I love taking online courses. Don't you?
This last week I started a FREE (free!) class through Strathmore
with Traci Bautista called Doodles Unleashed.
Holy Moly, I LOVE her style, color, and teaching.
After watching the videos for week 1, I decided to give it a try
in my journal. My sweet journal that I was trying to finish in 2011. Hmmm, didn't happen.
So, I made a little 2012 tab and added it to my book.
Now I have some pages ready to start the new year.
Traci started by using stencils and found objects to create a background.
Perfect! I have been grabbing little odds and ends around my house and stashing them in a drawer to use. My collection has been growing day by day as I spot things that would work great in backgrounds...some items -
kids foam stickers
play doh cookie cutters
left over game cut outs or pieces
|Part of my stash|
Here are some process pics for Traci's lesson.
I will admit that I adore her color...but, color - bold color - scares me a bit!
|Laying things down before I spray (acrylic & water mixture)|
|This was left after punching pieces out for a Memory game.|
|Background before color|
The scary color with my coffee. :)
This is where I stopped today. I have many layers to add.
I am excited to see where it goes. That's the fun part right!?
A little art mystery.
I am really looking forward to visiting all
my bloggy friends (I haven't been able to stop by & comment the way I like to),
so I am glad I get to join in!!
I also started Life Book (I LOVE Tam!) this week too- more on that later!!
Anyone else on this year long journey??