Saturday, June 22, 2013

Under His Wings

Psalm 91:4. Under his wings you will take refuge.  A nice reminder where we can look for protection and solace. Your Heavenly Father loves you!

7 x14 canvas. 

Birds were designed on card stock using Dylusions sprays over gessoed mask then cut out and further embellished with stamps and paint smears. 
Canvas was covered with paper scraps applied with Golden matte medium. After drying I gessoed over it then applied paints complimentary to the birds. However, the birds were too close a match, and I loved them, so I had to alter the canvas. I decided to make a subdued colored inner frame to show them off better.  Then I stamped the harlequin background then softened that with LuminArte  Sunflowers glaze. Then I stamped a swirly black frame around that. And I finally liked it!  Hope it inspires your creativity!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

O that I had Wings!

Because every now and then we all want to get away!

Bird outlines were found online.  Printed and cut them out.  Used a Heidi Swapp stencil with Gesso.  When Gesso was dried, I sprayed with Heidi Swapp sprays, removing excess from Gesso with baby wipe.Background started with several Caran d'Ache water soluble crayon colors randomly added then wet with paintbrush then sprayed so colors could mingle a little.  It was too bright for what I was looking for so added a smear of Heidi Swapp sprays over top and spread around with credit card.  Used some stencils and stamps.  The blue streaks come from a weird method I invented.  I took the chunk of dried Gesso from the top of my bottle and spritzed water into an empty well on my palate.  I dipped the gesso chunk into that water then dipped it in yesterdays (blue) watercolor that was sitting on my palate still. Just kinda scratched in the 'rain' using the blue tinted wet gesso chunk.  How is that for a method?  I like the effect, and will likely use it again!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Peace of God

This girl just looked so peaceful to me once I'd created her that I knew her inspirational scripture had to be Philippians 4:7. "The peace of God that excels all thought will guard your hearts and mental powers by means of Christ Jesus."  Verses 5 & 6 encourage us to pour our hearts out to Jehovah and then he will grant us His peace.   So this is to remind myself to pray even more often. 
Her face is drawn with graphite then colored with Prismacolor Pencils. Background includes LuminArte Silks and Jacquard Limiere paints.  Leaves and flowers from Basic Grey Marjolaine. 

Friday, May 31, 2013

5 Small Sparrows

I love word pictures in the Bible!  Here is another one that inspired a page in my Journal.  at Luke 12: 6,7 Jesus said:  "Five sparrows sell for two coins of small value, do they not?  Yet not one of them goes forgotten before God.  But even the hairs of your head are numbered.  Have no fear; You are worth more than many sparrows."
So these are my 5 sparrows supporting one another!  It is a lovely word picture reminder of the loving care Jehovah has for each of us.

Today I Choose Joy!

Journal Page "Today I Choose Joy!"  Fun with Paint, Faber Castell Gelatos, Pastels, Bubble Wrap, Stamps and of course, Paper!  I drew the flower and leaves then colored them with Pastels.  Cut them out and adhered with Good Ol' Mod  Podge!
Around the leaves and stem I Stamped the "fruitage of the Spirit" from Galations 5: 22-23 "Love, Joy, Peace, Long Suffering, Kindness, Goodness, Faith, Mildness and Self Control. And for good measure, I've added Gratitude.

6 x 6 Canvas - Colton and all his loves!

Canvas done for a dear friend's Anniversary of her Grandson and his loves.  Trains, Mexican Food, "Cars, the Movie," Mac n Cheese and Toy Story.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Canvas 9 x 12 of an earlier Art Journal Project

Lady reading the Bible under a 'well watered' tree.  Inspiration Scripture:  Psalm 1:2,3  "His delight is in the law of Jehovah, and in his law he reads in an undertone day and night.  And he will certainly become like a tree planted by streams of water, that gives its own fruit in its season and the foliage of which does not wither, and everything he does will succeed."

6 x 6 Gift Canvas for my Sister

My first Mixed Media Canvas.
Jehovah's Witnesses Official Website

My First Good Face!

Following Claudia Rossi's Tutorial, linked below, I drew this girl.  Colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  Yes you can do it too!  I plan to use her in a future MM project.

How to Draw a Girl - Sketch a Face - How to Draw a Face By Claudia Rossi on YT! Best Tutorial I have come across!

My Mixed Media Journal (So Far)

My Scrappy Studio: Dont throw away acetate sheets!

My Scrappy Studio: Dont throw away acetate sheets!: I used to throw away all those acetate sheets that come in some of our sticker/gem packs. Well i dont anymore and neither should you. They h...

My First Attempt

So, after many revisions (typical for me :)) this was my first mixed media.  Hand-cut flower with punched leaves.  Also used a stencil from Wal-mart and some Folk-Art paints for background.  Scripture inspiration:  Luke 12:27:  "Mark well how the lilies grow; they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, Not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these."