Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Bird of Beauty

Hello there!

It's Spring here now in Australia. After months of hibernating at home, my hubby asked us to go out and enjoy the sun. At first, I am hesitant as I really don't like going out, yes I am a boring person to be with but that's me. I love being at home. I don't want to let my loving hubby down so we said yes. He told me that I could bring my painting stuff which made me feel so excited. I remember the page I printed out not long ago and been wanting to paint on it. I brought my paper and so my gelatos, water color pencils and water color pan.

I am so glad painting outside. It's a different feeling and atmosphere. Wish we could do this often.

Page I had with me ready to be painted on

Hubby taking photo of me while I am enjoying what I am doing.

First I tried using the water color pan but since I gessoed my paper, It didn't work. So happy with my gelatos because it's like magic on my gessoed paper, so as my aquarell art-grip color pencil. The color pencil is best when you dip directly onto the water then straight to the paper (in my opinion).

My finished piece. Only used my phone so wasn't able to capture the true color.

Thanks for looking!



Sunday, September 13, 2015

Bird collage

Hi, This morning, I was busy with my usual household chores. Clean the table, wash the dishes, fold dried clothes and wash laundy. While waiting for the washing machine to finish, I thought that it would be good to do some artwork. I wasn't able to take photo of each step this time because every now and then I would attend onto something.

My first layer though was just playing with water color and putting down shapes. I let it dry and not happy as usual, so I put down another layer using my gelatos. I color block most of the areas. Drew my vase, add a collage and the rest is history. Hope you like my finished piece.

Thanks for looking!



Thursday, September 10, 2015

Make over

Hello there!

Today I just want to share with you an old mixed media painting I did on a 9"x12" watercolor paper. This is an entry for Hero Art's Makeover Challenge. It's actually fun to do. Most of the time, once I did something, I wouldn't dare touch it anymore no matter what the outcome is. This time around, it gave me the confidence that it is ok to just re-do it and not to be afraid of experimenting. The most important thing I learned from this challenge is that once you made something you think that is not good, you don't need to throw it away because you can always wait for the right time and just do something out of it again.

My old mixed media project (I honestly don't know why I kept it??? I really don't like how it turned out)

I covered most part of it. I just left a few images that I think I can start to work on with.

The stamps that I used.

The final product which I think is way much better from the original.

Thank you for looking!

xoxo Vanessa

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Live, Love, Create

Hi! It feels like forever from the last time I posted something here. Honestly, my hubby made me a website and been posting there. Sadly, we need to be relocated so for those of you who knows how stressful it is to be relocated from one country to another, you fully understand how difficult it is. The good news is that I am set with my new table which my hubby bought and assembled just last weekend. Not really back to normal as most of my stuffs need to be sold out and some were sent back to Philippines. I have with me my favorite ones of course. Really have to force my hubby that some are not for sale for they are my treasures.

Now that I am back to creating, I need to find inspiration here and there. Luckily, I still have time to join in to Design Memory Craft September Challenge.

This months challenge is to use something you already have. I remember having the canvas bag which I got from buying books. Hope you will like what I did with it.

The materials I used for creating this project

I drew my image on the canvas

I painted it using Gelato. I color it straight to the image on the canvass and grab my wet brush to activate it. I dip my Faber-Castell Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil in my jar and painted some parts of my image.

I used my Pitt Brush Pen to write the words live, love and create

My finished artwork :)

Hope I inspire you into doing something creative today. Thank you.




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