Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Watercolour Workshop with Sharyn Seibert

I am excited to welcome Sharyn Seibert back to the Art House Studio for a hight anticipated watercolour class on Saturday March 7 from 10 - 4.

In Sharyn's last couple of workshops in the studio she touched on some of the 24 techniques that you will have a chance to discover and try in this class.  Her students asked her to create an in depth technique workshop and this class is the result!

Here's the description:
If you have always wanted to try watercolour painting or are a seasoned artist and want a refresher on experimental watercolour tricks and techniques, then this workshop is for you. We will spend a fun and relaxing day exploring 24 approaches that will introduce watercolour to you or expand your repertoire. Experiments with sea sponge, salt, pencil crayon shavings, and masking fluid are just a few of the exciting materials that will put sizzle into your artwork. Come prepared to be inspired and learn how you can turn your workshop samples into beautiful works of art.

For more information, and to register...

Monday, January 26, 2015

Fairy Mini Canvas using DecoArt Media - USTREAM

I had fun, if not a klutzy night, last Thursday on USTREAM when I created this cute little mini canvas using the DecoArt Media line.

This was my first time really getting a chance to play with the new products - testing them out - seeing what they can do.   I quite liked them and am super excited to have a permanent spray in my craft arsenal!

I mentioned in the recording that Andy Skinner had a DecoArt video about the Media Misters (find that video here) where he showed care and maintenance for them.  Essentially he attaches the mister nozzle to another mister bottle with clean water in it and spritzed until the spray runs clear.  A couple of the girls on the stream didn't like "wasting" the paint in the nozzle.   I personally don't find it wasteful...  it prevents clogging (and extra expense when the nozzle stops working), you can use this spray directly in your journals AND you can use sprayed paper towels in future projects by adhering them with gel medium.   I think these would be FABULOUS on a canvas or in my journal!  

Anyway - I'm looking forward to learning more about these products and using them in my art.
Stay creative!!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Decorating a Paper Mache Bowl with Gelli Prints and DecoArt - USTREAM

Okay, here's my bowl!
The Gelli Arts Blog posted a fun suggestion about using your gelli print stash to decorate paper mache bowl -- I thought I'd take them up on it and decorate one with you during my ustream broadcast.

My first bowl, totally me with my go-to flowers and backgrounds.  What was new for me?  Using the new DecoArt Multi Surface Paints, MEDIA Shimmer Misters and Varnish.  Love...  YES!  There are sprays that are non reactive now!   Fabulous.  I'll be spaying more once again!   (DecoArt in the Store)

During the ustream video (below), I adhered the gelli prints to the bowl with gel medium and decorated them with white fluid acrylic paint in a fineline pen.  After it dried, a satin varnish from the DecoArt Media line was put on it to give it a semi glossy, protected look.  Love.

Thanks for the inspiration, Gelli Arts.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Painting on Fabric with Inktense Blocks and Pencils

As you know, I have been enjoying playing with Catherine Scanlon's stamps -- love her florals!

I took them out once again for this week's USTREAM broadcast - this time I stamped them on fabric, quilted and then painted them with Intense Blocks and Pencils.   Intense goes on like a watercolour but dries permanent on fabric and on other media.   Very handy, indeed!

Here is another quilted piece I did with Butterflies....   I really like how these are turning out.   Can't wait to make something fun with them!

Supplies Used
Stamps by Catherine Scanlon Designs (Art Gone Wild)
Inktense Blocks and Pencils (Derwent)
White Cotton
Fusible fleece (Pellon)
Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger)
Paint Brushes
Sewing Machine for free motion quilting
3D Paper Pen, Opal (Viva Decor)

Here's the broadcast that I posted on my youtube channel

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Cardboard Flower Card - USTREAM broadcast

I've been having fun painting on corrugated cardboard this week and thought that I would do a little USTREAM broadcast to show you how you can expose the corrugation to create a fast textural effect.  Love it.

Supplies Used
Stamps by Catherine Scanlon Designs (Art Gone Wild)
Cardboard Sheet  - cut to 5x7
Scrap Printer Paper - to make stamp masks
Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger)
Paint Brushes
Acrylic Paints - Golden (Colbalt Turquoise Hue, Titanium White) A2 Chroma (Cadmium Yellow Light, Quin. Red Violet Hue)
3D Paper Pen, Opal (Viva Decor)

16x20 and 12x24 paintings on cardboard sheeting
New workshop at the studio - contact the studio for details.