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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Painting with Tissue Paper

This past week Destiny and I were experimenting with Painting with Tissue Paper. I'd seen a post on Pinterest about it and thought it was cool, and it looked like a fun project for Destiny to do. So we gave it a try. I bought some bleeding Tissue Paper from Dick Blick, because there was none to be found in the town where I live. The brand name of it is Spectra, in case you want to try it too.

The technique is simple really: cut out some shapes out of the paper, brush some water on your canvas, and then put the tissue paper on top. Let it dry, then when the tissue comes off it leaves color behind like it was painted. Destiny and I did do this first, but then we decided to add a little more stuff and make it more of a Mixed Media project. These are the results.

Rubber Stamping on Tissue Paper Painting

Rubber Stamping on Tissue

Rubbert Stamping on Tissue Close
Rubbert Stamped Snowflakes on Tissue

Rubber Stamping Snowflakes Closeup

Destiny loved this project, and I'm sure we'll be doing it again. It was really fun, and really easy to do. And may I just say, she's got her poses down pat now. :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Blue Flower

I was in the mood for something different over the weekend while I was in the studio, so I created this Blue Flower mixed media painting. I like to do flowers from time to time, but not exactly like this. So it was just nice to do something a little different.

Blue Flower

It's a combination of scrapbook paper, Neocolor II Crayons, acrylics, stencils, and rubber stamping. :)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fork Daisy by Destiny

When Destiny and I were painting the other day, she wanted to paint a flower after we finished our Fall Brush Trees. She totally knew what she wanted to do and told me she needed a fork. Since we painted Fork Flowers on Canvas once, I knew she would be a pro with the fork again. So I gave her a fork and she used her tempera paint and created this.

Fork Daisy Art for Kids

She told me she was going to use the fork to make petals in a circle to make the flower. So she did that, and then she used a paintbrush to paint the center of the flower and the stem with leaves. What I love most about this is that she thought of it all on her own and knew exactly what she wanted to do. All I did was move the paper for her as she was making a "circle" with the fork for the petals. 

I love painting with Destiny. And I see lots more painting in our future. :)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fall Brush Trees

Destiny and I were inspired by the Fall leaves this week, so we decided that a painting of Fall Trees was in order. I thought it would be fun to use a round brush to make the tree leaves, like we did when we painted our Brush Dandelions. So I gave Destiny the brush, a canvas, some tempera paint, and a wee bit of instruction, and then she got down to painting!

Fall Brush Trees Progress

Fall Brush Trees

This time I found a better round brush for her to use--it was much easier for her to hold this one than the one with the long handle. It made it easier to dab it on the canvas. Destiny painted the tree trunk first, then used the brush to add the leaves to to the top of the tree and to the ground. She had no help from me at all! And I know I'm biased, but I think it's quite the masterpiece. :)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Angel Princess Mixed Media

I started this Angel painting two weeks ago and just finished in the studio yesterday. I normally like to create fairies, but this time I was feeling like making an angel. So this is my Angel Princess mixed media painting.

Angel Princess

She is done mostly with acrylics, but I also used some Neocolor II crayons. There is also some tissue paper (in the wing), and clear rhinestone gems (in her crown)--though they look almost black in this photo. I also added some glitter to her dress to give her a little sparkle. :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Something Different

Recently my daughter showed me a painting she liked in a local store. She and I have very different tastes, so I didn't really care for the painting. But I knew she liked it and that's all that mattered. But rather than spend $40 on a painting that was probably made in China or somewhere, I decided to do one in a similar style myself as a gift for my daughter. And this be it. :)

Jen's Painting

The original painting had similar rings, circles and lines, but also a couple of colors my daughter didn't like. She prefers all neutrals most of the time. So I used the same kinds of rings, circles, and lines, and added a few details of my own when I created this for her. And thankfully, she liked it. 

Definitely something different than I usually paint, eh? It's definitely not my style at all, but as long as she likes it, I'm a happy painter.