Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Good ideas....gone bad :(

You ever find an idea you really want to try and get really excited about it?  This was it.  
Or maybe NOT!
Good idea gone bad.  
It may not be the technique it may be me.  Well, yes, it's probably me because when I saw this done I LOVED how it turned out. I didn't save where I found it because I just saw it in passing and remembered what they did.  Here's how you go about it and maybe you will have better luck than I.

Cut up magazine pieces.  I'm guessing any printed paper would work well too.

Adhere with modge podge or gel medium, whatever you like.  
Create a random pattern but cover the page.

Trace an image that you want to use.  Pick something simple unlike my complicated one.  It think that was one of my issues.  I should have started with a heart.  I may try that next.

Once you trace it go ahead and paint everything except the inside area of what you traced.  You may need extra coats of paint if you pick a light color like I did (next mistake).

After you finish the painting you can take something to sand away at the pieces so you can see the texture and remove a little bit of the paint, here and there.  

Here's my final outcome to oooh and ahhh over...NOT!
I can't believe I'm even showing you all this because I really hate it but maybe someone can do wonders with the technique.  I will try it again when I get brave.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Get your doodle on.....

I've been enjoying doodling lately.  Here's a little one I did in my journal on book paper.  I used my pencil to doodle before I attempted with the pen.  I've learned this is the easiest for me since I don't cope too well with making mistakes and having to go with the flow.

I used Faber Castell Pitt Pens, S, M, & B.  Then I went and colored in with Derwent Inktense Pencils and my water brush.  I really love the bold colors of these, I need to invest in a bigger color pack since I'm limited to what you see here. The background I used Karat Aquarell Watercolor Crayons.  A little shading was added using a soft pencil and smudge stump.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Wishing & Hoping Creations

Wishing and Hoping KOTM creations from The Flying Unicorn

Graphic 45 Papers

3x3 Mini Canvas using the stencils, stickers from the KOTM along with Color Wash, Glimmer Mist, Molding Paste, Paint and Dew Drops

1942 - All items from the KOTM except Brads in the flowers.

Off the Page Project 

Card - All Items from KOTM except Brads

Journal - Purchased Journal from Target, covered with KOTM


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wishing & Hoping KOTM

Happy New Year!
Today is the day for the "WISHING & HOPING" KOTM!
Get yours now at The Flying Unicorn

I'll be back tomorrow with a few of my creations with the kit!  Two of the above creations are mine, can you guess which ones?
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