Sunday, June 24, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

A Touch Of Gold Post Card Swap - Postmark by Monday, July 16th

Gold paint, metallic trim, gold paint marker punch-out's,
sheet rock seam tape, stencil
A metallic glint can introduce an element of glamour and surprise.  Whether it's a hint or an overall see-through sheen, there's something special about a touch of gold.  
Bubble wrap, stencil, sheet rock seam tape punch-outs, Washi tape


There are many ways to bring some "gold" into your art:

Gold Leaf
Rubber Stamp Ink, Embossing Powder
Spray Paint, Acrylics, Nail Polish
Washi Tape
Gold Foil
Gold Tissue Paper
Gold Lame
Gold threads/ribbon/filament
etc.
Acrylic paint and paint markers

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Dr. Seuss-inspired - Part 1

Two from Barbara D:




Four from Ellen:






Two from Heidi:




Two from Joyce:




Two from Patrice:



Sunday, June 17, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Straw-Blowing Paint Post Card Swap - Postmark by Monday, July 9th


by Beau
For this group swap you will basically drip paint (or ink) onto paper, then aim a straw at the drips at a low angle toward the direction you want the paint or ink to flow.  The narrowest straws seem to work better than the larger ones.

Next, you blow air steadily through the straw while moving your hovering straw around, back and forth, or in one continuous direction until the paint/ink no longer flows and/or you are satisfied with the pattern.  Take care not to hyperventilate :)

Liquid watercolor paints flow nicely on watercolor paper.  Liquid acrylic paints can be manipulated on light-weight card stock but seem to dry quickly during the process.  
by Beau

There are some interesting technique ideas worth viewing on various YouTube presentations. 

Participants may use colors over colors.  It is also okay to accent the flowed paint/ink design(s) with rubber stamps, pen lines, markers... but let's save collage for another swap.
by Beau

Make 1 - 4 post card-sized pieces to exchange with an assigned swap partner.







Stubby tree  (by Honi) w/rubber stamped accents



REPETITIONS - Part 4

Three from Susan A:





Two from Patrice:




Three from Honi: