Just a few more

I went to Michaels this weekend to hit the sale on canvas so I have a bunch more to play with. I did a few new paintings this weekend.

These two I did to use as background pieces. I’m still planing what I’m going to paint in the red or sky one, but the green will be a forest.

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This one is kinda crazy. I think painting something on it would make it too busy. I am still undecided.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I was not trying to make a rose in this one but that is what I got and I’m thrilled. I will be doing some more work on this one once it is dry. I hope I don’t mess it up!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I started playing with the paint skins. Here are the start of some pendants. I did not have any bezels but had a bunch of these washers that I had before for a similar project. I have many plans for them.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!

I have been painting like CRAZY! I am really in love with this style of painting because it is fun, easy, and you never get the same thing twice. So many different techniques and looks you can get. I haven’t tried them all yet, but I’m far from done doing these.

Some more pours

I got some more pours done. I really can’t stop. Well, I had to now because I’m out of canvases. I do have more coming in the mail with some paint. part of my order should be here tomorrow. I need to get to the store and pick up a drying rack.

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Learning Acrylic Pouring

Acrylic Pouring is something that I have been interested in since I first saw a video of it years ago. Last month while on Youtube, I came across Mixed Media Girl’s channel and started watching her videos. I think I eventually watched them all, and it took awhile.

While I have been trying to limit how many things I do craft wise to try and save some money, I recently decided that if there is something I want to try, I’m going to try it. We only live once after all! So I bought some canvas and a couple other things I needed. I already had plenty of paints to play around with.

Last weekend I started pouring and have been absolutely loving it. Here are the ones that I have done so far (most are still wet in the pictures).

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Punch needle embroidery wip

This is the other kit I picked up at a fiber fest last month. I have not done punch needle in a long time but want to work on it again. I could not pass this kit up because I love cats. I started it last night. It took a bit for me to remember how to do things right, but I think it’s going well now. :)

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Rug hooking with yarn

Today I did an experiment with yarn since I knew it was possible to rug hook using yarn.  I bought a small roll of burlap at one point at Michaels since it was on sale. That is what I used since it was hemmed and I could cut a piece of for a small piece.

I have tons of yarn to play with, so I doodled a design and went at it.

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I should have used thicker yarn, but it worked well enough for a first try. The paisleys look okay, the flower and swirl at the bottom turned out good. The red blob in the middle was supposed to be a heart. I cannot figure out how to get it to keep its shape. I even tried to use black to outline it but it still turned into a circle.  It kinda looks like a ladybug so it’s fine I guess. I do want to learn how to do a proper heart though!

Sharp points are hard. There was supposed to be a star but I just could not get it to work out. The top right is a crescent moon with a random purple blob on the right, and another in the top center.

It was a good learning experience. I do want to try again with thicker and better yarn. I just dug into my acrylic stash for trying this out. I am going to look around online to see what I can find for tutorials/classes.

A Chance of Rain & Fish

A Chance of Rain is done in Reeve watercolor paints, which I’m really enjoying. Added some sheep in for fun.

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I also tried out the new paints I got. They are Mozart brand and I was not very impressed with them. They don’t like being used on dry paper, and even after water after, they took work to get to blend. I will be trying again with them. Right now I’m just glad they were on sale for less than $10.

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