink
Daler Rowney System 3 Cadmium Red Deep
Daler Rowney System 3 Cadmium Yellow
Daler Rowney System 3 Cyan Process Blue
DecoMedia Paynes Gray
DecoMedia Burnt Umber
Prismacolor Pencils
Winsor & Newton Masking Fluid
White Sakura Gellyroll Pen
Any kind of dishwashing liquid (dish soap)







Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

Peace!

Cyndi

Monday, January 2, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Small Abstract - Smooth



Happy Creative Heart Monday and Happy New Year!

This week, I wanted to try out a new technique that I saw on YouTube......turpentine.  So, as you will see, I tried it, but the results were not as dramatic as I had expected.  Oh well....I'll try it again sometime.

Here we go......................






Supplies

10" X 10" wooden panel
Black, red, and gold gesso
Acrylic Paint
Turpentine
Small Rocks
Molding Paste







Have a great Monday and a wonderful week!

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, December 26, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Curvy Collage Box





                                                Happy Creative Heart Monday!

I hope that everyone is enjoying their holiday season!  My husband and I had a wonderful Christmas dinner, yesterday, with my parents, sister and brother-in-law, nephew and his girlfriend, and my niece and grand-niece.

I'll be honest with you about this project.....it's not one of my best.  My life has been a little chaotic. We've lost two family members over the past couple weeks and it's been hard to feel creative.

But....here's what we have.......



Supplies

Wooden Box  this link is to a different box...I found the curvy box at Joanns
Decorative Papers
Mod Podge
Black Pen
Metallic Acrylic Paint
Black Tattered Angel High Impact Paint









I'll be sending out information this week regarding my two new video projects for 2017......Art Journaling Jazz and Inspiration from the Greats.

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week!!  Happy New Year!

PEACE

Cyndi

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Holiday Star with Gel Press Prints





Check out my holiday project on Gel Press®.  I used my 5" X 7" Gel Press® plate to make papers for a star, that I adhered to a 6" X 6" canvas.



Check out the video!!











There are lots of other holiday videos on the Gel Press® YouTube Channel.

Also, remember to visit my YouTube Channel for tutorials, short how-to's, and more.

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, December 19, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Mixed Media Project - Imagine



Happy Creative Heart Monday!

I went to New York last weekend and we visited the John Lennon Memorial in Central Park - Strawberry Fields.  It's right across the street from the Dakota - where John Lennon lived and, tragically died.

Here's my mixed media piece - Imagine.........












Have a great Monday and a wonderful week!

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, December 5, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Flower Garden







Happy Creative Heart Monday!


Today, we're doing a mixed media project, using handmade stamps and the Gel Press plate.  I'm using the Gel Press plate, mainly, as a stamp pad.

Here we go...........









Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!

Cyndi