Saturday, February 23, 2013

Dylusion Ink Sprays

I just received a package in the mail from Joggles. I purchased every single color of Dylusions Ink Sprays (made by Ranger) that there are. I'm so in love with these and I can't wait to play with them.

Dylusions Ink Spray dyes are a high quality, acid-free, non-toxic concentrated colorant for porous surfaces. The Dylusions Ink Sprays' bright and vibrant palette will colorize paper, Sticky Back Canvas, wood, paper, clay and more. Use to create backgrounds on cards, scrapbook and journal pages, and in mixed media art projects.

There are color names like Dirty Martini, Calypso Teal, Cherry Pie...gotta love it!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Playing with paints

Just taking a lovely Sunday to play around with paints.

I made some stencils using the Cricut and the Paper Lace cartridge on cardstock. They make fabulous stencils!  This one is a diamond stencil that I clear embossed then rubbed a black StazOn ink pad.
Next up is a stencil sprayed with October Afternoon Sprinklers Color Mist in Night Sky onto gessoed cardstock. I definitely want to try this one again using a painted page to begin. 
This page below was originally painted with horizontal stripes of acrylic paints. It was one of those ugly things that makes you wonder if you really have any speck of talent at all. I love it now. I definitely think I'm too impatient and don't let the artwork percolate.  Just keep adding layers.
These next two are painted with watercolors...just playing and dripping and seeing what will happen.

until next time....

Sunday, February 3, 2013

More pages...

Just a few more pages and tags...

I like using book text on the tags. :-)

I've realized something about myself lately. I am quite impatient. When I create I don't like it to take too long. I get frustrated when the first layer on a journal page isn't perfect. I didn't let it sink in that you have to build up layers. All artists have things that don't turn out. I think I'm winding myself up when I don't really need to. Sometimes you need to put your work away and try something totally different. Maybe visit it later. Maybe cut it up and use it for something else....maybe layer something else on it. The art that I like is the type that does have many layers and I need to chill.

So I'm chillin'. :-)