Saturday, March 3, 2012

You are Beautiful!

This is called "You are Beautiful." It's a mixed media piece on 6" x 8"canvas board. I bought Kate Crane's Art Journaling CD's and decided to try something in one of her styles. The main image is from Crowabout Studio B at the Deviant Scrap website. I used acrylic paints, white gesso, oil pastels, gel sticks, Pitt pens, a white gel pen, a template from The Crafter's Workshop and vintage dictionary scraps. The title of one of Kate's CD's is "There are no mistakes in art." I made mistakes creating this that I was able to turn around, so they were no longer mistakes! Working with acrylic paints is pretty forgiving. Everything doesn't have to be perfectly stamped as the tone of this is not perfect. If you are thinking about art journaling or want to learn some new techniques, I highly recommend Kate's CD's. You can find more info at Kate's blog. As time permits I will work on some smaller canvases. Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. so cool. thats what's fun about mixed media art. you can start one way and end up completely somewhere else. I love your work