Thursday, October 11, 2012

A new obsession? Um, yeah....I think so! lol I've been wanting to try my hand at a mixed media canvas for a while now. I tried a few years back I think and it was a DISASTER! lol Turned out NOTHING like I had imagined! And thankfully, I do not have a picture of it! lol In my defense, I just jumped into it. I bought a canvas and a few paints and just went at it. This time, I watched a TON of videos on You Tube because as everyone knows, you can learn how to do ANYTHING by watching You Tube vids. After all, that's also how I learned to cut my side swept bangs ;) lol So, I watched a bunch of vids....alot of them being by Christy Tomlinson....just LOVE her stuff and style and the way she just "goes with it". Or at least that's the way she makes it seem. This time, I was a bit more informed, had a better idea of what I wanted to do, what I wanted it to look like. I'd already gotten a few ideas from watching the vids, knew a little more about what products are used for. Anyway, this is what I came up with and I just LOVE the way it turned out! Not too shabby for my first canvas if I do say so myself! lol So, yep....I already have an idea for my second one which I plan to try to work on later today. I've been watching even more videos and making a long list of stuff I just NEED to get! lol Good thing my birthday is coming up in about two weeks. I can ask hubby for some art "shtuff". I'm dying for some more gelatos and some Pitt pens. I want more acrylic paints, want to try some of those Claudine Helmuth transparent paints, oh and molding paste....want to try that...oh, so much crafting, SOOO little time....and energy! Okay, sometimes I'm just plain lazy! lol So, that is my new obsession. I hope it lasts longer than my card making phase which only left with me with a bunch of sentiment stamp sets I hardly used! lol Good thing I was able to unload them on the Scrap Yard! Last Friday, both kids had Flex day which just basically meant they didn't have school, so Lij stayed home and Mikey and I hung out at Chon's (my sis) and we scrapped (and shopped) they day away. I got four more LOs done which brings my grand total to 83 for the year! I'm pretty sure I'll make my goal of 100 and might even pass it up a bit. I'll try to get those pages up later today, but no promises :)