Mixed Media Painting - from Iceland
Hello! Bibi asked if I wanted to be a Guest Designer for Rubber Dance, and this is my first post of two.
My name is Sigga Dís, I live in Iceland where I work as an art teacher, teaching art to children from 6 to 16 years old.
I have always been creating, love art class in school and in October 2011 I found out that I could take on-line classes in art. Since then I have taken so many classes and learned so much. If you go visiting my blog you can see all the classes I have taken for the last five years.
I have a blog, Facebook page, Pinterest, Twitter, Etsy and Instagram by my name Siggadisart. I'm not so active on all of them but I'm trying. You can find links to all my social media at the end of this post.
I love to make backgrounds and love to use stamps and stencils when making them.
I love to create, I do paint or draw something every day. Can't think of a day without painting.
I'm going to show you step by step how I work when making my art. Hope that you enjoy and feel free to ask if you have any questions.
Here you can see what I made when trying my new stamps for the first time.
I started by using Dailer Rowney FW ink on a 300 gr. cold pressed paper
also form Dailer Rowney.
I used a spray bottle to get a little flow on the ink.
While working you have to be careful not mixing together
warm and cold colours when they are still wet because then
you will get brown colour.
While waiting for the ink to dry I cut my stamps and found out there were many I liked a lot.
Could not wait to start...
I thought it would be difficult to choose from all of the stamps, I have to say I have my favourites.. Here is a link to the Rubber Dance Shop.
Take a look, love those circle stamps and the spiral is my favourite.
The paint I'm using is Golden. If you have't tried Golden, you should.
Golden fluid is my favourite, the colours are so bright and so soft to use
and they are so transparent.
I'm adding little colour here and there
Working with white colour. In Mixed Media you can always make a new layer.
If you are not happy you just make a new layer until you are happy with your painting.
Here I'm almost done, I wanted to doodle a little here and there.
Now I was done, but no I wanted something more..
Do you see what I did?
I made the circle on the bottom to a flower and now I was done.
So what do you think?
You are most welcome to leave a comment, would make me very happy.
Golden fluid paint
Daler Rowney FW ink
Daler Rowney 300 gr. cold pressed paper
Spray bottle for water
Here you can find me:
Thank you so much for your visit.
Have a great day!
I recommend everyone to visit Sigga's social media and look at all the cool things she makes. Such a talented woman! Her being from Iceland makes it extra special for me because I have lived there and love everything Icelandic :-)))
I'm so happy that you were willing to GD for me, Sigga. Þakka þér innilega fyrir það!
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Hugs, Anita ♥