I should have had this post up about two hours ago but.......I got distracted......does that happen to you?? I'm going to blame it on Debbie from Stitchin' Therapy as she does a blog post on Friday called Friday Finds and what caught my eye was the link to Hammered Leaves Art by Bloom, Bake & Create. I somehow missed the link to the Hammered Leaves but........I had so much fun reading Lynda's blog and time just flew by! Then next thing I knew....I saw she was doing Mandalas which was ironic as I was going to do a post on these neat medallions I am doing. Lynda had a link to a class she took which led me to Alisa Burke's website that I had visited before and she has a free FALL coloring page you might want to grab. The class Lynda took was called Mandala Magic which really sounds interesting.
I have been doing a lot little shopping for art supplies and I bought several stencils by Margaret Applin from her Medallion Master Set. She also has several videos on how to use them. I also found a whole page of videos at Joggles.com so I'll be checking them out.
The first one I did using Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers which are really neat. I bought 3 sets at Joann's with 50% coupons. Now I want more sets and bright colors.
I also did a medallion with Inktense watercolor pencils.....my colors are a little strange and my medallion design went a little wonky. Margaret's video is wonderful, I just need to follow her steps using the registration marks better. I'm having fun though!
Last night I went to a cookout with my daughter and we had to cook our own steaks......this was a challenge as I had never grilled a steak before. Builder Bob/Chef Bob gave me directions on NOT turning it more than once, etc, etc. Well at this cookout there were two groups of grillers.....the flippers and the flip once......we joined the flippers and shockingly.....our New York Strips were fantastic!
Afterward I stopped at Staples for some more supplies as Hobby Lobby was closed. I wanted some 100lb color copy digital cover paper for the alcohol markers and some Canson 140lb cold press watercolor paper that is in a pad of 30 sheets size 12 inches x 18 inches for the watercolor (per Margaret on the watercolor). This is 90lb paper and some mechanical pencils.
Here is a closeup of my design showing the doodle border I am doing.
I have bought other crafty supplies I'll be sharing soon. I don't think I have mentioned this but.....our internet service with Hughes is now 50 gig instead of 15 gig so......I've been watching videos on You Tube and getting all kinds of great ideas!