Look at this texture! 😍 I love working with alcohol ink and I love the depth you get (which sadly often is lost in photos) even though there’s no texture in it but sometimes you simply n e e d some texture in your life and by adding India ink or acrylic ink to your alcohol inks - BOOM! Texture! 🙌🏻 Do you ever spice up your ink-work?
Beach scene from my imagination.
Rlly enjoying these mixed media pieces *:)))
Also enjoyed embroidering some of the little details on this piece which I've never done before-- just winging it
All the steps. 💖 1) I start with either hand-cut designs or designs cut using my @sizzix Vegabond... usually using patterned paper that I pre-painted with a palette knife. I glue all the pieces to cardboard covered with wax paper. ✨
2) I outline all the pieces with a water-soluble black pencil by @stabilo ✨
3) using a paintbrush and water, I go over the black outline, moving the color into the middle. I dab with a paper towel to soak up excess water and add more black as needed to define certain areas. Once dry, I seal the color with a clear varnish✨
4) on some pieces, I add a touch of glitter her and there. Let dry and seal with another coat of clear varnish. Then glue and pieces together, like on the coffee cup. ✨
5) (not pictured) I finally adhere the design to a wood block and seal one last time with a couple of coats of varnish. ✨
Star for justice, flight for peace, feel the anger, time to release.
A suppression-deception found, take courage and look inside, seek higher ground. “St. Joan of Arc” holds her heart high in Spirit as she commands the Phoenix to beautify the fire and transcend all inhuman acts. Commanding love and beauty is her path to refuge from broken promises, where all truth is derived. Strong in stance, she has allowed the fire in her rage to release her suppressed passion. This leads to forgiveness. Knowing that suppression is a toxic fire, of which burns from the inside out. The Phoenix fires through, melting the chains, and these experiences are transcended ... She is risen from the ashes. In her heart, she’s found freedoms forgiveness and compassion for herself, and the ignorance of others, knowing all are wounded souls here. “NO, feeling anger, or there be danger!” Experiences many children are taught, and believe. Wisdom in trial and consequence has taught that pretending anger isn’t there, is a real danger. Anger is energy of suppressed passion, that cannot be buried and if it is, it will surely fester to rage. Hold it in long enough it can manifest into illness. For the body knows the wisdom the mind denies. Sometimes you have to be cracked open to see what’s inside.
Appropriateanger is a source of strength when transformed into passion, and is the appropriate response to injustice, helping one set boundaries or protect. Anger has a purpose. It’s a bad word in our modern culture, teaching us that it’s not okay. Anger itself is not good, nor bad, it’s what you do with it that matters! Everyone feels anger; so don’t be angry with you for feeling. The key is always to feel, not suppress. Recognize what arises, and use it to help you to see what triggering this pain in you, and what that no longer serves you. Channel this energy into a passion and transform it into something beneficial.
Does this give you trypophobia? (The fear of holes). I get creeped out by holey things sometimes but didn't consider it when I was making this spread. Then seeing the photo made me realise this is quite trypophobia-inducing! I collaged the background, then added inks. Then used grey posca pen to create an overlay with the background peeping through the holes. I then emphasised the hole edges with black uniball pen and gold posca.
Howl’s moving castle 🏰
One of my most favorite ghibli film of all time, i watched it since i was small and honestly it’s so beautiful omgjshagakdg
Swipe for progess and original picture ✨#screencapredraw#howlsmovingcastle .
Thank you @meowwniz for bringing back this idea 💕