This week the challenge is to paint/draw/sculpt/whatever your favorite character in your own style. Ish. I did Jack and Sally:
I don’t know how much of this is my own style or just my typical “channeling Tim Burton” thing, but whatever.
Have some closeups!
A video will be here soon, until that time, happy autumn! WootWoot!
EDIT: OH HAY A VIDEO
Greetings, sons of the new age!
This week I freaked myself out and did an abstract. It was shockingly difficult.
It’s one of those things I can’t really wrap my brain around, abstract. But I gave it my biggest effort!
this is my favorite part.
A tiny heart since I manage to stick hearts into everything.
And that’s that!
Here’s this week’s video:
And use the linky below if you’d like to play along!
Okay so my quest to do two per week is failing, much like my quest for the Holy Grail. Or the world’s perfect taco. SO. Two per week starting NEXT week. This I so swear! Or something. I’m going to go have a taco.
This week the challenge is to do black and white. It was our group challenge this week on Artistcellar, so I figured.. two birds.. one nuclear bomb… you know. You can ROCK IT.
Here have a couple of close ups:
And a picture in its natural habitat, i.e., on the shelf above my couch, hanging out with a Minecraft witch and Princess Bubblegum:
Here’s this week’s video. Short and sweet.
My list of challenges is dwindling, so, if you’ve got a challenge for me, I’d love to hear it!
We’re at the halfway point! *confetti*
In honor of the halfway point, I’m doing my most favorite thing ever, food with a face. For canvas 25, your challenge is to do kitchen-themed art!
I started with a gelli print and went from there…
A simple reminder to eat your breakfast…
Especially when it’s happy breakfast.
Here’s the video!
Because I had so much fun using that washi tape as the ground for my guys, I went with WASHI TAPE as the challenge for canvas 26. And because you can never have too much food with a face, there’s more of that, too!
A washi tape city with a pissed-off grilled cheese invading. Or toast. Whichever!! Some detail shots:
and the video!
Hello, hello, my sweet marshmallows!
This week we’re going left of center. “Why, Sarah,” you may be saying, “that seems like such a departure from your usual work of fields of flowers and bowls of fruit!” Yes, I know. I also know that you may need to be calling your psychiatrist if you think that’s my usual work.
No no, we’re going off the canvas. For this challenge, I want you to use something ELSE as your canvas. If you have been wanting to reproduce The Scream on your kitchen cabinets, now is the time to do it!!
This week I painted on a book. I recently made it my mission to use all of the books I have laying around here (seriously there are hundreds), so I figured out an easy way to turn one into a canvas. I am even going to give you a helpful tutorial! WHee!!
With out further yammering, here’s the painting I made this week:
I am also participating in the Summer of Color, and this week’s prompt was to use turquoise, yellow, and a splash of pink. So double duty! Actually triple duty, since I’m also using this for a SUPER SECRET project, but more on that later. *dramatic gasp* Here’s the color swatch for Summer of Color if you’re down with the OPP.. er… SOC.
This week’s video for your viewing enjoyment:
And here’s what it looks like hanging on the wall!
Nice, right? Want to make one? Follow meeeeeeee!
Okay I didn’t really go anywhere.. stop stepping on my ankles already. 😉
- Hardback book
- Something heavy enough to hold the book open and flat (alternatively you can use masking tape)
- White glue
- Matte Gel Medium
- scrap of wood large enough to go across the spines and at least 2 inches
- 1-inch drywall screws
My weighty things are road junk. Rusty pieces of god-knows-what that we found while we were out walking the dog – they’re nice and heavy! If you don’t have anything heavy and small, you can use masking tape and wrap it around the book vertically about 1.5 inches from the spine on both sides – I’ve done it like that and it works completely fine (you do have to add more glue after you take the tape off, though. DON’T FORGET IT!!). If you do have road junk or old irons or something, find what looks like the middle of the book and slap those babies down to hold it open and flat!
Once you have it all arranged to your satisfaction, get to gluin’! Start with white glue and apply a thick, globby layer to all of the edges of your pages, paying special attention to the spots where the pages meet the covers:
Once that is dry, apply an even thicker, globbier layer of gel medium, again paying special attention to where the pages and book meet.
When that is dry, make sure that your pages are all one block and that it is firmly attached to the cover. If not, you can run a bead of glue all around the edge. If you used tape, make sure you glue the spots that were covered by the tape once you remove it! My pages were attached without having to apply more glue, just FYI.
At this point, the book will be pretty floppy, so you want to firm it up with wood on the back:
Normally I use a piece about 2 x 8 inches and place one on the top and the bottom. This time, since I used a big square piece, I only used one and screwed it down with four screws. This keeps the book rigid, keeps the pages attached, and gives you a place to add hanging hardware! Triple duty!
Once that’s done, you’re finished! as you can see, the book is nice and flat. It’s very secure and hangs fabulously.
If you have gaps in your pages like I did, just fill them in with gel medium. Easy-peasy.
OKAY kids I want to see what you’re up to! Link it up!
Usually, Thursday is the day when Sarah pops in with a hilarious greeting, like . . .
Hello, my little Brussels sprouts roasted with garlic!
This is not Sarah, however, but Ann, subbing for Sarah so that Sarah can concentrate on the 9871023894718923473928 things she has to do this week. OMG I AM THE SPECIAL GUEST BRUSSELS SPROUT! I will sign autographs later with my crispiest leaves.
This week’s challenge is to take your favorite cartoon or comic book character(s) and paint it (or them) in your own style. Make it yours, baby! It’s really fun!
Link ’em if you got ’em! We love to see!
Hello my little Chiclets!
This week I’m overwhelmed and stressed and covered in hives. Fun, right? I’m just going to sit over here and obsessively scratch my arm while you check out the pictures of this week’s project.
hehehe! Creepy little garden gnomes. <3 This week’s challenge is SUPER CRAZY SIMPLE, just use text. Use a lot of it.
Special bonus points for random blurbs of text since those are my favorite thing in the world.
Here’s this week’s video, short and sweet!
Link up your goods if you got ’em! GO ON! DO IT!! <3
(linked up to Paint Party Friday.. check it out, share the love!)
Welcome to lucky number 13! This is my favorite of the paintings I’ve done so far. Quite possibly my favorite painting ever! Whee!!
This week the challenge is to use an established color palette – i.e., choose what colors you’re going to use at the beginning and ONLY use those colors. White and black are gimmes. You can go to Colour Lovers or Design-Seeds for a wealth of color palettes or make your own! Mine came from a palette challenge at Effy Wild’s Ning site, this one:
Love, Save the Empty by Erin McCarley
Here’s this week’s video:
I am super excited about this one, so I hope you’ll all go pick a palette and get to painting!
Did you make painting #13? Link it up!
Good morning, Vietnaaaaaaaaaaaaaam!
Welcome to another week of the 50 canvases challenge. I was sitting here at midnight having no idea what I was going to paint and panicking a little bit, but I just forced myself to sit down and do it. That’s what you need to do too!
This week your challenge is to go monochrome. White and black are totally acceptable additions.
I think I contrast-adjusted this one to too much red. But you get the gist.
The colors are a bit more true on this one.
I am loving the whole “use a credit card to smear it” painting technique.
and of course stripey legs always make me happy.
Here’s this week’s video!
Let’s see your canvases! Link ’em up!