21 May 2013

Doodle Pages: Tools and Supplies

For these pages I used my favorite tools and supplies. 

Winsor and Newton Watercolor Bijou Box, modified to fit 15 half pans instead or the original 12, filled with Winsor and Newton Artists' WC and some Daniel Smith. 
 Sailor Sapporo fountain pen EF nib with Platinum Carbon ink which is waterproof. 
Water brush and some red Kolinsky sable brushes.
The little book is a Daler-Rowney Artists' Sketchbook.

You can find a visual evolution of my sketching tool here.

Here is a photo with a list of the paints in my watercolor Bijou Box.

10 May 2013

MagaMerlina's New Image

MagaMerlina has a new image, as some of you may have noticed.

It had remained the same since she was born almost two years ago, so I thought it was time for a change.
 My style has change, it has become more personal, it has evolved.

I painted MagaMerlina's butterfly again, this time in the style of my Nature-Mandala-Pattern series that I love so much and many of you have admired.

First I painted the butterfly with watercolors. When it was dry I applyed all the white details with white acrylic ink.
 I scanned it and made new banners for MagaMerlina on Etsy, Etsy Wearable, Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

I'm very happy with the end result and I hope you like it as much as I do.

PS. I was inspired by the very talented Kathleen from Trowel and Paintbrush.

06 May 2013

My New Wearable Art Shop!

I'm thrilled to announce I just open my new shop

There you'll find small pieces of art you can wear.

My Felted Pebble Brooches, my Embroidered Mandala Brooches and my See-Through Felted Pebble Brooches are already listed and there are plenty more to come.

I hope to see you all there!!!!

04 May 2013

Embroidered Mandala Brooches

I've been thinking for a while now about opening a new shop for little wearable art pieces. May be I will sell some of the Embroidered Felted Pebble brooches I showed you here and here, Embroidered Felted Pebble necklaces and these little Embroidered Mandala Brooches.
Any thoughts out there?

03 May 2013

Three Little Embroidered Mandalas

Three Little Embroidered Mandalas by MagaMerlina

Embroidering a little mandala by MagaMerlina

I'm having so much fun stitching these little mandalas. They are embroidered on 100% Pure Wool felt I bought from Cloud Craft Shop, using DMC stranded cotton and glass beads.