Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I really enjoy just drawing a card or two from the decks and once I start the idea that's given it spurs me on from there. I find many times that I create better when I have a focus or reason to create a piece then when I don't, so I've found this book and card set to be a useful tool for me.
Below are scans of the decks of cards:
Here's a sample page from the book:
Sunday, August 26, 2007
On both of the following panels I gave them a quick coat of white gesso and then painted the backgrounds using gouache watercolors. I mix a lot with white to get the different highlights and hues. Once the backgrounds were finished I sealed them with PYMII and then added the images I painted with the gouache paint and sealed lightly with PYMII. Since I'm still trying to use up things I have I cut the bird from some scrapbook paper and used some stickers for the wings and crown on the second piece. Once I adhered the images with gel medium I go back and outline with a black water soluble oil pastel and work it in using my finger and remove any excess with a baby wipe to add shadow and give depth to the images.
Here's the before picture I used and then the after picture which I painted with the gouache paints and again adding further detailing with pens, I then sealed it with PYMII and adhered it to the masonite panel:
...Again the before picture, and after picture once it's been cut out:
Here it is completed:
***************Again in my need to try and use up some of the supplies I have lying around on my work space I made this copper triptych shrine. I aged the copper using Color Mists then zapping it dry with the heat gun. I then cut out the shape, embossed it with a ball point pen and then sealed it with PYMII . I also used up more of some bird stickers I probably will never be able to use up in my life time and some decorative paper and a tag board alphabet initial.
Friday, August 24, 2007
I have, I think, an eclectic taste in music. I pretty much like all types of music depending on my mood, except Country Music (ducks from any flying cowboy boots being thrown), okay I'll confess there might be a couple of songs I like, but I'll deny this if asked!
I like Classical, oldies-60's, 70's & 80's music (how can this be old if it's my era?!?) Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd (my very first album I bought at age 12), Eagles, Styx, Journey, Foreigner, Alternative Rock and even Harry Belafonte (who doesn't like the banana Boat Song?)....but my ultimate favorite guy is Chris Isaak! Not only is he sexy, but he has a great sense of humor and he puts on an awesome show!
A few other favorites to create to: Loreena McKennitt...
...and last but not least my theme song:
Who's Your Favorite?
Friday, August 17, 2007
Once the images are dry I seal it with PYM II.
Here's the finished image after I've cut it out.
I painted the background with the gouache paints on a gessoed Masonite board, I then added the image after scanning the piece and printed out a smaller image of it, so I could put it behind a wooden doll house window.
The saying reads:
"You never find the path to your self,
but rather, you find your true inner self
along the path inside you."
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Above is the before picture and here are my after pictures:
Fish on a hook
A Fish only a Mother Could Love!
Take Créaturiste's Stain Challenge and check out his art!
I know I'm a bit behind in posting, I have created some pieces they just aren't finished yet they're all in various stages of completion. Plus summer is winding down for us and the rat race of school and band is beginning once again. I'm still trying to figure out how I have a senior in high school and one starting high school! Time truly does feel like it's flying by!
Since I have nothing scanned and posted yet I thought I'd share with you Créaturiste's Stain Challenge.
I printed some copies out and plan on giving it a try I'll post my results when I'm done.
I've been doubly nominate for the Nice Matter's Blog Award given to those that care about others and that are there to lend support or those that are just a positive influence in our blogging world and inspire! A big thanks to Dawn Gold and my Pal Christy Grant for nominating me. I want to give some thought to who I pass this award on to.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Now I need to pass this Blogger award on to 5 other Rockin' Girls so without further ado I nominate the following Rockin' Bloggers:
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Next is a copper triptych shrine I made by running a piece of copper through a hand held embosser for paper...it wasn't the easiest to get it to turn but I eventually did. I used Color Misted Deli paper for the inside:
Last but not least is a Bingo Shrine I created from two Vintage Bingo cards cut down