It turns out that I have single-handedly begun turning the world blue.
Well - maybe not exactly me, but still. I'd like to think I had SOMETHING to do with it.
As it turns out the use of the color blue in the art world is on the uptick. Take THAT Picasso!!
Here's a chart of the trend:
Read the full article here on Smithsonian.
Tell me that's not the most awesome thing ever. Made my Thursday.
Speaking of awesome things...
Sometimes, some project or another just hits your creative bone just right.
This week, it's the Mix-Ability challenge.
Now what's funny about this challenge, is that Dina was actually inspired by a photo I took at the Renegade Craft Fair a few years ago, of these beautiful notecards by Gina Su on Etsy. (A fellow Austinite, I might add - no wonder she's awesome.)
Here's the photo that stuck with Dina:
Aren't those sweet?
So her challenge is to stamp an image, but leave part of it uninked, and where you've left it uninked, to free range doodle. You can use Gina's flowers and grasses as inspiration, you can zentangle your design - whatever you'd like! Just remember to use at least two different mediums on your card.
I had to drop everything when she pre-staged the post yesterday - this one really spoke to me and I knew JUST the stamp to use - Perfect Peacock. I also wanted to play with my FineTec watercolor, which you will see in the video - love 'em.
Isn't that fun? I love it! Just a different and whimsical way to use a stamp as a jumping off point. You know I love doing that.
Here's a quick video with my process - there's a supply list below the video.
Wasn't that fun?
Here's what I used:
- Perfect Peacock
- Watercolor Paper
- FineTec Watercolor
- FineTec Metallics
- Sta-Wet Handy Palette
- Feel Goods Stamp Set
- Faber-Castell Pitt waterproof pen - S
I used the MISTI to line that sentiment smack up against the edge to leave room for the peacock, which I cut out after doodling and watercoloring.
Oh - and good news - I have a venue for my convention retreat! The room is a wee bit smaller this year, so you'll want to register early if you're coming to Salt Lake!
So please go forth and create some blue art and let's get that chart where it needs to be!