Sunday, August 30, 2015


I used a dylusions stamp for the face, then Zentangled hair around the face.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Paper Bead Necklace

I made myself a new paper bead necklace. I made the paper beads with designer paper & cereal boxes. I used 20 paper beads & 21 seed beads. I purchased the heart pendent, and put a small key inside the heart and filled the heart with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. This was a Fun necklace to make & it is going to be a fun necklace to wear.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Do you like my new frame?

I painted this watercolor rooster in June. It was a 9 x 12 painting, so I put it in an 11 x 14 frame. Yesterday I was shopping at Wal Mart in the craft department, and saw this 8 x 10 frame with chicken wire in it. I thought this frame would be perfect for my rooster painting. So I cut the painting down & reframed it. What do you think? Better with the new frame?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Watercolor Blown Paint Technique

Watercolor Chicken.
Blown Paint Technique.
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Watercolor Butterfly on a Zinnia

Butterfly on a Zinnia
I only used 3 watercolors for this painting.
Colors red, yellow, & blue.
I mixed blue & yellow to get the green.
I mixed Yellow & red to get the orange.
I mixed yellow, red, & blue to get the black.
I used Gesso for the white on the Butterfly.
The most difficult color to mix was the black. I would get a muddy brown, then a dark green, & even a deep purple before finally getting the right mix of the 3 colors to make the black.
I used red, yellow, & blue for the background, then salted the background, to get the look that I wanted for the background.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015