Monday, January 16, 2012

Tags Tags Tags

Some tag art I did this weekend with a bunch of my art friends. I had 10 pieces but ended up swapping some tags. Really enjoyed just "letting go" and letting these tags take on a life of their own.

These are mixed media pieces using shimmer sprays, watercolor sprays, stamps and waterproof ink, stencils, papers, pen, correction ink pen and a pink paint pen.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My finished piece from Traci Bautista's workshop

Stepped outside my "comfort zone" with this piece inspired by Traci Bautista's workshop through Stathmore. I enjoyed this and it has inspired me to be more free and less uptight when creating backgrounds and journal pages in other pieces.

FYI, Strathmore is holding three free online workshops. Traci's started Jan. 1 and is currently ongoing but you can join anytime. The videos will be available through August. The other two workshops start in March and June and cover drawing and watercolor techniques with other renowned artist instructors. Check it all out here at Stathmore's Online Workshop Series.

One interesting thing I wanted to mention about this piece is the surprising number and kinds of mixed media used, which I found interesting and helpful.

This piece includes, in order of appearance: fluid acrylics, oil pastels, India ink, art markers, Sharpie paint pens, and a correction fluid pen from an office supply store.