Monday, 21 December 2015

Winter Watercolors mixed media illustration

Winter Watercolors

Gosh, playing with watercolors, stamps, decorative papers and colored pencils - what can be more fun? For this illustration I used decorative paper with silver accents, I really love it! Oh, yes, and don't forget the salt in the background! Always fun with watercolors!




Thursday, 17 December 2015

Snowflake Christmas Ornaments with Gel Medium and Spray Paints

DIY Make your own Snowflake Christmas Ornaments with Gel Medium and Spray Paints

I found these nice tags at Michaels for just $1.50 each. I thought you can make so much more with them - personalized gift tags, post cards and Snowflake Christmas Ornaments, which my 4-year old son had fun helping me with and later decorating the tree with.



Here's what I used to make the ornaments:


1. Super Heavy Gel Medium (I am sure it will work fine with heavy gel medium or molding /modeling paste.2. Snowflake cutout or stencil. Notice I am using a paper cut out.3. Palette knife, plastic or an old credit card.4. Glitter5. A touch of spray ink. Anything will go here: Watercolor Magic Liquid Ink for kids or Dylusions spray Inks.5. Glitter paint.6. Piece of watercolor paper 140 lbs



The steps are pretty simple:

First I added glitter to Heavy Gel Medium. I added a bit of ink to give it some color, since the Gel Medium will dry clear. I then used it like molding Paste through the stencil to make raised snowflake designs on paper.














Let it dry completely. Takes a few hours.
Then spray with some ink. And add glitter paint on top. That's it. Almost done!



Now just cut out your snowflake, punch a hole in each and hand on the tree!