Posts Tagged ‘mixed media’

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.

LacyLilac

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…..

BobbinBlooms

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

FishingDoc1

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.

FishingDoc2

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.

FishingDoc3

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

Aster_Zinnia

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!

Pumpkin Blossoms

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

PumpkinBlossoms

The colors of this ATC are so fun! I just love the fall flowers and the gorgeous greens. The flowers are made from twisted and wrapped crepe paper… with black wire curled and poked in. They were inspired by the recipe I promised for today…

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

  • 1 can sweetened condensed canned milk
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 3 TBS canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 Tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 Tsp ground cloves
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract

Put all the ingredients in a blender with the lid on and give it a good whirl. Pour into coffee and drink! YUM. I stored mine in the fridge in a jar. For richer creamer you can use regular milk. I wanted something I didn’t feel horribly guilty about. /wink!

Imagination

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Imagination

Day Eight of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Today’s card features an abstract view of the topic. I used text pages from a dictionary. The collage paper has a fragmented feel to go with the out of place missing/lost/puzzled pieces. I mussed up the puzzle pieces with black/colored glitter and used charcoals to smug up the edges of the body.

It’s kind of a confusing card but given the topic I think it fits.

USA or Bust

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

USAorBust

I missed posting yesterday. Time got away from me and before I knew it it was too dark to photograph this card. It’s sneakily getting darker soon…and making me crazy pumpkin spiced coffees and cocoas…go figure that the store didn’t have Pumpkin Spice creamer in again. I’m now on a mission to make my own. I’ll share the recipe when I find a good one. =)

I am on time today however! And here’s the Bloomin’ Buddies I finished yesterday in time for today’s posting…

BloominBuddies

The ‘buddies’ photographed far more yellow than they are… the are actually more on the green side, much like the leaves on the body.  Yummy fun with glitters and rhinestones. In her Sunday best.  Have a great day and I’ll be back tomorrow for Day 8.

Itsy Bitsy

Friday, October 5th, 2012

ItsyBitsy

This was a blast! I had the best time with this ATC… going a bit overboard with detail. Detail is by far my favorite part of doing a painting/collage/assemblage. Gilding the lily as it were.

I started with a precut card made from illustration board and painted the edges flat black with acrylic paint. I then added the orange paper from a Halloween stack I’ve had for nearly three year. It had the sparkly black dots on it already… so I added a black sponged border and used glitter glaze to make it look more like the existing dots. Then I added the spider web woman and more glitter glaze. I topped it off spider confetti hanging from black web threads pulled from some black jute. I set a Rhinestone in the center and added the Itsy Bitsy text at the bottom.

I adore the composition and whimsy of this and found it fitting for the month of October!

So Day 5 is complete! Have an awesome Friday and I’ll see you tomorrow for Day 6 in the Breast Cancer Awareness series.

Manicure Monday

Monday, October 1st, 2012

SallyHansen

So here’s my nail secrets… I’ve been playing with my nails a lot lately and researching products and reading reviews and thought I’d share my wealth of wisdom with you.

Right now I’m using Sally Hansen Triple Strong and like it. I put on 3 coats instead of 2 and a coat a day. I take it off once a week and moisturize my nails and cuticles for a few hours with lotions while bumping around the house doing my whatnots. I’ll be switching this out when it’s gone with O.P.I. Nail Envy.  I’ve read it’s the best product out there for stronger nails.

Some other nail secrets are….

Products1

I bought all of these at Walmart… and this must-have hand cream for soft hands and healthy nails I bought off Amazon.

Awesome Cream with horrible name!

See you tomorrow with more artsy-fartsy stuff.

Bingo Buddies

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

 

 

BingoBuddies

Here’s my newest ACEO. I’m calling this one Bingo Buddies. I’m planning to make one a day for the month of October. My way of appreciating my ‘breaster’ half.

I’m going to hold off on posting another bosom buddy ACEO until the third of October… I just wanted to get your attention and I think I managed. /wink!

Tomorrow I’m starting a new painting while I make the mental transition from my art doll series to my sewing series. I’m thinking fall like flowers to celebrate the season.

I hope to see you back soon. Don’t be afraid to leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you.

Spooky

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Spooky
Candy corn is right around the corner. I used LOVE that stuff as a kid. I even loved the smell of it. Now I love to have a dish of it set out amongst the Halloween decorations just so catch a whiff of it and see the pretty colors. I don’t eat it any more but I bet the spiders in this painting would love to chow down on it. This sweet little hallows eve painting was inspired by a package of Halloween napkins I bought last year. I loved the skull and spiders on it. I used confetti spiders and covered over them with a white layer of napkin and added a wash of paint over the top.. then I topped the spiders off with a golden rhinestone. She’s up on Etsy today if you just can’t resist.

I started a “project” yesterday morning and worked on it again today, right now it’s drying and will be ready to start painting on soon. I’m making something from a recycled carton and I have a vision but they don’t always turn out as planned so I’m stepping lightly as I go. I’ll share more with you when I feel more confident in how it’s turning out. I’m sure after I’ve done one I’ll know more about how to do the second one… for now I have a learning curve… or a complete curve ball! Only time will tell.

I dug through my toy box and found something really fun to share with you!

Tammy’s Toys
These are great! They have such fun projects and you don’t need to be a kid to do them… Being a kid at heart is perfect enough. Each card has a project on the front and the instructions and materials list on the back. Just think of all the fun you can have on a cold winter’s day!

Aren’t they just the cutest things EVER!?