Another Experiment - Crackle Paint
I read at Somerset Studio Magazine about a paste that you can use in mixed media work, and when it dryes it crackles! … ok, it did’t happen for me :( but anyways, it left a very cool texture on my illustration so I’m still happy about it.
Apparently you have to use a thicker layer of this crackle paste. I’ll try next time… So please, if you try this technique or any other, share it with me *)
About the illustration itself, positivity… now you can take your suit out, put your case down, and reinvent yourself over again. This illustration is my way to tell the people who got lay off “hey reinvent yourself, no need to be sad. Be happy, you are free again”
I hope everyone gets my positive vibration through this illo *)
So it looks like for a week I haven’t done anything about my selftaught activities as an artist. But the truth is that I’ve been learning a lot, from my computer. I’ve been finding some cool sites for artists, designers and illustrators, and I’m going to share this sites with you so you can check them out too *)
For illustration, I spent some time here http://www.illustrationfriday.com/
and here http://www.illustrationmundo.com/
For graphic designers, I spent some time here http://www.redlemonclub.com/
and here http://www.designformankind.com/
And for artists and crafters
or any other, I spent some time on Etsy’s Blog, watching some videos
I must say I had a lot of fun in front of this square machine, very useful in this learning process.
Hopefully this week I won’t spend all my time here, but we’ll see *)
I personally think that everything that you touch, smell, see and experience in life, determine what you like and the things you do. I was born in a place where houses are one next to the other one, where all of them are painted different and with vivid colors, as if a kid had drawn them. It looks very pretty by the way. This place is called Maracaibo, Venezuela.
My parents are form Argentina and Venezuela, and my grandparents form Spain, Italy, Argentina and Venezuela. I lived in Seattle, WA for about a year and a half, and now my husband and I just moved to Bellingham, WA. This sounds like a very crazy mix but it’s actually very fun and rich. Because of this, I think most of the things that I make have an international influence. I don’t really follow fashion trends; I just make things that seem beautiful to my eyes. This is why I love everything I do.
I love living in WA with my husband, surrounded by green. I’m a psychologist, but I don’t “work” as a psychologist, I just use what I’ve learned to help other people when they need me.
I’m 8 years old, but I pretend to act like my chronological age (25), nobody really believes it.
I love colors, textures, vintage rings, vintage metal boxes, handmade clothes, gems and stones, cookies (oh, I love cookies!), key lime tart, lying down in the snow and vegetarian dishes. This list goes on and on, these are just a few to mention.
I believe in creating a new world promoting handmade goods, recycling, and doing things with love, L-O-V-E. I like to try new things, explore materials, designs and shapes, so this new discipline (journaling my experience becoming a self taught artist) is going to be lots of fun!