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  • Two More Pages!

    Two more pages to add to the steadily growing collection! Another painted postcard for journalling on…

    Sea Creatures

    …created using acrylic paint, a stencil and acrylic ink. The black blots remind me of seahorses or maybe glow-worms. What do you think?

    Ancient

    And another page in my recycled journal. This started out as a collage with acrylic paint. I added the scanned person doodle and blended her in, then chose and added the Nelson Mandala quotation using digital text.

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    By on Monday August 25th, 2014 at 15:16 in Art Journal 2014, Artistic Ramblings, Blending Images, CED, collage, Digital Art, Morning Pages Daily Art Practice, Quotations, Stencils - Comments Off on Two More Pages!

    Blended Mandalas

    I just had to play with Wednesday’s Mandala! Do you like my animation?

    Animated Mandala

    If you missed it, click your browser refresh button to see the animation repeat. Not brilliant – but not bad for a first attempt!

    Blended Mandalas

    I started off by inverting the original, then added colour changes and blends to the mixture.

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    By on Friday January 25th, 2013 at 16:23 in Artistic Ramblings, Blending Images, CED, Digital Art, Mandalas - Comments Off on Blended Mandalas

    New Blooms

    Ever since Tam published this week’s Life Book 2013 Lesson from Christy Tomlinson, every spare minute I’ve had has been devoted to getting messy playing with the new techniques Christy taught us.

    Leftover Paint Blend

    Along the way I had some leftover paint which I used with a flower stencil to create an image. I scanned this together with the sheet I prepared for making the flowers in the main project, then blended them. It’ll make a good background for something one day!

    New Blooms

    Finally – the finished product! I had so much fun! I started by creating a mixed media collage background using newspaper, old magazine inserts, bits of old envelopes, washi tape, white acrylic paint, inks, stamps and marker pen for the words. Then came the fun part of making the flowers. You’ll have to do the course if you want to know how, but I used kitchen roll, tissue paper, very runny acrylic paint, stencils, stamps, kitchen foil and lots of gel medium. I had to adapt some of the ingredients as I didn’t have everything on Christie’s list! It was great fun, and very messy! – Thank You, Christie!

    Pink Lady

    I’ve really been missing drawing this year, so today I drew the Pink Lady! I wasn’t going to colour her at all, but then I had an accident over her right eye with my white marker. So she now has blue eyes! Not a bad cover up job!

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    By on Wednesday January 16th, 2013 at 21:45 in Artistic Ramblings, Blending Images, CED, collage, Digital Art, Life Book 2013, messy craft, Stencils - Comments Off on New Blooms

    Getting Messy!

    Once again I’m playing catch-up! I’ve been having so much fun getting messy, I just haven’t had the time to post the images!

    On Friday I played with some embossed flowers, trying to colour them using a couple of ink pads. It didn’t work quite as I planned. Instead of nice clean colour on the raised areas, I ended up with a very dirty, grungy looking image (and a very dirty grungy me, covered in ink!). Not being one to let these things deter me, I stuck the image to a page in my notebook and created a grunge border round it using acrylic paint and an old credit card (getting covered in paint this time!). I think it looks alright now. What do you think?

    Embossed Flowers

    Yesterday I finally got around to completing this week’s Life Book Lesson from Monica Zuniga. I was a bit apprehensive when I watched the video, but once I got started I had so much fun (I got covered in paint and glue with this one!)! I started by creating a painted background, but once I created my doll and put her on it she disappeared, so I decided to use a plain black background. I created the doll using a collage of a mixture of stamped and embossed images, with the exception of the face which I scanned from a magazine and altered digitally, then coloured her using watercolour pencils. I’m really pleased with the way she turned out. Do you like her?

    Collage Doll

    Today I thought I’d play digital and mess free! I started with a photograph of sand patterns I took last week, then added a scan of an acrylic paint background I made a while ago and blended them together.

    Sand Blend

    I really love how the colours draw you into the image.

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    Knotty Blend!

    Today I decided to draw a simple knot. I’ve always been fascinated by the way the lines in knot work overlap and intertwine.

    Knotty Blend 1 - AEDM Day 4

    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!

    Knotty Blend 2 - AEDM Day 4

    What do you think?

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    By on Sunday November 4th, 2012 at 12:00 in AEDM, Artistic Ramblings, Blending Images, Celtic Knots - Comments Off on Knotty Blend!

    Digital Hocus Pocus!

    Today I discovered some photographs on my phone that I had forgotten about and felt in the mood for a little digital hocus pocus.

    Take one Rusty...

    I started out with the photo I took of the rusty seat bracket, duplicated it, inverted the duplicate then blended the two together. Then I added the leftover paint splurge scan and got creative.

    The Hidden Eye blend

    I really like the way that turned out especially the ‘eye’ on the right hand side, but I wanted to add a quotation. After some more digital wizardry…

    Art is not...

    …I finished up with this. What do you think?

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    By on Saturday November 3rd, 2012 at 12:00 in AEDM, Artistic Ramblings, Blending Images, Digital Art - 2 Replies - Leave a Reply