Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Free Stamp carving book with love from Kristal Norton

YEY! Incredible news for all art journalists out there looking to work using stamps in their journals! Now you can create your own custom stamps with the help of this incredible book written by a lovely artist, Kristal Norton. As a Christmas gift, she offers her book STAMP CARVING for FREE! Yes! Go grab your own copy from Amazon.com, the offer won't last too much! 


This offer is available between Dec 24-26, 2013, so hurry up and get a free copy now!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Let the Christmas vibe be with you

We are getting very close to Christmas and I'm so excited as I slow down with work and let myself pampered with Christmas decorations, fine delicious food and maybe some red boiled wine (with no brandy added), why not?

As I work with my soul to embrace the peace of the moment, I've drawn some Christmas globes in my art journal. Here's the result I got:

At first I wanted to glow them with some glitter and make them pop, which I did...until I get to play with some white acrylic on the right globe above, which turned to be very much like snow. This is when I've decided to add snow to my page. 

The golden touch couldn't look better on the globes, and so I've added more and more on the red and yellow ones.

And here is the final result, with the snow flakes flying all over the page:

This page has a watercolor background made with sprays and simple dripping play. Then I drew the globes with watercolor pencils and filled in with acrylics, changing the colors tones and reflection. I've added the snow ans show flakes accidentally, while I was painting the right white globe. It's that beautiful? 

How are you getting ready for Christmas? 

Merry Christmas to all of you and have a creative time with the family!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Watercolor flowers in my art journal

Just posted some on my latest flower illustrations on Facebook! See below

Monday, December 2, 2013

Journaling my life

It is true that I have been journaling and not posting a thing in here. I did wrote many articles, but not necessary about my art journaling creations. And totally left this place with no interesting posts to read.

Recently I've created this cute face on my A5 Canson Journal I bought from Barcelona this summer. I wanted to create something simple and still beautiful, and as I didn't had too much time to work on her face, I've choose to use watercolors and oil pastels.

I did her face free-hand without worrying about the result. The result came out pretty interesting and I decided to try another girl with the same technique. 

 First I've started with some stamping, one flower stamp that belongs to a 3D stamp set, used all over again changing direction of use. Then I went and filled in some color with the oil pastels. I have covered the whole flower petals, but next time I'm going to leave some petals blank and run with watercolors over it. This was the next step, water-coloring the pages with different colors, with lots of water and sprays. Once you get the desired result, let it dry. Or use a heat gun if you can't wait that long ;)
After applying the background, you'll need to draw the face and hair and also fill in some shadows and highlights for the face and neck.

Et voila! The finish product with some text added and the pages are ready to be loved and appreciated.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Happy National Day of Romania!

Happy birthday, Romania!

Today it's a special day for all born Romanians living all over the world. So where ever you are, dear Romanian sisters and brothers, wave the Romanian flag and be proud of being Romanian.

Happy National Day of Romania!