Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lindy's Stamp Gang January Challenge Call

I decided to start posting on this blog as well as my new one.  It seems Blogger is user friendly on certain sites and being able to add buttons easier - than on Typeface… So figured I'll just run them both.. cross posting as well as individual posts as well.  Feel free to follow both or just one. 

So I can THANK Limor Webber for my  Lindy Stamp Gang obsession..  Normally I would insert a picture of all my sprays, powders, mica powder (Insert blah blah blah) here but it's a bit embarrasing how many I have and the photo wouldn't capture everthing...   Yes Limor I'm going to kill you...  But Thank you at the same time.  These are by far the best color sprays ever... the shimmer just can't be touched don't waste your money on anything else!!!!

I didnt' take photos as I made this layout for the Color Challenge they do a color challenge each month and I just love doing it...   Tonight I was cleaning up my studio (still trying to find my Prima shabby cic supplies I put them somewhere and can't find them.  And I just start playing with the new colors I just got for the January Challenge and this Mixed Media Layout Just came out of it....

I did take photos at the end so here some close up photos...  A list of supplies is at the bottom.  As always I have a bad habit of taking things out of the package and storing it so if I don't know something I'll do my best to explain it.

List of supplies:
12x12 Prima Marketing Romanitque Collection Hedgerow (Other size used)
Lindy Stamp Gang (January Colors you can get here)
Starburst - Bodacious Blush
Starbursst - Gag Me with a Spoon Gray
Magicals - A Bit oB'ubbly
Magicals - Cattail Copper Brown
Tim Holtz Collection Stencil - THS001 Cargo Layering Stencil
Prima Marketing Finnabair - Butterfly Stencil
Prima Fluid Chalk Teak Wall & Coltsfoot Stemens
Chipboard Beehive
Prima Stamps Finnabair Clear Stamps Item #960865
Viva Modeling Cream Pearl
Stazon Jet Blake
Pitt Penn
Misc Flowers - many from Prima, Michaels these were all left over from other projects
Prima Say it in crystals Item#563691
A Bling Thing - Ribbon Ivory Crochet Trim - From Etsy
Cheese Cloth
Washi Tape
Bubble Wrap (black ink pad then pressed onto page)
Manila Tag
Donna Downey Stamp Inspired
Jenni Bowlin - for Ranger #12 Fountain Pen - watered down and splattered
I hope you enjoyed sorry I didn't take photos of the process - but you know how it is when you get in the zone and 2 hours later you realized you have just created a page...   I just love it when that happens.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Evolution of the Poppies Canvas Painting into a Mixed Media canvas

 So I had alot of fun painting these poppies after the Acrylic Paints I didn't like it.


I added Pan Pastels to the flower first..

Then around the flowers.

But it still wasn't perfect...

So... what to do!   I mixed Media Art Journal It.

Out came the rubber stamps - stencils - Washi tape - Modeling Paste - Packing tape - bubble Wrap and paint brush.

I can't tell you if it's done yet - but it's for sure getting closer!!

Hope you enjoy please as always I love comments and your free to share.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mixed Media - Art Journal 9-15-13 - Be the You of your Soul...

SO I had all the paint and supplies out from my Canvas I did (check other blog) - and started working in my art journal.

This was something I saw on Donna Downey Internationally Inspired Workshop

In my Art Journal Book by Dylusions I'm still usings the big one.   I first used Stenciles
And modeling paste

On the bottom I used masking tape - and the tape that people use for sheetrock.

Then add layers of paint - I used 2 different colors for the green - and then the Yellow with also orange.

Then add the blue... 

I then used stenciles to add some texture with black mixed into modeling paste.

Then pulled out another stencils and did some poppies towards the bottom of the page.

Then I marked where my flowers were going - and pulled out Black Liquitex Inks and dripped the stems.

I then added the flowers.

I also took the extra modeling paste and used a spatula and put that onto the flowers. 

Then had painted the Leaves.   Used Wet Golden Gold Green.

I also stamped onto them and then glued him down.

Highlighted the leaves...  

I hope you enjoyed this.

Be the You of your soul

Love that saying..

Please share away.
And love comments and feedback.

Mixed Media Art Journal 9-14-13 Create the Things you wish Existed... An Internationally Inspired Workshop by Karen Ellis Inspired Canvas

So I just re-watched a great online Workshop from Donna Downey - her Internationally Inspire Workshop - I was watching Karen Ellis's Video and was just so inspired.  Here's what I did...

I have a video as well.

I know I talk about Donna a lot on my blog - so alittle back story so you don't think i'm a stalker (sorta)....    Last November is when I first picked up a paint brush.  It was after I stumbled upon her Inspirational Wednesday Video's.    I never thought i would ever be able to do anything artist like....  And to look at my work now - I give Donna all the credit.   I went out in March to her Inspirational Weekend that just pushed me even further - and have signed up for her NJ class in December and can't wait to see what she will teach me next.    I have watched now many artist - and I highly recommend you doing it as well.   Never say I can't do that - or I can't draw that...  You can.

I have told many people - an Art Journal is better than a month of therapy.    Highly recommend.  And I can help 1 person like Donna did me - I would be very happy.

Love comments - so feel free.

Catching up on my blog... Bring you all up to day.

So sorry it's been awhile since I posted a blog.   Things are finally normal here after the divorce.  The kids are back in school.   My daughter is a Freshman - even thought I have a old who's almost 24 - this hit me hard... Not sure why...

School Shopping.

First day of School

She is growing up so fast...

Some other things I've been doing - is I got an opportunity to hit a show in NYC At Fashion Week - So much fun thanks to a great friend Gina.

We got to see Nikki Minaj

We got to see Paris & Nikki Hilton

It was a very fun event.

Another trip into New York City for Nicole to meet one of her favorite Youtube Guys.

Was a fun day - but very unorganized for me.

Went to a Concert in the Park in Town and hung out with my good friends.

Saw a great band and good friend - Street Hassle

Christopher started 8th Grade in Middle School..

Dog's Got Groomed.

That pretty much catches everyone up....   

Posting some new pieces or Artwork and Journal in the next blog...

Please enjoy 

and as always.....   Love the comments