Sunday, January 25, 2015

A bunch of art stuff

  I've got a little catch up to do ha ha I got some stuff I keep forgetting to post about so here it is I'll start of with lino cuts..
I made this fish stamp awhile back and keep forgetting to post him

Here is the actual stamp, the fish is cut from a speedball speedy stamp block and the hi is cut from an eraser.
I just cut out this hawk from an actual linolium block yesterday..
a hawk lino cut

Here is the print the quote is from Shakespeare and says "when the wind is southerly I can tell a hawk from a handsaw"
The hawk is actually my first real lino cut from a linoleum block rather than the pink eraser like material, it was interesting definitely not as easy to cut and a bit crumbly you had to be a lot more careful not to cut to much away. I'm pretty happy with the result I think not perfect but an okay first try! I think round two will be along shortly ha ha!
   Next I'll share what I got and made from January's Pigment and Palette box...
Here is what I got a white krink paint pen, silver acrylic paint from kroma, a trekell paint brush and "the masters" brush cleaner, which is great by the way I have a large one on my kitchen window sill that I use to clean my brushes.
Here is what I made with the added help of a black acrylic paint pen from a previous art snacks box. The silver paint was really amazing I've never used a metallic paint that was actually totally opaque before it really amazed me.

Let's see what's next right some ATC's for swapbot...
First of this is for a "deep sea creature swap" it's a fanfin angler fish

Here is actually the first one I did but I liked it on the balck so that's the one I sent it is done with conte crayons pastels and charcoal
Next is a Map ATC swap for 2 ATC's
This one is conte crayons and I used a bit of gesso I tinted so I could write a quote on the map otherwise it won't show up.

This one was a lot of fun I used a inka dinka doo stamp of birds in flight which I colored with a pen and I used a stamp for the letters and went over them with clear embossing powder. I also stamped over the map with a handwriting stamp and brown ink.
And last of all I started useing a smash book as kind of an experimental mixed media sketch book of sorts and here is what's going on with that...

you may recognize the homemade fish stamp from above

my favorite made with a bamboo pen, brown ink and pencil crayon

So that's that, thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Some ATC's

 Hi there,
I was watching some YouTube videos the other day and one of my favorite youtubers is hosting an ATC swap here is the video if your interested in joining.The swap is for 10 to 15 ATC's (you get back what you send) and you have to have your ATC's there by the 7th of February. Anyway I thought I would share what I came up with...
A frog prince ATC


A fishy

This was the first one I made snail mail is the best!

A lovely pigeon, image courtesy of the graphics fairy

a sort of zentangle doodle

Of course a mushroom or 2 will always make it into anything I do where I can make whatever I want ha ha
Furry companions for the win

a crow done with acrylic paint pens

dream, image from the graphics fairy again I actually made 16 so I think this one might not make the cut it's a bit to simple I think.

a queen bee

a fish

of course an octopi

trolls make me smile

and another octopi
and another mushroom
I also made an extra ATC for Mark if you watch his videos you'll know he has a thing for doll heads so I made this..
I think it turned out out but I might actually try again and see if I can do better
I also did a lino and eraser print card...
The fish is a stamp I cut from a lino block the hi is cut from an eraser
and I just joined a swap on swapbot for a blindfolded ATC it was even harder than I thought it would be here is what I got from that...
The most beautiful ATC ha ha
So the plan for this ATC was to do an ombre kind of background in acrylic paint then stamp a octopus in the top middle with good luck underneath (just because good luck seemed fitting ha ha) then I wanted to draw a border around the outside, then I took off my blindfold and I decided it needed a bit more so I added the rhinestone and used a gel pen to make a bow tie and added the washi tape which was supposed to be parallel with the sides. That was the plan ha ha it's hard to do crafts blindfolded! Oh ya I also tried to color the octopus and good luck with pencil crayon!
     Well that's it for now thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year and the first ArtSnacks of 2015

Hi there and happy new year! I just got my first artsnacks box of 2015 today. It has a lot of cool stuff and here is what I made with the supplies...

The colors I got this time are very soft pastel shades, I really like them and all the supplies where really nice to work with.
A photo of the supplies for anyone who is interested
 I was really happy to get this box today and just spend the day relaxing with some art. I unfortunately started off the new year with tummy troubles and have been felling pretty awful the last few days, I'm felling a lot better today and this really helped art is so soothing to me. Oh well I suppose when you start the new year felling terrible it can only get better right from there ha ha!
   Anyway Happy New Year, I hope yours started out a bit better than mine, and thanks so much for dropping by!