Friday, November 13, 2015

Greeting Cards with Smeared Ink and Altered Pages

 Hi everyone!  Happy Friday!  It's my turn again over at Altered Pages Artsociates.  I hope you can take a moment to hop over and check out these card designs.
 
http://alteredpages-artsociates.blogspot.com/2015/11/greeting-card-art-with-smeared-ink-and.html
Click the photo to see close-ups of each card.
 
And isn't this the cutest bee?  It's good to be the queen!!  Why?  Just BeeCuz!  hahaha




Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Butterfly Canvas

Hello friends!

This is an 8x10 canvas.  It was originally going to be for a group challenge on Facebook, but I never got it completed in time.  I've been working on this canvas off-and-on for months.  I bring it down off the shelf and tweak something then put it back.  I think I'm finally ready to share it.

There is a long list of products used and I'm not even sure I remember everything I've done to it.  I'll note what I can below for you.  I hope you like it!

 
 
Supplies used (at least, those I can remember):
Tim Holtz distress paints
Tim Holtz tissue paper
Fresco white chalk ink
Gesso
Tim Holtz distressed leaf cutting die
Bazzill black border
Tim Holtz rub-ons
The Crafter's Warehouse stencil
The Robin's Nest Dew Drops - mini pink & yellow, regular crystal clear
Sharpie markers - black and white
Stamper's Anonymous clock stamp
Stamp Camp foreign text background stamp
USArt Quest amethyst mica flakes
Terri Sproul mica mixers in rose
Matte finish sealer


Until next time...Happy Crafting!

Happy Veteran's Day!

A sincere thank you to every man and woman who has served our great county.  Happy Veteran's Day!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Steampunk Tag Art

Hi everyone!  I have some tag art for you today.  What do you suppose it says about me that I like Steampunk, but I always make it pink? 


My set of pastels from Royal Langnickel has both pencils and sticks and also has a blending stump and kneaded eraser.  To really showcase these pastels, I chose to use the Steampunked Machines collage sheet.  The black and white images are perfect for coloring.  When you are using pastels, remember to seal your work so that the color doesn't smear or rub off completely.  You can buy professional fixatives or use hair spray.  Beware though, that if you choose to use the hair spray your work may yellow over time.


I colored the collage images with the pencils and colored the tag with the sticks.  To get the skin tone, I colored the gentleman lightly with pink then orange and blended the colors together with the blending stump.


I added a few embellishments.  Two chipboard gears which were dipped in a black ink pad give this tag a little dimension and two pieces of German scrap give it a little shine.



Come back again and see what projects I have to share with you.  Until then...Happy Crafting!