Artenvy's Blog

An Ongoing Journey into Mixed Media Art

Different strokes: A lesson on letting go August 27, 2010

Filed under: Creative Insight — artenvy @ 11:00 pm


Different strokes, originally uploaded by Artenvy.

I decided to just play in my altered book and this is what I ended up with. I really like the outcome, I’m sure there is more I could do to make it look a little more finished, but for now I’ll leave it as is.

This spread really taught me the freedom of letting go of my expectations for the final product. I didn’t let myself get attached and wasn’t worried about letting go a little. I still have a long way to go as far as learning how to “REALLY” let go, but baby steps right?

 

Really Awesome Video on Transparency Transfers July 29, 2010

Filed under: Creative Insight — artenvy @ 10:53 pm

I just discovered this video today and can’t wait to try this technique. I found a whole package of inkjet transparencies at the local Goodwill (thrift store) yesterday. I’ve been wanting to get some, but they were too expensive at the office supply store. I only paid 99 cents for an unopened package of 50! What a treat! I will post whatever it is I come up with when I’m finished experimenting. I’m totally inspired!

 

Altered Book Page June 20, 2010

Wanderer

I was so pleased with how this altered book page turned out!  I was having no luck with gel medium transfers, so I experimented with packing tape and came up with this altered book page created in a hardbound world atlas I found in the local thrift store.  If you would like to try packing tape transfers try this quick tutorial

Packing Tape Image Transfers

 

Blooming June 19, 2010

Filed under: Altered Books,Blog Posts,Creative Insight,Mixed Media — artenvy @ 11:11 pm

circles and hearts 1, originally uploaded by Artenvy.

i hope this doesn’t show up twice! I thought I blogged this all ready, anyway….This is my first attempt to paint flowers…I used colored pencil, watercolors and caran de ache water soluble crayons. I did this painting in a workshop by talented artist Sol Santiago who I met at the amazing Ning group Hands and Heart, created by Monica Zuniga.

 

Believe in Yourself

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Believe in Yourself, originally uploaded by Artenvy.

I painted this in an altered book I’m working on. I wanted to work on using acrylics and blending them when painting faces and figures so that i get the shadowing right. I found that the wetter you keep your paint the easier it is to blend. I have so much to learn and am enjoying every second of experimenting with different techniques and mediums. What
s your favorite medium for color and blending ability?

 

Graffiti Love June 15, 2010

Filed under: Creative Insight,Mixed Media — artenvy @ 1:13 am

grafitti022, originally uploaded by Artenvy.

This was inspired by Artist Traci Bautista. I love her style and use of color and freedom! I can’t wait to take a workshop from her when i can afford it someday!

 

Practice will make Perfect right? May 2, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — artenvy @ 5:36 am


faces3, originally uploaded by Artenvy.

I am also taking Monica’s Pencil Portrait class. It’s a great class on the specifics of drawing portraits in pencil. Great detailed, step by step videos that explain how to draw eyes, mouth, nose, face i front, 3/4 and profile. Excellent explanation on how to shade….I can’t say enough about this class, and you get to download the videos to keep too. I know I will be going back to them time and time again!