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Donnerstag, 27. Oktober 2016

Halloween Family

Hello dear Blog friends,
today I want to share with you my second make for the "All Things Spooky" challenge over at Country View Challenges, the scary Halloween Family!

I took a brown envelope for my project and played along with some mediums and paints.
Here are the steps:

1. I prepared the envelope with clear Gesso to seal the paper. Inside the envelope I put some 
    strong cardboard for more stand.

 2. I mixed Matte Medium with DecoArt media fluid acrylics "Naphtol Red Light".
 3. To create texture I dabbed the mixture with a palette knife on top of the envelope
 4. While the paint/Gel was still wet I added a piece of black spider web I bought in a 1 € store.
 5. Now I mixed DecoArt media acrylics "Paynes Grey" and "Quinacridone Magenta" to get some
     purple color.
6. I dabbed it around the edges of the orange paint/gel. Then I took my heating tool to dry the
    paint and to create some bubbles (I love those bubbles ;-) )
 7. Now I matted my photo (from Gecko Galz) with some leftover paper on which I experimented
     with paints.
 8. Distress Ink around the distressed edges helped to fit it better to the background.
 9. Now some stamping for more interest.

10. Watered black and white Gesso, sprinkled all over the background, helps to come all parts 
      more together.
  11. I grabbed some clock parts from my collected items in my stash.
 12. I took some wire to frame the photo
 13. glued down all the bits and bobs
14. and added black Gesso and Quinacridone Gold on top all metal pieces to make them look a
     bit rusty.
15. Now I glued down a title and a spider hanging on a threat(from a 1 € store too) and dabbed
      some Interference Magenta on top of the spider and the title.
16. Last I glued down some flowers and leaves from my stash.

Well, very picture heavy I fear!
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Sonntag, 9. Oktober 2016

Faces 1

Hallo zusammen! Schön, dass ihr bei mir vorbeischaut.
Heute habe ich eine neue Seite aus meinem Art Journal. Ich habe mir das Büchlein vor einiger Zeit gekauft. Nun habe ich ein Thema dafür gefunden, mit dem ich es so nach und nach füllen möchte: Gesichter!
Auf YouTube  habe ich eine Künstlerin entdeckt, Juna Biagioni, die unglaublich tolle Gesichter malt. Nachdem ich einige ihrer Videos angesehen hatte, habe ich mich auch einmal daran gewagt, ein Gesicht zu malen.

Hello all! A warm welcome to my blog.
Today I want to show you a new page of my Art Journal. I bought this Journal some time ago. It was sitting on my table, waiting for a theme to be filled with. Now I found it: faces!
On YouTube I discovered an Artist, Juna Biagioni, who paints wonderful faces. After watching some of her videos, I decided to try to paint a face by myself.

Das war mein erster Versuch:
Gezeichnet habe ich Gesichter schon früher, nur gemalt habe ich noch nie eins.
This was my first trial.
I was drawing faces years ago, but never painted one.

Sieht so ein wenig aus wie "Avatar", die Proportionen stimmen noch nicht so ganz, aber ich mag sie eigentlich ganz gerne. Am schwierigsten finde ich Licht und Schatten (stimmt hier auch noch nicht ganz).
She looks a little bit like "Avatar", the proportions are not perfect, but I like her. The most difficult thing for me are highlights and shadows (they are not right here too).

Nachdem mir mein erster Versuch sehr viel Spaß gemacht hat, wollte ich natürlich gleich weiter üben.
After having much fun with my first trial, I wanted to make more exercises.

Ich fand die Herausforderung bei More than Words Main Challenge "Change & Ombre" als Thema sehr passend. Das Malen ist definitiv eine Veränderung in meiner Arbeit! Auch habe ich die Gesichtsfarbe der Vorlage in grau geändert.
Die linke Seite meines Eintrags ist im Ombre Effekt gestaltet.
I thought, the Challenge over at More than Words Main Challenge "Change & Ombre" was fitting for my page. Painting is definitely a change to my usual craft work! I also changed the face color into grey. The left side of my pages I made in Ombre - from dark grey to white.

Für mein Portrait habe ich ein Foto aus einer Zeitschrift als Vorlage benutzt, einfach um ein wenig mehr Sicherheit zu bekommen, besonders was Licht und Schatten anbelangt.

For my portrait, I used a photo from a magazine as a template, just to get a little more security, especially regarding to highlights and shadows.

Hier ist meine Art Journal Seite:
This is my Art Journal page:

Diese Materialien habe ich verwendet:
These are the materials I used:

Was auf dem Foto noch fehlt ist sind Gelatos in der Farbe blau und hautfarben, das Gesso und Matte Medium.
What is missing in the photo are Gelatos in the color blue and skin color, the white Gesso and Matte Medium.
 Hier noch ein paar Nahaufnahmen:
Here are some close ups:

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(I only used a hint of blue, but on the photos it looks more blueish than the real page does)

Samstag, 1. Oktober 2016

Halloween ATCs

Hello all, nice to have you here!
It´s the first of October and you know what it means: A new challenge over at Country View Challenge! This month the theme is All things spooky!

Although Halloween is not a favourite theme for me, I had much fun, creating this set of ATCs.
I found that little skeletons in a dollor store and thought, I would use them in a bit funny way =)

Here a step x step:

 I cut some cardboard and white cardstock into right size.
Then I glued some stripes on top for texture.
Now I prepared the surface with clear Gesso.
 To add some more texture I put modeling paste through a stencil
 Then it was time for color! I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Simply sheer and Glimmer Glam in Halloween colors, sprayed directly on top and dried them with a heating tool.
I stamped the crow from a 7Gypsies stamp set and then I glued down the skeletons and embellishments.
Here are the 4 ATCs:

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Donnerstag, 15. September 2016

Colorful Travel Journal

Hello all, welcome to my blog!
Here is my second project for the challenge "Travel" over at Country View Challenges this month.
Last month I showed you my art journal pages, prepared with leftover paints from another project. I promised, to show you the project, where I used the paints. 
As you may know, I am an adventurer at Wanderlust 2016. One of the very first classes was the one from Kate Crane and I utterly enjoyed her work and wanted to try it out, but as you all may know, some things need a little time.

In July a dear friend of mine celebrated her birthday and I knew, that she wanted to go to Danmark for some weeks. So this was a very good reason to make this travel journal as her birthday gift!

I made this little journal after the class of Kate Crane, so I can´t tell you too much about the making of and the techniques, but I´ll show you the close up photos from all the pages - front and back. So grab a cup of coffee, there are a couple of pictures ;-)

The front and the back are made from a canvas covred greyboard, steciled with modeling paste and painted. The butterflies are highlighted with some pink Inka Gold.

The first pages:
much painting, stamping making marks and doodling

The next pages:
The same techniques, but here are some other patterns.

 At the right page there is a little pocket. I inserted some stamped tags, where one can write some important things, glue tickets, ..... whatever

The third pages:

 The back pages:

Here are some blank pages in the middle for some writing. I used my sewing machine. 

That´s my little Travel Journal! I hope you liked it, I had so much fun making it and it definitely won´t be my last one.

Thank you so much for dropping in here today and may be you find time to participate in our Travel Challenge this month!

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