Posts Tagged ‘art’

Standing Tall

Friday, May 31st, 2013

StandTall

You know those long boards that are great for putting hooks on? This is one of those. I turned it into wall art. I’m in love with how this turned out. The DH likes it too. He’s tempted to hang it in the living room. Luckily it’s too small for any of the walls he’s tried it on so I’m keeping this puppy brother for my bedroom gallery wall.

I started by painting the board black around the edges and adding vintage text pages for my background base. Then I did this…

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Paints, decorative napkin and Glimmer Mist.

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The pink flower center is actually colored hot glue. I used texture mediums to help build the flowers. Inside the center is Black Lava texture… and the white around the center is white opaque flakes… both mediums are from Liquitex. I opted not to use the pewter beads in the very center, add added jute stems with a few glass beads instead.

For adding a soft bit of color on this piece instead of using paints I used pastels.

Whatcha think?

Bachelorette Buttons

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

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I was partially finished with my buttons collage when I thought the flowers would need to pop more from a distance so I added some black lava, some of Martha Stewarts beadz, and some gold foiling.

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Now I’m much happier with it. I’m loving the colors and the shabbiness. It’s the perfect girly accents to add to my gallery wall.

Today I’m playing with a board I’ve had stashed in my art supply closet for years…

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My background so far consists of vintage text pages, glimmer mist in Viva Pink, and torn and crumpled decorative paper napkins in pale turquoise print. LOVE this! I’m going circles on this piece. More tomorrow on the progress of this super fun painting.

Accidental Art

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

SpiritSoap

While washing my hands this morning getting ready for another coat of lilac polish I noticed the shape of the soap took on a ghostly appearance. The creative side of me just couldn’t miss the opportunity to add some googly eyes and a post it note with BOO written on it for the next person in line for the bathroom. I thought I’d share my sudsy spirit with you today.

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Mission accomplished! Sally Hanson’s Lacy Lilac nail polish is perfect for spring and summer and a statement polish for me for the lavender color which represents Lupus Awareness Month.

Today I’m finishing up my sewing collage and starting on this…..

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I made this garland of buttons, beads, and bobbins for the painting I’m currently working on but it just didn’t fit in the way I wanted it to so I decided to make a special piece just for this band of bling. What better things to do this time of year than to create gardens… indoors and out!

Since the sun has taken a certain dislike to me I’ll make my garden indoors for now. I’ll share me blooms with you as they grow.

Fishing Dock

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

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Finally! This is the third and final painting in the commission I’ve been working on. This is a labor of love as well. It’s for my family doctor. He’s been my doctor since I was a tween and it really pains me to see him retire. Dr. is an avid fisherman and this was the topic choice by the client as well as myself. Here’s a few close ups and some details on what I did.

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This started as the other 2 did… with a gesso board. I used paints and colored tissues and napkins to layer up the background. The fish are rubberstamped on and then painted over with metallic paints and shaded using glitters and black lava texture medium. I also outlined them with a black fine point marker for emphasis. The bubbles are applied using paints via pen caps, corks, paint lids and then I added some foil and some resin to make some of them look like water bubbles.

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The fishing pole is hand crafted using a maple branch from one of our trees, I wrapped the handle in jute and added colored jute to spiff it up a bit. The reel is a wooden bobbin wrapped with fishing line. I used eye screws on the pole for the loops and strung the line through it. I also tied some twine tightly around where the eye-screws went in so when it dries it won’t split. I used a fishing hook and a fishing lure for the catch of the day. The tackle box is a sugar free Altoids tin. I added flocked paper to the top half and moss to the bottom and topped them off with goodies from the fishing department from Walmart.

On the very bottom of the painting I applied some resin and added Stewart Gill  Gilding Chips and some Martha Stewart bead glitter to give a glimmering water-type effect.

As for my health… No news yet. I have a follow up with my GP tomorrow so hopefully I’ll find out something.

Until later… I’ll keep creating… Twitching toes and all!

