Hello, My Art-loving Friends :)
I hope you are well! I can hardly believe October is here...then again, I may say that every month! I hope you are enjoying the fabulous fall weather and color :)
Thank you so much for joining me for Alcohol Ink Month 2016. I hope you enjoyed watching the tutorials, tips, demos, as much as I enjoyed making them! For the next month, I have a series of Mini Demo's (1-5 minutes) that I will be sharing over on my YouTube channel. Have you tried any of the techniques?
I would love to hear about it!
There are few things going on here at Color Me Creative Art, so I want to share it with you -- a fun announcement, + a new video, and let's chat about Inktober 2016 :)
I am over the moon happy to announce that my Ornament Shop is up and running...well, almost. It's still a work in progress! But, it is started! (I will finish it after my mini getaway to Maine.)
I hope you'll go check it out. I'm filling it with beautiful ChromaSparkle Ornaments. They are full of color, and they sparkle like crazy! Each glass ball ornament is hand-painted on the INSIDE, with wonderful, vibrant alcohol inks, and irridescent glitter is added for fabulous bling, and sometimes rainbows!
Disclaimer: No glitter was harmed during the making of these ornaments.
One cool thing about these ornaments is that no glitter will escape!! Trust me, plenty escapes while I'm making them :) At the salon yesterday, my stylist told me I had glitter on the top of my head!!!
But once they are made, the glitter stays warm and cozy inside the glass ball ornament, snuggling up with the beautiful inks.
If you would like to order ornaments, please feel free to do so :) And, if you are interested in custom colors, let's chat about it. You can contact me here.
As a special gift to my blog readers, you can buy 3 and get 1 FREE :)
Just drop me a line, and I'll set up a special order for you.
What is Inktober?, you ask.
Good question! I reply.
Inktober is a month long drawing challenge started by Jake Parker in 2009. It has become an international event.
In a nutshell:
You draw with Ink.
You share online using #Inktober #Inktober2016
That's it! It's that simple!
You can learn more about Jake's story & Inktober here.
My theme for Inktober 2016 is
KISS- Keep It Super Simple!
So, I chose to use a small format paper Aritist Tile (3x3 inches), Pigma Microns, and a variety of alcohol-based pens, such as Chameleon Pens and ProMarkers by Winsor & Newton. I also made my goal 20 drawings, instead of the full 31.
The limits I set for myself make Inktober 'ridiculously achievable', as my friend and mentor, Melissa Dinwiddie, says :)
And that, my dear, is exactly what I'm going for!
I'll be sharing more about Inktober over the next month. It seems like a perfect opportunity to explore alcohol markers, and share what I'm learning.
As an intro to Inktober, I recorded a supply video/ speed drawing. Enjoy!
P. S. If you are enjoying this series, please share it with your friends!
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