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Toni’s Time-lapse Painting Video:) Flower Squirt

27 Jan

“Creating is just playing with ideas in your head until they become real.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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It’s always such fun to come up with an idea for my Tuesday Time-lapse video. NOT! It takes me all day to think of a project. I watch videos, go through my ideas file, and rummage through my art supplies until I think of something. Then, I just give up and settle for the last idea in my brain. That’s call PROCRASTINATION IMAGINATION.

https://youtu.be/F_AlXDOcwwE

Well, this DUMB site is not allowing me to post photos again…🤦‍♀️ So, hopefully you can watch the video. Sorry.

Very frustrating!

Toni’s Time-lapse Painting Video:) Flower Squirt

27 Jan

“Creating is just playing with ideas in your head until they become real.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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It’s always such fun to come up with an idea for my Tuesday Time-lapse video. NOT! It takes me all day to think of a project. I watch videos, go through my ideas file, and rummage through my art supplies until I think of something. Then, I just give up and settle for the last idea in my brain. That’s call PROCRASTINATION IMAGINATION.

https://youtu.be/F_AlXDOcwwE

Well, this DUMB site is not allowing me to post photos again…🤦‍♀️ So, hopefully you can watch the video. Sorry.

Very frustrating!

Toni’s Tuesday Time-Lapse Easy Printmaking Video

20 Jan

“ I just love creating easy art and craft projects with repurposed materials. Trash to treasure art projects are the best.”

– Toni Armenta Andrukaitis 

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I’ve been wanting to share this simple printing technique for a while. It’s simple and fun and something the kids can do.

Being an artist and self-proclaimed hoarder, I save pretty much everything. So, when I get those styrofoam to-go containers with my leftover food from a restaurant, I always save the styrofoam, wash carefully, and either use to share some homemade goodies with friends, but also I use the styrofoam for art projects. My favorite is easy printmaking.

The supplies aren’t that expensive. And if you get fabric ink, you can print on t-shirts, jackets, scarves, etc. and make hundreds of prints. Or just make cards, posters, gifts. Grandparents would live it. Oh, just remember if you want to use words, everything prints backwards. FYI.

Happy printing!🙃

Toni’s Tuesday Time-Lapse Video W/Crayola Markers

6 Jan

“Enjoy the beauty of a sunset, nature’s farewell kiss for the night.”

– Sharon Rene

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For today’s time-lapse painting video, I decided to do something SO simple that anyone can play with it. All you need are some Crayola Markers, a sheet of watercolor paper, (I cut mine 8×10 sheet in 1/4) a paint brush and some water. Doesn’t get easier than that.

https://youtu.be/

The kids would love to play with markers, too.

Toni’s Tuesday Time-Lapse Video:) A Rose

30 Dec

“As delicate as flower, as tender as rose petals, choosing to be tender and kind in a harsh environment is not weakness, it’s courage.”
― Luffina Lourduraj

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I haven’t done a time-lapse painting video in a while. You can tell. I’m a little rusty. (Or cadmium red medium, as we say in the trade.)

Gold Sharpie, watercolor, and a little blue chalk.

Toni’s Tuesday Time-Lapse Video~ Snowy Woods

9 Dec

“These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
― Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

https://youtu.be/AAUsFFaoQts

I just love the pressure of trying to come up with an idea to post for my time-lapse Tuesday painting post. (NOT) This was a fun and easy way to paint a few Christmas cards. Plus, it only took me 23 seconds, (Not)

I continue to amaze myself, because “I AM……… AMAZING!”

Now, Elvis on the Shelvis was helping Miss Toni paint her Christmas cards and edit the time-lapse video. Plus, he sang “Blue Christmas” for me while I worked. He’s such a good helper. Just don’t step on his blue suede shoes. He gets a little annoyed.

Elvis on the Shelvis

Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Painting~ Easy Breezy Butterfly

4 Nov

“Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well.”

― Naya Rivera

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Hello, my beautiful friends. I had a great time making this video. It took many steps and I learned some tips along the way. Every time I make a video, I never know how it’s going to turn out. It’s a new adventure.

If you want to do this projects with your kids, you can cut out some butterflies on cardstock for the younger ones, or the older ones can draw their own, and fold in half to create symmetry before cutting.

Then, generously drop on some acrylic paint with dots and stripes, a few dots for the center, but just on one half. Then, fold over and smoosh and rub. (Here’s the tip I discovered too late… use waxed paper under and over because when the paint dries, it sticks to the regular paper under.)

After you’ve opened the first butterfly, add another blank one on top and rub and smoosh again. Now, you have two butterflies. Make a bunch. Their fun.

I used my finger nail to add some detail in the wet paint. You can use a tool or back of a paintbrush. I’m used to getting messy.

I made three, actually four, but one was on paper instead of cardstock, and it stuck to the paper. I can save it by cutting it out later.

This one, I just put a little doubled tape in the center of the body, and hung it on the wall. I folded up the wings for dimension. Wouldn’t a while wall of these be fun for a kid’s room or classroom project?

Tuesday:) Toni’s Time-lapse Painting~ Black Cat on a Pumpkin

28 Oct

“Nothing says Fall, October, and Halloween like a black cat sitting on a pumpkin.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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Well, another lazy crazy day. It’s cold and gloomy and the heat keeps kicking on. It’s Texas for goodness sakes, what’s the deal. I scrolled through a bunch of Fall ideas on Google to see what I should paint today. I try not to copy too many aspects of the ideas I find. As an artist, you can copy anything if you just plan keep it for yourself or friends and family. But, if you plan to sell your work, it needs to be mostly your original ideas and work. Mostly, I just paint for myself. Thus, I have a house filled with hundreds of pieces of artwork. Mostly original, some ideas from other artists.

Today’s time-lapse video… a notecard for Debbie. She’s always sending me beautiful Hallmark cards, so I’m sending her a Tonimark card, with matching envelope, of course.

While I had the paint out, I figured I’d paint another pumpkin sans black cat, just for fun.

Toni’s Tuesday Time-Lapse Painting Video-Horse at Sunset

21 Oct

“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.”

― Simon Sinek

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I was going through a mess of art messes yesterday, in an attempt to straighten up my work table upstairs and get some ideas on what to paint today. I had seen a cool painting on Pinterest a while back and thought I’d use the idea. An experiment. I’m not sure how they did their painting, but now I now how not to do it. But, it was a fun attempt.

Spray paint… open window, ceiling fan, and a mask. Stinky up there. I should have done the spraying outside, but it’s dark out. Maybe I should do some plein air painting next time. Live and learn.

First I did a large watercolor background, adding just a touch of acrylic to spruce up the trees. The paper was very large and the watercolor made it buckle up a bit. The good part is, I painted one ahead of time so it could dry before I did the time-lapse video. (Sometimes two steps and drying time are necessary for one project,) So, I have one with the spray painted black background and one without.

I thought a soft spray of black paint would let some of the background show through, and it did, but the jury is still out if I like this concept.

“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.”

― Simon Sinek, Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration

Well. I experimented… now… to change the world.

Tuesday:) Toni’s Time- Lapse Video-Painting Birch Trees

14 Oct

“Time-lapse videos make my paintings look so effortless, even though I spent several hours and I’m covered in paint.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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I saw some cool birch trees that were painted using string covered in white paint and stretched and swiped across the paper or canvas. All I could find was some twine and that didn’t work, so I used an old AAA plastic card instead. I did a practice painting before recording, and just the trees looked kind of boring, so I decided to put a moon behind it. Good idea.

Fun project. I hope you like it. The good part is it only lasts a few seconds, so it won’t take up a lot of your time.