Saturday, December 31, 2011

Art Journal page: Last day of 2011

I hope you all have a wonderful time ....

Some in-progress pictures:

pencil drawing
(no gesso on the paper this time)

waterproof marker

Base colors with Neocolor II
- this is a fun coloring-book step :) -

Just water and a bit of white gesso added.

Shading with colored pencils (Derwent coloursoft).
Browns and pinks for the face, pink and red for the lips,
in the hair I used purples, blue and white...
Made clouds with a sponge and white gouage,
the details are markers and silver 3D-paint.

Sokken 2011-9 en 2011-10

Friday, December 30, 2011

Art Journal page: Can you feel the love tonight

I've had this song in my head while creating this page.
Materials used:
- pencil for the drawing, and black marker (waterproof)
- white gesso
- Background: neocolors for the first layer, napkins collage (hearts), stamps with markers, acrylics (red, pink and gold), collage elements from magazines
- face: beige acrylic, black pencil for shading, black marker, (gold acrylic for the eyes)
- hair: black acrylic, white acrylic for the details


Dit is een deel van de koekjes die Sarah bakte... er waren er meer...
maar op voor de foto kon genomen worden ;)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Art Journal page: Acceptatie

I found the text about accepting in a magazine.
This page has black gesso as base, the face and hair are painted with oilpaint. I like to experiment in this Art-Journal ;).
With markers, 3D paint and collage added...

This is how it looked with the gesso and oilpainting...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Art journal page: Familie

About three gifts you give to your children: Life, Love and Understanding.
The third one is so important if you have children with problems...

The background: Neocolors II and white acrylic paint.
Collage: text about family from a magazine
Faces: gesso and neocolors....
Details: paint markers

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Art journal page: Vlinder/butterlfy

What can I say? I like flowers and butterflies...
The background is done with soft-pastels this time. Covered with spray-varnish before adding the collage elements.

Some steps:

Friday, December 9, 2011

Art journal page: on the move

This page was made with a lot of layers: paper/paint/napkins collage/gesso.....

Some of the previous steps:

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Art journal page: positive people

I created this page after meeting some nice people...

Neocolors in blue and green.
Paper napkins in "ribbons"
Acrylic wash,
Collage covered with gesso
and markers

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Knitting a mini-sweater

This little bunny was a little cold.
So I made him a nice warm sweater and matching hat.
My daughter's very happy ;) 

Needle felting/Naaldvilten

This is my latest creation: a wool ball with a funny face.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Needle felting/Naaldvilten 1ste werkjes

This is a new craft that I wanted to I picked up some wool and needles in the art store.
I first made a little bird, and a cow....
I know... I need to practice...
But it's a lot of fun creating cute animals from wool.

I found some great tutorials and demo's on the net, just listing a few of them:
Amazing what people can create, I love the "dolls".

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I'm back with some new pages in my journal

Ok, this was a long time without posting...
This is what happened :
My son (age 11) has autism, Tourette and ADHD, he had a lot of problems in school lately. So I started home-schooling him today! I had to (temporally) stop my job to do this.
The next pages are a little about my feelings about this...

I used a lot of Neocolor II on these pages. 
The details are markers.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Latest pages in my journal

It has been a busy week for my family, so time for art was a bit short.
But I managed to do these two pages:

I painted the background with light-green acrylic wash. 
Then a very watery green, with alcohol-drops.
I made a template for the "trees" with paper.
Then I stamped darker green acrylic with a sponge.
Collaged some tulips and pattern paper for the girl.

I've read this quote somewhere online and really loved it...
it fits right next to this dreamy-blue girl.
This page is made with acrylic paint and details with markers.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Art-Journal page: Drawing is fun

This page is just about having fun drawing...
The hair is collage shaded with markers.
The face is colored with Neocolor II.
Clothing: fluid acrylics

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Art Journal page: Gratitude

This is a page with lighter colors then I normally use, and no acrylic paint or black outline :)
It was fun to make and I like how it turned out, maybe I'll do another one like this next time...

Here's how I made this:
Pencil drawing on the watercolor-pages of my journal.
(and that's my new Moleskine-pencil "2B")

A layer of gesso... 
This protects the drawing.

Decided to try pencils to color in the skin tone.

Background with Inktense pencils...

I just love these pencils.
You don't need to apply a lot to create rich color.
Colors used: Deep blue, bright blue, Iris blue...
(difficult to see this on the photo's, I know)

Rubbed the background with tissue-paper to create some structure.
And I used Deep blue for the eyes.

Collage dress. (a nice pattern found in a magazine)
And Inktense pencil (willow) for the hair.

More Inktense pencil for the darker tone. (sepia ink)
Also used to shade the dress.

To finish the page I used markers (Copic) and more collage... 
(image at the top of this post)

Monday, October 31, 2011

2 new Art Journal pages

The first one started with bright yellow all over the page (fluid acrylics).
 Then some napkins-collage sunflowers and butterflies. 
The face was done by painting over a magazine-image.


For this page I started with gesso and Neocolor II, 
napkins collage for the hearts. 
The girl was drawn with Copic markers on layout paper.

More Neocolors on the bottom of the page, 
the details and hair are done with markers.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sokken 2011-7 en 2011-8

Ik vraag me af hoeveel paar sokken ik ongeveer brei per jaar...misschien haal ik de 10?
Dit is alvast paar 7 en 8. Gemaakt op mijn gewone manier: op 1 rondbreinaald. De patroontjes verzin ik zelf, ik hou het daarbij simpel.
Sokken voor Jonas:  rechte en averechte steken, kleine gevlochten kabels.

 Sokken voor Sarah: rechte en averechte steken en nep-kabeltjes
 (2 steken samenbreien maar de steken laten staan, 
daarna de eerste steek hiervan nog eens recht breien)

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