A Few Hours Later

I love reading about other artists and their creative processes. This post about how one artist created these mixed media journal pages is very inspirational to me! Beautiful work. 🙂

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I took a sheet of Black Canson Mi Tientes and tore it down following Teesha Moore’s 16 page journal instructions. You can google it – if I link it the video shows up and I don’t like that.

I monoprinted both sides of each sheet (3 sheets make up the 16 pages with flaps also counting as a page. I will do further printing on some later this week when I’m with my friends in the city.

I will also do more stamping. The white marks below are some preliminary marks made with fun foam stamps and acrylic paint. The blue circles are made with the end of a cork I found while walking.

At the same time I cleaned my brayer off on blank journal spreads in my small Moleskine.

After awhile I started monoprinting directly on the spreads by actually putting the open book facedown on the Gel…

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First Night Design | Wings over the World

Sarah Vernon at First Night Design is one of my favorite artists. In this post, she shares her technique for achieving the lovely layered effect she gets for her artwork.

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The pleasure of creation is infinite and Wings over the World was immensely enjoyable to do.

Using Photoshop, I began with a coastal scene from Unsplash.com, a good site for free images.

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I overlaid this with another Unsplash photograph of seagulls, which I set to the ‘Hard Light’ blend mode.

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I followed with a texture from 2 Lil’ Owls in ‘Multiply’ mode at 82%.

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The next stage was selecting only the seagulls from that photograph and making these into a separate layer to go over the texture. This I put in ‘Multiply’ mode at 61%.

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The final touch was a Kim Klassen texture in ‘Colour Burn’ mode.

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The resulting image is below. I’m rather fond of it. I hope you are too.

Wings over the World © Sarah VernonWings over the World © Sarah Vernon. Available on cards, posters and wrapped canvas.

Available at the following galleries:
Redbubble
Crated
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK
Fine Art America
Fine Art…

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My New Mexico Wildlife photography set to WaterColours for 30in30

Some wonderful motivational thoughts and resources are shared by CheyAnne in this post. I’m seriously considering the ’30 paintings in 30 days’ challenge. Over 300 artists are taking the challenge so that will be exciting! Check out her post and let me know what you think.

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30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta.

from my painting table Pigmy Nuthatch of New Mexico from my painting table Pigmy Nuthatch of New Mexico

I think this is her 5th time and she calls herself crazy, but those of us out here in Blog-Art-Selling-Land don’t.  Personally I love what she does in her own art of painting strictly with a palette knife and creates a wide range of pretty darn incredible oil paintings. Leslie hosts the number ONE Art blog Radio show on the air, and it’s chocked full of wonderful, doable, helpful tips from getting motivated to paint, to the biz end of social media.  I first found Artists Helping Artists when she use to host the show with another incredible and driven artist, Dreama Tolle Perry, I was hooked with those two talking about art . Now Leslie shares the mic with other talented hostess’ and hosts that bring their own knowledge…

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