One of the things I hope I have shown so far with the Medicine Cabinet Mixed Media series is that you should ask yourself “what if?” and “could I use that to make art?”. After all, it is just paper and ink and paint. If you end up with a fail, you really haven’t lost much. Throw the fail in your die cut bin (ink and stamp fails make the coolest die cuts) and move on. Maybe if you are lucky, you might discover a cool new technique or a new art tool. Sometimes you have to try again if you get a fail until you end up with a win.
My Medicine Cabinet Mixed Media series continues today with another background created with a nail scrub brush. Today I am sharing the results of my attempts to use a nail scrub brush to create texture in Texture Paste. The result is pretty interesting, definitely one I wish I could show you all in person because it is much cooler than photos show.
Quotes and great phrases often inspire my art. Sometimes the quote comes first, and sometimes it is the art that puts me on a search for just the right words. Either way, I love including the words of others in my art, letting their words capture the message in the art I make or using it to add meaning to the art. If you are like me and love great words, I hope you will enjoy the week’s selection of Quotes for Art from my sketchbook. I hope they inspire you as you carve out time to create art in the coming week. [Read more…]
I am back today with another installment of my Medicine Cabinet Mixed Media series. Today I am working again with a nail scrub brush. I have already shared how it looked to use the brush to apply paint, today I want to show you how it looks to use it to spread paint.
As part of my ongoing Medicine Cabinet Mixed Media series, I am sharing a background technique today featuring a nail scrub brush. I tested it out first with paint and am sharing that here today. The finished result is somewhat similar to the toothbrush background. It is a bit different though so I thought I would share it. [Read more…]