Thursday, March 24, 2016

18/52 Art Journal Project - March 24th | Topic 13

18/52 Art Journal Project - March 24th | Topic 13

I will have to say that while working on this one, I didn't like it very much but as I kept adding the final touches to it and letting metalic gold paint sparkle in the sun light...I was like..."Yeah well I lied"

So I choose couture because I ARDENTLY ADORE couture dresses. It's not like a serious dream of mine like driving out west by myself and riding a horse in the desert all by myself but, I would love to just try a couture dress on one day. I mean, who wouldn't want to feel like a princess for one day! I vote YES!

So I pinterested a very pattern ideas and found one by Oscar de la Renta and well, painted it with what materials I had. I think in this video you might understand why I was a little frustrated with the beginning looks of this spread.

But I got over it well enough. What was really getting on my nerves was I couldn't make a clean swipe with my flat brush when it came to painting the gold leaves. I mean, it turned out okay but I will be glad to have a round brush next month.

So I am undergoing not major changes behind the scenes of Clare Plantation but enough that my schedule for 18/52 Project needs to change. Not drastically though. It is becoming much easier for me to upload all 18/52 project goodies later in the day on Thursday say around lunch time. I just wanted to give you a heads up so you won't be like..."WHERE IS MIRANDA TODAY?"

No worries I'm still on it and going strong. I really am enjoying this project as I hope you are too. I will just be honest I'm ready for some switching of supplies! Here, Here!

Have a wonderful rest of the week everyone!

May God Bless You and May You Bless God!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

18/52 Art Journal Project - March 17th | Topic 12

Happy Saint Patrick's Day Everyone!
Wow this topic was really fun for me! I took my 18 supplies and journal outside and had a little 18/52 Art Journal Project Picnic. My cat Mushu sat directly behind me and I basked in the warm sunlight!
Those still in winter, hang in there! 
Alright here is Topic 12
March 12th | Topic 12
I've been exploring different and new ways to create abstractly. So this may look a little strange but hey I'm practicing and this project is perfect for that. I absolutely love the smooshing paint technique here of late and I think it's probably my favorite part.
Alright we have one more week and then we can change supplies, ready for a change Im not gonna lie! See you all next week!
May God Bless You and May You Bless God

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Clare Plantation's 6 Favorite Art Journaling Techniques

So this week, I wanted to share with everyone what my favorite art journaling techniques were. I have developed 6 to show off here in hopes that they might inspire you to create in your art journal.

I put them all in video format because if this post were all pictures I think the blogger website might ban my from all future picture uploading. Check them out guys!

1. Galaxy Smoosh

2. Marble Gelli Printing

3. Stamp Background

4. Spinning Printing

5. Wet Trees

6. Birch Tree Strips

I hope you have enjoyed this! Let me know what you favorite technique is in the comments below so we can all learn new things together.

May God Bless You and May You Bless God!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

18/52 Art Journal Project - Topic 11 | March 10th

It really just doesn't take long for these pages to unfold. This one was beyond simple and I kept telling myself, it needs something else it's too boring. But I am now taking enjoyment in the simplicity. I think sometimes I can over do things and tend to add more elements than need be. I have realized that I enjoy this minimalistic style and have even transferred it a few times to my art journal now.

March 10th | Topic 11


I also have done a quick little pinterest project that has helped me design this page spread's colors. I watched a video a while back that said to pin pictures to a clean new board that inspire you as far as subject matter, colors or anything. Then go back to that new board and look at how similar your subject matters are or your color choices or any sort of theme. You will start to notice a similar pattern that can help you in designing an art journal page. It also helps pin point what your particular style is as an artist.

So what I noticed in one of my boards I created was that I like having that combination of dull muted colors joined with bright and bold colors. Hince the dull muted blues and grays beside the bright and bold gold color. 
Happiness in my soul!

So this pinterest project can kinda helps narrow your likes and interests by pinning blindly and not knowing what your board will turn out to look like until the end.
I'd love to know if you try this out if you are interested and what you come up with. It's really fun!

Alright guys, there was topic 11. I hope you all enjoyed it!

May God Bless You and May God Bless You!

Friday, March 4, 2016

How to Work My New Tabs

The Drawing Room: has everything involving my classes workshops. 

The Gallery: My Portfolio of Work (simple right)

The Greenhouse: Where I sell my Rubber Stamp Collections

The Library: Everything from my current artsy favorites to videos about my art journaling creations to give you better inspiration for your own art.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

18/52 Art Journal Project - Topic 10 | March 3rd

 Goooooood Morning Everyone and Happy March!
Time to get started on Topic 10!

If you don't follow me on Facebook or Instagram, yesterday I asked what you think the topic 10 might be by looking at a sneak peek photo I posted. The one who guessed the right topic will be able to have their artwork featured in my next main video on my YouTube Channel. 

Chris Gromann

So look forward to seeing some of her AMAZING ART in my next video! Congrats Chris!

So keep your eyes pealed for similar sneak peek contest and I might just throw in extra goodies here and there.

Alright back to the topic this week.

March 3rd | Topic 10

I have been eyeballing this particular picture on pinterest and I had this in my head while I was working on this spread. Pretty wild right?

Check out more of Zander Olsen's Photography HERE.

Check out how I created this weeks page in this little video. 

I have ALWAYS loved that reaction of "wait WHAAAAAT". This particular spread really works for me. It makes sense but then it doesn't.

I had to show this part off because look at the delicious texture when I ran the Neocolors over top the textured paint. Yummy right?

The reason why I have been kinda obsessing over the detail of a birch tree bark is because it is just so out of the ordinary. It's bark has such gorgeous contrast with black and white. When we traveled out west last year and I saw birch trees whizzing by I just got all excited. I don't know trees are just a huge part of my life in that they hide me away from the world when I'm at home. They are I guess my security blanket.

This is by far my most favorite page spread in my 18/52 art journal right now! The texture, the colors, composition! Everything! I even have like this weird fondness towards the effect you get when watered down charcoal or watercolor dries. It just leaves a filmy layer I really enjoy. You know what I mean?

Alright guys! We are now in March and growing closer to our three month switch of 18 supplies. For those of you who have stuck it out and kept all 18 supplies, KODOS TO YOU! I have failed to keep all of mine until the end of March BUT when I switch them out again, I will make SURE that I do not switch until June. It's not required but I want to challenge myself and I also need to think out my supplies a heck of a lot better.

CONGRATULATIONS CHRIS GROMANN! Look forward to showing you off the week after next!

Also, just for fun! If you are a part of the Facebook Group Clare Plantation The Studio now (same thing as the drawing room, I just changed it for future blog changes), post which page spread is your FAVORITE as of yet and why! I'd love to see all of your proud accomplishments!

May God Bless You and May You Bless God!