Mini Project: Pen Case

I have been sharing about my drawing and coloring faces journey for the longest time and I thought of sharing something new for a change. I made this pen case the other day and sealed it with polymer varnish yesterday. The case is made of canvas cloth and I used inktense blocks to randomly decorate the front and back part. Used a very wet brush to activate the ink thus bleeding from one color to another happened but I kind of like it. It gives off that worn out overused look that I love. Now I have a smaller pen case to use whenever I go out of the home.

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Happy day everyone!


May – Flower Angel week 4

The month of May has brought so much joy to my heart. Celebrating Mother’s Day for one whole month made me appreciate my mother so much. I find myself still talking to her and telling her all my cares even though she has gone to see our Creator more than a year ago. For my last flower angel offering, I made a rose flower angel, dedicated to all Mothers who give/had given time to celebrate themselves first as a woman, an individual, a partner and as a mother. The rose symbolizes love and beauty. It may also convey respect and devotion.


Again I have used faber castell polychromos pencils to color my girl. Also, I tried a new hairstyle and a new way to color her hair.  Used a blue pencil to color her eyelashes as to signify that she has blue mascara on.

Once more here are my flower angels.

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flowerangel_3  flowerangel_4

Since I started doing themed projects last March, I think this is my favorite one so far. I have grown to love using colored pencils and had been taught the virtue of patience.

The Documented Life Project – Week 21

May Theme: Touchy Feely (Texture)
May 23 Art Challenge:  Cheesecloth
Journal Prompt:  Say Cheese

The only thing I got inspiration from both the art challenge and the journal prompt was the word – cheese. Maybe because we do not have cheesecloth in our home nor have we ever used one. Though I thought of using a surgical gauze to mimic the cheesecloth and color it with dylusions ink spray, I was not in the mood for that. So, I went with the easiest route and looked for inspiration over the net. I had a lot of fun layering colors of acrylic paint using a palette knife and trying my hand at sketching a cheese using 2B pencil then later on charcoal. Since I’m a fan of the worn out look, smudging the charcoal lines was a must.

week 21 cheesecloth

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