Thursday, February 19, 2015

Steampunk Canvas Goodbye

Hi, today is my last post for Art Anthology, its been fun but time to move on.  Plus my next major project is to remodel my craft room so that is going to take a while.

So this month Art Anthology challenged us to make a steampunk themed project.  I decided to re-do a canvas that I was demoing at CHA and repurpose it.

I had originally planned on just adding to my pastel canvas but then decided to go grungy.  So
I went from this ...

To my steampunk inspired canvas.

I started with stone effects and stencils

Then added colorations spray

After, I added more stencils with a mixture of texture paste (stucco) and sorbet (mi bella)

Then I started adding layers of embellishments.

Thank you for stopping by today, happy scrapping ...

Art Anthology Product Used:
Sorbet: Mi Bella; Stone Effects: Lava; Colorations: Raider, Peacock Feathers, Waimea Bay; Dimensional Gemstone: Amber; Texture Paste: Amber; Stencils: Blossom, Bubbles, Inspired Grunge; Tools: matt, catalyst, gesso

Other Product Used:
Stampendous, Ranger, Basically Bare, Maya Road, Ideaology, 7 Dot Studio, American Tag, Faber Castell pit pen

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Decoupage Gift Boxes with Helmar

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share this cute gift box I made for Valentine's Day using Helmar's Decoupage.  I have a girl friend who made a bunch of gift boxes for Christmas some large, some small.  She used them for gift cards, clothing, all kinds of things.  I thought it was a brilliant idea and I've been wanting to make one since Christmas.

I used Helmar's Decoupage to adhere my Valentine paper onto my paper mache house.  It went very smoothly; I then used Helmar's Craft Glue to adhere all my embellishments.

Go on over to the Helmar blog and see more photos of my gift box project.  These make such great gift boxes.  For this one, I filled it with home made cookies.

Thank you for stopping by ....  

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Leaky Shed Studio Julie Nutting Canvas

Hi today my canvas is being featured over at Leaky Shed Studio.  I love the Julie Nutting chipboard dolls over at Leaky Shed Studio where they have several doll options.  I decided to create a cute canvas for my scrap room wall.

I used the following Leaky Shed Studio chipboard pieces.

Julie Nutting Candy Doll

For process photos of how I prepared my Leaky Shed Studio chipboard; please go on over to the blog today ... Leaky Shed Studio

Here are photos of my process after I prepared my chipboard pieces.

First I painted on thick gesso on my canvas.  Then I used strips of G45 "once upon a springtime" and latticed the strips of paper and spread a thin layer of Art Anthology sorbet "vegas gold" to adhere the paper.

I added the Art Anthology stencil "bubbles" with some "vegas gold" sorbet; then I spattered black delta paint on the canvas.   Next I used my finger to add a thick layer of the sorbet around the edges to frame the canvas.

Now that I have my base canvas the way that I want it, I start to layer on my embellishments and my chipboard.  

This next part is my favorite because it is when I add all the little tiny details and extras.  Notice the flowers, jewels, leaves, more lace ...

I appreciate you stopping by for a visit.  Please visit the Leaky Shed Studio blog for the first part of my post where I go through the process of preparing the chipboard.  

Happy Scrapping ...

Leaky Shed Studio Product Used;

Julie Nutting Candy Doll
Willow Flower
Large Spring Butterfly

Other Product Used:
Copic (YG17, YG03, YR00, YR07, R01, R22, R32, RV14, 100, muliliner); Art Anthology (Sorbet: Vegas Gold, Coral, Buttercream, Sand Dune, Mi Bella; Velvet: Tuxedo, Shamrock; Colorations: timeless); G45 (fairy) Glick Canvas, Gesso, Ranger, BoBunny Glitter Paste, Helmar, Prima Marketing Flowers, May Arts

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Dream Art Journal Pages with Art Anthology

I went home to California earlier this month to visit my family and also went to CHA.   My home town inspired me to journal some Ocean themed pages.

My pages are being featured over at Art Anthology today, please go on over and see more photos of my post.

Below are also some photos I took of my home town.

Hermosa Beach, CA

Palos Verdes, CA

My baby girl


Thank you for stopping by ... 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Inspired Art Canvas with Art Anthology

Hi - Today I am sharing a little piece of canvas art.  This month Art Anthologyhas challenged our Design Team ladies to be “inspired” by an Artist that you admire.  I chose to be inspired by Cori Dantini.  I love her whimsical view of nature and her choice of colors.
I started off with Art Anthology’s new texture paste “mud”.  I love the smoothness of this medium and it also gave me the texture I was looking for to start my layering process.
My first layer was some pretty vellum that I tore and adhered to my blank canvas.  I then sprayed some colorations “salted caramel” and the new Fairy Dust: “Gilded Gold” 
Next I took out some water color paper and started to sketch my owl.
I cut out my sketch drawing and glued it to the top of my canvas.  Next I had to use some more colorations around the image to “blend” it in.  I also used some water color pencils.  To outline some of my drawing I used my Faber Castel pit pen.
Lastly, I added some prima flowers, cut out leaves from corrugated colorations sprayed board and a leaf I cut out of my vellum.  Along the edges I added sorbet “Vegas Gold”
Thank you for stopping by and come back to see what my team members at Art Anthology will design for you next.
Art Anthology Product Used:
Colorations: Patience, Paprika, Glorious, Salted Caramel, Cinnamon Toast, Hottie, Heart, Gold  Sorbet: Vegas Fairy Dust: Gilded Gold, Dazzle; Dimensional Crystal: Guava;  Tools: Craft mat; Paste:  Mud

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Spring Time Flower Bouquet with Leaky Shed Studio

Hi!   I made a bouquet of flowers for a friend.  Go on over to Leaky Shed Studio's blog today for more photos of this cute and easy project.

For step out photos of this project go to Leaky Shed Studio.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you all think.

To "fill Up" my bouquet I added some grass sprigs and some felt flowers I made a while ago.  Tie a pretty silk ribbon to a mason jar and voila - a pretty gift.

Leaky Shed Studio Product Used:

Other Product Used:
May Arts, Art Anthology, Copic Felt, Glue Gun, Deco Art

Thank you for stopping by today and happy scrapping,

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