Patience. Patience. Patience
Hi Marti here, I love how this two page spread turned out! It started with black gesso'ed edges and a little gel medium and stenciling for a bit of texture. Then I sponged on some bright (dark) green and orange acrylic paint and next some Mallard Green Luminarte Silks for a touch of sparkle. it was a little too bright/dark so I toned it down with some swipes of cream colored paint.
I added more layers of paint - pale pink acrylic using bubble wrap, then smaller bubble wrap with Sunflower Luminarte Silks. I wanted to bring out the stenciled designs a bit more so I went over them lightly with some Green Viva Inka Gold using my fingertip. Before adhering my computer generated quote I misted it with Luminarte Radiant Rain - Sour Lemon and Sweet Whisper. After adhering it I decided I needed one more textural element to the pages and mixed up a little Luminarte Primary Elements Powder in Sunburst into some plain gel medium and spread it on through some sequin waste. I sprinkled on a bit of microbeads before lifting the stencil.
This page was done in the same way at the same time and then I wanted to add some flowers. Remember the Paint Skins I made? I decided they would be perfect along with a page from a french book to make the flower layers. Then I added that same gel medium and Primary Elements mixture to the flower centers and embedded more microbeads along with larger seed beads into the gel centers.
I must say I had SO much fun with this. As y'all know I have had a bit of trouble getting into my studio and feeling creative. I decided to just get in there and have fun!
Thanks for visiting.
Posted at 01:47 PM in art, Books, collage, Journaling, Luminarte , Marti Wills, Painting, Primary Elements Artist Pigments , Radiant Rain Mist, Shimmer, Silks, stencils, technique | Permalink | Comments (1)
I have been a creating maniac for the last several months...ok years! Right now, I'm in my zone...in my good place, that place that allows me to do what I love every day. I look at all of my art supplies, I look at what my job entails, and I say "Self you are damn Lucky".
and on that note...OH my goodness, I am loving my renewed relationship with Primary Elements Artist Pigments by Luminarte.
I have been using them everyday....Seriously...every day! The photos
above are an art journal cover thatI created using Polymer Clay and
Primary Elements. Don't you just love the intense vibrant colors. I used
to be a very resistant to working with a lot of color...but these
days...I am a whole new person when it comes to every shade of color
known to man,I love it all! I have to thank Leslie Ohnstad
for that...she is the queen of creating color and all things Luminarte.
If it werent for her, I'd still be in my comfort zone. Below is a video
I made of the Process creating the journal cover...enjoy.
Thanks for visiting.
Posted at 09:34 AM in art, Guest artist, Journaling, Luminarte , Luminarte Video, Marah Johnson, Painting, Primary Elements Artist Pigments , Shimmer, stamping, technique, video | Permalink | Comments (1)
Marti here. I have a fun little Mixed media piece from my Art journal pages to share.Luminarte Radiant Rains in Fern and Teal Zircon - The gorgeous shimmer and color peaks through the additional layers of acrylic paints beautifully!
Twinks on Yupo Session 2
by Jodi Ohl
April 12, 2013-May 10th, 2013.
Twinks On Yupo Session 2
Unleash your creativity with this contemporary watercolor class using Twinkling H20's on Yupo paper. Combining the shimmer and vibrant color of Twinkling H20's " Twinks" with the unique painting surface of Yupo and you get a one of a kind, brilliant, mystical work of art. During the course of this 4 week work shop, you will learn about Yupo paper and how to incorporate a variety of textural secrets to maximize this unique substrate. In addition, we will be combining traditional watercolors with Twinks for an ultra-bold composition. To learn more about this visit Dreaming Color.
Here is a little about Jodi.
Jodi Ohl is a self-taught mixed media artist is known distinctive
texture, bold color combinations, often whimsical or abstract
compositions, as well as motivational in nature.
Jodi enjoys writing about her art and sharing the love of healing and motivation through creativity.Her art appeals to those that seem to be young at heart and who appreciate the positive side of life whether communicated through words, colors, or composition.
Jodi who resides in Aberdeen, NC recently left her day job to pursue her artistic career full time She has built a body of work published in a variety of international mixed media magazines such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Studios, Artful Blogging, Artful Journaling, Somerset Holidays and Celebrations, and Cloth Paper Scissors Studios, as well as a contributor to two mixed media books, Art at the Speed of Life by Pam Carriker and Cloth Paper Scissors, and book by Barbara Delaney.
She is represented by regional galleries in North Carolina and teaches at local and national workshops around the US. When not painting, she enjoys time with her two sons, Josh, 11 and Zach, 17 as well as other friends and family. Jodi welcomes visitors to her blog Sweet Repeats www.sweetrepeats.blogspot.com where you can find a full listing of classes, weekly musings, and additional artwork for sale.
Hard to believe, these are actually wood plaques not cards!
As a finishing touch I added some luscious shimmering orange swirls! I mixed a bit of Ginger Peach Luminarte Primary Elements into my heavy gel medium and smoothed it on through a stencil. Some large orange pez-a-bling completed them!
Thanks for visiting!
Hello Luminartists, first off Splash of Color would like to "Congratulate" our winners Crystal Lee and Karen Muzzio from the Scrapbook EXPO in Pleasanton California. These ladies won $50.00 worth of products from our Splash of Color website.
You could be a winner, if you are attending the Creating Keepsakes show -CK Scrapbooking show in Portland this weekend. Stop by our booth and enter. Good Luck!
Today Donna Downey's on the blog using our Twinkling H2O's. Please check out her website Donna Downey Studios you will be amazed at her work!
Donna here, sometimes keeping it simple just feels cleansing!
love the way todays inspiration wednesday turned out...the colors, the pop, the freshness all feel good to me.
watch this weeks video:
Dion Dior's work is so beautiful! Today she has been working with our Twinkling H20's. Love her choices of colors and the way she moves the viewer's eye throughout the page. Enjoy..
Hope you had a very creative weekend. I wanted to share this from Donna Downey's blog Simply Me!
Get your Twinkling H20's out and thanks Donna for letting me re-post! Enjoy...
Donna here, playing with my new Twinkling H2O's...was so inspired by Joanne Sharpe at CHA that I not only bought them all I invited her to come teach at the studio (details to come soon!)watch this weeks video!
Thanks for visiting.
Posted at 09:31 PM in art, collage, Guest artist, Journaling, Luminarte , Luminarte Video, online class, Painting, Shimmer, stamping, technique, Tutorial, Twinkling H20's, video | Permalink | Comments (0)