Intro: These are side works that I created while working on challenges and projects. All are currently available for trading...and there is quite a mix.
What I created: There are 6 inchies (1"x1") and each one is different as the themes are different.There are also 5 mini artist tiles (1.5"x1") that are all zentangle focused with some henna inspiration behind the designs. I used puffy paint to add some solid lines (randomly) that I wanted to work around. I wanted the design to work off of something that was already there and thus came up with the idea of putting bold lines down without planning.
Then lastly are 2 ATCs (2.5"x3.5") that are both part of an experiment. I was experimenting painting using tea as the medium. This was done with the background of the Couples 01 ATC. Along with that I wanted to focus on simple posters (WWF Panda Poster) made with bold contrasting colors with some muted tones for background. I ended up blocking out the white parts of the panda then just going to town with all of the muted colors that I had available on my pallette. I used the splatter technique to lay the colors down. Once it was dry I used the Le Pen Marker to fill in the black parts then adding some decorative parts to the white. I used a white gel pen to do the same decorative lines on the black parts.
Further thoughts: I do think that I'll have more art in the Animals series coming up as I have already done sketches for an owl and a lioness. I would say the tea painting experiment was a total fail as I did not use washes. I simply laid down the tea then added water on top... which is not the proper way to paint using tea. I might try this again in the future but I feel that I would rather use brown India Ink instead. Inchies have become an addiction... I have already cut up a bunch of inchies plus these mini tiles from leftover watercolor paper. I think they are great for using as goodies to send to hosts or even artists that I trade with.
I used to be a digital artist but switched back to traditional art as I feel more connected with the art I create this way. Currently, I create art whenever I can for art trades and commissions. I have worked with clay (earth clay to modern forms like Polymer, Sculpey, even Air Dry clay) along with watercolors, acrylics, oil paints, pastels, charcoal, pen and pencil drawings, India ink, Chinese Colors, wires, felt fabric, yarn, weaving, basket making, and the list goes on and on. I am currently working on exploring nail art, make-up, dress making, scrapbooking, and small canvas art.
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