Thursday, January 10, 2013

Paint Party Friday....



Finally, Inky success! I have been taking Robin Marie Smith's Mixed Media Mayhem workshop and had the hardest time achieving the layered look that I admire so much. After many temper tantrums and trashed attempts, I finally feel like I created an inky file folder that I am happy with. The secret is to let the layers dry before adding the next color. I'm still a little timid about adding the gesso layers but I am very happy with how this turned out!


Next is a journal page I did for the LifeBook2013 workshop. The challenge was to create an inspirational page painting a mixed media background and building a 'doll' with stamped images. So much freakin' fun to do! The background is made with inks and acrylics....stamped and stenciled....then each individual stamp image is stamped on cardstock and then layered to create my image. Love how different it is.

Thanks for stopping by for PPF and if you would like to see more great art...please click HERE!

26 comments:

ann said...

Wonderful love what you have achieved

Janet Ghio said...

wonderful pieces Kim. I have a lot of problems with inks--they are always just a mess when I spray them. Your pages look great!

Katherine Wolak said...

This is so pretty! Great to see new stuff! :)

Hugs,

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Love the backgrounds...and your journal page looks awesome!!!
HPPF Kim:)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful creations, love the background textures too.

kat said...

Gorgeous! Your art is so very lovely!

Terri Daugherty said...

This is wonderful Kim! I do love all the layers and how you added the layered stamped pieces to create the doll. BRAVO!!!

Gloria said...

This is so neat1 Your papers are so beautiful! I have been making papers for the first time with the Gelli Plate. Could I ask, what is the trick to good stamping? I either have ink in the spots around the design so I don't get a good outline, or it doesn't print the whole stamp design, not enough ink on the whole area. I can't seem to find the in-between. Your journal page is fabulous, so imaginative and wonderfully done.

missy k said...

Hi

Fantastic backgrounds! I am LOVING the depth and layers and the general inkiness! I've bookmarked the class you mentioned!!!

Brilliant page for Life Book... not done this lesson yet.... I mustn't fall behind this early! Your 'doll' looks super cool :) and another gorgeous background too.

Karen x

La Abela said...

Very good texture. Saludos

Ginny said...

Your journal page is beautiful.

Mary C. Nasser said...

What rich and beautiful layers!
Love the effect you achieved!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! amazing backgrounds and art pieces!!! love your work!!!

Netty said...

Smashing layered background and loving the collaged/paper pieced figures. Happy PPF, Annette x

Terri said...

Kim, I think you did a fabulous job! You are braver than you think : )
Backgrounds are so much fun!
Your Hope Peace Love journal page is wonderful! I love the background here too, as well as your theme and composition!
Hugs,
Terri

minnemie said...

Great textures on those backgrounds! There is so much to look at- it makes for very interesting pieces.

Carola Bartz said...

Your layered look is beautiful! I really like your journal page for Life Book, I haven't "arrived" at that part. I signed up late, so I'm still at Week 1.

Giggles said...

I think they're wonderful! Beautiful artwork!!

Hugs Giggles

Ayala Art said...

I like both, but my favorite is the second one with the circles... you did a great job

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

Love the colors and textures you get. fun pieces. HPPF

Lynn Cohen said...

I'd say you accomplished your goals beautifully!

Anne Manda said...

Lovely, so rich in layers and colors! <3

NatashaMay said...

First lesson looks fantastic. I wish I could join in this year.

khess136 said...

Oh Kim, your art keeps evolving and evolving and it's all so scrumptiously beautiful!! (Are you getting excited for Artful Gathering???)
xoxo

Sim said...

Great great great :)

Carol said...

Love the layers... I have only tried this once was was to rushed to do it right,,,You have inspired me to give it another shot and I promise to slow down this time .