July 16, 2014

Beach Watercolors


I spent several days at the beach recently, and of course I *had* to take some art supplies with me... but didn't want to take my whole studio.  So I decided to take some water color postcards and a small set of watercolors.   Here's what I came up with.... three variations on a simple beach scene. All three are 4" x 6" post card size.

This first one has a little bit of black pen detail added over the watercolors.

This one was inspired by some photos on Instagram.  An Instagram friend went on a vacation to the virgin islands...

And this one was just playing with darker shades and blending.

I had fun playing and a wonderful time at the beach.  Be back soon with more.

~ ellen.

July 14, 2014

Art Journal Page - Plant Your Own Garden


Wanted to share a recent page I did in my ledger journal.  I used Dina Wakley MEDIA paints, some hand carved stamps, a few of my stamps from PaperArtsy (EEV05 and EEV06) a few stencils, a little collage, and some flowers drawn with a Stabilo ALL pencil.

Here's the finished background... lots of layers!

And here's the finished page.  I like the simple drawn flowers, colored in with white paint when done to make them "pop" against the vibrant background.

Just a quick share today.  Have a great week!

~ ellen.

July 4, 2014

PaperArtsy Journal Page - Sneak Peak


Today I'm over on the PaperArtsy blog to share a page I created in my vintage ledger art journal.  I used my stamps, Jo Firth Young (JOFY), Lin Brown and Patti Parrish stencils, a quote stamp by Lin Brown, and of course, fresco finish paints.  Here's what we'll be making....

Be sure to head over to the PaperArtsy blog to see the step-by-step... Thanks for stopping by!

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July weekend for all my US friends...

~ ellen.