Friday, April 8, 2016

TJ Inkspirations: Dragonfly Dreams

TJ Inkspirations
Techniques, Tips and Creative Ideas to Inspire your Muse
In This Issue

Friday Chat with Pat

Last Chance for 15% New Release Discount

Today is the last day for your 15% discount from the April New Release Stamps. Just fill your shopping cart ad the 15% discount will be added to your cart automatically.

Pre-order before a show

and I will bring and hold it for you. It's a good way to make sure that you get your MISTIs and Holsters before I run out!

are now in stock...

The Mini MISTIs are in stock...

The Original MISTIs will be back in stock again at the end of the month.
Have you ordered yours yet?

 Come see us in
Akron OH and Syracuse NY
Our next stop:

Akron OH

Saturday, April 23
10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, April 24rd
10 am to 3 pm
I am teaching two classes in Akron:
The Flourish and Floral Gift Box:
Click HERE for details on joining this class!

and the 
The Floral Minx:

Click HERE for details on joining this class!

Our Next Stop:
Syracure NY

Saturday, May 21
10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, May 22nd
11 am to 4 pm

I am teaching One class in Syracuse:
The Flourish and Floral Gift Box:
Click HERE for details on joining this class!
Come shop, play and make some art - we would love to meet you!
Dear Patricia, 
Last Friday was Technique Junkies release day, and today I am featuring one of the new stamps, the Dragonfly Collage, featuring two different ways to color the stamp.

You can still get 15% off the April stamps through the end of today, Friday, April 8th. Make sure you visit the April New Releases to receive your discount.Simply place the items in your shopping cart and the discount will show upon at checkout.

Dragonfly Collage

Dreaming with Dragonflies

Our first piece uses the Dragonfly Collage with Art Anthologypaints, sprays and stencils.

To color the image, I used Art Anthology Buttercream Sorbet Paint on the dragonflies, then painted over them with Baby Blue Eyes Sorbet paint to add depth to the images.  The butterflies were painted next with Art Anthology Vegas Gold Sorbet.
Mi Bella Sorbet Paint 
was then painted on the outer edges of the butterffly wings, along with the center of each of the two butterflies. Since Art Anthology paints are very fast drying, they can either be air dried, or dried with a heat tool.

To add color to the background, the piece was sprayed with 3 colors of Art Anthology Colorations sprays. First, Timeless was sprayed randomly, then Waimea Beay, and finally, Granny Smith Colorations was sprayed on the remainder of the background.  Again, the piece was dried with a heat tool before the final step.

The word DREAM was added using the Art Anthology Soliloquy Stencil with Lava Stone Effects Paint.  This paint is slightly thicker than the sorbets, and has a grainy texture, which makes it ideal for stippling through stencils.  To add the paint, stipple a stiff bristled brush straight up and down through the stencil until the word is covered with paint. This layer can be dried with a heat tool and is set when the word changes from glossy to matte (the Sorbets will remain glossy).
Trim and finish as desired. 

More Dragonflies to love...


This piece was colored with the same way as above, but with different colors. 

On this example, the dragonflies and butterflies were colored with Copic markers, and then painted over with Splashed Sorbet Clear Coat. Colorations Sprays were then sprayed over the piece.
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC