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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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Watercolor fun

Today, I decided to play with my watercolor paints. I’ve been inspired by my friend, Ceecee as well as Coco Bee, two wonderful artists from Montreal. If you don’t know them, visit their pages or their YouTube channels here and here.

Watercolor fun

The watercolor set I use is an old one from Pelikan that I bought almost 20 years ago. I also use a few Twinling H2Os as accents. Here, I splattered some Egyptian Gold on the abstract painting and some Mango Freeze on the tree’s foliage. For the abstract, I used more of a wet-on-wet approach where you wet the paper before adding paint. The outer splatters are on dry paper. The tree was an experiment. I like how it turned out but I might try something a bit different next time.

Are you more abstract, whimsical or realist when it comes to painting? Personally, I love creating abstract and whimsical art but I’m not very good at realism. If you have any recommendations for watercolor artists to follow, feel free to leave them in the comments.

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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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