Sunday, November 19, 2017

Promo video for Graphix Aqua Pens

I just produced this promotional video for Marabu Creative to help launch the arrival of their Graphix line of pens and markers in the US. It was really fun to hover over the shoulders of some of my artist pals to see what they would do with the products. The awesome music is courtesy of my talented friends, The Vatcher Brothers.




Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Collage on wood

seaside collage lisa fulmer

The background for the above collage, Seaside, was started with art crayon on wood. I followed the natural grain of the raw wood panel as I chose colors and then I saw that it looked like sand and surf. The collage evolved from there with the little girl and the polka dots.

time collage lisa fulmer

The background of this piece, Where Did the Time Go, is Art Spray by Marabu Creative, using a floral stencil. For the foreground, I knew I wanted to use some crackle paste with my favorite birch branch stencil, but then I got stuck. So I put this one down for a while and started working on the Seaside piece. As I was digging through my stash of collage images, I found this little girl and a clock and everything clicked!

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Painting - Busy Intersection

busy intersection lisa fulmer

For this painting, I used Art Crayons by Marabu Creative. All the colors are pretty bright and opaque - I worked on a canvas board that I covered first with a coat of black gesso. Art Crayons are a wax-based media that's also water-soluble. Very creamy and blendy and fun to work with!

wip lisalisalou

Since I love circles so much, I wanted to try a painting in the style of geometric abstraction. I just started laying down circles and rectangles, giving each intersection a different color.


It was great to design something that allowed me to use many different colors. I had buildings in mind at first, but it wasn't until I was totally finished that I realized how much it felt like a busy downtown street to me, congested with people and traffic. At the final stage, I saw wheels and a truck cab, tire tracks, traffic lights...each shape and color ended up representing something else.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Watercolor texture techniques

lisa fulmer swarming watercolor

I just took a class with my friend Manon - she paints gorgeous abstract watercolors with loads of interesting textures. She showed us all the different ways she adds interest to her paintings - things that react with the water or the pigments to create something a little unpredictable. We played with salt, saran wrap, cheesecloth, inks, resists - so much fun!

These are the two works I started in class and finished at home. The one above is called Swarming (12x12") and the one below is called Misty Mountains (9x14").


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.