Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Second Floor Challenge #2

Before I start I want to encourage anyone who is looking to step outside of their comfort zone to check out this new class that Catherine Matthews Scanlon is teaching at My Creative Classroom, starting May 4th. Check it out JOURNAL2ART  :)
Journal to Art

I want to take a quick moment to thank Julie Fei-Fan Balzer & Nathalie Kalbach for creating this challenge. I highly recommend that you get involved. Here is my Challenge #2...the task was to create with something new. 

This is just a page of different types of doodles using Faber-Cstell Pitt Artist Pen {my favorite pen}. I wanted to experiment with my brand new box of Caran D'Arche NeoColor II Artist crayons.
Here is the finished {or I thought} page. I loved working with this form of water color and loved how I was able to pull the color out do some shading. When I looked at it I felt it look just BLAH! First I didn't feel that it combined well...looked to random. So my attempt to join several different doodles was not appealing to my eye! Of course I'm a true believer in the philosophy"MORE is always BETTER."
So out came  Jacquard PearlEx pigments, Distress Stickles, Glossy Accents, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist in Charcoal and Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Stiletto. And I started playing with these products. Of course you can't see the final effects but they are there. I'm not sure if I even like it but I LOVED the process.

I would love to know what you thing...thanks for stopping by.

Have a fabulous creative day!


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  1. You are such an amazing artist Martha! Love seeing your work.

  2. I think you did a fabulous job-love all the doodling and coloring!

  3. Hey Martha -- thanks for your support on my newest class -- it's going to be so much fun! I love what you did with the NeoColors -- they are amazing to work with! Have a great day, stay off of Goggle too ;-)

  4. Your flower doodles are beautiful! I love the colors. The journaling through the center made me smile today...Google it indeed! :)

  5. i love your doodles flower, and i found beautiful works in your blog!!


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