Monthly Archives: December 2014

Birch trees….

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Birch trees….

Hello strangers!!!!  It’s been over a month since I posted anything to my blog and I’ve missed you all!!  December was one CRAZY month and I finally have a couple of days to MYSELF at our cabin and I’m going to take advantage of it.  A few months ago I joined a monthly Mixed Media tutorial class that Limor Webber is hosting and it’s been such a blast and I’ve learned so much in the three months since she started!!  Such a great value and if you’re interested in checking it out, here’s the link to sign up here.  You will NOT be disappointed! She teaches you some advanced art techniques but breaks it down into manageable pieces that you don’t end up feeling overwhelmed.  I’m really enjoying it!  I’m going to share the first two months projects we did with you as well.  This was our first project and it was a very interesting process as all along I thought to myself, “what the heck am I going to end up with?!!”  The end result was such a fun page!!  I’ve already done two other pages since this one!  Here’s what the end result looked like:

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This page was so much fun and I would NOT have imagined this was what I was going to end up with!  The next month she pushed us out of our comfort zones and introduced us to a canvas and actually attempting to paint a picture.  it took me a few days before I could muster up the nerve to even THINK about attempting it.  Although my end result isn’t what I’d call great, or even something I would hang on my wall, I learned SOOOO much during the process that I have taken forward into other projects I’ve created.  She showed us a sunset and I chose to do something similar.  Here’s what I came up with:

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And then this month we did birch trees.  I think this one is my favorite outcome so far.  I’ve enjoyed each months tutorials, however, I’m happiest with this result.  I’m even contemplating doing a canvas for the cabin using this technique.  Different background colors, but the same technique.  Here’s what this month’s class looked like:

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I wasn’t sold on the green I’d used while I was painting it, but love it now that it’s dry and completed.  It’s amazing how learning a few techniques can take an art journal page/canvas to another level you didn’t think you had in you!

I’d love for you to come and join me…..it’s such a good deal…..$10/month!  Check out the link!

Thank for popping in again.  Until the next post……take care.

Huggsss,

Yvonne