Friday, June 23, 2017

Flower Tiles

Hi Everyone!
I'm on vacation and I'm behind in posting here.
The last few weeks I've been playing catch up with sharing my design team posts for The Crafters Workshop.
 
I'm almost up to date! YAY!!!
 
This creation was made using this stencil. Right now it's one of my favorites.





I started out with black and white gesso plus a little crackle paint.




Added some yummy color.




 
Added more flower tiles with TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste.



 
I added a wash of black paint on the canvas and wiped it off.
It left the modeling paste black and highlighted all the nooks and crannies on the canvas.



I always do the sides too.




Here is the finished piece.

 
 
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project.
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.
 
You can see the full post at


Thanks so much for stopping by!











Friday, June 16, 2017

I'm not fond of cats!

When you're on a design team and one a member of team needs help with a post, I raised my hand and said I would.
 
That's what happened when Marlene from Art by Marlene wasn't able to do a post I offered to fill in for her. She is also one of the stencil designers for The Crafters Workshop and I asked her to pick out one of her stencils for me to use. A challenge!
 
I never thought in a million years should would pick her one stencil that would be more of a challenge than she knows.
 
 
 
You see I'm not fond of cats.
In fact they creep me out.
BUT
I thought I could handle this one since it's not alive. LOL
 
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project.
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.
Here are the projects I created.  First a journal cover.
 
Keep Calm and Meow On!
The whiskers are made out of wire.
 
 
 
Next a canvas. I just used the eyes.
 
 
The last one is a catscape!
Can you tell how I made the city?
 
 
 
That's right! I made the city from the stripes on the cat.
It's a very old abandoned city I think.
BUT if I squint by eyes I think I see waves.
 
What do you see in the cat's stripes!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
You can see the full post at The Crafters Workshog Blog!
 


Friday, June 2, 2017

Yupo Painting - Titled: Take Flight

Hi Everyone.
Today I have a quick post showing you a painting I completed on heavy weight Yupo.


I used TCW684 Bird Gathering stencil to add the bird with TCW Modeling Paste.

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

I used painters tape around the edges so I can frame it without cutting off any of the painting.


The heavy weight Yupo can take lots of paint and other mediums such as modeling paste. I'm really loving it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Tuesday, May 23, 2017

I CUT UP and MELTED My Stencils

Hi Everyone!
This post is not for the faint of heart.
I'm sharing a design team project I created for The Crafters Workshop. You can see the link to the full post at the bottom.
 
I'm in a get rid of junk mood and found that I had two of the same stencil, Flower Frenzy.
 
The Crafters Workshop provided me with the stencils and mediums to create this project.
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.
 

 
 I cut up the stencil and then used my heat gun (in a well ventilated room) slowly heat the plastic so the flowers would curl. I then painted them with varies shades of acrylic paints.
  
 
 
 
When everything was dry I attached them to the canvas.
 
 
 
 I have tons of glass beads so I also added them to the flowers and canvas.
 
 
Here is the finished piece. 
 
 
 
You can see the complete tutorial by clicking HERE.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stay tuned for another FINDING ART post next week!
  
  

Monday, May 1, 2017

Not Enough Time for All the Ideas in My Head!

Hi Everyone!
I'm having the worst time getting anything done.
So many art ideas written down and when I start nothing is going my way.  My head, heart and hands and all going in different directions.
 
I wouldn't say I'm in funk and not creating anything. Just too many ideas to into one project.
 
So I've been walking away from my art studio and trying to purge the house of all the crap.
 
So I thought I would share with you some of my design team projects for The Crafters Workshop that I keep forgetting to share them here (links to tutorials under the picture). 

Hopefully they will give you some inspiration!
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project.
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.
 
 
I've been challenged to use a particular stencil, which is so outside my comfort zone, to create a piece of art on TCW's blog on May 11th.  Don't forget to check it out!!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!