Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Matchbox shrine

This is my first Shrine. I started with Making a Matchbox
sized box then went from there. Used printed graphics from
my computer to embellish as well as cover the box. Also
highlighted with acrylic copper paint in a dry brush method. I
was very happy with the results.

Blue Lady in Paris

This is a deco page for a fellow artist (Keri) at ABC Deco Yahoo Group. These little books are loads of fun to do. I would really like to challenge myself with something different for a change. Guess I will think on it and see what I can come up with. Wish me luck. LOL

Monday, February 26, 2007

Background ATC

Study in Background techniques for Art techniques Yahoo Group. I made 60 ATC's for a swap.
How I made this is, I used Acrylic Paints 3 colors and randomly brushed them on to matboard. Then took Goldens Tar Gel and mixed Liquitex bronze metallic into the gel and with a plastic fork just drizzled it over the background colors. Let Dry
Then one part Goldens clear Glaze mixed with one part Burnt umber, Brushed over entire piece then wiped off excess. Last step, I used Liquitex Acrylic ACRA Gold Deep and dry brushed lightly in random areas.
The Tar Gel gives great Texture to any background.

Red Deco

Deco page done in Red for Carol, in my Deco group.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

More ATP's

These are ATP's for a Swap at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arttechniques/
The instructions for making these are below. These where done on chipboard.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Another ATP

This is my second ATP only on this one I used a old CD. I painted this with metallic acrylic, let dry. I stamped the image with Staz-on ink, let dry, then used the same UTEE process as Below. Added charm and pin on back.


You ask , "What is an ATP"? Its a Artist Trading Pin. This is my first attempt. I used Chipboard for my backing, then painted using acrylic paints. Torn paper in the upper left corner The Image is from http://www.tentwostudios.com/ Lisa's Edwardian Beauties image Collection CD. I stamped and edged with Staz-on ink. Let dry completely then used clear ink pad over the piece then added UTEE heated with my heat gun. 3 layers of UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) While piece was still warm I punched a whole in corner using a small whole punch and added fibers. Glued pin back to the back side using E6000 glue.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Tiny Works of Art

These are 1 inch Square collages
that were so much fun to do. I haven't worked in this small a scale and thought I would give it a try. Cutting the squares then looking at my size canvas I had to work with was very challenging to start with, but it ended up being lots of fun.

Polyclay Charms

I made these for a swap using polyamer clay. I don't own a pasta machine so I have a designated rolling pin for clay. Conditioned and rolled out the clay to 1/4 " thick, (used transparent colored clay) Then cut them out with a cutter, stamped them with a deep impressioned stamp. then added my holes for the jump rings and baked. when cool, I used liquid clay and Powdered pearls to color, Made sure my holes didn't clog up and rebaked them. Antiqued and varnished with high gloss varnish. Just need to add my
jumprings and they will be good to go. To see all the great artists and charms in this swap, visit