Monday, January 8, 2018

Creative Heart Monday - Mixed Media Panel - There is Beauty



Happy Creative Heart Monday!

I'm getting ready for another art festival on February 18th, so I working on inventory.  I'm creating 2 pieces today on MDF panels.  Lots of color, lots of layers.

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



Supplies

8" X 8" MDF panels
Miscellaneous paper
Golden Gloss Gel Medium
Acrylic Paint
FW Daler Rowney Acrylic Ink
Bombay India Ink
Black Charcoal Pencil
Gellyroll White Pen
Stencils
Mark-making utensils
Fineline Bottles








If you need MDF panels, I have them for sale in my Etsy Shop.

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!

Cyndi

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Creative Heart Monday - Mixed Media using Citra Solv Papers



Happy Creative Heart Monday!

I started one of my regular, mixed media pieces and I was going to use gel prints or my painted papers, but........................I decided to make some Citra Solv papers.  I haven't made any Citra Solv papers in several years, so it was something new to do.  I made two videos.....one showing how I make my Citra Solv papers, here........................and then today's project.




Supplies

8" X 8" MDF panel
Liquitex White Gesso
Acrylic Paint - Blue, Teal, White
Citra Solv collage paper
Matte Mod Podge
Faber Castel Big Brush Marker




You can find MDF panels for sale in my etsy shop!

I hope that everyone have a very happy holiday.  Let's make 2018 a wonderful year....with lots of art, lots of time with friends, and lots of making peace with whatever comes our way!

Cyndi

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Rise!



Happy Creative Heart Monday!

I'm really loving my new MDF panels.  It's so easy to, smoothly, adhere paper to them.  So, here's another piece on a panel.

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




Supplies

8" X 8" MDF panel
Handmade paper
Gel Prints
Acrylic Paint
FW Daler Rowney Acrylic Inks
Bombay India Ink
Matte Mod Podge
Black Charcoal Pencil
Black Archival Pen
Stencils







If you are looking for MDF panels, I'm selling them on my Etsy site now.  I, currently, have three different sizes, but will have more soon.

Also, this piece is for sale in my Etsy store!

Thanks for watching.

PEACE

Cyndi

Monday, December 18, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Quick Mixed Media on Wooden Panel



Happy Creative Heart Monday!

Today I'm creating a quick, mixed media, piece of an 8" X 8" wooden panel.  I'm using some of the new papers that I just bought.

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



Supplies

8" X 8" MDF panel
Collage papers
Matte Mod Podge
White Gesso
Acrylic Paint
Paint Pens
Stencils
Black charcoal pencil








If you are interested in purchasing mdf panels, I'll be selling them on my website soon in various sizes.

Check out my Etsy store.  There's still time to for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, December 4, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Rock Technique




Happy Creative Heart Monday!

There are so many talented artists on YouTube.  I just found another one.  Girda Lipski is a wonderful artist from Germany and she has lots of greats videos.  I found her accidentally and she reminded me of several techniques that I tried years ago, but haven't used in a while.

In this video, I'm using thin, crumpled, paper to make rocky mountain shapes.

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


Supplies

11" X 15" Canson Watercolor paper
Blue painters tape
Matte Mod Podge
Acrylic Paint - Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber, Brilliant Purple, Permanent Blue Light, Paynes Grey, and Titanium White
Golden Acrylic Glazing Medium







Next Monday I will be out of town, but I am going to try to put up a few short videos on Facebook from New York City.

Check out my Etsy Shop for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers!

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, November 27, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Larger Very Colorful Abstract



Happy Creative Heart Monday!

I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Today I'm working on a 24" X 24" canvas and using every color under the sun.  I just let loose with this one and was actually pretty happy with the results.

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



Supplies

24" X 24" Canvas
Miscellaneous scrap paper
Acrylic paint
FW Daler Rowney Acrylic Inks
Bombay India Inks
Matte Mod Podge
Black Charcoal Pencil
Fineline Bottle









Thank you so much for watching.  Check out my Etsy Store and give the gift of art this holiday.  I have lots of little stocking stuffers and will be adding more every day.

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, November 20, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Leap of Faith (Trying Acrylic Pouring Again)




Happy Creative Heart Monday!

I love watching other artists created beautiful poured pieces.  However, I've just never had good luck with mine.  I don't know if it's the paint.....the ratio of mediums to paint.....or what!

Never one to give up easily, I'm giving it another try.  In the past, I've used the "dirty pour" method.....dropping each paint color mix in one large cup, the turning it over on the canvas.  This time, I'm just slinging the paint around and swiping it here and there.

As you will see, I did actually manage to get some cells this time.  My colors leave a lot to be desired, but I just might have the mixture down.

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




Supplies

24" X 24"canvas
Two 8" X 8" canvases
Miscellaneous craft paints
Floetrol
Silicone
Miscellaneous items to move paint around











Check out my Etsy Shop.  I've just listed a lot of new pieces that would make perfect holiday gifts for friends, family, teachers, and co-workers.  There are many small, stocking stuffer, pieces!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Enjoy your friends and family.......and......try not to talk about politics. LOL.

PEACE!

Cyndi