A few weeks ago I was working on some training for work and came across this video – which had nothing to do with what I was looking for really – but I found it inspiring.
Since then fractal circles have found their way into lots of doodle work. Here’s my favorite piece from my art journal.
Are you following this series: Creative Jumpstart ? If not and you’re a paper crafting person you totally should be, each morning videos arrive in your inbox with tips and tricks and mountains of inspiration to get us all through the January blahs. I get so inspired each day I find myself reaching for my art journal…really starting my art journal.
I’ve had this group of blank notebooks that I bought at the MOMA last time I was in New York(um, almost 2 years ago). I thought they would be the perfect thing to do some ‘warm up work’.
Here’s a sampling of things I did last week:
Misting and Pen work: I broke out my Copic Markers for this one…
Speaking of Copic Markers…I kind of forgot how much they bleed on regular paper. I sort of love the soft subtle tones on the back side, so I decided to do a quick bit of journaling, before the front side is finished
So now I have a desk full of beautiful stamped butterflies (see yesterday’s post if you don’t already know how they got there) but my mojo is tapped so I once again turn to Jennifer and start lifting her card design from the video.
Before long I had a set of my own — good thing I had some cuttlebug embossing folders on hand — no doubt from a previous purchase made after a McGuire video/blog post
and a close up of each since I can’t pick my favorite
It’s a little hard to tell in these photos, but these butterflies also have a touch of glitter to make them extra sparkly
last but not least…
I made 6 of these and still have more butterflies to play with, where will they land next?
curse Jennifer McGuire and her evil enabling ways. Now, before you get your fuss on, I am NOT saying she’s evil, because she’s so not… but darn if every time she posts a video my savings account takes a hit.
So much so that I stopped reading her blog on a daily basis — too much damage, and after some time I thought I had developed some willpower. I was wrong.
Not mere moments after linking up her you tube channel on a thread on the SC message board about using distress inks, I sat down and start watching and before long I was in the car and driving to archivers for a stamp set.
So what was the video that broke me down — Jen using her copics in a speedy way. I could blame it on the fact that my copics have sat unused for a couple of months and if you know copics you know that’s a serious investment to not use. As I hit play I thought it’s ok, I won’t need the stamps I have plenty of stamps, I will be strong.
I will be strong
oh no butterflies…
I need more butterflies(um, no) and away I went…
and home I came with…
and coloring I did and before long my desk was covered with beautiful colorful butterflies…
some I covered with a think coat of glossy accents and others with liquid pearls — oh so pretty. Now I just need to put them to work on some projects.
Come back tomorrow to see where they land.
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