segunda-feira, 7 de maio de 2018

Life Documented 2018

Hi lovely creative friends,
It's been a long time since my last post here on the blog. Life is busy and time flies!!
But here I am again for a post for Life Documented 2018. 
I?m much honored to post again for such an amazing and creative group in this month, May! my month! Yes my birthday month (ohhh and this year I will turn 40!!!! J). In this beautiful month the theme couldn’t be more in line with me!! Mandalas!!  You might know that I love drawing mandalas, so this one was easy!! I also love to draw dream catchers, and since I started drawing mandalas I started a fusion with mandalas and dream catchers, which I love to draw. 
So, I thought on a mandala dream catcher as a start point for this week prompt. 

Theme: Mandalas
Prompt: colorful and messy backgrounds
Technique: create a colorful background and draw a mandala dream catcher
Quote: Let your Art express your heart and soul (it was on my mind, and I love it!!)

I love to start with a very colorful and messy background. So I went to my scrap box and pick up some colorful papers, edges of parts painted, or stamped or with stencils. Anything. The idea is to get messy and colorful. After I glued the scraps randomly on the page I added, on the white parts, more stamps, and after that some marks with stamps.

(TIP: if you decide to work on a separated paper to add to your planner latter you might want to put some masking tape on the edges to make a frame. In this case I put underneath the page a plastic bag that I save from cereals and I adhere the paper and the masking tape to the plastic. This is because after you work on the page you will get a gorgeous washi tape to play with on your planner! I just love this technique)

After playing with the background I add some white acrylic paint just to blend a little the colors and the page. And then I draw the mandala dream catcher.

Draw the mandala dream catcher is absolutely simple. I draw half of one mandala ( TIP: continue drawing along the edges into the masking tape, for an even more gorgeous and unique washy tape)
In the bottom of the mandala I draw the feathers od the dream catcher.

I painted the feathers with white and colors, added a little more marks to the background and in the end I stamped Heart and soul, inspired on the quote that was in my mind when I was making this drawing.

After you finish your page, take off the masking tape. Probably you will have a stunning unique washi tape, and you will get surprised. Take a look at some of mines that I use to embellish my unplanner, or artjournal.


Well my friends hopping that you liked my ideas for this week and willowing to see what you create.

sábado, 10 de fevereiro de 2018

Life Documented 2018 Week 6

Hi dear friends it's been a long time since I wrote the last post. O h my God, time flies and life can be so busy!! My baby makes today 10 months and i didn't noticed the time passing!!!

But  today I want to share with you this tutorial. I made this page for Life Documented 2018 and i loved!! 

The month theme is Hearts and flowers – exploring paints and mediums
Technique: use gel printed papers, stencils, and stamps to create a multi layered background
Prompt: Exploring texture and marks
Quote: Put your heart mind and soul into even your smallest acts

I really fear a blank page and most of the time I start by making a background, with collage or with paint. A background with depth and texture is inspiring for us to go further on the page. When sometimes with a blank page you get blocked, with a background you might be inspired with those colors, texture and shapes. I focused on exploring paint as in printing, creating texture and depth, as in the marks that I did on the page with some homemade tools or with stamps, or with the stencils to create more and more layers.

To create my background I started gathering some gelli printed papers, with lots of colors and textures, because of the stencils used when I printed. Some of the papers are translucent, like vegetable paper and it allows seeing underneath the paper some of the stamps. I love using the gelli plate because when you use it you can really explore paint, combinations of colors, textures and depth

I cut pieces of the papers and fill the page
In the middle of the collages I like to add some marks that will be visible when I glue semi translucent paper. It gives more texture to my page. So I used some stamps, here and there.

After my collage I use some watercolors to add color to the white parts of my background

At this time I like to add some white acrylic to blend the entire page, and create spots of texture and depth.
Then I continue creating layers upon layers with paint, stamps and stencils
I stamped tissue paper and add to my page. It will give a gorgeous volume and texture.
I add marks with some random tools.

Then I use a stencil to create a black spot on one part of the page, where I wrote the quote, and little spots to blend the entire page, to create harmony. Then, with white I created a big space to draw my flowers.
I continue adding more marks here and there and wrote the quote.

terça-feira, 13 de junho de 2017

Life Documented Week 19

Hello my friends!! It's been a wonderful time with my sweet little baby but time flies and I haven't as much time as I desired to post and photograph what I have been doing. I still do art almost everyday even if it is a small art card, but adding shuts and posting has been more difficult to me lately. So sorry for that.
Well today I want to share my week 20 for Life Documented. I'm still in the first weeks of May d at this time I received my mail from Amy Webster for our swap of found words. She send me  so inspiring words that I created some art with them, and I'm still doing. I think I get addicted to put words on my work now!!
In this week I decided to make a pocket with four containers to gather all the mail that Amy send to me and to put the cards that I made with the words and a beautiful tag that she offer me from the talented Kristi from Soul Positive.

If you follow my work you might know that I love to use brown paper bags to do at. So I used one to make this pocket. In the other side of the pocket I made some art and add another word from Amy.

This is the pocket in my art journal and the page for documented my week. I use things on the envelope of Amy to decorate my page and made some collage paper for the stickers days using the prompt from Rebecca.

Have a beautiful day!

sexta-feira, 2 de junho de 2017

Happy mail to France

I love Happy mail. So this time my work fly to France to swap with an Instagram friend, the happy artist @labarbouille.
Wish to have more time to make more swaps. It's a great way to meet people, to make friends, to exchange ideas and works.

And you? Do you like swaps? Do you do it often?

Have a beautiful day!!

quarta-feira, 31 de maio de 2017

Coffee filter flowers

Hello creatives!! Few days before my baby born I posted this page of my life documented journal and I said that I would post next day the tutorial for this flowers. But then my baby born and I had no longer the time to do that. So today I want to share with you finally how I do this beautiful coffee filter flowers.

I like to use kids markers and watercolors to add color to the coffee filters.
Paint on the coffe filters with the markers. Then spray water to de paint and the paint starts to spread and blend and that makes beautiful combinations and efects.

You can do the same with watercolors.

After it drys I draw flowers and cut them. Vary the shapes and form of them.
You can do a bunch of them and them have prepared when you need to embellish some pages

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