Aster–Zinnea

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted an art piece. This is a commission I finished today. I’m working on a second and third commission now too and the second one is nearing the finish line. I’m really pleased with how this turned out. It has tons of texture. I used a crumpled up paper napkin that I peeled the white backing from for the background. Then I used a gold metallic finish rubbed in with a baby wipe for yumminess.

The flowers are enhanced with different texture mediums from gold leaf, black lava, and modeling paste, I used hardware for the centers of the yellow flowers, I painted them and added red rhinestones to the centers, the other two flowers have rhinestone centers as well.

I’ll be back soon to post the second painting in my commission as soon as it’s finished… which should be SOON!

Happy 2sday!

Get Tested

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Get_Tested

In honoring the final day of BCA Month I ended my series with this ATC. I used a cigar colored notebook paper by Ecopaper.com left over from my college days. I LOVE this stuff. For the background I used a Bristol board base and covered it with a Kraft colored napkin saved from take-out. Mini clothespins hold a reminder for you to get yourself tested and the base of the card is trimmed with some jute fibers for extra texture.

Halloween Ghost is finally here and the weather today is wet and rainy… very typical for a Pacific Northwest Halloween. I’ve over five bags of candy readied in a basket at the front door so all we do now is wait for the lil goblins to show their fangs and faces!

For now, I’m off to work on a few loose ends on my desk and around the house. I’ll see you tomorrow! God Bless.

Paper, Scissors, Cloth

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

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I used gorgeous fabric for this ATC. The texture is scrumptious. The backing is a fiber “looking” paper in an awesome berry color that’s perfect for fall. I glued the fabric onto the body and but it out, then I sponged the edges with maroon and on the back, I used both maroon and green. The embellishments are washers from the hardware store that I used alcohol inks on and wrapped with green hemp cord. Fun, simple, and downright gorgeous. I’m loving the autumn colors.

I took care of business today by getting my yearly mammy-gram out of the way. As a reward I was gifted these pretty pinkies!

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The cookie is because it’s BCA month… and the beads and applique are for doing the right thing and getting it done. Each year the radiology department I go to gives out “flair” for doing your dos. It’s incentive and encouragement for those who need a nudge. I’m now wondering what I’ll be making with the bling!

Get the girls taken care of ladies! God Bless till tomorrow and my final entry in my BCA Month series.

Belly Dancer

Monday, October 29th, 2012

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This Belly Dancer ATC marks day 29 of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month ATC series. Using lavender, black, and gold with a black/purple glitter background this card struts it’s stuff. I’ll be working on tomorrow’s card tonight as I have an appointment for some blood work and my mammogram tomorrow… Oh yeah… flat as a pancake time.

I’m way behind today on everything but it was well worth it. My parents came to visit and we had a great time. I’ll be going to their place after the election to play with paints with Mom and more than likely hitting our favorite variety store.

Christmas is coming up soon peeps… whatcha making everyone? Do share!

Tata for now. I have dinner to make and mail to read. Winking smile

Winged Warrior

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

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May the Angels of the Lord watch over you… guide you, protect you, and serve you in all of your ways.

Have a blessed Sunday and I’ll see you again tomorrow for Day 29 in my BCA Month ATC Series.

With no Thorns

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

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Life with no thorns is impossible, but we can do our best to keep them out of where they don’t belong. Right gals? You betcha!

This ATC is a gorgeous coral colored collage paper layered onto Bristol Board. The foil enhanced paper has the same pattern as the background paper so I knew I had to use it. (Thanks Papa!) I used white pastels around the edge and smudged it in layered a strip of elegant lacy sticker trim and added this silk flower edged with a pinky coral color along with 2 leaves. The edge of the card is gooped up with a texture medium called Liquitex White Opaque Flakes. As of right now this is one of my favorites. Am much as I am a lover of Pink… Coral holds a special place in my heart as well.

Tomorrow will be here soon on the wings of angels so drop by for a cup of joe and check out Day 28 in my BCA Month ATC series.