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Friday, February 12, 2016

VISION: A Large Art Journal Page

I've never used this Balzer Bit called Eye from The Crafter's Workshop.
So I thought pairing it with the new stencil called Wings.

I had a 12x12 piece of white paper that already had paint on it so I thought I would use that to just play.

I put the Eye where I wanted it and started adding the wings.
I added the eye once the paint was dry.
 


The Simple Feather Fragment I added to the page with black permanent marker.


 
 


I also decided to trace some of the wings to the page before I decided to add modeling paste.


Here is a close up of the eye.





 
The completed page.




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The Crafter's Workshop provided me with stencils to create this project. 
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them






Wednesday, February 10, 2016

YUPO: Black, White and Red All Over

I'm almost positive that Yupo is my favorite substrate. 
When I take a piece out I can start right away.
No thinking.
Start with black and scrape in some writing.



Add white and some more writing.



More black, writing, and then use a handmade stencil and take off some paint. 






Now add a red, well it's a hue of red.
I just couldn't use a true red, not yet.
And more writing plus used Balzer Bit - Messy Script from The Crafter's Workshop with a baby wipe and take some of the red off.




Finished.



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The Crafter's Workshop provided me with stencils to create this project. 
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.





Saturday, February 6, 2016

Art Journal Page: Finger Painting

Playing in my art journal I decided to try to use mostly my fingers.
I took a stencil and started with black acrylic paint to add it to the page. 


At the time I was going to do something in black and white.
I changed my mind when I decided to add blue.


After the blue I just had to add more colors with just my fingers.



Then this happened.
I guess I was thinking of Spring since we received 8 inches of snow yesterday.


I'm not rushing my days away but warmer weather would be nice.



Supplies:
Butterflies - Sorry no clue
The Crafter's Workshop provided me with stencils to create this project. 
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.


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Monday, February 1, 2016

Thinking Of Spring: Birds Nests

Hi Everyone!

I love birds. I think I get that from my parents. We didn't have a lot of money so vacations were camping/hiking trips. My father was a Boy Scout Master and also taught survival training. So guess what we learned while camping. One of the things both my parents taught us was to sit and listen for bird calls. We would then have to find the bird and when found they would tell us what kind of bird it was. To this day I love to sit on  my deck and listen to the birds.

Okay on to my project.

Today I have two tags to show you. 
I have a small bin of tags I've splattered with paint, started not finished, die cut, embossed, etc., and I keep them all because I never know when I'll need to them. 

This time I used two tag that were die cut and decided it would be a great place for a bird to build a nest.

I used this new stencil from The Crafter's Workshop called Bird Nest. Don't you love it. For these tags I used the 6x6 size.


The first tag I used archival inks for the background and the stamp.


The bird on each tag is was created using black paint on some scrap paper and then I cut them out.

I then added part of the bird's nest with modeling paste so it looks like the bird built it on top of the die cut. I left the nest white and added some string underneath the bird.



Here is the finished tag.


My next tag I used the leaves from the new Curious Owl stencil and added them to the tag with paint.


I used the 6x6 size.


I added the nest with modeling paste but this time I added color to the nest. I also decided to add some white to the nest with a white pen.



I added the bird and a stamp from Red Lead Paperworks
Here is my finished tag.


I'm definitely looking forward to Spring.
I do hate the cold.
I keep thinking I need to move but can never decide on what warmer state I would live in.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
You can see all the new 2016 TCW stencils HERE.

P.S. The Crafter's Workshop provided me with stencils to create this project. 
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.



















Saturday, January 23, 2016

DecoArt Winter Wonderland Challenge: My Frozen Heart

Today I'm sharing my project I created for DecoArt Winter Wonderland Challenge.


In the sale bin I found this hanging clock but the back of the clock was missing. I took the clock parts out of it and used it as a case. First things first these are the supplies I used to create my project.



I had a metal heart in my stash and decided to see what would happen if I dipped it into DecoArt Crackle Glaze. I painted the metal heart white before I dipped it. You've got to try it, it worked out great.



The key hole crackled too!


Look at the way it crackled when it dried.
You have to dip stuff into the glaze!!


I painted everything white.
When it dried I used my finger and applied Crackle Glaze all over the piece including the stand.
I used DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Titanium White and Cerulean to add color to the project.



I even crackled the clear front cover.
Doesn't it look like real ice?



I added Diamond Dust and snow to the piece to finish it.











This picture if from my cell. It's blurry but I wanted you to see the sparkle.



It took a couple of weeks to finish.
I didn't think I would ever finish it.



You can check out all the DecoArt Media Line HERE

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