Monday, March 26, 2018

Creative Heart Monday - Abstract Background How To



Happy Creative Heart Monday!

Today, I'm doing something a little different.  I'm not painting a "finished" piece.

Many times, I use painted papers, that I create myself, to incorporate into my art.  Sometimes these are created on the Gel Press plate and sometimes I go a little further.....adding inks, etc.

In this video, I'm making a new background/collage paper on 18" X 24" mixed media paper.  When I'm finished with this background, I will scan it so that I can print out parts to use as background on my mdf panels or collage pieces.

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



Supplies

18" X 24" mixed media paper
acrylic paint
Gel Press prints
handmade paper
gel medium
FW Daler Rowney Acrylic Inks
Bombay India Inks
Stencils
Fineline Bottles filled with black and white paint
Alcohol
Ranger Distress Ink






Check out my Etsy store.  I've added a lot of new items!

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, March 19, 2018

Creative Heart Monday - Art for Dog Lovers!




Happy Creative Heart Monday!

Today I'm working on two pieces at once.  Small plaques with doggie quotes.  You know that I usually have lots and lots of color, but today I'm sticking with gold, white, and black.

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



Supplies

6" X 6" mdf panel
Miscellaneous papers
Acrylic Paint
Stencils
Rubber Stamp
Fineline Bottles filled with acrylic paint - black and white








These piece are for sale here!  I've also added quite a few new pieces to my Etsy store.

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, March 12, 2018

Creative Heart Monday - "Friends" Mixed Media on Wood



Happy Creative Heart Monday!

It's been a long time, but I finally got around to making a video!!  The past month has been filled with art festivals and preparing for art festivals.  Today, I'm doing a little mixed media piece on a wooden panel.  This piece is for sale in my Etsy store, as well as, several other similar pieces.

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




Supplies

6" X 6" X 1/2" mdf panel
Miscellaneous papers
Acrylic Paint
Dr. PH Martens Bombay Ink
FW Daler Rowney Acrylic Ink
Handmade stencil
Graphite pencil
Faber-Castell Black Pen
Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers





Thanks so much for watching!!  I'll try to get back on track.

Check out all of the new things that I've added to my Etsy store.  I'm also happy to take special orders!

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, January 29, 2018

Creative Heart Monday - Easy to Make Colorful Frig Magnets



Happy Creative Heart Monday!

As I've mentioned in prior posts, I will have a booth at VegFest on February 17th, so I'm working on my inventory.

These magnets are super easy and very fun to make.  Here we go.......................




Supplies

2 1/2 inch wooden pieces
Roll of magnet strip
Acrylic Paint - your favorite colors
FW Daler Rowney Acrylic Ink - various colors
Golden Molding Paste
Stencils
Black Gesso
White Gesso
Gold Paint Pen
Black Faber Castell Pen
Glossy Spray Sealer
Black and White paint in a Fineline Bottle
Rubber Stamps











These magnets are also "for sale" in my Etsy store, as well as some other magnets and paintings from Creative Heart Monday.

ATTENTION ARTISTS - I have MDF panels in a variety of sizes in my Etsy store.  I enclose a sawtooth hanger with each panel, so that you can choose whether you would like to hang it on the wall or display your art on a decorative easel.

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week!

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, January 22, 2018

Creative Heart Monday - My Vegan Kitchen Mixed Media Panel



Happy Creative Heart Monday!

I'm still working on pieces for VegFest  As I mentioned last week, I'm not a vegetarian or vegan but I'm making art that they might like.  Maybe one day I'll get brave and say "no" to fish and cheese.  My diet consists, largely, of beans and rice.....but I like fish and a little chicken sometimes.  Frankly, I can't believe that I still eat chicken since I have the sweetest little chicken as a pet and it makes me sick to think about people raising them to kill.  I can't even get rid of the little field mice in the chicken coop because I'm afraid that if I move them, they will be murdered by a cat or fox.

Anyway, here we go.............................



Supplies

8" X 8" MDF Panel
Liquitex White Gesso
Miscellaneous acrylic paint
FW Daler Rowney Acrylic Inks
Stencils
Rubber Stamps
Black Charcoal pencil
White acrylic paint in a Fineline bottle
Black Pigma Micron pen







I have MDF panels, in various sizes, available in my Etsy store.

This painting is also for sale in my Etsy shop!

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!

Cyndi

Friday, January 19, 2018

Creative Heart Monday...on Friday - Fiber Paste Chicken!





Happy Creative Heart Monday (sort of)

Honestly, I created this video on time, but then my computer decided to act up and I couldn't get it loaded on YouTube.  It's always something, isn't it?  Anyway, on February 17th, I'll be participating in VegFest, so I'm working on some pieces that might appeal to vegans and vegetarians.

I've always wanted to be a vegetarians, but I can't seem to stay away from fish (and the occassional meatball).

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



Supplies

6" X 6" mdf panel
Golden Fiber Paste
FW Daler Rowney Acrylic Ink
Bombay India Inks
White Gesso
Miscellaneous acrylic paint for flowers
Golden Gloss Gel Medium
Paint Pens
White Gellyroll Pen
Black Pitt Pen







If you are interested in mdf panels, I have them available in several sizes in my Etsy store and am also able to get custom sizes.

Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!

PEACE.

Cyndi