Sharpie Stained Markers are made for fabric! Brush tip and vibrant colors finally made for fabric! Now I can doodle on just about anything...I've yet to convince Nate it would be nice to doodle in the walls! ....but for now fabric will certainly do!
Check out my first project where I bought a pair of canvas sneakers and that became my culprit!
The first photo is my initial doodles and then the following photos are different angles of it colored in.
Sometimes I have the hardest time creating something "special and unique" for that person who is truly super talented. Seriously, what do you "make" someone who can make absolutely anything she wanted all on her own? I let days and days go by before the pressure was too much and I just had to put on my craft apron and hope for the best!!
This is the card I made for her. The artist pallet is made from Grunge Paper that has been gesso'ed and dabs of paint were added to it. I even added Glossy Accents to the tops of the colours to make them look "still wet"! I snapped an old paintbrush at the top (to fit it on the page originally) and then ended up widdling away the top part of the paintbrush to create the little tiny pencil crayon inside the heart. The heart is made from Polymer Clay and the rest is just doodles!
This is an 8" x 8" ceramic tile from the hardware store. I Alcohol Inked the entire background, added one of my favourite pieces of patterned paper to the center (all sorts of sentences on how to simply enjoy the little things in life)
The flowers and leaves are all a mixture of Vellum with Alcohol Ink on them as well as Crinkle Ribbon, gems, pins, Shimmer Sprays and some fun little word elements. All in all I think my little gift for my awesome friend was a success and I think she loves it as much as I do! Happy Crafting everyone!! Darly
It's Antigonish Farmers Market time and that is where you'll find me every Saturday from now until December! Myself and my friend Karen from The Garden Studio in Wilkies Court, Antigonish! Every week will bring new and creative items to our table so if you see it one week and go home to think about it and you don't see it the next week it's because somebody else bought it! However, we're pretty accommodating chicks and if we can do it again for you, we will. Only because we're nice like that! 😘. So, if you're looking for unique greeting cards, beach items, 'Nish Prim handmade dolls, gorgeous jewellery and Acrylic paintings and canvas work and so much more then come and check out our booth at the Market!
A view of our booth
This Grad card was a hard one to keep in stock!!
One of Karens gorgeous paintings!
Some beach ornaments filled with local sand, beach glass, shells, sand dollars and hidden treasures!
As most of you know I LOVE Art Journaling! The colours, the mediums, the drawing and doodling and the freedom to express myself any which way I want to! There is no right and wrong and I promise the freedom to allow yourself to just express yourself is so liberating! I can't wait to share my colourful world of AJ'ing to some customers at The Cutting Garden in Halifax, Nova Scotia! For details check out the schedule at The Cutting Garden or just click HERE and I hope to see you this Sunday in The Garden! I promise you will walk out so inspired!
All you need to take is a Non Stick Craft Mat and a Heat Gun if you have one and the most important item to take is AN OPEN MIND!
Hope to see you at The Garden on Sunday, May 4th at 12:30pm!
A few more pages popped up that I've been working on the last few days. Both were drawn in marker and then painted in a washed down acrylic paint and once dried I went over it with the marker again. No rhyme or reason to the marker lines....just do whatever your brain tells you to do! Go with it and you just might like the results at the end!
Here are a few of the latest pages I have created. The St. Patricks Day page is with Inktense Pencils and the Spring page is with Watercolor Crayons and a Water pen. On the final page I only added the quote as the page was done a few weeks ago.
Must go prep some more pages with Gesso to get ready for some more fun Art Journaling!
I drew and coloured this page a few days ago using Inktense Pencil Crayons and a water brush but it sat blank of writing until I found this great Thomas Jefferson quote that I knew was perfect for this page. It goes to show you that you don't always have to finish a page once you begin it. Sometimes my pages stay blank for days, months and some still are blank! But, that's ok! They'll get done when they get done.