What You'll Find Here

I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

You'll find resources (my favorite supplies, books, slideshows of my art journal pages, favorite bloggers, etc...) listed along the right hand side of my blog.

I've been teaching both in person and online workshops for more than twenty years. You can find out more about my classes by scrolling down along the right hand side of my blog. I strive to make classes accessible to everyone (both beginner to advanced).

I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, November 03, 2011

Work in Progress

One of my favorite things to do with my focal images is to color them in with either Sakura Glaze or Souffle pens or Pilot's Latte or Sweets pens.

I don't rub them in while their wet (I know some folks who do).

I color in section by section. Make sure that you don't schmear the ink as you work as it does take a few minutes to dry.

You can also layer colors (once the previous color has dried).

Coloring in is a nice way to alter an image and make it work with whatever else is on the page.

Remember that the Sakura Glazes are a gloss finish. They also can be lighter in color depending upon what your original base color is on the page.

Sakura Souffle, Pilot Latte and Sweets are all a matte finish so they will show up on anything including dark colors.

My analogy is if you want to use a red pen on a pink page and be able to see it, use the souffle, latte or sweets. If you want it more subdued, use a Glaze pen.

I'll show you the finished page soon!

Don't forget I have two new classes this weekend (Zinnia in South Pasadena and Simi Valley) as well as Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale, AZ coming up next weekend. I hope to see YOU there!


Seth said...

Thanks for the tips Kelly and the great design/composition of this page.

Irene said...

This is a beautiful page and so helpful. Thanks Kelly.