Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. Can you believe it is 2015?
 I've been enjoying a vacation this past week. I've done some cleaning in my studio and around my house, went to the movies and saw WILD and also the last segment of the Hobbit series, have taken a few beach walks, read and have been watching last season's Downtown Abbey getting ready for season 5 which starts airing here in the States this coming Sunday.
I've also had some art time-Yahoo!- I spent the other morning gelli printing and painting and stenciling and just making some backgrounds to use later on.
What fun!
This one is my favorites. I used some Golden liquid acrylic to make the drips, and I love how they just randomly turned out to look like hearts.
The Eiffel Tower stencil is from Sheena. I used it a lot.
I made some of my backgrounds on watercolor paper and some of them on deli paper.

Back on Black Friday Stencil Girl had had an on-line sale, and I picked up a few new stencils.  I hadn't had a chance to use any of them, until I made these pages that is. The birds are quite fun.

And I love the bunnies too. I kept layering and layering on this page until I finally got something I liked.
 I was using some Liquitex Basic paint and it seemed to be drying awfully fast. I think it had to do with the heater I was running and the cold late December air being pretty dry. The Liquitex soft body acrylics seemed to stay moist longer. I got a much better page from them, and was able to get a few more presses on my Gelli plate.

So that's all for me today. Enjoy your weekend. Hop on over to Paint Party Friday to check out all the fabulous art that links in every week.
I've also linked to Art Journal Every Day
Thanks for stopping by.




20 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful BGs, love making things like that - looks like you had great fun! Happy New Year and all the best to you and yours! Valerie

Gillena Cox said...

luv thos birds best of the lot

Happy New Year ☆´,•*´¨★ Ձ๏15

much love...

Ginny said...

All of your work is lovely - so full of color and energy. It sounds like you had a great holiday season. Happy New Year!

SLScheibe said...

Wonderful art! I love the gelli plates too. They're so much fun and you can do so many things with them. I really like your heart drips at top. They're lovely and a nice result from the paint!

sheila 77 said...

Making backgrounds is great fun, I love yours, and the bunnies.
Happy New Year - you seem to have had a good start with all your happy activities.

Faye said...

Erika, your backgrounds look like they were a blast to make. You have some awesome stencils. Love how you used the Gelli plate.

Nicola McLean said...

some gorgeous colour combinations there and fabulous abstract patterns. I'm looking forward to the next part of the Hobbit. I've never watched any of Downton Abbey though! Wishing you a happy new year.

Linda Kunsman said...

Lots of fun art play-and fab papers too! I cannot wait for Downton Abbey this Sunday!! Happy New Year and happy PPF too.

sharon said...

Wonderful backgrounds! Happy New Year

Susan said...

Wonderful layers. I really love the bunnies hiding here and there. Happy PPF and New Year.

Jo said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun!! Gelli printing IS a lot of fun. happy new year. wishing you peace.

minnemie said...

Oh I love those birds!

minnemie said...

Love the birds! Such fun pages.

Christine said...

Very creative pieces! Happy New Year!

Tracy said...

Oooh, fun! Especially love the bold pink, yellow, and black one.

susupetal said...

Oh, I see that you've had a wonderful time making these background, they are whimsical, full of movement ant joy!

Ilona Heimböckel said...

I like the effects you achieve with your layering of colours and prints!
Happy PPF!

Giggles said...

I love these geli prints! Ooh can't wait for more Downton Abby!! Sounds like you've had a nice break!! Happy New Year!

Hugs Giggles

Ritu Dua said...

Beautiful! Wish you a splendid 2015!

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GlorV1 said...

Great work on all. Happy New Year!