As for my easel… here’s the progress I’ve made thus far on my latest…
I’ll be working more on this tomorrow. It’s time for me to head downstairs and start scaring up something for dinner. It’s pork roast for tonight so I need to get it in the oven soon.
This is coming along nicely. The flower, leave, and berries are 3D. They are cut from QuakeMat pads that I picked up for 10 cents per packet at a surplus outlet. I drew the designs on with a marker and cut them out with ultra sharp scissors, to adhere them I crumpled paper napkins in white and mod podged them to the prepped surface. This is now in the drying process so I’m working on a few smaller projects that I’ll share here later.
It’s time to bring the fall colors out and celebrate the season of apple cider and caramel apples.
Here’s a few close ups of what I’ve been doing around the living room to welcome the cool air with warm colors.
Such a beautiful hot fiery orange to see the season in with. Tomorrow is grocery day so I’ll be checking out their pumpkins both produce and canned… oh yes, and pumpkin coffee creamer too! It’s time for pumpkin bars and hot desserts. I’ll also be looking into their decorative gourds. Can’t let fall pass us by without an awesome burst of color splashed across the living room.
My work in progress is…
More on this tomorrow!
Using wood panels and a wash of green paints I layered tissue paper over the top and let the wrinkles fall where they may. Adding more layers with stamps, textures, stencils, mediums, foils, paints, and lots of love… I added until I was happy with what I saw. These simple panels are a delicious pop of color and texture for any smaller space in your home, cube, office, get-away… and more.
Here’s a sneak peek at what I’m working on at the moment. I’m about half way through the process now and loving the background. I used blended fibers for the leaves using a stencil and palette knife. Next time I do this method I think I’ll mix in a hint of color instead of painting over it.
I’m heading to my parents next week so these gems will be on my desk for another week brewing.
I’m planning on getting my hair textured while I’m out of town and I’m super excited about it. I might just be sharing a snapshot of myself with you then. =)
These two 5×5’” panels are an eye-catching set of paintings. These were very therapeutic to create. I didn’t plan a thing while starting this artistic journey. I just let the substrate speak to me.
I started with vintage text pages circa 1946. I layered some crumpled tissue paper over the top and use a matte medium to set them in place. I then brayed some blue paint over the tops and after it was dry I stippled on the green. I sponged on some white and added opaque flakes. Next came the flowers. Using a rubber stamp and some orange acrylic paint I loosely dabbed the flowers on. I then used yellow acrylic and added pastels and mini rhinestones and gold paint to add depth and emphasis. I outlined with chalk and black lava medium. To tie the flowers together I used black hemp that I separated which added the curliness.
I added picture corners and used a sharpie to connect the corners to give these a completed look.
What an adorable duo to hang on any wall!
And the tips this Tuesday…
This is Rimmel London 60 seconds nail polish in Cupcake Pink. Yes… it dries FAST! I would recommend this for a fast manicure. It goes on great with the wide brush and dries quickly
With the weather in the upper 80s and lower 90s it’s just too hot to be in my studio anytime after noon. I’ve been using my studio as my vanity as well… This has got to change as my makeup collection grows and changes as the seasons come and go. I need a decent storage area… as you can see …
The clutter of all my my art supplies and makeup and nail polish are blurring lines with each other at my desk and I’m going to need to find a solution very soon. I do have a desk downstairs but I was hoping to devote that to herbs and essential oils and reading materials. I need good lighting for both my “studio” projects… so I’m going to have to spend some time on Pinterest finding solutions for storage and whatnot.
And to think most of my products used to be confined to this…
One of these days if I don’t find a solution soon I’ll be grabbing my Acrylic Glaze instead of my moisturizer. So I’m on the search to end the mayhem and get my creativeness back on track!
I’m finally “almost” ready to start in on this cardboard shadowbox. I’m going to dress the “doll” up in frills and add some bling to this to make is a silk purse! Tomorrow is dentist day again so I’m hoping to get to this on Wednesday… I did manage to get a bit creative this morning however… I fancied up my fingertips.
See you Wednesday to share my shadowbox progress.
I finally finished this piece yesterday. After a heat wave and a Lupus wave, I’m back in my studio and attempting to get caught up on my creative self. I love how this turned out with the hat and the chains… Here’s some close ups shots.
Feathers, bling, and gears… oh my!
Texture paste, foils, lava medium and gorgeous layers of paints.
All that I have left to do is a add a hanger on the back and it’s good to go. Whatcha think? This is my first true Steampunk art piece and I had a blast creating it.
As it happens lately the creative juices flow up into my fingertips and I can’t resist the urge to paint my nails…. So here’s a tiny cocktail of Covergirl Outlast Nail Polish in Pina Colada… SO Summery!
For Christmas several years ago I received some coffee syrups in this box… as always I’m on the lookout for unusual objects to alter into art and this box … as ugly as it was is perfect. I spray painted it pink a while back and just dug it out to make some glam art for my gallery wall. So join me as I attempt to covert an sows-ear- ugly- old box into a silk-purse-work-of-art.
Although not quite done I’m sharing anyway. Here’s a but of Steampunkery for ye.
I’ll be finishing this lil ditty up over the weekend. And so far I’m super satisfied with how my first steamy attempt at punk has turned out.
Oh yeah! Check out these BAD BOYS! Uber texture goodness. It’s like medium grit sandpaper on your nails. It’s gorgeous and fun… a but unexpected and not too over-the-top. This would totally rock on the tips of your toes too! Put a lil suga in your life! Calorie free too!