Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I Made a Video ! Whimsical Owl Page

Hello Friends <3

So...after much encouragement...I took the leap and made a Youtube video of my process for an art journal page. It is not the best video ever...I made it with my iphone and edited with Windows Movie Maker. But since it is my first try and it didn't turn out too horrible..I am proud of myself :) I have been blogging my step by step processes for my art for a year now. I guess it was time to step up another little step into the big world of social sharing. The page I made the video of is my Whimsical Owl. I used some of that pile of Gelli prints you saw on my last post. Collage is my first love and I feel very confident doing it so that is what I chose to do for my first video.


~>Video Here <~


I also have a few other pages in my journal to share that I did recently. I didn't take any photos while doing them..so no process steps today..sorry :)

This one was a pencil sketch I did a week or two ago. I finally got around to coloring it in during the Kraafters Kommunity Kraaft It Together day. This is a virtual hang out on G* where everyone comes with their projects on video and works on them while chatting. In order to come to this event each month...you have to be a member of the G+ community Kraffters Kommunity.

I colored this page using Neocolor II water soluble crayons blended with a brush and white acrylic paint. Then after all was dry I added outlines and highlights using my Inktense pencils and my black and white Posca paint pens. It was a relaxing project coloring like a kid :) 


This next page I also started during the Kraaft It Together event. I started with a watercolor background using my Sukura watercolors. Then I collaged some random papers on top. Next I sketched the face with a pencil then filled in that area with white gesso. Then I colored and shaded her using Neocolor IIs blended with white acrylic paint. I added the quote later that I had printed off the Internet. 


My final page is one I did just today. It is my entry for the Kraafters Challenge which is themed 'Leaves' #KSCOCT15  :) I first put on some light modeling paste through a stencil. Then I did an abstract background using my new Decoarts Media line fluid paints. Wow..do I love these! It only takes a teensy tinsey bit to get a full coverage of pigment. Yummy! I also tried out the Decoart sprays. Not reactive to water which I find a nice bonus for a lot of uses. I made marks with random caps and paper rolls. I splattered and dripped. Then I drew in some maple leaves and painted around the background spaces using white gesso. Then I used a fine liner to draw black outlines and white highlights with the fluid acrylics. I stamped 'leaves' in black archival ink and called it good :)


I hope you enjoyed these pages and that you will give me a comment. If you take the plunge and watch my video...comment or thumbs up there please :) If it goes well and no one is mean..I will make more videos!
<3 Shel





15 comments:

  1. First video ever, huh Shel? ?? impossible, just impossible! You did such a great job filming which was crystal clear, dialog readable and precise. At times what you were doing in your journal was to the beat of selected music, which I thought was absolutely perfect! Well done, my friend!

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    1. Thank you Sylvia :) I am glad the video was enjoyable. I filmed it with my new iphone 6+ which my bff handed down and was not sure if it would be quality enough.

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  2. Great video. And of course all the art is wonderful. I love seeing the whole process.

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    1. Thanks bff...I did this with the new phone :)

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  3. Loving those glorious leaves, Shel!!!!!

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  4. You did such a great job with your first video, Shel! And I can tell how effortlessly you drew that owl! I forgot just how much fun (and visually impressive) piecing gelli prints can be! Your other projects look great as well, especially the leaves!

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    1. Thank you Zsuzsa :) I just drool over Gelli prints..love them so much! They do pile up though so I have to come up with fun ways to use them when I can!

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  5. Loved being able to watch your process, Shel. And such great results :)

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    1. Thank you Tracy :) People seem to like the videos so far. I suppose I will make more..lol

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  6. Fabulous first video!! I love your hooty hot- he is adorable! Your other pages here are wonderful as well! You are so dern talented Shel!! Thanks for sharing!! xx

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    1. that was supposed to read hooty hoot!! and darned talented! Ugh!

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    2. Thanks Jackie :) I knew what you meant although...man that owl is HOT..like on fire...I mean look at that owl booty..LOL <3<3<3

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  7. I really enjoyed watching you create your FUN, whimsical owl! He is SO cute! I am proud of you for stepping out to make a YouTube video. Good job! I am looking forward to more videos. :)

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    1. Thanks :) I am glad you enjoyed the video :)

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