Friday, February 12, 2016

Get up. Get dressed. Paint.

This week I painted with along with Rae Missigman's 15 MINUTES OF MIXED MEDIA©.  The process was freeing, I got all kinds of paint under my fingernails (and all over my sleeves) while learning a couple of techniques as I painted along.

The carnage

What I learned


  • When mark making, use a dark, thicker paint marker then go over them again with a white gel pen to make them less obvious.
  • When painting over a layer, put the paint on thick then quickly scrap it off using a half circle motion with an old plastic card.  It creates texture while allowing peeks of the layer below to show through.
  • It's okay to write down a thought or feeling then just cover it up with paint.  You  don't have to make a big deal of camouflaging it or incorporating it into a design.  Just brush some paint over and leave it!


Joining Paint Party Friday where having paint under the fingernails is the norm.  What colors are under yours?

13 comments:

  1. Your journal pages are lovely. I like the hints you gave about covering the dark marks and covering up texts.

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  2. Love your journal page. Great learnings from the exercise.

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  3. Great journal pages. Happy PPF!

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  4. Love these pages so beautiful!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  5. Love your journaling and you are learning a lot. Hugs, Valerie

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  6. super pages-your flowers just dance across them!!

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  7. Beautiful spread! I loved your learning tips too, thank you!

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  8. Really wonderful. I do like your art area. I too have a salt lights in several rooms in my house.

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  9. Ooohhh I love those flowers! I am working on redoing my studio right now--big job. Looking for shelves or bookcases. Wish me luck! Have a great weekend! xo

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  10. Wow Diane, what a great page, and thank you for sharing those very helpful mixed media tips which I must try and remember!

    Shoshi

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  11. thanks for playing along Diane. And I always love it when someone learns something from one of my videos! Have fun!

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