Friday, January 16, 2015

Illustration Friday ~ TOY

With three sons I know quite well "what little boys are made of" and over the years I've tripped over many a TOY.

To see the myriad of takes on this prompt, hop on over to Illustration Friday and check out all of the marvelous artwork there is to see.

Framed original artwork available in my Etsy shop.

© Nancy Lefko

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Documented Life Project Week 2

The Documented Life Project - The Journal has thus far been very inspiring and helped me to make time for my art journal. This, the second week, had a quote as a prompt: “The beginning is always today” by Mary Shelley, as well as a challenge to use gesso.

I began my pages with a covering of miscellaneous text and then added gesso through stencils.

I used Pam Carriker's sheer acrylics as a base of color, first adding MUSTARD color to the page by drop-fuls (loving the applicator top to these bottles) and blending with a paintbrush. Amazing how little paint produces such a rich, but at the same time sheer, color. When that was dry I added the color RAIN to select areas with a sponge applicator and blended with my fingers. I love the way the paints picked up the texture in the gesso.

With a liner brush I used Pam's ink, in the RUSTED color, to highlight areas of the gesso textures.

After a little rubber stamping, collage and stenciling, the spread is complete.

Thanks for visiting.

© Nancy Lefko