Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lovely Pattern Papers

The most de-stressing form of art for me is preparing backgrounds by painting and collaging.  Some people like Yoga...I reach that zen place by painting freely- no thought involved- I find this extremely relaxing.

When I registered for the 21 Secrets workshop (fabulous!!), I was thrilled by Debra Cooper's Playing With Patterns. Not only does she have numerous videos lined up, but her creativity and the ideas she gives are amazing.  Debra shares so muchin this workshop and is such an inspration.

So...when my little one announced that she had to prepare a project in a  "book" she had to create...well!  We both rolled up our sleeves and off we painted furiously throughout the weekend to get these gorgeous papers done..

This was so much fun- we worked furiously and got it all done!  And so it was both relaxing but so energizing and non-stop...does that make any sense??

Ahh the joys of art!  Loved it:)  What do you think?


Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

These look really great! Very creative. =O)

Roberta said...

These look like perfect backgrounds for Guerilla art...great job! So glad to see that you are enjoying your class and that you got to apply the techniques in such a fun project with your little one.

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Tee Thompson said...

Soooo pretty! Love all the different fun things!

To answer your question from my blog about the brown and black waterbrushes:

I fill the waterbrushes almost 3/4 full with water then add drops of acrylic ink. The black has 12 drops of ink and the brown has 5 drops brown and 2 drops of black. (FW inks have a dropper in the cap)

I use the black to draw with. It's waterproof when dry (on everything I’ve tried it with) so I can paint right over the finished drawing.

The brown is a favorite.. and I use it to make shadows... I can draw with it too, but it's very thin so the lines are pale when dry.

JessiVille said...

Oops, I thought my comment had finally posted! Dang this blogger issue! Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm sorry I wasn't able to comment sooner. I just love your painted papers and all your artwork! Can't wait to see more... Jessi at lookingglass Art Studio xox

joyfulploys said...

Hi Lucy...thanks for coming by! I like your painted papers...backgrounds are fun to do. I guess I should have joined 21 secrets, I keep reading about it all over blog land.

Doll dreams by Ady Almanza said...

Love this! yes, art is soulfood! ^^
Thank you for the nice comment on my last AJ pages! ....ADY

lizzy J said...

Preeeety Lucy I love the vibrant colors. Really good job I really like the rainbow stripes with black.