It's Mojo Monday at the Flying Unicorns
(featured at 7Dots here)
(featured at 7Dots here)
What does that mean? Every Monday, the Unicorns post a sketch created by our talented leader, Alda Stevens, or by Design Team Member, Tammy Henderson. These sketches are hands down the best any where. Skeptical? Come see for yourself here and you be the judge. You'll thank me later.
Anyway, after it's posted Monday morning, you have one week to give the sketch a whirl and upload your interpretation to the Flying Unicorn Mojo Monday Forum Thread. A gift card prize is awarded each week.
So come and join us by clicking HERE.
I was enchanted by Alda's sketch and had fun with it. I decided to play just a bit with some of the many many paints, mists and inks from the Flying Unicorn Store. I have been slowly accumulating them and now is the time to try them out. You can try some too with that sweet gift card to the Unicorn store when you win!
First up, 13Arts Mists that came in the February Kit of the Month. Then I used some Lindy's Mists, Splash of Color Silk glaze, and Shimmerz Spritz.
I sprayed some mist on my craft mat, then made my circles on the page with a dinner plate dipped in the mist. Like a giant coffee or beverage ring - mine is just dinner sized.
How To Doodle or Journal in a Carefree Way
I know some of you are very brave and doodle, journal or write on your pages all the time. Those of you who have that brave element in their soul, go grab yourself a cup of tea right now while I chat for a moment with the less fearless ( chickens) of the creative realm. heheehe
Do you ever feel like being carefree and writing or doodling on your page but fear your handwriting will make a mess? Or even worse, what if you hate it after you are done - or the pen stops working or you hate the color marker you chose, or it bleeds on the paper, or a million other things that make a page go wrong...Gosh if only you could be impulsive for but a moment. OK READ on!
I wrote a quote from a book, The Little Prince, by Antione de Saint Exupery,
"The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched , they are felt with the heart."
I used a pencil to write on my page. This way I can make all the mistakes I want and erase. I can also write softly or boldly with pencil. I choose. With ink and marker, you have no control.
Hate your handwriting? erase.
Regretting your particular placement of writing? erase
Made a spelling error ( my downfall)? erase
erase erase erase!
IMPORTANT - make sure it is a decent gum or artist eraser. No - never use that little eraser on the end of your pencil. Don't even look at it or think about it. You'll make giant black smudgy things on your page and then you'll give me the stink-eye.
Now I have the power to be fearless with my pencil. After I am done with the page, I spray it with a sealant or fixative to prevent smudges. Sealants can be bought anywhere in the art sections and look for matte finish.
I also penciled the word beautiful around my page here and there. I think I was feeling over confident with my pencil and my eraser. hehehe
The papers are from 7Dots - Domestic Goddess Collection and the embelishments and resin Butterflies are from Prima Marketing.
This is an example of a fixative that you can use. I'll leave you to google your options.
You can find this piece in my ETSY shop by clicking HERE.
Thanks for stopping -I value your time.
7Dots -Domestic Goddess SDPP0037
13Arts Ayeeda Mist Chalk Yellow Amber
13Arts Ayeeda Mist Chalk Burnt Sienna
Shimmerz Spritz Tuscan Sun
Splash of Color - Silks Glaze Pretty Peridot
Lindy's Stamp Gang - California Poppy Gold
Prima Stamp 960810
Prima Marketing Chipboard Stickers 554774
Prima Flowers - Interlude Yellow 561406
Prima Flowers - LaBella Island Mix 565855
Prima Butterfly Resins 569945
Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink - Olive Vine
Clearsnap - Mixd Media Inx - Butternut
Stickles - Crystal Ice