Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Through the Heart

So February's Challenge is just about done over at Gauche Alchemy, but I wanted to share what my entry into the challenge was.  At first I thought it might be a little difficult until a snippet of a song went rolling through my head.

Yep, Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name”.  So I rolled with it.

I misted the canvas with several of Art Anthology‘s Colorations mists:  Patience, Heart, Hottie, and Glorious, then flicked Art Anthology Raider Colorations all over the canvas, adding circles with the lid. Next I traced a heart, cut it out, and painted it with Art Anthology Desire Velvet, adding a bullet hole with some Lava Stone Effects and drawing in the cracks with a Micron Pen and Signo White Gel Pen.  Texture was added with more Art Anthology Velvet and their Cracked stencil and since I love glitter, I painted on a later of Art Anthology Splashed Sorbet.

I added more texture with Wendy Vecchi’s Translucent Paste through an Art Anthology’s Retro Tile stencil.  Next I sprinkled the wet paste with Finnabair’s Light Pink Art Sugar so there would be glitter glitter everywhere!  So the saying would have a nice background to it and not be stark white, I sprayed a piece of printer paper with Patience Colorations, let it dry, and then ran it through my ink jet printer.  I cut it out, glued it down, and then outlined each word using a black Micron Pen.  Hearts were added using Brick Stone Effects and Tim Holtz’s Hearts layering stencil.
Well, that’s my little canvas for Gauche Alchemy in a nutshell.  Now I want to see what  YOU can do!  You still have a couple of days to enter!  February Challenge Board
Until later…….

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Back for Another Year with Art Anthology

I'm so excited!  I'm back!  Yep, I'm back for another year with Art Anthology's wonderfully talented Dream Team as the Design Team Coordinator.

I feel so blessed to be working with such a great bunch of artists.  The talent on the team is truly amazing.

So, stop by Art Anthology and check out what we are doing and say HI to the new team members.  We added six so there are a lot of new faces.

Until later......................

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Just a Few Projects I Completed for CHA 2015

Hi everyone!  I know, I'm a little behind on blogging.  I switched from Windows to Apple and lost my blogging software.  I still haven't found a replacement, but I am looking. Until then, please bear with me.  Blogger isn't the best blogging software out there.

So!  CHA 2015.  What a blast I had.  I worked the Art Anthology booth since I'm their Design Team Coordinator.  I had a lot of fun meeting everyone and helping out with the Make and Takes.  I also did a little demoing while there.  Here is what I came up with in about 15 minutes just using what was at hand:

I used a piece of watercolor paper for the above project.  Taking several different different Colorations (looks like Juicy, Grass, and Timeless), I laid down color and then stamped the background with the Wasted stamp from Palettini for Technique Junkies in black archival ink.  Next I stenciled over the background with our Triangular stencil and Mud texture paste and then added color with Lemon Tart Velvet.  The lady is Let's Face It 2 by Palettini for Technique Junkies.  I stamped her on a separate sheet of watercolor paper using black archival ink, cut her out, and painted her with Art Anthology Lemon Tart, Portobello, and Desire Velvet.  A little glue and voila! it was done.

For this piece, I started with a piece of chipboard, laying down a layer of Art Antholog Blue Topaz Dimensional Gems.  I then stenciled over that using a test color of Art Anthology Mud texture paste and the Art Anthology Morse Code stencil (designed by me!).  I stamped Spykee and a Smitten Mustache Monster (both by Stampotique) with black Versifine ink and then painted them using Art Anthology Velvets in Mardi Gras, Fiji, Lemon Tart, Shamrock, Desire, and Portobello.  The words are stamped using Stampotique's Typewrite Alpha stamps and black Versifine ink.

This is piece of chipboard painted with Art Anthology Lava Stone Effects  and stenciled with the Art Anthology Dot Matrix stencil and Art Anthology Brick Stone Effects.  The cat is from Stampotique's Kitty Squad and the house is Stampotique's Home Sweet Home.  I painted the cat, windows, door, and dots on the roof with Art Anthology Lemon Tart Velvet and the house itself with Desire Velvet. The main surface of the roof was painted with Art Anthology Portobello Velvet.

I also created a journal cover for my art journal that was shown at CHA.  My art journal is a 5x7 by Basically Bare.  The fleur-de-lis is also from Basically Bare.  I painted the background with a mixture of Art Anthology Colorations (unfortunately, I didn't write it down, but it looks like Juicy, Denim, Grass, and Wamai Bay) and then spritzed it with Pearl Fairy Dust.  The fleur-de-lis was painted using Art Anthology Tango Velvet.  I stamped over the paint with Stampotique's Design Cube (star side) using archival ink and then stenciled "Journal" using the Art Anthology Soliloquy stencil (designed by me!) and Lava Stone Effects.  Next, I traced around the outside of the fleur-de-lis with Art Anthology Mermaid Dimensional Crystals.  The wording is Remnant Rubs from Tim Holtz.

And here I am, happily painting away!

Until later.....................