Hibiscus Flower Fabric Mixed Media

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I have another fabric mixed media for you today. I am feeling like I need some spring, so I created this hibiscus flower fabric mixed media canvas. 

It was so good to get back into my fabric mixed medias and this one turned out great. 

I just used pink and green fabric as my base, this canvas didn’t need a lot of fabric colors to make it work. 

Hibiscus Flower Fabric Mixed Media
Hibiscus Flower Fabric Mixed Media

The bold flower in the center works great with the green background. And the gold beads in the center off set the flower perfectly.

 

Hibiscus Flower Fabric Mixed Media
Hibiscus Flower Fabric Mixed Media

I love all the texture and interest you get when using fabric. It makes the flower come alive.

Hibiscus Flower Fabric Mixed Media
Hibiscus Flower Fabric Mixed Media

If you want to recreate this canvas here is the photo I used as my reference, you are able to use it as a reference photo only. 

Hibiscus reference photo copy write Take Time To Create, LLC
Hibiscus reference photo copy write Take Time To Create, LLC.
Subject to terms and conditions of reference photos.

This has gotten me inspired to create new canvases, I can’t wait to show you what I decide to do next!

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Liquitex black paint- https://amzn.to/2IpHGiz
Liquitex gloss gel https://amzn.to/2Z84W9M
Liquitex heavy gloss gel https://amzn.to/2ID2ti2
10 x 10 canvas- https://amzn.to/2GfGISq
palette knife https://amzn.to/2V2QVed
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Space Beach Girls Collage

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Today we have another collage. I created a fun scene with some some girls on the beach and put them in space.

This was so much fun to put the pieces together. The girls look like they are having a lot of fun on top of the Earth, lol

Space Beach Girls Collage
Space Beach Girls Collage

I added some detail to the collage by using my Prima Marketing Watercolors and some hand crafted watercolors. 

I think that added just the right touch to this piece. 

Space Beach Girls Collage
Space Beach Girls Collage

It is fun to collage and to put two things together that don’t usually go together. Like beach and space. 

This was just a fun, quick collage that really enjoyable to create. 

Link to hand made watercolors (not an affiliate link)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsbyRachelBeth

Affiliate links:
Liquitex gloss Gel https://amzn.to/2G9MfLm
Clear Gesso: https://amzn.to/2WUANcf
Prima Marketing Watercolors Essence- https://amzn.to/2UMij03
Prima Marketing Watercolors Odyssey https://amzn.to/2X2EI6Z
Faber Castell Pitt brush pen https://amzn.to/2D4Asfr
Tim Holtz small talk https://amzn.to/2GbCtsn

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Dinosaur Bird Collage Art

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I just started on my Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project Vol 15 journal. Whew that was quite a sentence, lol. For this version I am going to do collages and just let my imagination flow. 

I will film and document each of the pages I create and take you along on my journey. 

I started with the dinosaur and created the page around him. By digging through my collage pieces I was able to find the elements that complemented the dinosaur perfectly. 

Dinosaur Bird Collage
Dinosaur Bird Collage

I decided to doodle around the sun to create some more dimension and interest to the page. 

 

Dinosaur Bird Collage

Dinosaur Bird Collage
Dinosaur Bird Collage

Dinosaur Bird Collage

This was a fun collage to create and I am excited to create more for this book. 

This project is open to everyone, so if you would like to particpate you can find more information here: https://www.brooklynartlibrary.com/

Are you going to join in the fun?

 

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Faber Castell Pitt pen brush https://amzn.to/2WQO45H
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Small Talk Tim Holtz https://amzn.to/2HWXitx
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Brayer https://amzn.to/2G3tJEJ
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Dylusions Paint- Yellow https://amzn.to/2CW7Sgr
Dylusions Paint- White- https://amzn.to/2HYfEug

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Beautiful Stranger Collage

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Today I have another collage, this one is titled Beautiful Stranger.

I started with using one of the pages I created for the video how to start a blank journal page. The teal greens and texture just spoke to me and I was inspired to create with it. 

Beautiful Stranger Collage
Beautiful Stranger Collage

The girl is from an old pattern and the balloon behind her is from an old magazine. I found the text in magazines as well. 

Beautiful Stranger Collage
Beautiful Stranger Collage

To finish off the collage I used Gelatos to highlight areas and then I outlined parts with a brush pen. For the last step I took a bottle cap and stamped circles all over using acrylic paint. 

I love having are ready created backgrounds in my stash, it helps with the creative process and keeps me inspired. 

