Thursday, September 29, 2011
Ok everyone, I have been in some sort of funk lately, It seems like I just can't finish anything that I'm working on. I need a muse!! I did manage to finish these two ATCs for a swap with some friends. :) I figured that I better post something before you all "delete" me haha!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
So I bought some of the new Claudine Hellmuth's black gesso a couple of weeks ago and I haven't gotten it out to try it. I thought today would be a great day to mess around with it and see what happens. I was working in my art journal and did a two page spread with black gesso. I painted the entire pages with the gesso first. Here is the result....
|This page was done with a template and yellow and orange gelatos, I kind of just rubbed the gelatos over the template with my finger and spread it out a little. I used a stamp I got from my friend over at http://absolutelyeverything.ecrater.com/ (they are the greatest)The colors in the picture don't do it justice, it's very vivid.|
|This is what the two pages looked like together. For the 2nd page I used acrylic paints and stamps and my fingers. This is just a background so the pages aren't quite done yet.|
Monday, September 12, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
We are having an ATC themed swap this month in one of my trade groups and the theme is cows! I really had a hard time with this because I have absolutely no cow themed stamps or dies or anything. So.. I cheated and borrowed a stamp from a friend (thanks June!!). What I did was used sticky back canvas by Claudine Hellmuth and some embossing powders to create a cool leathery type background. I actually cut out my own template from packing plastic and a exacto knife. It actually came out better than I thought haha! Take a look.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
It's a dreary rainy day here in Virginia and I figured I'd use this time to complete some more crafts that I need to do. I worked on quite a few things today, and I'm still not done. lol.. Here is a peek at some things that I finished today.
|These are the last of the charms that I needed to finish for the ATT yahoo group|
I had a lot of fun making these.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Here's what I made .. enjoy!!
|This was an ATC I made using Tim Holtz masks and stamps and also the distressed flower Die. I also used Claudine Helmuth sticky back canvas and embossing powder to give it the distressed look to the background|
|These are some charms that I made with the Tim Holtz theme. I made them for a charm swap on the ATT yahoo group that I'm in. I'm really new to making charms so I hope the group likes them.|