I BEGIN WITH AN IDEA, AND THEN IT BECOMES SOMETHING ELSE. (PABLO PICASSO)

Thursday, 29 January 2015

An empty bridge

Hi,
I couldn't stop, I needed to make one more art journal spread to Mixed Media Place: Creative Gym Exercise #4 - Intuitive Painting.

Here's the 'before page':



And here's my entry:


Close up:




All the best,
Kris

Enormous Flower Bouquet

Hello,
Creative Gym Exercise #4 is about Intuitive Painting. 


As it said that the important thing is to simply paint, enjoy the colors and relax! 
Painting and drawing especially are always very relaxing to me - all art is in fact, too! If you love doing something then it works out fine. 

I grabbed four acrylic paints and used a flat brush. I used white acrylic paint to define the shapes and painted around. I was using first time the Liquitex  SOFT BODY for it. Now that's what I call paint!!!
I added a bit of yellow acrylic paint too to bring the flowers out more better.

And here's my entry -


Close up - 



At the beginning - 



Thanks for popping by,
Kris

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Patience

I tend to change things a lot while doing a mixed media art. And with my newly made canvas was no exception. I started off with something specific in mind (it was fuchsia red at the beginning!)

Scrap Africa Blog has a new Challenge - One Little Word for 2015.

My OLW would be PATIENCE. But this is not just for this year. I like to have it more and more everyday, for every stage of my life.... . Patience is such an important thing!
I believe that victory comes with patience, relief comes with distress and ease comes with hardship. Having patience means having the ability to stop ourselves from despairing. It is to refrain from complaining and also to control ourselves in times of worry & sadness.

So here is my mixed media round canvas -


Close ups -





Thanks for popping by,
Kris

Thursday, 1 January 2015

A special Card

Hi,

A special friend who is also a new mama deserves one special card too, right! I hope she will like it!

For the outside of the card I used a TCW stencil with StazOn Ink (Cactus Green) then sticked on some beautiful aged looking paper on top, some eyelets (We R Memory Keepers) and a ribbon with a tag (which I made to match the card itself).
The inside of the card has more work involved. I started off by using the Prima stencil with Chalk Ink. Then I used quite many different inks - sprays (Lindys Stamp Gang) and StazOn inks with a dauber. Another stencil (TCW) on top with StazOn Teal Blue (must be my favourite!), some papers (Kaisercraft; Webster's Pages; First Edition Floral Pavilion; Tim Holtz), K&Company Embellishments, some washi tape (Scotch) and the hero of the card - the stamp with a vintage baby buggy by Stampendious!

The front of the card:


The back of the card:


The inside of the card:




Here you can see the beautiful shimmer from the Ink Sprays:



All the best,
Kris