Art Journal Challenge, Day 7: A Bouquet for You

I'd love to send you a whole bunch of flowers...

There's so much freedom in creating these colorful, sweet-smelling creations! In this session I'm sharing some new tools, and then showing you a few simple ways to create some cute floral art.

The video below was filmed a few days ago - I've been waiting for the right time to share it. Since I'm using a few of these materials in my demonstrations, now is the time. There are so many choice mediums to work with when you're creating art. Different ones appeal to different people! Perhaps you'll see something here you'd like to try.

Now, lets have some fun painting flowers!

Here are a couple more florals done with that same mixed media method. See? They can be calm or crazy bold!

Thank you so much for joining me for the Art Journal Challenge! It's my prayer that it launches a whole new creative practice for you. 

Let's keep in touch - I'll keep you in the loop for any future art adventures via email.

Here's links to some of those cool materials:

The Portfolio Water Soluble Oils and the Reeves Water Soluble Wax are both fun and they're student grade materials that are modestly priced.

The next two are an investment.

The Caran D'Ache Neocolor 2 Water soluble wax is a hard crayon that is highly pigmented and is opaque when you wet it. It can be built up in layers. I love mine, and have given you the link to the set I purchased for myself last year. There are smaller sets available. But...the colors! wow.

Derwent Inktense comes in both pencils and sticks (they call them blocks). They are very much like a  highly pigmented watercolor. Derwent claims that once dry, the color is like ink and is permanent, but I did a little experiment and was able to move the color a little. What I love about these is that they are like watercolor pencils on steroids. Inktense is truly INTENSE. Such fun to use, because when you even color lightly on paper with them then touch them with a wet brush the color just explodes. Amazing. The set below isn't their largest.

The sharing and encouragement that's happening in our Facebook Group is just so uplifting. Thank you to all of you brave souls that have shown your work! If you haven't been there yet, come on over!

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