I decided to play with watercolor painting with the wet on wet technique for this year's Easter Project. What fun it was to create this monochromatic piece and to see the watercolor transform. Happy Easter! Get the free prints at my shop.
I'm excited to give you a sneak peek of a fun project that I'm working on as part of my art educational resources (will be available at my TpT shop and my independent shop). The idea is to create printable paper crafts relating to each letter of the alphabet. I hope to provide many resources that will nurture creativity in your students or children and help them to love art. This will be a great supplement to the Letter of the Week Curriculum for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
Excited to annouce my updated Etsy shop, offering digital downloads of my fine art photography. Hope that you'll drop by and take a look.
This is my photo for today from my Project 365 gallery of an incomplete watercolor painting that I'm reworking using the sakura water brush. I hope to finish this painting sooner and I'm exciting to see what develops.
I wanted to share this photo taken today for my Project 365 because I haven't had much time to work on a painting. I'm grateful to be able to start this watercolor piece today and hope to complete it by next week. This is my first sitting for this piece and it is from a photograph taken by a friend during this year's sunrise Easter service on Mt. Helix, CA. I didn't make it to the service but I'm hoping to experience this next year. For now, I'll paint my friend's experience.
My printed greeting cards are usually printed on an inkjet printer onto cardstock. I decided to experiment with an image transfer technique that I think will give them more ump and offer more variety to my greeting card line. It's suggested that this technique will work best from an image printed on a laser jet printer. Since I only have an inkjet printer, I was lucky enough to find a tutorial using inkjet. My finish piece is above and I am very pleased with the overall look. I like the vintage feel and almost stamp like quality of the print. Here are the steps to trying this technique out if you are interested in learning something new and fun (it is so easy):
1) Print image on transparency film from an inkjet printer. Although the transparency film I used was meant for color laser printers (what I had available), it still worked out great for me.
2) Once image is completely printed, I quickly placed it on a white cardstock (ink side on paper), pressed it and rolled over the image about 10 times with a brayer.
3) Lastly, I carefully lifted up the film from the cardstock and there you have it - an image transfer! Check out this website for visuals of the technique, if you're more of a visual learner like me. I hope you have fun! Good luck.
By the way you, can use this technique for photographs as well and not just illustrations.
Side note, due to time constrictions, I've decided to push the launching of my online shop for Summer 2016.
I could have benefited from learning the carving techniques taught in sculpture class, however I dropped out of it during my college days. But this mini stamp project was a lot of fun to work on. Using carving tools and an old white eraser, I created the simple stamp above. Some tips on tackling this project: use basic and clean designs, nothing too busy and purchase a good carving/cutting tool kit such as the Speedball brand. Have fun!
I wanted to share a photo of a few digital designs that I am reworking from doodles from my sketchbook. These designs will most likely be placed on my greeting cards and they'll be part of my current big project: the launching of my new shop on this website! I cannot wait to launch it and I've given myself a deadline of December 1, 2015 to hold myself accountable and make it happen. It's been a dream of mine to have a small shop that I run, curate, design and produce personally. Although, I have other shops that are print on demand ones (hey, check them out on the right side of my blog), this personal shop will be a labor of love. Stay tune...
As of November 2015, I've decided that the launch date will be Summer 2016 instead of December 1, 2015 so that I can offer my best designs. Thanks for your patience.
In case you are wondering, my first name is pronounced sa-rome and welcome to my visual thread of art, digital photography and design; where ideas, images and words meet. I'm excited and giddy that you've dropped by! My days consist of the beautiful chaos of raising and nurturing two little ones and my free time is dedicated to creating. Read more about me here. Happy Inspirations!
grace /grās/: the love and mercy given to us by God not because of anything we have done to earn it.