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This week in art

This week I have another sneak peek at some new products I am working on.

Hint: Would you like to use large versions of these as backgrounds for drawing or tangling? Or maybe collage material? Stay tuned.

colourful grids

 

 

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Sometimes, mindlessness can be good!

In the last week, I decided to prep a bunch of art journal pages, just so I wouldn’t be faced with the white page syndrome. When I painted a page, I used a piece of paper behind the page I was working on, to protect the rest of the book. After a few days, I had several pieces of paper that looked like this.

I was intrigued by the patterns, so I grabbed my circle punches and got a bunch of these.

paint cutouts

Aren’t they cool! They look like miniature paintings, abstracts and landscapes.

Here are some closeups (click the image for a larger view).

paint cutouts

I took one of them and made a pin with it. (It’s about 2-1/4″ in diameter).

landscape pin

Isn’t it amazing how beautiful things can come from unexpected places?

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 4

This is week four of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images for a larger view.


I used the shapes of my silhouette masks to cut shapes from various papers to use as collage elements in the future.

silhouette cutouts


I recently discovered a very cool font with which you can create Celtic Knots. Each letter represents one component of the image. By stringing together the letters, you can make a large variety of knots. Here are a couple of examples.

Celtic font example


Continuing my experiments with the Celtic Knot font, I took one image into Photoshop Elements and had some fun experimenting with a variety of special effects.

Celtic knots with visual effects


I have found that hot-chocolate cans are perfect for storing pens, markers, paint brushes, tools… just about everything on my work table and in my shelves. But of course, they have to have appropriate decoration.

For this first one, I removed the label and used it as a template to cut a Gelli print to size, backed it with some Scor-tape, and glued it to the can.

Decorated can for studio storage

For this one, I simply removed the label and painted the cardboard with some acrylic paint. I’m going to make a bunch more of these!

Decorated can for studio storage


I made another discovery recently, a Macintosh app called Wordify. You can give it any image, along with a list of words, and it will fill the image (or the negative space) with the words. Here I used my Sisters silhouettes.

Silhouettes with Wordify

In this one, I used the Yoga silhouettes, and a list of yoga-related words.

Silhouettes with Wordify


This is another project from Camerida. Brenda Shaver showed us now you can use a 3.5″ Zentangle tile as a frame for a Bijou tile.

Layered tiles


The last item for this week is a Zendala. I started with a white die-cut snowflake I cut with my Cricut. I glued it to a 12×12-inch sheet of blue card stock, and tangled the snowflake.

Tangled snowflake

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Recent work with the Gelli® plate

These are some pieces based on Gelli® prints. On this first one, I added some Zentangle-inspired art with a white gel pen, using stencils from Joggles.

Gelli print with ZIA

I cut up some prints to make collage elements, and added some drawing with a black Micron pen and a Sakura white gel pen.

Gelli Collage

And here’s another one where I cut and layered circles from other prints.

Gelli Collage