Monday, January 20, 2014

Pattern Paper: Create Your Own!

 
Design your own patterned paper with some very simple materials:
white card stock
acrylic paints and colored pencils
ultra-fine permanent marker
correction pen
 
Technique:
{doodle and Zentangle}
 
Get bonus creativity points by scanning your patterned paper into your computer
to print when a creative project comes your way.  Yes!
 
 
Lay down some random lines of acrylic paint on some white card stock
when you're working on a creative project. 
 This is "some day" paper.
 
For pattern paper like this
start doodling on your "some day" paper to your heart's content with
an ultra-fine permanent marker. 
 
Use colored pencils to fill in the rest of the area.
 
Last comes the correction pen for the white doodles.
 
This was fun!
 
Just go with it! 
 
~Cheryl Gee adores paper projects and plans on sharing some with you soon!
 
 
 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Travel Art Kit: Wordless Wednesday


 
 
 
 
~Cheryl Gee created a travel art kit with a box, some painted papers and a few of her favorite things.
 
~Later, Gator!


Turquoise & Indigo: Rainbow & Word of the Year

My index card art for
 
[Color Combination}
Turquoise and indigo
 
{Technique}
Stencil
Colored Pencils and Ultra-fine Permanent Marker
 
Announcing my word for the year:
 
~Mantra~
 
Mantra is my mental shortcut to ask myself this question:
 
"Is what I'm {insert verb like those below} help me reach my goal of
health, wealth, wisdom, style and creativity?"
 
~My Mantra Verb Brainstorm~
 
A ~ activating
B ~ buying
C ~ caring about
D ~ donating
E ~ emphasizing
F ~ finding
G ~ Googling
H ~ hoping
I ~ intertwining
J ~ joining
K ~ keeping
L ~ laughing at
M ~ mentoring
N ~ noticing
O ~ obsessing about
P ~ puzzling over
Q ~ quitting
R ~ remembering
S ~ scheduling
T ~ teaching
U ~ utilizing
V ~ valuing
W ~ watching
X ~ x-ing out
Y ~ yearning after
Z ~ Zentangling
 
My  rainbow is officially complete! Art challenge fun!  I enjoyed it!
 
~Cheryl Gee selected "enjoy" last year as her first ever word for the year.  She enjoyed almost every day of 2013 and hopes the questions "mantra" prompts her to ask herself will serve her well. 
 

 

My mixed media collage for
~Enjoy~
my 2013 word for the year.
 
~Tomorrow, Sparrow!