I can’t believe it’s been a year since I last participated in Creative JumpStart. Natalie Kalbach http://nathaliesstudio.com/ at N*Studio has done it again. This time all us jump starters were introduced to 5 master artists. We watched a couple short videos about their work and style and then we got to try our hand at creating a masterpiece based on their work. We were helped by several known mixed media artists who created videos for us in which they also interpreted the master artist.
I was particularly inspired by the video of MaryBeth Shaw’s translation of Anselm Kiefer’s work. MaryBeth used oil sticks in her work, but I don’t have any oil sticks as of yet so I attemped my translation with CrayPas. The result follows.
I love the Creative Jumpstart workshop that Nat Kalbach pulls together each year. This year the theme is “out of the box” and it’s sponsored by Liquitex. If you haven’t joined yet, head over to http://nathaliesstudio.com/online-workshops/ubermedia/creative-jumpstart-2015/welcome-to-%C3%BCbermedia-creative-jumpstart-2015/ and have some fun.
I was especially inspired by a couple of the videos; Mixed Media Collage with Jimmy Leslie, Art Journal Parts I and II with Natalie and Painting Panel with Marsha Valk. I decided to try the techniques on a ceramic pot instead of my journal and this is what I ended up with.
I added some used Pepsi soda cans (that I stamped and embossed) in the circles. Below are a couple close-ups of the soda cans on the sides of the pot.
I entered the Creative Jumpstart event this year at www.nathaliesstudio.com It is so much fun! I’m so glad I entered it! All of the videos are so inspirational and fun to watch. I’m really learning a lot.
Anyway, I’m entering one of my endeavors (two journal pages) in the Giveaway by Liquitex. I really love their products and hopefully can win some more. Below is my entry.
This is my second attempt with this method of laying the paints out on a palette and rolling them out with a brayer; and then I added all kinds of designs over the palette paper with various household items; a used paper towel tube, corregated paper, corregated cardboard from a box and a comb. Then I tore off the palette paper and layed it over my journal pages and printed it by rubbing over the back with the brayer. I love this technique and the interesting designs that come from it. Below is a closer look at the two pages.
When I painted the girl, I let some of the background show through. I was trying to capture a kind of dreamy look. I think I could have done it better, but there’s only so much time in a day! After I painted her hair and while the paint was still wet, I applied Liquitex Flexible Modeling Paste over her hair with a palette knife. Then I combed through it with the palette knife and the comb in order to mix some of the hair color in with it. I also used the modeling paste mixed with color to stamp some of the circles that the “dream” letters are in. I also used Liquitex white gesso behind the “dream” letters.
Check out the Blue Fern Garden Collection here http://bluefernstudios.blogspot.com/2014/01/giveaway-blue-fern-garden-our-new-paper.html and if you do some of the simple steps they list at the end of the post, you’ll get a chance to win this gorgeous collection!
I decided to join in the fun with our friends at http://www.toletown.com/ for Halloween. They had a map with a treat give-a-way and I decided to join.
I gave away a free pattern to make the canvas shown below. What fun!
Just wanted to add a note about how much I will miss Cath over at http://www.moxiefabworld.com/ She was such a wonderful inspiration to us all. Even though I don’t exclusively make paper art, she always made all us creative types feel welcome and important to her world. Miss you already Cath!
This is the last card of the set I’m entering into the Paper Smooches October Designer Search http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2013/09/guest-designer-search.html
This is another card from the set I’m entering in the Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2013/09/guest-designer-search.html
The next card I entered in the Paper Smooches October Designer http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2013/09/guest-designer-search.html search is from a card set I made.