Saturday, May 27, 2017

Celebrate Day 147: "Cellophane Tape Day!"

Happy cellophane tape day! Haha! I've been using a lot of tape this week rolling and filling henna cones for my upcoming senior overnight grad parties!  Honestly this didn't sound like a lot of fun to paint but it was a challenging exercise in painting with subtle changes in tone!



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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Celebrate Day 144: "Tiara Day!"

Happy Tiara Day! This is another one of those days that must have been made for face painters!



Princess crowns are hugely popular designs.  Today I thought I'd dig out my tiara themed BAM-PAX stencils (called "Royal") that I have never, ever used!!

When I use stencils like this with larger illustrations I always go in and fill in the "gaps" that have to be there for a stencil to function. This helps make it look less like a stencil image and more realistic, since pieces of a tiara wouldn't be floating in mid air.  This was super quick...I laid down some gray with the stencil using my fingertip dauber.  These are awesome for stencils...there is very little foam on them so it helps avoid the problem of too much water and a drippy design.

I then added white gems using my wood daubers, Deb's Dotter, and some white Detailz.

I then finished it off with a little shading, Pixie Paints and white sparkle Liquid Bling!

Got a princess party coming up?  Boy oh boy are we prepared for YOU!!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Celebrate Day 143: "Turtle Day!"

Happy "Turtle Day!"  The first turtle I thought of was "Squirt" from "Finding Nemo!" 



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Monday, May 22, 2017

Celebrate Day 142: "Maritime Day!"

Happy Maritime Day!!  Toby picked this design out of my sketchbook, he said it "looked cool!" ;-)



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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Robot Themed Balloon Pillars!

Fun!!
Last week I had the chance to do some more balloon decor for my church! The theme for the event's graphics was robots, so came up with some robot themed pillars!

They reached floor to ceiling!

This time I decided to set up my GoPro and make a time lapse of the construction! All together it took about 2 hours to create these.  Here they are in a couple minutes...


If I had an unlimited budget I would have ordered some geo donuts for the eyes, but the Geo Blossoms I had on hand worked pretty well I think! I definitely had to utilize my Glue Dots for this one, to attach all the face pieces and antennae.

Here are some pics of the pillars during the event!

Photos by Elizabeth Bloom during the event...thanks, Liz!!
This one was super fun!!  My church invested in a balloon arch and column kit, which came with a slick little electric pump that is noisy but works just perfect for things like this.  It's gotten quite a bit of use over the past couple years! :-)


Celebrate Day 140: "Plant a Lemon Tree Day!"

Today is "plant a lemon tree day!"  Unfortunately it's been raining here all day, and I don't believe lemon trees survive in Minnesota.  So, we'll have to settle for this little lemon painting on my arm!



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Friday, May 19, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Celebrate Day 138: "Notebook Day!"

Happy Notebook Day!

Well, I've already done a notebook hand that has really made the rounds on Facebook already, but I thought I'd do a slightly different version for today!


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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Celebrate Day 134: "Chicken Dance Day"

Happy chicken dance day! You know what to do to celebrate today...now go do the chicken dance!!



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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Celebrate Day 133: "Train Day!"

Big thanks to my main man Toby for letting me paint a train on him for train day today!!  Choo choo!!


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Celebrate Day 131: "Eat What You Want Day!"

Today is "eat what you want day!"  Sheesh...didn't we just have "no diet day?"  I think we should have "stretchy pants day" soon!!


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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Celebrate Day 130: "Windmill Day!"

Happy Windmill Day!  This is inspired by a photo I took in Holland last fall, when I traveled to Belgium to teach at the JAMvention!


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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Celebrate Day 129: "Public Gardens Day!"

Today is public gardens day!  For today I did a quickie little assortment of flowers on my arm! Now to get out there and get my own garden planted...


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Monday, May 8, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Celebrate Day 126: "No Diet Day!"

Today is "no diet day!"  As you can see, I wasn't particularly inspired by today's theme, but here 'ya go!  I think I'll go eat a doughnut now, haha!


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Friday, May 5, 2017

Celebrate Day 125: "Cartoonists Day!"

Happy Cartoonists Day! Who better to feature today than John Arbuckle, a cartoon cartoonist! Haha!


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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Celebrate Day 123: "Two Different Colored Shoes Day!"

Happy "Two Different Colored Shoes Day!"  I've always wanted to paint a shoe on a foot....little did I know just how hard it is to do this on your own feet!


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