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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Paintings with Inspiration

Happy day to you all. Today, I am presenting some of my mixed media art paintings. After doing so many fun journal pages, I wanted to try doing a painting using my leftover paper pad backs. They are a hard cardboard and great to practice as I head toward creating on a canvas.

I created a collage affect as the base with book pages and/or patterned paper. The faces were done separately and then I cut them out and added. Some of the faces I did with colored pencil and others I painted. Still learning how to paint their faces and added shadowing, too.

Also, I liked mixing inspiration words and text with these images.

So here they are. Which is your favorite??? Click on the pictures for a enlarged view.

God's Delight

This was my very first one. I like the metallic gold on her turban and earrings. I also added that gold on the edges.

I like how the book text is peeking through.


Don't you feel the peace? Love the colors and that hair!

So Special

The large circles and her turban have metallic gold. The book text is so fun saying, "You are so special!"

I have been practicing face shadowing on this one and love how she turned out.


Joy, happiness, contentment, smile is what this one makes me feel. Love her face and hair!

I added these words around as the border and of course the butterflies magical dust! LOL!

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 13, 2013

What a Face!

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a nice week. Today I am sharing more of my art journal pages.

I have been watching Claudia Rossi and MISSMITCHELL1989 on YouTube. They have some fantastic tutorials showing how to transfer your drawings to your journal or canvas. So I was excited to try it out.

Since I have been drawing a lot this was a perfect next step for me.  I loved drawing, coloring, cutting out and then pasting these faces in my journal.  Also, such a time saving idea.

I liked this face so much I had to paint her twice! LOL! And not sure why I am hooked on pink & purple hair but I love it! I does fit with mood of the pages of "Being bold and unique."

Hope like checking them out and many feel inspired too.

Loved all the drippage!

I added a few jewels to make earrings.

I love her hair and those eyes!

Her skin tone turned out nice, too. I used my colored pencils.

Thanks for visiting and have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sweet Day & Fun Night

Fall is coming soon. I can feel it in the air and I am happy. I did have a good Summer and went to a few fun places. With all the art journaling and drawing I have been doing, it was fun to make a few scrapbook pages.

A few weeks ago, we went to our favorite shopping center Fashion Island in Newport Beach, CA. We had a ball!  Here are a few pages from my day.

Loved the bright colors and painting on the page.

I added white paint to the edge of the pics.

I liked drawing the stems and leaves, too.

I was stamping and stamping!

I used my black glitter powder to heat emboss the butterflies.

I used popped dots of the two butterflies.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!