Saturday, June 15, 2013

It's Summer, I'm going on vacation!

Just a quick little note to my followers: I am going on a real vacation -"away from home," which doesn't happen very often. So, I will be gone for about 2 1/2 weeks. I am not going to be able to work on anything so no posts until I get back. My next she art is in the works so come back later and take a look. Thanks.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Art Journaling a "Shari" Art Girl

Oh, I had so much fun making this journal page! It was so much fun to mess it up with paints, texture, and stamps. I also used rub-ons and lots of Modge Podge. (is that what it is?) I posted many pictures so you could get up close to see what I did. I'm working on my next one. I know I go slow but at least I am doing something, I tell myself. 

Upper left corner

More upper left corner

Upper right corner

Lower right corner

Lower left corner

I made this page on a mixed media weight paper. I'm not sure of the exact weight but it is heavy enough to take wet media like paint or paint sprays. I used Gesso on it first then my colors, etc. I used acrylic paints and some common tools to make the textures. One thing I used was bubble wrap. I love the look. The girl has boots on -which are probably too big, but what the heck! I like 'em! They are made from Burlap.  I took a class from Christy Tomlinson who does the She Art Girls. It is really fun.  She has a Mixed Media Shop called Scarlet Lime, which is great. She has video's on the site and other workshops that one can take to learn how she does her thing. I wish I had time to take them all. 

As always, thanks for visiting! I would love a comment on this if you can leave one. Please come again!

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*I had to change the name of this post because of copyright laws. "She Art Girl" is copyrighted for Christy Tomlinson. Sorry!