Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Playing with Aqua Pens

pear watercolor lisa fulmer

I work with Marabu Creative and they have these cool dual-tip markers - Graphix Aqua Pens. I had fun drawing and coloring this abstract pear.

I got these nice watercolor effects by pulling the color from the marker lines with a wet brush, and also by wetting small areas of the paper first. I also blended pale colors from the marker ink by mixing it with water on a glass palette. The watercolor paper I used is very thick and textural.

Pears are usually my go-to subject for playing with new mediums, I just love the organic shape!


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Handmade mini book

handmade mini book lisa fulmer

I took a class with an artist friend here in town, Joani Share - she showed us how to make this little mini books from matte board covered with handpainted papers, with watercolor paper hand-bound inside. This book is only 4" square with just 12 pages. Now I can have fun doodling and filling the pages with some of my favorite quotes.

handbound mini book lisa fulmer

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Fabric bulletin board

fabric bulletin board lisa fulmer

Here's my latest project for the Creating with Joy blog - this fabric bulletin board is a fun way to make use of all the little punctuation marks in the package of iron-on numbers.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Cardmaking daze


This stamp of three pens is beyond cute! Super fun to color in with brush-tip markers, too. This was an easy card to make with stamped images and layered cardstock. One special touch I like is folding it so the front panel is a bit shorter than the back. Because the burgundy paper is dark, I placed a strip of the green paper inside for writing on, and it peeks out on the edge.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Gotta love a quick card

lisa fulmer greeting card

Tomorrow is our big July 4th festival and a few of us from the Concord Art Association are sharing some tents and selling our art and craft. I'm whipping up a batch of quick cards with some cute new papers and a new birdie punch. Fun and so much cuter than a store-bought card for the same price!

greeting cards lisa fulmer

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Painting - Triple Moon Goddess

lisa fulmer goddess painting
Triple Moon Goddess - 16"x20" mixed media

This piece is hanging in the Raquel Amaral Gallery this month - the show's theme is "Gods and Goddesses." I chose this Neopagan iconic symbol of the Triple Goddess - it was fun to put my own spin on the shapes and colors. And of course, my favorites - circles and texture! I worked with mediums from one of my new clients, Marabu Creative - they make these very cool Art Sprays and Art Crayons.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Painting - The Abyss

lisa fulmer abyss painting
The Abyss - 16"x20" acrylic

There is an art gallery in town that accepts new work each month, so I have been trying to paint more. This piece expresses the frustration I've been feeling about our current political climate...plus I just really like circles and texture, lol. It hung at the Raquel Amaral Gallery for the month of June and it will hang at aRt Cottage for July.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I love drawing pears

lisa fulmer pear drawing art crayons

Pears are my go-to shape for drawing and painting, especially when I'm playing with new mediums. I'm not so interested in realism, just the curves and plenty of space to blend colors and textures. This time I worked with several different colors of my Marabu Art Crayons.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Cute little frenchie card

lisa fulmer french greeting card art crayons

For this card, I smudged a rainbow of colors (Marabu Art Crayons) on watercolor paper using a damp brush. Then I stamped the background text with permanent ink. The fleur-de-lys is a foam stamp that I colored with an art crayon to stamp the shape, then I used a paper stump to blend in a more solid tone.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Experimenting with Marabu Art Crayons

lisa fulmer marabu art crayons painting

I am currently working with Marabu Creative and I am so very happy to start experimenting with their fabulous Art Crayons

I'm totally in love with this medium for about a million different reasons...deep pigments, wax-based and water-soluble, buttery soft and smooth, plus the retractable barrel and cap makes it easy to hold, apply and store. 

marabu art crayons

Art Crayons are wonderful to work with in layers because they activate with water for reducing and blending colors, but they won't RE-activate after they're dry.

Here are a couple shots of my work in progress while everything was still wet - this piece is 9"x12" on a treated canvas sheet.

doodling with marabu art crayons


lisa fulmer marabu art crayons

After my work was dry, I used the crayon without water to intensify the color in some places. I also used Marabu Art Spray with a stencil at the bottom. I mounted the canvas sheet to black fabric wrapped around felt and cardboard.

Such a fun experiment - can't wait to paint some more with Art Crayons!

lisa fulmer happy thoughts painting
Happy Thoughts - 9x12 (watercolor crayon)