Monday, October 26, 2015

DLP #22

May Theme: Touchy Feely (Texture)
May 30
Art Challenge:  Textured Paper
Journal Prompt:  I'm So Not Feeling It!

I've been in this mood regarding lots of things lately!  Cleaning, cooking, art, Halloween decorating.... couldn't decide what to go with, so finally just started by spritzing on some Dylusion sprays.  Couldn't resist swiping my fingers through.

Started gluing on some textured papers from my scrap drawers.  Then started looking through my collage stash (aka crap I can't throw away).  Found this great Halloween cat postage stamp.  Stamped some circles around that reminded me of the cat's "caught in the headlights" look.

Decided to practice some lettering techniques using the journal prompt.  
Did some doodling, and decided to add some white with a Marvy pen around the "I'm so" and "feeling it" so they stood out better.  Filled in the "Not" with silver Pitt pen.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

thank you card

I haven't been doing many cards lately, but made one as a thank you for a visiting zen priest.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

DLP #21

May Theme: Touchy Feely (Texture)
May 23
Art Challenge:  Cheesecloth
Journal Prompt:  Say Cheese

The prompt "Say Cheese" got me to thinking about cameras.  At first, I thought I'd try to draw an old fashioned camera, but what I had next to me was my phone which is what I've been mostly taking photos with anyway, so...
I drew a quick rendition of the phone and then decided to spend some time drawing a hand about to take a photo.  Realizing it needed a background, I decided to do some vibrant colors:

I also decided to paint in the hand and what was being seen on the screen.

My original thought was I'd use some gauzy cloth (substituting for cheesecloth) to obscure the background.  So the only thing that was "real" for the screen holder was what was on the screen.  Sort of like this:
But then I decided that what was "real" was actually what was in the background and the screen was what should be obscured.  (At this point, I wished I'd done a better job of representing the background, but what I was originally after was the color.)
I'm not sure how obvious the gauzy cloth is, here's a closer view:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Kwan Yin gift

I made this gift for my zen teacher this week using one of the Kwan Yin reduction prints. I cut around the print and adhered mulberry paper to it.  Layered that onto Joss paper that I'd stamped with the character meaning "love".   Added some painted Chinese book paper and put it all on a background of speckled black paper.
 Found a frame that matched the colors well.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out (except the trying to photograph it part).

DLP #20

May Theme: Touchy Feely (Texture)
May 16
Art Challenge:  Modeling Paste*
Journal Prompt:  Rising to the Occasion

I had gotten some colored Art-C modeling paste on clearance at Michaels.  So I decided to use that.  First did a background with Dylusion ink sprays.  The prompt made me think of trees so I used a tree ring stencil to lift some ink and create some texture in the background.  A different tree stencil was used with the modeling paste.  

Painted some white gesso inside the modeling paste after it dried.  Stamped the Stamp Campsentiment and cut it into leaf-like shapes.  Arranged the sayings in a different order and glued them to the page.  Used a white and black pen around the edges of the leaves.