Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thursday Ramblings

Here is the page I did on my art date with my friend Jolene.  I had started it using some of the techniques in that Robin Marie Smith video and I had added too much water, the paper buckled.  I ironed it but that did not help. I then sprayed the back of it and put it under a book over night.  When I got to Jolene's I thought I would tackle it again.  This page has glimmer mist, colorwash sprays, stenciling, distress stain, liquid watercolor, gesso, stamping and journaling.  There were times when I really disliked it but I just kept working on it.  I love all its layers of color  now.

I did this lettering in the early hours of the morning when I couldn't sleep.  Not the best ide as I made many mistakes. I am  not a good judge if a word is going to fit or not and then sometimes I forgot what font I had decided to do. Doing these in pencil is bound to be easier but then I never seem to take the easy way out. I am chalking this one up to experience. I have been building up my very small collection of copic markers.  With a Michaels coupon I can get them for 5.00. I'd like to have maybe 10 colors so I have to do it a little bit at a time. I just love how they work for bold colors. I am finding my other markers like the Zig Writers work nice for outlining and embellishing. I love that I can use all I have without going out and buying a whole ton of new supplies. The one big thing I ave learned about lettering is having the right tool makes all the difference.


  1. Lovely page, lovely word. Sometimes I decide that a little water buckling just gives more life to the art!

  2. I love to do art at night, but it can shock ya in the morning...this is really nice...Hugs, Mary

  3. Ramble on...!! :]
    These are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your inspiring work. ((hugs))


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