Friday, October 16, 2015

5 for 5 October Challenge Day 5 - Witch

Day 5!!

Wow! This 5 for 5 has flown by!! I hope you have enjoyed our creations and have been challenged to create your own Halloween fun!!  Make sure to stop by and visit the the rest of the 5 for 5 artists and leave them lots of love!!

Here is my witch inspired canvas!! Tissue paper, gesso, and distress ink in the background!  The hat is scrapbook paper with light paint!  The flower is heavy body paint with purple watercolor, easy peasy!  And the broom is unwound twine! Love this one!! 
Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

5 for 5 October!! Day 4 Stencils

Wow!! Day 4!! Stencils - I had so much fun with this one!! The brick stencil with the crackle paste and the cauldron with clear embossing paste! Play, have fun! Make sure to visit the rest of you 5 for 5 challenge! 

Donna -

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

5 for 5 - Day 3 - Haunted House

So it is Day 3 of the 5 for 5 Halloween Challenge!! I hope you are having fun because I had so much fun making these canvases for this adventure!! Sometimes I find it hard to get into the art room and dedicate good time ... but when I have a challenge like this one ... it really motivates me to get in some good me time!!!

Make sure to stop by and give some love to the other wonderful 5 for 5 artists!! Here are their links! 

Jump to see the 5 for 5 Team Projects:

 Here is my Day 3 Haunted House ... not too spooky, but just enough to make me wonder ... lol! This is all watercolor and pen doodle.  I printed the words out onto tissue paper, because it just disappears into the background and the words look printed onto the canvas!! 


Now, go, create!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

5 for 5 - October Day 2

Day 2 - PURPLE!!! 

Welcome back for Day 2 of the 5 for 5 Halloween Challenge!! I really hope you enjoyed yesterdays projects - I know I LOVED seeing with Donna, Rachel, Kris and Lynn created!!! Wow!! Make sure you stop by and leave them some love for their hard work!! And I hope we inspire you to create a Halloween project!!! If you do, make sure to share it with me!! 

Jump to see the 5 for 5 Team Projects:

So here is my white pumpkin with purple flowers!! I was so inspired by a picture on Pinterest, that I had to create it - but my way!! And I would love to share that pic with you ... however, I didn't pin it and now I can't find it ... so frustrating!! Anyway, enjoy, visit all the 5 for 5 blogs and then ... go create!! 

I started with a canvas and covered it with tissue paper.  I inked it up with green and brown ink to create the background.  Then I used small pieces of modeling paste that I had dried out for another project and cut them into shapes like the flowers I saw in the Pinterest picture.  I water-colored the modeling paste with a purple color. I made stems and leaves with green water colored paper.  Finally, I created the white pumpkin and built the picture!! I used matte medium as my glue, then doodled and finished off the details!! 

 Just fun!! Have fun and make fun art!! GO!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

5 for 5 Halloween - Day 1!

Welcome to Day 1 of our 5 for 5 Halloween Blog Event. Today our theme is "Paint". We are all sharing a project where we used paint. Each day our 5 Designers will post a Halloween Inspired Project based on a theme. Some of us are offering prizes, so be sure to visit all the links below and leave comments. 

And then here is my Day 1 Project!! Gotta love pumpkins at this time of year!! My girls wanted to buy some on October 1st!! We are hoping with all the rain and warm weather that they will actually make it to Halloween to carve!! 

I used a small 4x5 canvas.  I cut and painted some fun scrapbook paper for the pumpkins!! I mixed some blue and black paint to make the background.  The black paint by itself lacked depth and even though it doesn't really show up in the picture, the background is full of little variations of blue, black and gray!  Then I used a white paint pen to draw on the spider web and doodle a little.  
I hope you enjoy our 5 for 5 Halloween Challenge!!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #17!

Oh yeah, time for the October Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #17!!  Find a word in the word search and make it into your mixed media challenge project for the month!!  Whoohoo!! So much fun!!! So click on the link ... and come join us!!  You will be so happy you did because this month's prize and sponsor are amazing!! One random winner will be drawn to win this prize pack from Grumbacher!!

LOVE these products!!  I didn't get as much time with my art as I would have liked in September - but in the time I did - I had a wonderful opportunity to work with these awesome Grumbacher supplies!!!  I used the colored pencils, the ink and the paint to create my fun Halloween Witches Hat!!  Here is my project for the #17 Challenge!

I stated out by sketching with the the woodless color pencils!  I fell in love with the idea of creating a witches hat!!  At first I started out with four .... but narrowed it down to my favorite curly brimmed hat!

I got the hat started, but wanted to create a tissue paper flower for the hat.  I mixed the blue and red acrylic paint to create the perfect purple that I wanted! 

And then I painted it onto tissue paper.... 

 And after it dried I made some random flowery shapes and put them together to make my hat's embellishment!

I got the canvas ready with a coat of gesso and a mix of white and black paint through a favorite stencil.  I wanted to create a grungy background.

Then I sketched on the hat shape and filled it in with the Grumbracher black acrylic paint.

I splattered it with Grumbacher inks and printed out a fun Halloween quote!!  I doodled and highlighted to finish her off!! Fun times with this challenge!! 

Please, come and join us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!! October is such a fun month to let your art go to places you didn't think possible!!