Affiliate links:
gloss gel https://amzn.to/2FhYZ0P
Metallic Gelatos https://amzn.to/2JucX5m
Faber Castel brush Pen https://amzn.to/2JtVOIT
Finnabir brushes https://amzn.to/2YfqQrs

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Cat and Butterflies Art Journal Page

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I am trying something new, and that is doing the art challenge for Oddball Art Co! I am in love with her designs! I just found her (I know, I am behind the times, lol) but now that I found her I want all the digi stamps, lol

I was inspired by the theme, which is “Life Size Leprechauns and Unlucky Clovers.”

I found this fantastic cat on her website I knew that the cat should be on a rock in a field of clovers. 

Cat and butterflies March Oddball Challenge
March Oddball Challenge

I used college elements for the rock and the four leaf clovers. I used dictionary pages for the background with distress ink, paint, and stencil. 

Cat and butterflies March Oddball Challenge
March Oddball Challenge

By adding butterflies and dots and quotes to the page I was able to add a lot more interest. I am really loving challenges, I think it allows me to grow as an artist and expand my abilities. 

Cat and butterflies March Oddball Challenge
March Oddball Challenge

This was such a fun challenge, and I can’t wait for next month’s challenge.

If you would like to participate you can find all the info here:

March Oddball Challenge.

What art challenges have you participated in?

Affiliate links to products used:

  • Finnabair silicone brush https://amzn.to/2CrzgSY
  • Wink of Stella https://amzn.to/2Tho9Sn
  • Heart Nuvo Markers https://amzn.to/2YarplZ
  • Prismacolor Pencils https://amzn.to/2Tk9G86
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  • metallic paint https://amzn.to/2Thvykr

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No Sew Junk Journal

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In a few months my husband and I will be taking a short trip to Las Vegas! It will be nice to get away and have a small vacation. Since I was so excited I decided to create a no sew junk journal to put all the tickets and postcards and other goodies in. 

I used an old text book as the base and added some fabulous purple Elvis fabric and glitter paper for the spine

Las Vegas junk journal
Las Vegas junk journal

For the papers inside I used Vegas maps, glitter paper, holographic papers, and other random paper I had in my stash. It was fun to pull out some fun papers and adhere them into to the book in preparation for my trip. 

Las Vegas junk journal
Las Vegas junk journal

What junk journals have your created for your travels? 


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Finnabair silicone brush https://amzn.to/2CkPjSu

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Watercolor Page and Story time

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Today I am painting this Prima Princess water color art journal page and doing a little story time. I wanted to talk about why I started Take Time to Create and what it means to me. 

 

I am passionate about taking time to create everyday and that is what I encourage everyone to do. We are all so busy and running from here to there that we forget to stop and relax and to create. Creating can be anything from art to gardening to cooking. Whatever you need to do to feel creative. 

Prima Princess Watercolor Page
Prima Princess Watercolor Page

Creating everyday helps keep my stress at bay and having a blog and YouTube channel keeps me on schedule and motivated to provide content to you guys. It is what works for me and I love it. I enjoy creating and sharing!

I love teaching and seeing what you guys create. 

Prima Princess Watercolor Page
Prima Princess Watercolor Page

What do you create? What do you to keep the stress at bay? 

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New Beginnings Art Journal Page

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Today we have a page for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal and this journal’s theme is New Beginnings.

I love this theme, and it reminded me of springtime and caterpillars turning into butterflies. 

This page is an update to the vintage pattern collage girls that I have done in the past. You can visit that blog post here:

Vintage Sewing Pattern Collage

New Beginings
New Beginnings Art Journal page

It was a lot of fun to revisit this technique and improve upon the designs and add more detail. The traveling art journal is expanding my boundaries and helping me be more creative. 

New beginnings art journal page

I hope you enjoyed this take in new beginnings. What makes you think of a new beginning and how would you journal it?

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Low Buy Challenge Update

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Today I have a video update on my low buy challenge. 

I did make some purchases over the last 2 months, some were to replenish what I used up and other purchases were new to me. 

This challenge has been a lot of fun for me. I have been using what I own and trying to find new uses for what I already have. 

I am excited to continue on my low buy journey and I will keep you updated throughout the year

Low buy challenge update

Are you participating in a low buy this year? And how are you doing with it?

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How to Start a Blank Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone!

Have you ever just looked at a blank piece of paper trying to figure out what to paint or draw.

Don’t worry this happens to all of us. When I start having trouble figuring out what to do I tend to do one of these 5 way to start a page.

Some of the pages I took pages from books and tissue paper and used a gel medium to adhere them down.

How to start a blank journal page
How to start a blank journal page

Other pages I just painted different texture and stenciled on. 

The whole idea is to just start, once you start then it is easier to be creative. Even if you don’t love the final page it is still a good exercise to get the creative juices flowing. 

How to start a blank journal page

How to start a blank journal page

I had a good time filming how I start a blank page. I think I will continue this series and show you how I start a page with with watercolors and markers and other art supplies. 

What art supplies would you like to see me use next time when I film how I start a blank art journal page?

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