Saturday, April 4, 2015

Get up. Get dress. Paint. Week 3

It was a productive morning!  While my intention to get right to painting as soon as I hit my office was once again waylaid by my bad habit of web surfing (how does that happen?) I got myself on track and painted.
Rae Missigman posted another one of her 15 Minutes of Mixed Media videos and this is my take.

What I learned:

  • How to incorporate watercolor in with acrylic paint by using watercolor pencils and a water brush.
  • When I want a thinner coat of paint, stick to using makeup sponges rather than using a paint brush.
  • The Martha Stewart geranium is a thicker paint and I needed to thin it out more.  I had to smudge a bit of white over it to tone it down.
Thank you for stopping by.  Joining the painting fun over at Paint Party Friday


  1. Very pretty and yes this happens to all of us....we need a big sign...stay off social media!! It's a labyrinth to get lost in!!

    Hugs Giggles

  2. Love your journal page! Great lessons learned - and thanks for the link (and for stopping by)

  3. This is so pretty and bright!

  4. I love this Diane! Your takes on the lesson make me smile!

  5. Love the colors you used and the beautiful spread!!

  6. creating journal pages is a passion of mine too - this work of yours is so cheerful and bright

  7. Hi Diane. I wanted to thank you for your comment on my blog last week. I too lived in a left brained world and sometimes find it hard to play. But the more I paint the more I relax and have fun with it. I think your practice of painting on Saturday sounds like a great way to begin a wonderful creative journey.


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