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Calling all Jewelry Makers:
I recently went to a Flamenco show in West Palm Beach in South East Florida. It was wonderful. I thought what better way to capture the night then make some paper beads from the theater programs of Playbill to use to make jewelry.

And, I also wanted a keychain bracelet. I was always digging around in my purse for the keys and it seemed like a fight to get them out of the pocket even with a keychain on it. When I first moved down here, I lived in a rental condo and they gave us keys on a keychain bracelet made from phone chord. I fell in love with the idea instantly.

So why not put these two things together right? I think lots of people could use a keychain bracelet. I knew someone who was late to an appointment because her keys fell in the trunk of her car as she was lifting her paper stack out of it. She was an hour late. She could have used one I’m sure. We’ve all been in situations like that, right?

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Watercolor Pencil and Crayon: Abstract Mixed Media Study


Watercolor Pencil and Crayon: Abstract Mixed Media Study

Copyright 2017 Jessica B. Hensley

Hello everyone,

I am writing a series of posts about Mixed Media. If you want to read my fresh take on Mixed Media you can go to my Tumblr Blog for extra insight on my Mixed Media Series. Fresh Reads about my mixed media art post Thursdayish on Tumblr.

This post is about the technique of how to combine Watercolor Pencil and Crayon to form an abstract work of art that has depth and meaning.


Materials used: Crayola Crayons, Fantasia Watercolor Pencils, Thin Small Paint Brush, Elmer's Purple Disappearing Glue Stick, Water, Cup for Water, Stylus, Mixed Media Paper.






To the right is a picture showing the two mediums on their own and combined. In my opinion, mixed media adds depth to a piece of art. Watercolor Pencil and Crayon on their own are not bad, but together they are dynamic...









Techniques for to make this study:


-Hold Pencil like a knife to color areas. Color Down the page Vertically.





- Lay each color next to one another, then use paint brush dipped in water to wash over the pencil. 


 Let paper dry completely before adding Crayon.


Add Crayon once paper is dry. 


Crayon can be layered upon itself by coloring one on top of another. Crayon can burnish crayons, A stylus can burnish crayons by rubbing the ballpoint on the crayon and smudging the colors together. Glue can be applied with the stick, then a brush dipped in water can wash over the glue and crayon. It lets the crayon run a little bit like watercolor, yet leaves thick and thin marks behind. I like the disappearing purple glue because you can see where the glue is placed so you don't put too much glue on the art work. In fact, water can even be used alone for some outline effects. 

When all the crayons you would like to use are added, seal the art with glue, Then wash over the piece with the brush.





Now it's time to decide what this art is...





Turned sideways, to me, it looks like an landscape of ocean under a sky with some grass and sand.
I call it "The Islands Ahead" I've signed it in Watercolor Pencil. I signed my name as the glue was drying on part of the paper.



I'm curious to know what you think of combining these two media together.
Do you find combining these media together add depth and meaning to art work?

Until next time on Art Beat wishing you some peace and joy,

Jess aka Sketchwriterjess



Watercolor Pencil and Crayon: Abstract Mixed Media Study
Copyright 2017 Jessica B. Hensley


Comments

  1. Even I could do that! Good job explaining the process.

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  2. Thank you! If you try it, please post back in the comments to let me know how it turned out.

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