dinsdag 26 februari 2013

Mixed Media Art Journal pages - video

I just uploaded another video on YouTube. This time I show you how to make 2 mixed media pages in your art journal with white and black gesso, stencils, acrylic paints, rubber stamps, ink and images.

zaterdag 23 februari 2013

Weekend Drawing Event 23 Feb 2013

Today I have been painting a reference image from the WDE (Weekend Drawing Event) on WetCanvas.com. Every week a host posts 16 images and you have 2 hours to do your thing. You can draw, sketch, paint in any kind of medium.

This week I chose the picture of some lovely flowers, lisianthus and 'painted' them with my Aquamarkers. I am still practising with the aquamarkers and I am still not sure about them. I cannot see the benefits of the markers above regular watercolor paint. But I do like the painting, the top is nicer then the lower part, but I am ok with it.

donderdag 21 februari 2013

New YouTube video

I have uploaded a new video, of the process of how to make Quick and Easy Mixed Media backgrounds. Check it out.

Backgrounds in my art journal

I have been feeling very anxious the last few days. I am a freelance interim manager and have been out of work for a few months now. The market is very bad... and sometimes that eats away my self confidence. I am sooooo glad I have my other life, my art life, to make me feel better!

This time, I have been working in my smaller art journal. Making very quick and easy backgrounds with my Neocolors II, stencils and ink. From the first one I took photos of the process, I might turn it into a little video for YouTube.

For the blue backgroundI made my own stencils from a butterfly image and transparency film. I used Neocolors II, stencils and ink and Dylusions spray. I love how that one turned out, I am going to make more in these style and turn them into lovely cards.

zondag 17 februari 2013

Lazy day

I have been making some more ATCs for the Valentine athon on ATCsforall and traded almost all of them.

And I have some other news. The polymer clay tiles workshop from March the 14th is full! If you have not gotten round to register, let me know. I am planning another one later this year, besides the one I will teach at the Volksuniversiteit Soest in November. The workshop for the Volkuniversiteit Soest is a 2-evening workshop and preliminary scheduled for the 7th and 14th of November.

And I am also working on a new video on how to create some art journal pages. Watch my channel!

donderdag 14 februari 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! I am creating some Valentine ATCs for the Valentine's Day athon on atcsforall.com and have been making a little video of how I created the first ATC. Here is the link to the video on YouTube.

zaterdag 9 februari 2013

Second video is uploaded!

Hello there! I just uploaded my second video to YouTube. Another video on how to create Mixed Media backgrounds, this time using acrylic paints, Dylusions ink spray and gesso. I hope you like it!

vrijdag 8 februari 2013

Week 6 Life Book 2013 - Courage

This weeks lesson of Life Book 2013 is COURAGE. I just love dragonflies... and I only recently found out that they are the symbol of change. So I created my courage page with some dragonflies. Courage to change!!

The background is done with Dylusion spray inks. I love the colors in these spray bottles, but yours hands get dirty... and will be for the next few days LOL. The lady is drawn using a vintage poster as example and painted with Neocolors.

I just love how she jumps without any fear!!

zondag 3 februari 2013

My first video

I have uploaded my first video on YouTube. I am showing how to create lovely mixed media backgrounds for ATCs, journal pages and other creative projects. In this video I show how to use a mask or a stencil. Take a look and let me know what you think!

vrijdag 1 februari 2013

Workshop Mixed Media Canvas 31 januari 2013

Yesterday I gave the workshop Mixed Media Canvas for 4 participants. It was a great evening and all of the participants went home with a lovely painting.

This little red robin is made by Alma.

This tropical paradise is made by Anja. Anja is my sister and this was the first time she did one of my workshops ;-).

Miek made this lovely birth present with the birth announcement card she received.

Marjo made this little painting for her daughter, who love cats and Amsterdam ;-)