Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pan Pastels and My Art Journal

 
Hi Everyone!
 
 
Here is an art journal page I created with Pan Pastels for The Crafter's Workshop
 
 
 
I think you will find it's a fun technique.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!



Friday, July 25, 2014

So Much Texture! Love it.

Hello!
I've been playing around with texture and I'm hooked on little dots.
I guess you can call it an abstract.

Squint your eyes and tell me what does it look like to you?
What do you see? 
 
 
 I added a layer of modeling paste over the canvas.
I etched in the words Happy Thoughts.
You can see Happy below.
 
 
 I also scratched some lines into it too.
See below. 
 
 
I even added dots and texture to the sides of the canvas.
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
I love the bright colors that pop off the black paint.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Time After Time: Rust


I was playing round in my small mixed media journal and ended up with a rusty page.
I haven't a clue on how I did it.
I love it.



 
 
Here is a close up of the right side of the page.
 
 
 
 
Here is a close up of one of the tags. It looks like I found it on the street.
It sort of looks gross! LOL.
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, July 21, 2014

EXCITING NEWS!!!!

My stencil aliens and I are so excited to tell you that The Crafter's Workshop has released all their new 2014 summer stencils. They are heading out to the stores as I write this.

You can see them all HERE.

Today I have to show you what I created with these new stencils.



 
I had so much fun creating this.
I don't think I'm finished with it yet but I had to show you.
 

 
Here is a close up of the seahorses.
I used acrylic paints and spray inks on this canvas.
Because the spray inks are reactive with water the seahorses picked up the spray inks.
They have a little greenish tint to them.
I think I will leave them as is.

 
 
I will be posting more this week so stay tuned!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Crafter's Workshop Dies: TCW1025 Horizontal Chevron






It's supposed to be horizontal but I'm having issues with Blogger.
Remember when I told you that you need to keep all the bits from these dies?
This last tag uses the bits.
Lots of texture.



These are bits from the Dots die.
I added distress paint to the VivaLasVegaStamp and stamped the dots and let them dry.
 
  

Then added distress paints to the tag to create a background.
 
 

Then used gel medium and added all the bits to the tag.
The dots, chevron and solace bits!
 
 

Here is another close up.
 
 

Here is the final tag.
 
  

Sort of an abstract mixed media tag.
Remember keep your die bits!

 
Thanks so much for stopping by!