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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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Yupo and Orange Slices

Here is another painting I created with a new 2016 The Crafter's Workshop stencil.
The stencil image is orange slices by Carmen Medlin.

You can see all the new 2016 stencil designs on TCW's blog if you click HERE

Yupo, India Inks, Acrylic Paints

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Monday, January 18, 2016

A Tour of My Art Room. Come on In!!!!


This is the view when you walk in the door.
No lights on - this is how bright it is when the sun is out.

On the left as you walk in ....

On the white shelves you see .....

In the chest of drawers, they contain .....

These shelves under the window contain .....

These white sets of drawers are from Ikea (love these drawers) and they contain ....

The shelves under the window behind my table ...

This wall unit contains wood letters, words, metal embellishments, tiny bottles, flowers, etc.

This shelf unit contains .....

Closet door. The hanging pockets come in handy for miscellaneous stuff. The closet contains ugly canvas waiting for its time to be repainted, frames, more books, travel art bags

Finally my table.
It doesn't look this clean.
It's usually a mess.
From my table I can watch Sci-Fi movies and keep my computer on the table too.
It's a perfect spot to watch online workshops/classes that I take.

That's it. 
It's not that big.
10' x 10'

The dining room closet has more supplies that I don't use that often especially for holidays. Plus packaging materials to mail out my art.

I really want to empty the entire room and paint the walls and take out the carpet and put in a wood floor.
talk my husband into letting me sell the dining room table and chairs so I can use that room too. LOL

I hope you enjoyed the tour!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #20 - Time Flies

Hi Everyone!

Today I created a project for The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog. This month's change is called Time Flies.

This is a perfect way to get my creative mojo moving.
I have this piece of paper from Basic Grey and I don't have many left and I didn't want to use it (horder tendencies!).
I decided to try to recreate it on a tag.
It sort of looks like it but I couldn't stand the dots in perfect order. I used a little too much brown.
I created the circles/dots with TCW stencil #203s called Mini Circle Grid.

Sorry for having no step by steps but I deleted some pictures by accident on my camera. 

I used TCW Time Travel stencil (TCW201s) to create this tag.

Used acrylic paints, modeling paste, gelatos, an old image of friends, and quote.

Hope you like my tag.
Don't forget to head over to see everyone's creations on MMMC!
Thanks so much for stopping by!