Today I am doing something a little different and a little uncomfortable for me. I am sharing my ART with all of my blog readers. Yes, I often share my creations on here, but these are a little different. I've been just playing with art tools - watercolors, neocolor II crayons, mists, stamps, etc... I've been trying to find myself between my doodles and all of these wonderful art tools available to us. I always colored my doodles in with Copic markers, but I haven't touched them for months. So today, I thought I would share some of the creations I have made - mostly at the beach this summer - using my doodles and other methods of color application.
But to start, I must say - THIS HAS BEEN SO MUCH FUN! I'm really enjoying breaking out of my comfort zone and trying new things!
This first "painting" is called Funky Flowers:
For this watercolor, I used these color tools: a Micron pen size 01 and Peerless Watercolor Papers with a water brush. After it was finished, I added a little more color with some Neocolor II crayons and some white dots with a Uniball. My background for this is thick watercolor paper. I drew the funky flowers with the marker and then just painted inside the lines - fun fun. I mixed all different colors on this one, even multiple colors on one flower and just blended them together to go with the funky theme.
This project is called Our Summer Activity Tree:
I wanted to make a bucket list of the things we wanted to do this summer. This is what I ended up with. I again drew it with a black fine tip marker, but this time I did all the color application with Neocolor II crayons. I love how they work - I'm so addicted to them. I apply some with a water brush and then go back and apply more color on top of it - layering until I get the depth I want. I added some white uniball behind the words so they would stand out more against the tree. Now to just try to accomplish all of these things in the next five weeks!
I have no idea what to call this one or even what this one is, so I named it Color Explosion:
This was an unplanned mess! I started with Neocolors on watercolor paper. But as I added color, I dripped water on top of the color, turned my paper downward and let the color run all over the place. After I was happy with the background, I added some droplets of mist as well as some sprays of mist (using Mr. Huey's) . I even took droplets and used a pin to spread them downward as well. Last, I stamped the circles from the stamp set (my favorite SC stamp ever) that was in the Hello, Hello kit calle Bonjour. I colored those circles in as well. I added other small stamped images such as the small flowers from the Aloha Stamp Set to the background. I have no idea what I will do with this!
Here are a few more images with less detail. I used the same items as listed above for all of these.
Little Happy Birdie:
Waiting For Rainbows:
Our Best is Enough:
Peace In Our Hearts:
Ease Your Burdens:
Take the Step:
A Thankful Heart:
A Wild Wonderful World:
A Favorite Little Something:
A Whisper Away:
I Love You:
Whew - that was a lot of images! All of these were made using products from Studio Calico. I used many of my kit stamps, especially on the last two images. I used their new Color Theory inks as they don't smear and work on shiny surfaces. I used Neocolors on almost every single one of these. And I used Washi tapes from kits to frame some of them. These were so much fun to make. And that my friends is the end of a very long post. Be back soon and happy summer days! suzy
PS: Would anyone be interested in videos showing my process? I've never made one, but maybe I could figure it out if there was interest???