Mixed Media 90 x 45cm Canvas.This canvas was created with lots of layers using all Chroma paints and mediums.
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Friday, July 27, 2012
Hello, I recently conducted a Demonstration at the Society of Folk & Decorative Artists Society of Victoria.
These are the gorgeous colours from the Jo Sonja 'Vintage Collection'
The paint goes on as smooth as the the colours are!
The Vase was brown that I picked up from the junk shop. I gave it a light sand, painted a coat of All Purpose Sealer and continued to decorate in the Vintage Collection colour palette.
Here's a part of my display. From paper to Vase to fabric to metal. The paint goes on all these pieces beautifully.
Here I've decorated a large piece of paper with different techniques using the Vintage Collection Paints and Jo Sonja mediums.
A Metal heart that has Crackle Medium as well.
Thank you for visiting.
I'd be happy to answer any questions and respond to comments that are left if details are available.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Hello and Thank you for popping in to visit.
I thought I'd share a quick tutorial with you.
An altered album I did this week.
There are plenty of leaves falling off my tree, so I gathered a few and used them on the cover of the album.
I covered the board with Jo Sonja All Purpose Sealer and let dry.
Use Burnished Copper and a stiff Hog hair bristle brush and dry brush technique, paint this over the leaves and board.
I made some areas like the leaves and edges heavier.
Do you know what Dry Brush Technique is? Load the brush with paint, wipe it all off on a clean, dry cloth. When you can no longer see paint coming off the brush onto the clean towel, then its ready to apply to your painting.
I also applied the same colour and technique over the back of the board.
When I was happy with the covers, I painted them both with a couple of coats of Jo Sonja Decoupage Varnish.
This is a heavy, durable Water based, Gloss Varnish.
Perfect for this kind of Art.
I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial, please feel free to share it with your friends and blogging buddies.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
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I appreciate everyones comments and I will reply if I can.
I entered this painting into The International Flower Show held last week in Melbourne. A first for me at this show and it sold! I was absolutely thrilled.
Its painted on a Gallery Canvas 50 x 60cm and I used Jo Sonja Artists Paints then glazed over in Archival Oils.
I spent Saturday at the show with my friend Lee, looking after the 400 plus paintings (walking the hot floor) and taking inspirational photos!
Here's a picture for the artists that journal!
Creative hugs, Anna
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Hello, Thanks for popping in to visit.
I've been working in my B.O.D.'s journaling. Here are a couple of pages.
Here is a page dedicated to Uncle Tom who recently passed away.
He was a great man who achieved soo much in his life.
Have you noticed how more people seem to be journaling?
Everyone journals for different reasons-painting, drawing, portraiture, mixed media, some pouring their heart out and using it as therapy, some for inspirations.
Do you journal?
I Journal for a few different reasons:
-I love to create and I can fill books without having to worry where I'm going to put my next painting.
-I use it as therapy, and work out lifes issues on pages.
I can carry my books (I do have a couple on the go at the same time) and supplies to most places with me. In fact we are going away in a couple of weeks and I'm planning on which supplies to take with me.