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. =)
I read about the new Mod Podge Molds by Plaid and HAD to try them out. After a bit of research I found that to get the best results I should use Sculpey Original instead of the melting sticks that Mod Podge makes. I’m glad I took the advice. I used a wooden dowel as a brayer to smooth the clay into the mold after softening it with heat from my hands and rolling it into small balls and or/snakes, depending on which mold I was using.
After I was satisfied with the amount of clay in the mold I baked the whole thing in the oven on a cookie sheet at 275 for 15 minutes. Let them cool then carefully break away the edges of clay that aren’t part of the molded shape. Sand edges with either sandpaper or an emery board and paint as desired. These are going to make great embellishments in my art and can be used in SO many different ways you simply can’t go wrong. I’m definitely going to be buying more of these awesome molds.
Finally done! My diorama/shadow box/up-cycled-cardboard-box art is finished. I’m loving it.
I used cheesecloth, buttons, papers, tapes, thread, rhinestones, measuring tape, trims, embellishments and several different mediums to assemble this art piece. It’s different, fun, and fashionable and will look stunning on my bedroom gallery wall. Now I need to start working with some turquoise to break up all the pinks I’ve done. THAT will be a fun change. I’ve already prepped two 5×5 boards and plan to make little paintings that can include ATC art that can be interchanged.
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!
I’ve been patiently waiting for my local Walgreens to carry these fun and fuzzy fibers for my fingertips. The formula is clear with tiny colored fibers in it. My first attempt was with Wool Knot – the light blue. I did an accent nail and LOVED it. It’s a bit of a chore to remove so use the soak- with- cotton- ball –wrapped -in foil –for- 5- minute method.
There are eight different “nail sweaters” to choose from so I picked out what appealed to me.
What’s your favorite Sally Hansen polish this season?
Ooohh La La… Oh how I love texture and color. I snapped this photo several days ago… I’m almost done with this painting. I thought I was finished yesterday but this morning while sitting here pondering it I got inspired… so I’m not yet done.
I took a break yesterday to grow my indoor garden…
And glam myself up a bit.
My nails are Wet N Wild’s Undercover…I Love the megalast® polish line. It’s got a professional brush for an awesome manicure and it’s fortified with staying power. A must have so I have more time for art…
The flower is made of muslin and a vintage button. I’m growing more flowers and don’t even have to water!
I picked up a gorgeous new nail polish to brighten my mood. I’ve fallen in love with the new spring/summer pastels that are out. They make your nails look so happy. I bought a pretty pink, two different shades of pastel yellow and this unbelievable blue. I love Sally Hansen nail polishes. They always wear well and have awesome color! Plus I’m a gi-normeous fan of the pro brushes they have in these Insta-Dri bottles. It makes for a flawlessly fast manicure.
Today I’m working some more on a bird painting that has a life of it’s own. It’s taking me on a path that I hadn’t intended when I started it. I guess that’s why I don’t normally “plan” art. So it’s time to put my hiking boots on and let this bird take me on a hike.
Paint with passion!
I started with an 8×8 wooden plank and layered it with vintage text pages, collaging papers, stencils, and layers of paints… using glaze to allow colors from behind to show through.
Then I really started having fun… using several of my favorite summery colors I started stenciling and adding color and depth to the background. I used black hemp to make a “branch” for the bird to perch on. I used vintage sheet music for the sparrow and will be adding many more layers of background color and texture. I just wanted to show you that the bird is in da house!
And I just couldn’t help adding some summer to my fingertips as well….
How pretty is that!? I’m really loving this color. It wears awesomely and adds such a joyful “noise” to my fingers that I smile each time I look at them.
This is Sally Hansen’s Xtreme wear in Mint Sorbet with a topcoat of Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Top Coat.
And I’m ready for the weekend!
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.
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…..
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.