Happy Friday! One week until Christmas Eve, can you believe it?!  Have you got all your shopping done? I’m pretty much done, a few little things here and there.

It’s Paint Party Friday! Yay! So today I want to share a drawing that I’ve actually re-drawn and re-purposed. It was fun to do different things with this piece and I kinda had the feeling of reckless abandon since it was a print. I got the idea from my friend and artist Diane Salter of My Art Journal. If you’ve not visited her blog, you need to go if for nothing more than inspiration. I’m linking up with her tutorial page.

Here’s my original

I drew this with Prisma Colors quite a while back and like it and plan to frame it, so I don’t really want to sell it. I’ve had offers to buy it, but I can’t let go. I’m bad about that. So I found this idea on Diane’s blog and tried it with my Old Man Sun.

You scan or photograph your original. (I photographed b/c it was too big) Then print it out with some thick paper and do whatever you want on the print. Easy peasy, right? and fun! I wanted to bump up my colors on my print so I ended up drawing the entire piece over again only this time with these new (to me) crayons called Caran d’Ache Neocolor I Artist Crayons. Wow! What color and fun these are. They are water soluble so that just adds a whole new dimension to our projects. As I was getting the link for this post I just discovered they have metallic crayons too! Oh be still my heart. I’ll be getting those for sure, cause I love me some metallic.

I ended up doing a few different ones including this one with my favorite metallic shimmery powders and made a treasure box that I’m happy with. I’ve got it in my Artfire and Etsy shop.

I also made this other one on a board and don’t know what to call it, a plaque? or wall hanging? they both sound silly so I haven’t listed it yet. Any suggestions?

Here it is, slightly different than the box and for a different use. I love the streaky look of the metallic. Pictures are hard to capture the shimmer, but shimmer they do!

So there you go, new uses for old art. Thanks to Diane 🙂  Now go visit the other Paint Party Players.


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