Monday, August 22, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Abstract Mixed Media How To





Happy Creative Heart Monday!!

Today, we're doing an, abstract, mixed media project, using acrylic paint and Gel Press® prints.  I'm using a brayer to apply the paint to an 11" X 14" piece of Bristol Mixed Media paper.

This is similar to the technique that I used last week on Yupo paper.




Supplies

11" X 14" Bristol Mixed Media Paper
8" X 10" Gel Press® Plate
Golden Acrylics - Cerulean Blue Hue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Green Gold, Teal, Quinacridone Magenta, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Titan Buff, Mars Black
Fineline Bottle
Sakura Gellyroll Pen - White
Neocolor II Crayons








Check in later this week.....a follower ask me if I would do a video on drawing faces.  I'm not a expert, but I'm going to show you what I know.  Almost all of what I know about drawing faces was learned by other artists on YouTube or online classes that I've purchased.

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!!

Cyndi

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Trying out Pastels - Abstract Flowers

I ran out of Yupo paper today, so I had to stop the acrylic ink jag that I've been on.  Sooooooooo......I noticed my pastels.  I've had them for a while, but haven't really tried them.

This is what I did.....obviously, I need some practice, but it was fun.










PEACE!!

Cyndi  

Monday, August 15, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Abstract in Acrylic Ink




Happy Creative Heart Monday!

I love, love, love this technique!!!!  I'm really into the acrylic inks and Yupo paper.

I purchased an online class by Jodi Ohl.  I've, actually, bought a few of her classes and I've never been dissappointed.  I have a link to this class at the bottom of this post.

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




Supplies

Yupo paper - 11" X 14"
F&W Daler Rowey Acrylic Ink
Dr. Ph. Martens Acrylic Ink - Magenta, Red
Golden Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Magenta, Green Gold, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold
Neocolor II Crayons
Black Acrylic paint in a Fineliner Bottle
Titanium White Acrylic Paint












Here's the video by Jodi Ohl





Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!!

Cyndi

Saturday, August 13, 2016

New Video on the Gel Press YouTube Channel

I did a quick project today and posted it on the Gel Press YouTube Channel.  Check it out!!





PEACE!!

Cyndi

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Acrylic Ink Abstracts



I am loving these acrylic inks.  I have Dr. Ph. Martens and F&W.  I also used some High Flow Golden Acrylics.  The scribbly writing was black paint in a Fineliner bottle.

I can't wait to do more tomorrow!!!!















PEACE!!

Cyndi

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Mixed Media Tray DIY How To

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Happy Creative Heart Monday!!

Today, we are transforming a plain, thrift store, tray into a mixed media art piece with
Gel Press prints.  If you would like to see the "Gel Press printing" portion of the video in "real time" click here!

Here we go....




Supplies

12" X 14" Gel Press Plate
Glass Bottomed Tray
Canso Bristol Mixed Media Paper
Matte DecouPage
American Paint - Titanium White, Chiffon Blue, Bahama Blue, Peacock Blue
Golden Fluid Acrylics - Ultramarine Blue, Phaylo Turqouis, Green Gold
Liquitex Basics - Mars Black
Stencils
Miscellaneous Mark Making tools
Black Faber-Castell Pitt Pen
Black Charcoal Pencil
Interior Semi-Gloss Paint - Teal
If you would like to see a "real time" version of the printmaking, check out the link
at the bottom of the YouTube video.











Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!!

Cyndi

Monday, August 1, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Mixed Media Wall Coat Rack





Happy Creative Heart Monday!!

I went to the thrift store last week, looking for canvases, and found this, wall-mounted, coat rack.  The panel popped out, so it was easy to "mixed media" it up a little.




If you would like to see the video in "real time", click here.


Supplies

Coat Rack
Liquitex White Gesso
Book Pages and Ephemera
Matte DecouPage
Golden - Quinacidone Magenta, Teal, Cerulean Blue, Green Gold, Primary Magenta, Permanent Rose, 
Americana - Titanium White, Bahama Blue, Blue Chiffon, Sage Green, Titan Buff, Black
Fineliner Bottle
Miscellaneous Stencils
Gel Press Prints
Black Faber-Castell Pitt Pen
White Sakura Gellyroll Pen
Black Charcoal Pencil
Black Oil Pastel





Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!!

Cyndi