Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Chunky Swap ATC

This ATC is for monthly online swap. Chunky is the theme, this piece has 4 layers all up. I picked up a great Zettiology set of ums from Scraptivate. Lots of new stuff to play with including a Cuttlebug and some Collections chipboard houses. Just got to find the time to play.


Saturday, June 09, 2007

Post it note completed

Here's the finished piece! All I have added to the base shown in the previous post is an image transfer of a lady and a stamped image from Stamp It along with some copper leaf edging. Hopefully the other swap participants will like them too!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Base for collaging

I thought I'd show a basic collage piece that I'm working on for a swap. This piece is 7cm x 7cm square but started out as a piece that was 21cm x 21cm square. I used the gesso/acrylic/dress pattern technique that is described in the previous post. Doesn't it look scrummy and ripe for the altering. I'm looking at adding an image of a lady on to one side, I'll see where the image takes me. Stay tuned for updates.


Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Mystery Muse

I thought I'd put this up as I'm really enjoy doing these 6"x6" mixed media works. I created this piece for a Mystery Muse gift. My MM for May should have rec'd this whilst she was away at Art Camp. I, unfortunately couldn't go, as I had purchased a ticket to see Pink! in concert on the very same weekend - arghhh! I'll make sure I keep the June long weekend free for next year.

I started my chip board piece off with gesso, once dry (thanks to the heat gun - I'm too impatient to way for nature to dry it!) I paint over the gesso with slap dash strokes of a chosen acrylic paint. I then press a dress pattern piece into the wet acrylic (I got this technique from ClothPaperScissors Mar/Apr 07 issue - Art to Art interview with Lizzie McDonald), and cover with a light sponging of another acrylic colour. Dabb some of the colour off with a damp cloth and paint over the piece with Matt Gel Medium. I then use things like collage pictures, words,zapp cloth/fibres, stamps and embossing powders to finish the piece.

Floral Explosion

The first card I made for my DD's 7th Birthday using the Blossom 12x12 paper from Crafty Kids and the second card is one I show to my customers at demos. I have used the Oh La La! 12x12 paper again from Crafty Kids. Both cards are very easy to make and look great.