Sunday, February 26, 2012

More hearts for Michelle

Here I tried some fingerpaint and doodle hearts. Just for fun-- just for Michelle Ward and her GPP Crusades. We love you!

Monday, February 20, 2012

A great day to doodle

I spent the day creating "doodle art" inspired by Traci Bautista. My first attempt shows the beginning of the page using stencils and spray paint on the right. The page on left shows the result after painting over the images.

My second attempt at doodling is shown in this second spread. It was fun and I hope to do more!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

GPP Street Team - Crusade 60: What do you love?

I love hearts. So I took Michelle Ward's challenge this month with the idea of playing with heart pages. The first one has no background prep, just colors sprayed on paper. I found the piece of envelope with postage stamps in a box. I didn't remember where it came from until I saw the city postmark -- it must be from my mother! -- and over 5 years old!
The second one has layers of gesso applied to paper before beginning. It adds dimension and a slower process for painting, more gesso, oil pastels and collage. I wanted to create opposites: white background with red heart, and visa-versa. It was fun! Thanks for the inspiration, Michelle.

I encourage you to try it yourself! Read about the challenge at Michelle's site.