Days of September

Days getting shorter and nights longer and colder, time to take advantage of the sun still shining on and stay as much as possible out in nature, breathing the fresh autumnal scent of the earth. The time for cozy and comfortable clothes is soon approaching, but until thenā€¦ And, of course, draw and paint some faces! What have you been doing this September?! Soon I’ll turn 40, and I wonder where is time flying so fast!?! šŸ˜‰ Oh, time is not flying, nor passing, it’s …

New Art Supplies by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

New Art supplies!

  The other day I was surprised to find that Auchan has extended its crafts and DIY shelves with more popular items and art supplies that serve the purpose of art journaling and mixed media. I found these cute acrylic stamps that can be used both in art journals but also to create cards or in bullet journals. And there were plenty other goodies to pick from the shelf, and all at a bargain price! I really have to visit again soon and buy some …

Junk journal face by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

What I’ve been doing + New Art Projects

It was great to #painting again. I even created a short #video while doing it, and I’m pretty sure you’re gonna love #watching it. The page in the right: #Derwent #inktensepencils with a bit of white #gesso. The result? Fast and furious #art #journalling #whimsical #face. Want more? Check out the next #artvideo! #drawing #face #artjournal #artjournaling #CristinaParus #creativemag A short video showing you inside my junk journal. Few really beautiful faces and very different styles, and there are more to come! I love the …

Drawing with Oil Pastels - Art journal page by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Drawing With Oil Pastels

You have seen me using oil pastels here and here. They are a fabulous medium to use and now I can say I love them. It wasn’t love at first sight, because at first I wasn’t really drawn to use them. But in time things have changed a lot. As I’ve use them more and more in my mixed media creations, I better understand how they react and work with others materials. ThisĀ page had a previous background,Ā and if you look closely you’ll notice the spray …

Natural painting surfaces

I think I’ve first found this kind of paintings on Pinterest more than 2 years ago. Since then a lot have changed, and I wanted to try painting on natural surfaces for some time now. I’ve been inspired by Jeanne Oliver’s online class on painting on natural surfaces and created these little wood canvas. I’m constantly looking to discoverĀ new painting surfaces and what I’ve found around the house fits perfectly for the purpose. First, decide what surface you are going to use. In my case, …