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Week 6 of 365 Somethings

The ICAD challenge is now officially over. I took one day “off” of my daily art habit and re-started my 365 Somethings. You won’t get to see what I did yesterday because I’m still playing catch-up here to post for that challenge. Today, you get to see my creations for week 6 which was from February 5th to the 11th.

  1. Last year, I saved two boxes of Write-on slides at work from ending up in the trash. Since no one uses projectors anymore in schools, they didn’t need these. I stamped on one and coloured with alcohol inks and a blender marker. I also used a permanent marker on the border to make it black. I might still turn this into a pendant. I have lots more slides to use so if anyone’s interested in receiving a few to use in your own art, please, feel free to contact me.
  2. A simple “Thank you” card using three stamps and punched out butterflies. I saw a similar idea on Pinterest and loved the idea.
  3. Abstract art with many stamps in my art journal inspired by the talented Andrea Clement. I love her work. Amongst other things, she carves her own stamps (I discovered her art during Carve December.)
  4. A colourful card using one stamp. I had this idea in mind for some time and I really like the way it turned out. I might do some variations on this card in the future.
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  6. Using the other stamps from the same set as the orange, I made four smaller cards. I used water-based markers to add two colours on the stamps and print them. I also used an embossing folder to add texture to the white background. I just love this little set.
  7. Finally, a birthday card for a very special little girl, my niece Clara who turned 1.

I don’t know if it was because Valentine’s day was so close or just the need for bright happy colours but that week, I had used a lot of pink and red. And I love every single thing I created, which is not always the case.

Do you have a favourite from my Week 6? If so, let me know in the comments! And, as I stated above, if anyone’s interested in using some write-on slides in their art, contact me and I’ll be happy to send you a few.

Until next time!

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Week 2 of Project 365 Somethings

Last week, I was so busy with work and my Project 365 Somethings that I completely forgot to write a blog post! I guess I’ll just have to write two of them this week!

For week 2, I decided to try different things. On the 9th, a card using a previously made galaxy background. On the 10th, an altered card (the original card was from a charity.) On the 11th, a mixed media postcard. On the 12th, a mini colouring book. On the 13th, an art journal spread. On the 14th, a tag background which was then used and completed on the 15th.

Since the challenge is 365 Somethings, I decided that when I create doubles/triples, each item counts as a unit. So, from January 1st to the 15th, I have officially created 16 somethings.

Also, mini colouring books are easy to make and a great way to use many stamps, in this case 11 stamps plus the alphabet for the cover.

If you have any questions about the products I used or the techniques, feel free to ask in the comments below.

I’ll be back later this week with the Week 3 round-up. Thanks for reading!

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Arts and crafts

A very short post tonight because it’s late and I’m tired.

Yesterday, I drew a mandala on a previously painted page in one of my art journals. This journal is almost full so I’m just trying to fill it up before the end of the year. There’s probably less than 10 pages to go.

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And today, well tonight actually, I went back to an old craft of mine: a mini wreath ornament made from a wooden curtain ring. I picked seasonal colors seeing how it is officially fall now, which is my favorite season.

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That’s it for today. I’ll be back on Sunday for the new schedule. Have a good weekend!

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Friday fun

Finally Friday! I’m slowly getting used to my new schedule at work. It’s a little more work but I love it. Of course, more work means less time for creating but I still managed to draw a mandala last night. Actually, it’s the last mandala in this round book. 20 pages, 20 mandalas. I’ll try to take a picture of all of them soon to show you the variety. This does not mean that I’m done drawing mandalas, only that they’ll be in another book and maybe bigger…

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Tonight, I had a little more time and decided to try something different. Earlier this week, I accidentally left a paintbrush out with some paint on it. Since it’s a cheap brush, it wasn’t a big deal but instead of throwing it out I decided to alter it. So I added more acrylic paint to the bristles as well as glitter glue, used alcohol inks for the metal part, light modeling paste on the handle which I then wrapped with some twine, neon ink on the rest of the handle, and cute googly eyes. I love it! Now I have to find a place for it!

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Have a nice weekend and thanks for visiting!

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Weekend update

In case any of you were wondering, I didn’t post on Friday because I had a long day of cleaning at work and an evening of dancing which didn’t leave much time for in depth creating and blogging. In fact, my daily art was a quick sketch on a previously painted journal page. When I looked at the page, I immediately saw the elephant shape and the lady bust so I decided to sketch Marie-Elephantoinette! See what I did there?!?

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I will paint her at a later date. And over the weekend, I kept things simple again with some doodling on the painted branch for Saturday and a mandala on Sunday.

Finally, today, I altered my third and last clipboard. Once again, I only used acrylic paints (Americana and Distress) and stencils (Penny Black, The Crafter’s Workshop, and unknown for the fairies). And I decided that fairies were a great addition to go with the butterflies and birds.

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I’ll show you when all three clipboards will be on the wall.

Thanks for visiting!

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Clipboard number two

Today, I decided to alter my second clipboard. I have one more to do and the I’ll hang them above my computer. Once again, I only used acrylic paints, some light modeling paste and stencils. For the first clipboard I had chosen butterflies, this time it’s birds.

Here are the photos, showing the full clipboard and some details.

Products used were as follows:

Paints – Artist’s Loft, Americana and Hero Arts Ink Dauber; Stencils – Carabelle Studio, The Crafter’s Workshop and Prima Marketing; Light Modeling Paste from Liquitex.

I haven’t decided yet what I’ll do on the 3rd clipboard (flowers, owls, cats…) so if you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know in the comments below, on Facebook or Instagram.

Thanks for visiting!

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Back in action


It’s been almost 6 months since my last post. Where has the time gone? 

I’ve been keeping busy, creating art daily. For those who follow me on Instagram or on my friends list on Facebook, you have already seen what I’ve done. For the others, you will have to be patient but I promise that I will show the things I have done. So far I have worked on Zentangle coasters, ATCs, mini collage, 3d cards, mandalas and index cards (the latter for 2 months.) For the month of August, I decided on a free-for-all approach instead of a specific technique or substrate.

Today, I decided to alter a clipboard. I wanted it to be full enough to hang on the wall as art but not so full that I couldn’t use it to hold other things such as inspiring images and/or words. I’m very pleased with the result. See for yourself! I’ll list the material used below the photo. 


Materials:

Artist’s Loft acrylic paints in Violet and Phthalo Blue

Americana acrylic paints in Lemon Yellow, Flamingo, Orange Sherbet, Chartreuse and Coastal Waters

Stickles in Diamond (not visible in the photo but it’s on parts of the three yellow butterflies.)

Stencils from Prima Marketing: Finnabair’s Butterflies and Drops; The Crafter’s Workshop: Butterfly Meadow; unknown brand for the dragonfly and ornate butterfly
Thank you for visiting my blog. My plan for this month is to blog at least 5 times a week to show you everything I’ve created so far this year. Hopefully, I’ll get back into the habit of blogging regularly this way. 

See you tomorrow!

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