Monday, April 25, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Black Eyed Susans and Phlox

Happy Creative Heart Monday!!

My husband picked some wildflowers on the side of the road.  The colors were so beautiful.  I wanted to try to paint them.  As you know, I usually do not just use paint.....but, I gave it a shot!!

List of Supplies

8" X 8" wooden panel
White Liquitex Gesso
Liquitex Basics - Cadmium Orange, Red, Cadmium Yellow
Masters Touch - Light Purple Hue
Golden Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Magenta, Green Gold
Golden Glass Bead Gel
Black Faber-Castell Pen
White Gellyroll pen

At the end, I still wasn't happy with the painting, so I outlined all of the flowers, very loosely, with a black pen.....and, added a few highlights with a white pen.

Have a wonderful Monday and a great week!



Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Celebrating Earth Day with Gel Press™ Blog Hop

Welcome to the Gel Press™ Earth Day Blog Hop!  We want to encourage you to reuse and recycle with Gel Press.  Have you thought of making Gel Press™ Prints on old maps?  What about old Christmas cards or even magazines?  Hop around and see what our designers have come up with for this hop.  We will be giving away a prize again for the comments on the Gel Press™ Blog, listing what your favorite project was and why.  We will accept comments from April 20 - April 24.  The winner will be announced April 25th on our Facebook Page and on Gel Press™ Junkies FB page!  Good Luck!

Here's my Earth Day piece.

Of course, the first thing that I needed were some Gel Press™ prints.  I used my 8" round Gel Press™ plate.

Added a few dabs of acrylic paint - Teal, Blue, White, and off white. 
(all paint - Americana by DecoArt)

Spread them out with the brayer.

and,.....made a "pull" for the land.

I used green and metallic copper.

Brayered it out.

and.....made a "pull"

I used a 10" X 10" pre-gessoed canvas for the project.  It's hard to see here, but I brushed out some white and off-white onto the canvas.

Then, I did a little stenciling with some purple, teal, off white, and raw umber.

Pushed the stenciling back a little bit by using my scraper and gesso to create a "veil".

Now....all of those Gel Press™ print scraps

Cut out 12 little people.

Now, don't laugh....these are my continents.

Because, I never measure, I realized that my "Earth" was too big for my canvas, so I cut out the appropriate size, (I forgot to take a picture of my "cut out" earth, but look how cool the rest of the earth looks....I can use it in another piece of art)

Adhered continents to the earth, then the earth to the canvas, along with all of my little people.  I also decided that I needed something else, so I found a quote by Albert Einstein - "Embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty".  I wrote the words, cut them out, then sketched around them with a black pen and adhered them to the canvas.  Everything was attached to the canvas with matte medium.

Now, hop on over to the next post!!

Cyndi - You are here!!

That's it.  Happy Earth Day!!!!



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Textured "Circle" Painting

 I took an online class by Tracey Verduga.  I loved the class.  One of the segments was about texture.  I painted a canvas, using textured papers, latchhook rug mesh, molding paste, and drywall tape.  I worked with and worked with it and just couldn't make it look like anything.  So...........I painted over it.

Here's was happened!

List of Supplies

14"X 18" canvas panel
Miscellaneous textured paper
Golden Molding Paste
Drywall tape
Latchhook rug mesh
Golden Gel Medium (to adhere paper, etc.)
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint - Violet
Master's Touch Paint - Light Violet
Liquitex White Gesso
Charcoal Pencil
Black Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker

It just goes to show that you never know what will happen when you start a painting.



Monday, April 18, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Gel Press Prints and Hot Glue Mirror

Happy Monday to all of you Creative Hearts!!

I'm still into the hot glue gun.....can't seem to put it down.  Today, I'm "beautifying" the frame of a mirror.  I just love the way the hot glue, Gel Press prints, and dark paint come together to create such a "rich" look.

Here we go.....

List of Supplies

Framed mirror from craft store (I purchased mine at Michaels)
Americana Acrylic Craft Paint
8" X 10" Gel Press Plate
Plain white copy paper
Foamies Foam Stamps
Dollar Store dart board for texture
Decou-Page Matte
Black Liquitex Gesso
Inka Gold Metallic Paste - Copper and Green
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint - Carbon Black and Brown

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week!!



Monday, April 11, 2016

Gel Press Post - Wildflowers

Check out my post today on the Gel Press™ blog!!  It's a "step-by-step" tutorial on how I created this, mixed media, piece.

Check back tomorrow and I will have a video of how I made this little piece.

Also......check out the creations from the other members of the Gel Press™ Creative Design Team!!



Creative Heart Monday - Big Mixed Media Flowers

Happy Monday to all of you Creative Hearts!!

Today, it's bright, colorful flowers using Gel Press prints, Faber-Castell Gelatos, Big Brush Markers and a few other things.

I hope that you like we go!

List of Supplies

8" by 10" wooden panel
Black Liquitex Gesso
Golden Molding Paste
White Liquitex Gesso
Black Micron Pigma Brush Pen
Faber-Castell Gelatos - Purple, Pink, Orange, White
Faber-Castell Big Brush markers
Black Charcoal Pencil
Gel Press prints

Check out my new Facebook Group - Mixed Media Passion.  It you would like to share your art, this is the place.  If you would like to look at other people's art......this is also the place. 

I have another video that I will be putting up tomorrow.  It's a piece that I created for Gel Press.  You can check out the "step-by-step" post on the Gel Press Blog right now.

And, last but not least, one of my followers won the Gel Press Blog Hop Giveaway.  Congratulations, Susan, for winning the round Gel Press Plate.  You will have hours of fun!!!!!!!

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.



Monday, April 4, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Shapes in Sienna and Green

Happy Monday to all of you Creative Hearts!

Today, I'm changing it up a little flowers, no circles (OK maybe a few), and different colors....for me.

I did a post/video for Gel Press last week.  It was all squares and circles that ended up looking like stained, of course, I called it "Stained Glass".  If you haven't seen it....check it out!  That piece put me in a "geometic mood".

The only materials used were my Gel Press prints, Decou-Page, and a black charcoal pencil.

So,,,,here we go.......

hanging on my kitchen wall

By the way, I started a Facebook Group - Mixed Media Passions.  I only have a few members, so far. Sign up.......I would love for you to share your art on my page.  (but, you don't have to feel obligated to post anything....just enjoy the work of others).

Also, please SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel!!

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week!