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
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’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.
Talk about multi-tasking. I can mop the floors and warm my feet at the same time. I love these fluffy plush mop slippers. They are a bit big so they are perfect for summer… They are roomy enough to stave off the Raynauds that effects my feet and allow some air flow so the rest of me doesn’t overheat in the summer sultriness.
Now that you know what’s on my feet… here’s what’s in my dinner bowl.
This has been a typical dinner for me since I’ve been on my diet… and I LOVE it.
Some of the ingredients of this “OMG-I’m-Almost-Out-Of-Lettuce Salad.
- Romaine lettuce
- Fresh chopped parsley
- Hard boiled egg
- Kidney beans
- Red cabbage
- Toasted pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 avocado
- Cherry tomatoes
- Bolthouse Blue Cheese Dressing
There may be more in this bountiful bowl… but I can’t recall at the moment. This is just one of my variations. The salads change on a weekly basis depending on what looks good in the produce department. Today is grocery day so my next creation will have more lettuce. =)
Have an awe inspired weekend and keep creating.
I’m testing a new nail polish formula. Sinful Shine with gel tech. This manicure is 4 days old with no topcoat. Zero chips! I’m not excited about the color - (Sailors Delight) - but I love the wear so much I grabbed two new shades after yesterday’s dentist appointment.
Alfresco and Yours Truly are the newest colors to my expanding collection of nail paints. These polishes are extremely affordable and I highly recommend checking them out if you like your art to creep from the canvas to your fingertips!
I’m still working on my Top Hat painting… along with other goodies and will have them posted as soon as I’m done.
Tata for now. Keep Creating!
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!
Repurposed ceramic tile trivets from the dollar store.
Wires, ribbons, and rhinestones are just the tip of the iceberg on these tiles. I used one of my craft mirrors and some string pearls to create this standing mirror. I added to the mirror by using a white rub on and this totally reminds me of a vanity table mirror I had as a little girl.
Today I’m starting a new painting with a bird as the subject. I’m going to be bees-waxing this one and I’m really looking forward to firing up my melting pot and relaxing to the aroma therapy of melted beeswax as I paint.
Happy June to you all.. I hope your summer is inspired!
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…
Paints, decorative napkin and Glimmer Mist.
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.
Some of the cheapest surfaces to paint on that aren’t free are found at the dollar stores. They most always have 6×6” ceramic tile trivets. Simple paint over them with gesso or collage your own backgrounds on. I opted for black napkins crumpled and adhered over the tiles after painting them black. I did a wash of Metallic pearl white and a smearing of gold glaze before starting anything. As I’m currently working on art for my bedroom gallery wall I thought dress up would be fun.
I found some templates online and …
Started creating… I’ve a ways to go with this one yet.. but I’ve at least chosen my dress for the ball.
And my bustier’ for the bedroom. I’m working on giving this mirror more bling and adding more interest to the background.. along with adding yumminess to the wearable’s.
Check back soon to see the progress.
What are you wearing to the ball?
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.
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…
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.