Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hearts

Since my youngest son was born on February 14th, Valentine's day became Jeremiah's birthday from then on.  Still, I do like hearts and to create art with hearts in different shapes and sizes.

This one was created for this week's Diva Challenge: #154 "Valentangle".


I have also been experimenting with using tea bags in my art, so I created these in the last couple of weeks.  They were painted with watercolors (left), and inktense (right).

And here are some more experiments on white paper:


I've also been carving little hearts on erasers.  I will post them here once I create something with them :)

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  1. Lovely - all of them - you really do make Nzeppel into something three-dimensional with your shading and colours.
    Axxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Annie! I absolutely fell in love with Nzeppel, and I do enjoy the 3-D effect. Thanks :)

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  2. All look great. I agree that your shading gives a great 3D effect.

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    1. Thank you, Donald! I really appreciate it.

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  3. They all are so pretty. Tell us more about the technique with the teabags. Inquiring minds want to know! :)

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    1. Thanks Kate! The technique with the teabags... this particular one is very simple: use watered down white glue or Mod Podge to glue the teabag onto a piece of white paper and brush a layer of the same glue or Mod Podge over the teabag. This layer over the teabag will make it stronger for you to draw on it without ripping it.

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  4. What lovely hearts, and drawing on teabags something else on my to do list which is ever growing, I'm guessing it can be any teabag? As herbal teabags will add a little scent to special cards. thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! Any teabag will do, they will just differ in shape, size, and color (green teabags will be light, while black tea will be dark). I actually want to try a fruity one for the color :) (I don't like fruity teas, but the teabags might have a really nice color). Regarding the scent... I think that if you put white glue or Mod Podge over the teabag you might not smell it anymore; you may want to try it. You can definitely draw on the teabag without being sealed, you just need to be a bit more careful.

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