Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Emoji Candle

What do you do with a plain white dollar store candle? Paint it like your favorite emoji, of course! These Candle Liners are so easy to use - wax-based paints that will melt smoothly right along with the candle.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Meditating in the nude

This painting is on an 8x10" canvas board, using a variety of mixed media products from Marabu. I stenciled the textured background with Acryl Mousse and colored with a bit of Art Spray.  I painted the nude woman with several colors of Art Crayons. A bit of a departure for me, but it sure was fun to do!

Saturday, July 07, 2018

A proud day!

July 4th was extra special this year for many reasons - but mostly because a public art project that I've been working on for over a year finally was unveiled for the City of Concord - a larger-than-life bronze statue of the city's founder, Don Salvio Pacheco. He stands proudly at the entrance to Todos Santos Plaza to welcome residents and visitors to our fabulous downtown area.

As part of the Sesquicentennial Committee, I managed the Call for Artists to find and hire our fabulous sculptor, Paula Slater.  I helped the committee with publicity and fundraising, too.  It was really wonderful to work alongside so many wonderful business and civic leaders in town.

After marching in the local July 4th parade, we held an unveiling ceremony for the statue and I showed my brother where my name is engraved on a plaque at the base of the statue. Every time I drive through downtown, I get to see people enjoying the statue and its surrounding patio - being part of such a historic public art project has been such an incredible experience and I am so grateful!

Sesquicentennial Committee - from left: Leslye Asera, Florence Weiss, me, Marilyn Fowler, Nellie Meyer, Brandy Leidgen, Ron Leone, Suzie Swift, Carol Longshore, Ray Barbour, Joann Fryer, Carlyn Obringer, Julie Marquardt, Justin Ezell

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Art demo at Riley Street

Earlier this month, I demoed lots of yummy Marabu products at an annual celebration at Riley Street Art Supply. Everyone loved playing with the Art Sprays, Art Crayons and stencils. I created a couple pages in my art journal as part of my demo to show people how much fun it is to layer colors and patterns.

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Painting on silk

Every other Monday night, I host a Mixed Media Mixer Meetup group at my home. We experiment with different products, techniques and surfaces each time. This was my playtime with Marabu Silk Paints and also the Contours & Effects Liners on plain white silk, stretched across a 12" embroidery hoop.  Really fun blending colors and it's a bit unpredictable, too!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Mixed Media Challenge with Marabu

mixed media challenge lisa fulmer

I am delighted to be a guest designer on the Mixed Media Monthly blog for the month of March! We're all working with a selection of products from Marabu Creative - Art Crayons, Art Spray, Acryl Mousse and stencils. The challenge is to use a stencil and 3 different mediums in a mixed media piece.

I randomly spritzed Petrol and Tangerine Art Sprays through the Oriental Ornament stencil all across a sheet of watercolor paper. Then I scraped white Acryl Mousse through the same stencil and distressed the edges with an Aqua Green Art Crayon.

The tag is a combination of Tangerine and Red Orange sprays with the Floral Pattern stencil. It says "beneath the frost lies a flower," which is my little reminder whenever I'm feeling cold and blue.

Be sure to visit the Mixed Media Monthly blog to see what the other designer created for the challenge. You can also do the challenge yourself and link up with us - plus enter to win a prize package from Marabu!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Scrap painting

branch lisa fulmer mixed media

This is a small 8x10" piece I made this past week for a gallery show. It started as a "scrap painting," aka leftover paint on the brushes and palette from another project that I'm too miserly to waste. I add excess paint randomly to a canvas or paper board, then I smudge and swipe bits of additional colors to create a crazy background. I paint a negative design in black on top - paint markers help with smooth lines. Really fun and unpredictable!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Another pear with Aqua Pens

watercolor pear lisa fulmer

More fun painting another pear with the Marabu Graphix Aqua Pens! This time I brushed my some of my shapes and lines with a clean wet brush on the watercolor paper first, then drew and colored with the pens on the wet surface. The ink traveled a bit along the water's edge and gave me some lovely unpredictable shading.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Stenciling with Marabu Art Crayons

gingko leaves lisa fulmer

Art Crayons are so. much. fun! I'm currently playing around with a reverse stenciling technique that I love. It's super fun and easy (my kind of art) - just blend a multi-colored background, then take color away through a stencil with a baby wipe. These were 4x6" canvas board samples I made while demonstrating for Marabu at the UC Davis campus bookstore recently.

gingko leaf stencil lisa fulmer

stenciling with art crayons lisa fulmer

layered stencils lisa fulmer

Monday, December 04, 2017

Easy paper Christmas trees

easy paper christmas trees lisa fulmer

Yep - this is the extent of my holiday decorating. A few super quick and easy paper Christmas trees on my coffee table. I cut 6 isosceles triangles from patterned cardstock - any width or height is fine. After scoring down the center and folding in half, you just start gluing them together on the back, using the fold as a guideline. The right side of triangle A adheres to the left side of triangle B and so on. You can use more that 6 triangles if you want a fuller tree that shows just a hint of the paper patterns. This technique is popular with circles to make ornaments - any symmetrical shape will work. It's fun and kid-friendly, too.