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Paper Petunia E-News #196 - March 19, 2017
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Garage Art is Finished!

I had an absolute ball painting this 12x12 gesso board!  I began the project by sketching out the scene and decided to outline everything with my Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Black 199.  They come in a pack of 4 different size pens.  I used the B size, which is the largest nib.  My smaller pens just weren't drawing over the gesso board at all.  You can find these on Amazon as well.

If only the weather would cooperate so I could hang this in the garage!

Taking a Snow Day!

Having snipets of time to be creative is not always fulfilling enough, so last Tuesday, I took a snow day and had the entire day to play!  I began my morning by painting a warm up card from a Pinterest pin.  I totally worked from a piece by Veronique Piaser-Moyen's largely because I love fluid painting and her style is much like Angela Fehr, who has a similar style and who does a lot of tutorials and online classes.
I like the flowers but the background looks a little too scrubbed to me.  I'd like to make a larger piece without looking at the original artist's painting so I can actually say, it is my own design.  Guess that's my What's Next? for this week!


Practicing More Florals

This is another 12x12 size watercolor.  I'm following a pin by Mai Autumn for practice purposes and here's what I call Part 1.  It's a little scary looking...but my point is to allow myself to see a piece through to it's completion and then decide whether it's worthy of my walls or to be considered a practice exercise.  Can't wait for Part 2!!!!
Part 2 - Could be finished...but it needed something!
Part 3 - Now it's finished!
Yep, I tortured myself whether to doodle or not and my medium Faber-Castell PITT artist pen won!  For some reason, my favorite Sakura Pigma pen 05 wasn't writing well over the paint.  Final touch...splatters!!!


The Card Concept Challenge #69 - Rich Textures

I just couldn't resist responding to this week's Card Concept Challenge!  Here's my take and I enjoyed every moment of the process of creating this card.  I love having an inspiration photo!

Sherry's Shoebox CAS Club

 

The next meeting of Sherry's CAS Club at the Bridgeport Library is March 22nd at 3:30.  

The Shoebox Challenge is:

Easter/Spring

Shoebox Kit Sign Ups for March:  Ellie, Kathy, Lyn

PLUS
Bring 1 card kit to swap

Shoebox cards are a fantastic opportunity to use your stash (believe me, you won't even miss your stuff!).  Just create one CAS card sample and put together 8 kits in  a "shoebox."  You do not have to commit to making a kit as we'll always have at least 3 people signed up to make kits, but the more cards we make, the merrier we'll be!

 

Art Exchange Mixed Media Group 

March 26th - 2-4 pm
Solvay Library
Presenter:  Kelly Diemond
Fee:  $10

Project:  

Abstract Art Exploration:

Experiment with colors and supplies including watercolors, acrylic paint, acrylic inks, colored pencil, gel pens and oil pastels in this fun, low-key, explorative class. You will create monochromatic paintings by building up layers of color and adding tiny tweaks to create your own, unique works of art, ready to pop in a frame. We will be using 140 lb. Cold Press Watercolor Paper for our paintings and we will complete two 5.5”x8.5” paintings during class. No previous painting experience required.

Materials Provided: Watercolor paper, Colored Pencils, Oil Pastels, Paint Brushes, Paper Towels, Paper Plates for paint palette, Aprons, Drying Tools, We will have extra paints and inks on hand to experiment with as well.

*Students Please Bring: Spray Bottle of water, White Gel Pen (I like Uniball Signo pen), Watercolor paints (in 2 colors, blue and green for example), Acrylic paint in a few shades of your 2 chosen colors (Ex: light blue, dark blue, light green, dark green), Acrylic ink in your 2 chosen colors (ex: blue ink, green ink), Hand wipes 

*Kelly will have lots of extra paint and inks available. If you don't already have them, don't feel like you need to buy anything-there will be plenty of these items to share, but if you want to bring your own, please do.

What's Next?  Painting on Fabric!

Remember last week when I posted a Geli printed fabric pillow?  I've since found drill cloth at JoAnn's that the pinner recommended and purchased 4 yards.  All this painting is leading me up to painting a pillow!  I also purchased fabric paint just so I'm working with the correct products for best results.  I also want to create the Geli printed pillow AND now a freestyle painted pillow.  Where is all this going?!?  All I know is I can't sleep at night thinking of all these exciting projects.
Have a pleasant week!

xoxo


LYN
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