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  • …and More Doodling!

    Doodling has always been my ‘go to’ art form in times of stress, and the resultant images tend to reflect what’s going on at the time for me.

    Sun Lady

    I think the eyes say it all in this image!

    I created her in the same way I did yesterdays image: using a collage of book pages, followed by a watercolour wash and clear gesso glaze, then doodling using pitt pens and a bit of shading with a water soluble graphite stick. The only difference was that I coloured her face using tombow markers.

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    By on Monday September 4th, 2017 at 21:12 in Art Journal, Artistic Ramblings, Blogging Along With Effy, collage, Doodling, Mixed Media - Comments Off on …and More Doodling!

    Doodling…

    I’ve been creating fine pen doodles, sometimes known as zentangles, for years now and have sketchbooks full of them. When I started creating these, the originals were always black and white and if I added colour I did it digitally after I’d scanned the originals. I was very precious with those originals – too frightened to experiment in case I ruined them. But just recently I’ve started adding them into some of my mixed media work…

    Eye Monster

    …and I’m quite pleased with how they’re turning out.

    This one was created using a collage of book pages, followed by a watercolour wash and clear gesso glaze. The doodling came next. I don’t plan this, its totally spontaneous and I’m always surprised by the end result! Lastly I added some colour to the doodling using pitt pens and a bit of shading with a water soluble graphite stick.

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    By on Sunday September 3rd, 2017 at 22:57 in Art Journal, Artistic Ramblings, Blogging Along With Effy, collage, Doodling, Mixed Media, Zentangles - Comments Off on Doodling…

    Monster Pop-Up!

    I have always loved pop-up cards so this Life Book lesson from Mitsi B really appealed to me, and I loved every bit of the process of making it.

    Monster Card, Back - Life Book 2013, Week 11

    I started by journalling over both sides of the paper using a water soluble graphite stick, then activated it to stop it bleeding. I added big blocks of colour using acrylic paint, then splattered and dripped a bit over it all.

    Monster Card, Pop-Up - Life Book 2013, Week 11

    Next I made the pop-ups for the inside of the card. Owing to my inability to listen to/read instructions, my card is slightly smaller than instructed so I had to modify the rainbow pop-up to make it fit! I painted the shapes using acrylic paint, stuck them in and added more journalling using calligraphy pens from Asda and an Edding 780 paint marker to outline the letters.

    Monster Card, Front - Life Book 2013, Week 11

    Finally I painted my monster on the front cover using acrylic paint. Don’t you think she’s lovely? I think this has been one of my most favourite lessons so far this year. Thank you so much Michelle!

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    By on Friday March 29th, 2013 at 14:43 in Artistic Ramblings, CED, Life Book 2013, messy craft - Comments Off on Monster Pop-Up!