Monday, February 24, 2014

Nothing But... Sea Life?

Recently, one of the few blogs that I avidly follow, Diana Trout, posted her Friday Tutorial and I dove right in for a perfect evening experiment last night!

It was a lot of fun to just cut loose and not be so worried about the outcome. They are technically supposed to be flowers, but I felt myself naturally gravitating towards sea life... so I went with it. I do have to admit, however, that after I added the pen lines (as you can see in the background of the first image), I thought that the thick, dark lines took away from the color of the watercolors. So I ended up painting thin gesso over the background lines, which muted them without fully taking them away. I much preferred this effect. What do you think?

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Just Because!

Did a little more work in my "Just Because Mini Journal" from Suzi Dennis!

Did this a while ago but hadn't shared it yet... collage, paint, washi tape, and a doily. So much fun in such a small space! I love Suzi's journals... :)