Sunday, April 3, 2011

Huffin and Puffin for Art

Yep, that was me using kids Blow Pens. Have your ever tried these pens? Actually, they are quite fun to use for backgrounds on your art once you get the hang of how they work. I have had some of the pens for years, and they were tucked away in an Iris cart drawer down in the basement.  As they say...Out of sight, out of mind.
I came across the container of the pens last night, and sadly some of the colors I would have liked to have used today were dried out. First I had to figure out how they worked again, because of course I didn't still have the directions and it had been so long since I last used them. Once I figured out how to make them work I was ready to blow on the tubes and start making my background. The look you get depends on the distance away from your paper...further get a fine spattering or close to your get bigger dots.
blow pen closed1 pen closed
blow pen open with tip in cap pen opened with tip of marker pen still in the end cap so the felt tip doesn't dry out
blow pen with marker in open end pen removed from end cap, and place with felt tip in the open barrel. Don't place the marker in too tightly or it won't work. Put the cap onto the barrel and blow gently into the plastic end cap. The end cap has little air vents to blow air gently down the tube and across the felt tip pen. 
Easter is April 24th. this year, and I wanted to get a head start on making some cards for swaps or to send out.
PEEPS ATC with Blo pen background. While at A C Moore on Friday I picked up a $1.00 packages of clear stamp sets  One had the word PEEP and so I added an S after I stamped PEEP.  I wanted the dots of ink to look like candy sprinkles.
atc peeps blowpen
Easter check list card with a chocolate bunny rubber stamped image
easter bunny card w list
Used 3 rubber stamps to create this ATC:
atc do I smell jelly beans
Have you ever had fun using rediscovering a child's toy to enjoy making your art?  It was another morning of being up real early, because I couldn't sleep, so I sat at my art table and played.
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Alicia said...

Oh Elaine These are all adorable, but I love that Jelly Bean one the best it is just too cute!! *Hugs*

Anonymous said...

Still have my blo pens too...