Thursday

An obsession with the eye...


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If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that lately, I've been obsessed with drawing and painting the eye. It is a fascinating subject for me strangely. So, if you catch me staring intently at you, I'm really checking out your eyeballs! *LOL* 


This one was done with Prismacolor Pencils on bristol paper. It took forever [like an hour! ] Burnishing and blending with coloured pencils require lots of patience but you get a lot more control. The ones in the previous photo were done with watercolours....and I kind of screwed up with the eye lashes. They are so hard! *LOL*

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Wednesday

My fave colours on a mixed media canvas...


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So I finally got some canvases and proceeded to work on 3 mixed media canvases concurrently to add to my "spare" projects pile. That pile has been empty for a while....[sad music plays in the background] *winks*


This month, I challenged myself to "fall back in love" with my neglected art supplies [I suffer from an acute case of Shiny Object Syndrome...*LOL*] like my collection of spray mists. :)


I started with some wrapping tissue and lace from old bras [I've a stockpile from a recent spring-cleaning of my lingerie drawer...*winks*]. Then I applied a layer of Liquitex light modeling paste with The Crafter's Workshop stencil and added ColourArte mists in my fave colours. :)


I love the subtle shimmer from the mica flakes in the mists and cool textures that pop when the mists flow into the little nooks and crannies. :)


I finished with my fave embellishments from Maya Road. :)

P/s: Hope your week has been awesome so far. 

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Monday

Embrace the unknown....


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Over the weekend, I experimented with my highly neglected mixed media supplies and went a little crazy in my art journal. Instead of overthinking, I embraced the unknown and just played with as many art supplies as I could! *winks*


I first coloured the gessoed base with Derwent Inktense blocks and water. Then I went in with gesso and stencils. And then another layer of stencil with walnut ink. Next, I dripped some Daler Rowney inks and did some stamping with Ranger Archival Ink. I finished with text written with black and white acrylic paint pens.

Happy week ahead friends! :)

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Friday

Finding new ways to use my planner....


Finding-new-ways-to-use-my-planner

Now that I enjoy the decorating aspects of the planner craze, I've been finding new ways to use my planner. 


Like a place to keep my random drawings so that I can keep track of my progress. And an excuse to use up my MT tape. :)


And document my current obsessions....[you know that changes quite frequently..*winks*.

Happy weekend friends!:)

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Wednesday

A purple mixed media tag


A-purple-mixed-media-tag

This was another one of those mish mash tags....where I use little bits from my "save-it-for-a-rainy-day" box and try to make something decent. *LOL*


I started with a cardboard base which I covered with paper. Then I added light modeling paste with a stencil and spritzed with a lilac mist.


Next I added little bits of lace from old bras [yes, apparently I like purple lingerie...*winks*].


I finished off with paper blooms, bling and a feather. :)

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Monday

Guest designing for Stuck?! Sketches...


Layout-for-Stuck-Sketches

So I was invited to be the guest designer for the May 15 sketch over at Stuck?! Sketches. :)


I decided to go the pretty route for this layout....because of this sweet photo of my niece in her new tutu dress. Yeah, she's like my real-life doll. I totally "staged" this photo...*winks*


Trying to work through my chipboard collection too...[Can you believe I still have a lot of chipboard from my 2013 design team stint with Blue Fern Studios? ]


I love adding the tulle and the lace for a dreamy feel.



Here's the sketch...come play along! 

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Wednesday

For the love of watercolours....


For-the-love-of-watercolours

These days, I've been a little obsessed with watercolours. You won't believe how many books I've read or how many YouTube videos I've watched...and I'm still pretty terrible at harnessing the magic of watercolours. 

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The beauty of watercolours lies in the transparency and luminosity of the pigments. They lose their lustre when you "overplay" with them. Which is what I tend to do...*sigh* 


The key is to build up the colours layer by layer...and to keep practising...


Meanwhile, I'll enjoy the process of growing my watercolour collection...*winks* 


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Monday

The lazy person's wreath...*winks*


The-lazy-person's-wreath...

So I had a vision of a twine-wrapped wreath with lots of bright and cutesy stuff that I had in my stash that I really wanted to use. Evidently it didn't happen. *LOL*


The-gluing-the-twine-to-the-wreath part took forever [okay... more than an hour] and used up more twine than expected. So the lazy person had to think of a faster way to finish the wreath...


So what did the lazy person do? Glue lace fabric to cover up the rest of the wreath of course! :)


Then finished with tulle, pearls, Maya Road blooms and bling.

It did turn out pretty eh? *winks*

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Friday

The need for self-preservation....*winks*


The-need-for-self-preservation

I find it rather amusing that whenever nephews #2 & #3 come over for a visit, the first thing they do is raid the toy box for all the "self-preservation" toys. Toy guns, drill, hammer, binoculars, torchlight, sword et cetera.


According to nephew #2, " We live in a dangerous word." [aka Grandma's house] *LOL*


Still working through my patterned paper stash....:)

Playing along with Stuck?! Sketches.

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Tuesday

A pretty clipboard cum chalkboard...:)


Chalkboard-fun

LESSology Challenge #58: Chalkboard Fun is all about playing with a real or faux chalkboard. I altered a clipboard with some chalkboard paint and pretty stuff. :)


I started with this old Typo clipboard that I've had for years and my fave Martha Stewart chalkboard paint. 


Next, I adhered this gorgeous lace with matte medium (you can use an adhesive of your choice).


Then I decorated the top of the clip with pretty stuff so that it looks lovely but still remains functional as a clipboard. Why yes...this project required TWO tassels instead of one. *winks*


Once that was done, I proceeded to write with a pastel pencil on my new clipboard cum chalkboard. It works like a piece of chalk minus the chalk dust.


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Monday

A fabric tag


A-fabric-tag

So I raided my remnant fabric drawer for this week's tag! :)


As always, I started with a cardboard base which I covered with remnant denim fabric.


I added some lace from an old bra and that formed the backdrop for my floral clusters.


I finished with my latest obsession...book corners!

P/s: Thank you for the sweet words friends...I'm still not at 100% but I will play catchup on your blogs this week! Happy week ahead! :)

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