Following on from yesterday’s success, I’ve managed to create another journal page using the scanned digital technique. Yay!
This is the background I created in my altered journal using acrylic paint, home made stamps and stencils.
And this is my digital interpretation of todays ‘When Frogs Sing’ journal prompt.
I finally got around to processing the second of my recycled cardboard paintings from the other day. I created it using acrylic Paint, acrylic ink, stencils and moulding paste.
You can’t really see the relief on the big picture so I took a couple of detail pictures to show it off. It makes a lovely textured surface – I really love texture!
And you know what – I haven’t played blending for ages! So I just had to try a little blend here! I really like how this one turned out. What do you think?
I took this picture of our front room today to show my daughter how the packing was going. I was wondering how it would look if I blended some of my scanned mail art with it …
… this was the first version with just one image blended…
… and this is the second version with another image blended. I can’t decide which one I like best. What do you think?
I’ve been working on a mixed media piece in my new journal for the last couple of days and experimenting with the camera on my iPhone as well.
Inspired by this post from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, I spent a while cutting out this quotation to use on my new page.
After I’d finished the cutting out, I downloaded the Snapseed app and took this photograph to play with on my new app!
Today I was working on the background, and scanned in the different stages to use as future collage material. As is often the case, I got sidetracked into doing some digital blending 🙂
This is the result – pretty colourful, yes? You’ll have to wait till tomorrow to see the finished page as the final layer is still drying at the moment!
Today I started out by sticking a mixture of all kinds of paper to a sheet of watercolour paper. I followed this with a light brayering of white acrylic paint to blend everything together. Then decided I would play some more with the flower stencil I used yesterday and ended up with this image.
I couldn’t decide what to do with it next. So I scanned it into the computer and stated playing. This was my favourite of all the blends I came up with.
I liked it, but I wanted to take it further. It occurred to me that it would look cool as the pattern on a christmas tree shape, so I set off on a hunt for some Christmas tree brushes. I found some beauties here at Photoshop Graphics
Of all the Christmas Tree shapes in the brush set, this was my favourite! But I still wasn’t finished!I decided to create my first Christmas card of the year – well two actually! I think I prefer the one without the writing on the front. What do you think?
Quite a productive day really from one simple piece of artwork!
It must be the effect of all the dull winter days at the moment, I just keep wanting to play with flower images, so here are some more winter flowers!
I started off by stencilling the big flowers onto the watercolour paper using acrylic paint – messy, but fun! Then I added some more flowers using clear stamps and a mixture of Staz-on ink pads and distress ink pads. Lastly I scanned the image into the computer, added some more greenery with digital brushes and some more background colour using gradients and blending.
Seeing all Leah’s snow pictures last week got me thinking about snowflakes, which in turn inspired me to get some paper and scissors and start cutting! I know snowflakes are supposed to have six sides, but mine has eight – call it artistic license!
I coloured the background using Inktense pencils then cut the snowflake out of white paper and coloured it using distress ink pads applied with cling film. I stuck the snowflake to the background using gel medium then added more colour to the background using the same distress ink and cling film technique.
After I scanned it into the computer I started wondering what it would look like if I played digital blending games! You need to click on this one to look at it large.
Today I decided to draw a simple knot. I’ve always been fascinated by the way the lines in knot work overlap and intertwine.
I started off by creating a simple background using acrylic paint and a homemade fun foam stamp. When it was dry I drew the knot in the centre of the page, coloured it using a mixture of neocolour crayons and acrylic paint, and outlined it using water soluble graphite pencils.Then I scanned it into the computer.
Somehow it didn’t look quite right, so I added a scan of another image left over from Thursday’s project, blended the two together and ended up unable to decide which ‘blend’ I liked best!
What do you think?
Playing catchup with the Life Book Course, today I followed Tam’s Freehand Mandala class from week 36.
I hand drew it in pencil, then coloured it using Derwent Inktense Pencils. When I had got to this point with colouring it, I couldn’t decide whether to colour the rest of the background in or to leave it as it was. So I scanned it in to the computer and added some digital backgrounds to see what they looked like. This is my favourite – it really seems to make the colours pop!
After all that, I decided to leave the original as it is. But it was fun playing.