Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How to Create a Juicy Background

Before I get to today's topic, the winner of the Valentine's Day blog hop is Monica Garcia!

Thank you to all who participated in our hop. We loved sharing our art with you!

And now, to my tutorial.  As you probably are aware, I love painting angels.  These days, more than ever, I feel compelled to call upon them and manifest them in my life.  It's been a rough few weeks; we need angels more than ever.

Here's a look at how I created a juicy, inviting background for some angels.  The techniques are applicable to any art journal page or mixed media project.

You can also watch "Creating a Background for Angels" on YouTube here.

My daughters and I attended the Women's March on Washington in late January.

Were you there or did you participate in any of the marches in your state or around the world? It was amazing to see the outpouring of people, and the love and support for compassion, tolerance and empathy.

Here's my older daughter's account of our experience, I Was There, which was wonderful, inspiring and heartbreaking all at the same time.  

Sometimes I am exhausted trying to resist the daily executive orders and pronouncements coming from Washington.  But then, I remember that I have my sisters with me.  That, and taking refuge in my artwork, sustains me.

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  1. Congrats and love these angels. Have to try the paint chip. The March and being involved is empowering and needed. Love you.

  2. Oh I'm so excited to have won!!! Thanks so much Jessica! I love your stencils and designs so much. I am with you on resistance, I think art will be playing a big part in this!! Here's my email if you don't already have it: garciacoach (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. Yay Monica! The stencil is on its way to you. Enjoy!

  3. Great techniques! LOVE the pics from the March. I agree it is exhausting, but like-minded people have to be vigilant.


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