Friday, May 29, 2020

June's Art Exploration color theme is the color pearl!

June's Art Exploration color theme is the color pearl! First, of all I want to mention that my grandmother's name was Pearl and my aunt's name is Garnet. I think we had a theme going here. 

So what color is pearl?  Kind of a hard one to describe I would say? Is it really a color or is it just that reflection or smooth and creamy shine that it gives off?

Here's what white stands for - Purity, Truth, Dreamer, Innocence, Simplicity, Cleanliness, Faith, Honesty, Peace etc.... and according to Wiki Pedia "the color pearl is a pale tint of off white. It is a representation of the average color of a pearl. The first recorded use of a pearl as a color name in English was in 1604. The color used in interior design when an off-white tint is desired. 

Now you may ask, how do I use that with watercolors?
Today I explored Winsor newton's Iridescent Medium, and it really made a shiny impact with my watercolors. Just a touch of this goes a long way and it really does give a lovely pearly look to a painting. You can use it mixed with the watercolors to create shine with any color or use it on top of a watercolor wash.

You can see after the watercolor has dried, I added the medium on top of the color wash.

So I decided to create some more jewelry pieces, and since we are giving it some shine it inspired me to create some mermaid earrings this week. You may remember my recent live stream on youtube and blog post about my leaf earrings? I'm using the same process to create these fun mermaid earrings. I used a little black sharpie to create some scales. 

I added the UV resin on each side and did find that since they are longer and not as wide they did curl a bit more, but I was okay with that. Reminds me of a little mermaid fin.

Drilled a small hole near the top and added a jump ring and hook, fun quick and easy! You can see the shine a bit better in the Video, so make sure to check that out. 

So many options with Pearl. Make sure to check out  Lisa Hedrick and Jessica Sanders video's this week, they will show you a few other ways to use the color pearl this month. 

We are all about exploring art, and would love to have you join us in the Art Exploration Facebook group, it's FREE and we are covering a new color each month for the year of 2020.  

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Watercolor Earrings (LIVE)

What a fun project I finished up today.

You can watch the entire Free tutorial on youtube where I have all the links available for you!

I started out with some 140lb cotton watercolor paper and created my leaf shape. I tried a few different brushes a few weeks ago to see which one created an easy leaf. I also have a youtube video on this if you want to make easy leaf shapes. 

Cut out the shape using scissors and add some black pen and gold pen details for a little bling.
Next UV resin on both sides, it took about 4 minutes on each side to cure. 

Once the uv resin was dry use a Dremel tool to create a small hole near the top for the jump ring to hang and added a small earring.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Scared of Resin?

View New Galaxy Class
May the 4th be with you!
Galaxy Cell Phone Poppers ~ Perfect day to release this class I think (too cheesy)?
Have you ever wanted to try resin but you were scared? UV resin is so easy, no mixing and it can be cured with a nail UV-led light!
This art exploration class filled with glittery options on how to make these little galaxy cell phone poppers! I love this new UV resin and it's not expensive and to requires NO MIXING! You can also use this UVResin in my Alcohol Ink Jewelry course. 

The class is now available on Skillshare too.

I want to thank everyone that purchased a 
FaceMask over the weekend, sold almost 100 of them! Take a guess at what the top image was?

Looking for a mask still? You can now purchase one for yourself or a family member or friend at Fine Art America with my art images on them!  Take a look 
HERE, they are available for sale for $14.00. 

Looking for a sweet Mother's Day project? I have a short lupine Watercolor Bookmark project for you!

Have a great week!
XOXO, Kellie

Simple living| Debt Free| Content Creator

More Classes Available at KellieChasseFineArt.comUdemy and Skillshare!  

Friday, May 1, 2020

Unique Art Face Masks

Hey Art Lovers!Since many of us will be wearing face masks to the stores,  work etc....
I have added some face masks with my art on them for you to purchase! 

Over 40 different images are available to choose from.
Unique Art Facemasks

You can buy a beautiful mask at my Fine Art America Pixels Site located HERE, 
they are available for sale for $14.00. 

Sending Happy Thoughts!XOXO, Kellie

Simple living| Debt Free| Content Creator

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Earth Day was my Birthday!

New 15-Minute Watercolor Watermelon Slice Class
Hey Art Lovelies!
I hope you are having a great week! Yesterday was my Birthday so I relaxed, got pampered, and did absolutely "NOTHING" but eat all day. My son has been on a baking kick and made me the most delicious birthday carrot cake and if I could share it with you I would (fewer calories that way)!  What else is going on? Well, I am playing more with my procreate app and getting a few small wins. 
Today I added a quick sketch of the watermelon slice and added it as a FREE Printable Sketch DOWNLOAD for you to copy/trace and paint. 
Of course, if you rather join me for the full 15 Minute Bite-Sized Class with full voice tutorial steps, I would love to have you!  I hope you are having a great week! 

Also a reminder for those of you joining us in the  Alcohol Ink Art Community Spring Conference, it's almost here. I'll be sharing my new Alcohol Ink and UV resin Cell phone popper/grippers. Here's a peek at what they look like! I'm using T-Rex alcohol ink (lovely colors) and they have been so kind as to offer my followers Discount code to use: TREXINKS10.  If you are not planning to join the conference I do have plans to add this course on my website for you at a later date. 

Sending Happy Thoughts!

XOXO, Kellie

Simple living| Debt Free| Content Creator

More Classes Available at KellieChasseFineArt.comUdemy and Skillshare!  

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Testing 8 Watercolor Brushes for painting leaves

Testing 8 Watercolor Brushes for painting leaves by Jenna Rainey.
Sometimes I just don't feel like thinking about what I want to paint, so today I watch Jenna Rainey paint some leaves with her favorite brush, which I didn't have by the way (boo).

Thought I would give 8 different round brushes a try (that I did own) to see how they would do. Psst..started out with 5 but added 3 more from my LIVE Facebook video.

I did go way to fast for the perfect leaves, so make sure to check out Jenna Leaf tutorial!

❤️SUPPLIES USED IN THIS DEMO are linked in my youtube comments.

Don't forget the FREE Link for my first Watercolor Course!

Alcohol Ink Art Conference Fall 2020 Early Bird Special

EXCITING NEWS! The Alcohol Ink Fall 2020 Conference is coming in August and once again I am honored to be a contributor.  Early Bird sign up...