Sunday, June 5, 2016

Pottery Fun

I haven't shared any of my projects from the paint your own pottery shop lately so thought I'd share the 2 pieces I picked up yesterday.

The first one was supposed to be a gift for my husband to use for his nightly snacking of either cereal or ice cream however, he says it's too big. I guess I'll just have to use it myself!

The second piece that was finished was this vase. I tried a new technique and I am pleased with the way it turned out. I will try this again with a few tweaks

I can't tell you how much fun I am having with this latest obsession. I would encourage you to try it if you have a place like this anywhere near where you live.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Mix It Monthly for June

Q: What is orange, drips and has fish all over?
A:  This month's challenge for Piarom's Mix It Monthly

I had so much fun with this month's challenge that I played twice!

My first journal page started out with a lot of acrylic paint and spray colors. When it was starting to dry I scraped over the whole page with a plastic card and then buffed with a paper towel.

After the scraping and buffing I saw what looked to me like flowers and turned it into this bouquet. For the "fish" part of the challenge I added the fish skeleton in the flower water. By the time I was finished I'd painted over all my dips so finished the page with new drips of yellow India ink.

My second journal page started out much the same as the flower page but instead of painting over the background I highlighted the shapes and did a lot of doodling. Again, I lost most of the original drips so added the white ones at the end.

 Thank you Piarom for another fun challenge. You can play along yourself by clicking here.