Friday, April 15, 2011

Another Painted Mirror

While catching up on listening to the Paperclipping Roundtable on iTunes I painted this mirror as a gift for a friend's birthday. Don't tell her.

The topic was art journaling and the guests were Donna Downey and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. I thought it was kind of ironic because I was painting something that felt a lot like a Julie page. They talked about making mistakes and being able to add stuff to make the project better, did that. They talked about making mistakes and still calling it good, did that too. The talked about experimenting and boy did I do that.

They talked about learning as you go. Learning about technique and learning about yourself. The main thing I learned is that I am really impatient. Maybe it is a result of years of tight deadlines or the sinus headache. I had a terrible time waiting for paint to dry. I even got out the hairdryer to try and move it along.

I reinforced my love of the paint pen. Yes, I do adore black and white paint pens. I like being able to add outlines and highlights after painting something.

Happy Crafting,


Janet O. said...

That is just very, very cool, Katie. Love it and I'm sure you friend will adore it!

Lynn Stevens said...

so bright and colorful, your friend will adore it!
hugs Lynn