Mermaid Markers With Stencils

Just a quick video that I did using Jane Davenport Mixed Media Mermaid Markers with a stencil.

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2017 Mixed Media Journal

It’s a new year and that means a new journal for mixed media.  I stumbled on some bound handmade papers at Cargo in Portland.  They didn’t have covers, and came in a variety of sizes.  I picked up one that’s 7.5″ by 10″.  The pages are pretty thick, but very soft so they’ll need to be prepped with gesso before I use them.  I’m also planning to add some reinforcement at the folds as well to keep things from bleeding into the spine.

I created a cover with a couple pieces of matte board, some fabric, and gel medium.  Then I just glued the first and last pages of the book to the inside covers.  Easy!  This book is going to get very very fat as I work in it, so I created a closure with a button and some ribbon that will expand with the book.

Can’t wait to start filling it with new play!  I’ll post my work as it’s completed.

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Taking Chances

Sometimes it pays to follow your instincts even when it stretches you beyond your comfort zone.

It started with the fish. I saw a photo of a really unusually colored fish and wanted to try and paint it. I combined materials that I hadn’t  put together before. I kept telling myself to be patient and go slow. Many layers later I had this.

To test whether the combination of materials could be replicated, I did the leopard. I have to say that I love the way the colors show up. 

I feel a series wanting to be born. Wonder where it will take me.

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Inktober Days 9, 10 and 11

Day 9: broken

Day 10: jump

Day 11: transport

I’ve gotten very behind. Work and life don’t always allow time to sketch. so expect to see a couple of these posts with a few days included.


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Inktober Day 8

Today’s prompt is “rock”. Throwback for all you fellow children of the 70s. I still have mine. Do you?

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Inktober Day 7

Today’s prompt is “lost”. Pigma Micron.

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Inktober Day 6

Today’s prompt is “hidden”. 

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