Altered Book Update

Altered Book Grace Mendez

It’s time for an altered book update. When I started this project, I didn’t realize how much fun it would be to work in my altered book. I have been using gesso, acrylic paint, acrylic ink, graphite, neocolorI, neocolorII, watercolor, markers, wax crayons and colored pencils. The book is expanding because of all of the […]

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How To Take Care Of Paint Brushes

Grace Mendez How To Take Care Of Paint Brushes

How to take care of paint brushes when I don’t have a sink nearby is something I had to figure out. While I am painting, I don’t leave my brushes sitting in water. This wrecks the ends of the brushes. Also, if water gets past the ferrule and into the space between it and the […]

Inktense Blocks

Grace Mendez Inktense Blocks Tote and Apron

Derwent Intense Blocks are like their Inktense pencils, but without the wood casing. What I like about them is that they become permanent once they go through the process of being wet and then drying. I’ve been invited as an artist to participate in a Garden Party and Sale at Frank Bette Center for the […]

Mandala Monday

Grace Mendez ICAD 59

I’m all done with the 2015 Index Card A Day challenge. I started each morning with the index card and this morning, when I didn’t have one to make it felt a bit odd. When I started, I didn’t know if I could make each one into a mandala. At times, I took liberal use of […]

Painting With Crayons

Grace Mendez Altered Book Page

Pam Carriker’s book: Mixed Media Portraits is one of my favorites. I took one of her projects, Painting with Crayons and recorded a video of my process. It goes to prove that you can do a lot with only a few supplies. Supplies that I used: Pencil Caran D’Ache Neocolor II watersoluable crayons Matte medium […]