Friday, 29 April 2011

Art Journal Page - Garden Of Imagination

This page was created with acrylic paints in Antique White, Shell Pink and Cobalt Teal.  This was overstamped with a postcard background in StazOn Timber Brown, then collage images added with Soft Gel Medium.  A little extra paint was used around the floral images to blend them into the background, then StazOn Timber brown applied DTP around the edges.  Finally, charcoal pencil was added around the edges and some of the text.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Vintage Postcard

Created on cardstock using Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays.  The colours were a Teal & Copper from the Starburst range.  This was then stamped with a background stamp by Stampin' Up.  Torn patterned paper with a vintage design was inked in walnut stain and added, then the collage image and stamped text were also attached to the card.  The digital collage image is by Paper Whimsy, and the text stamp by Tim Holtz.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Mixed Media Painting - French Connection

Created on hot press watercolour paper with Neo Colour 2s, acrylic paint and inks.  The little corset was drawn and painted first, then attached to the fashion definition paper, where the stand was drawn.  The background was painted with Neo 2's, and stamped.  A border was made using the same fashion definition paper as the centre, and charcoal pencil was used to create a shadow effect in various places.  This painting was recorded for You Tube.  Here's the link:

Monday, 25 April 2011

Art Journal Page - Smile

Caffeine Fix

ATC created for the TMTA Challenge Blog.  The background was painted with acrylics in Turquoise and Yellow Oxide which was then stamped with a Stampers Anonymous text stamp in Archival coffee.  The ink pad was also used around the edges direct to paper to distress the card a little.  The coffee cup was part drawn onto old book page, cut out and collaged onto the ATC, then the rest of the cup drawn and coloured in a mixture of Neo 2's and charcoal pencils.  Charcoal was also added around the edges of the card.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Art Journal Page - Vibrant Positive Energy

Created Live on UStream.  The background was created using a Crafter's Workshop stencil and Glimmer Mist in Meadow, Rum Raisin & Blue Skies.  The main text was stamped using a Making Memories foam stamp set in white acrylic, then brightened with a white Signo pen and outlined with a Sakura StarDust pen in purple.  The flowers were firstly stamped and then painted with acrylics in Titanium white and Eggplant.  The centres are the same puple Sardust pen as was used to outline the text.

Natural Beauty

Postcard art made for the Sunday Postcard Challenge.  The background was painted with Titan Buff Acrylic, then stamped in StazOn Teal with a TH script.  The collage image of the nest was added using gel medium, then a light coat of Burnt Umber Light was painted around it.  A crackle stamp was next used in StazOn Timber Brown and the remaining collage images were then added.  Finally, the edges were distressed with a TH Distressing tool and Walnut Ink.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Art Journal Page - Wisdom

The little owl here was sketched and coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils, blended with a little white acrylic.  The branches were stamped with a TH stamp in StazOn Violet, then overpainted with white acrylic.  The quote was stamped using an old PSX Celtic Alphabet set also in StazOn Purple.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Art Journal Page - Communication Breakdown

This page started off with a coat of black gesso, which was then stamped with 2 different TH script stamps in StazOn ButterCream.  The images used are from Graphic 45 Communique collection and these were added on top of a layer of Antque White Craft Paint.  Crackle paint was added around the images in Black Soot and Fired Brick, and then a layer of Antique White glaze over the top.  The clock mask was sponged with Fired Brick Crackle paint, and finally the Gaffer tape and Title added.

Altered Bottle

This was a glass food bottle that was covered with Texture paste and Polymer Clay Doll Faces, the whole thing was then painted first in black acrylic, then with Golden Brand Micaceous Iron Oxde.  It was then Sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Spritz and embellished with bronze chains and charms.  A time lapse video of the process is shown here: You Tube - Altered Bottle

Mail Art

Created using Distress Inks and Glimmer mist, plus stamps from Darkroom Door.  The postage edge was achieved using a TH On The Edge die. A time laspe video of the process can be seen here:
You Tube - Mail Art Projects

Art Journal Page - Escape

This page was created using layers of acrylic paint in Burnt Umber, Antique White & a little Dioxozine Purple.  A Tim Holtz Paris background stamp was stamped over this, then7 Gypsies tissue paper was collaged randomly over it, and a TH Salvage Sticker added.  A script and postmark were then stamped to tie in the collaged elements, and a Crafter's Workshop Template Stenciled around the page.  Finally, the word Escape stamped for the title.

Altered Bottle

This bottle was covered with tissue paper, then painted with Peach Bellini Dabber Paint, as well as a layer of Lumiere Pearl, and finally a gold glaze.  The main image is a digital download, and it was then embellished with lace, trims and Prima flowers.

Art Journal Page - Intoxicating

Altered Bottle

Created with texture Paste, Lumiere Paint, Glimmer Mist in Brick, Bees Wax & Rub N Buff

Art journal Page - Breathe

Art Journal Page - Countdown To Insanity

Dress Form Canvas

Art Journal Page - Direction

Texture Paste Postcard - Live The Life You've Imagined

Texture Paste Postcard - Butterflies

Texture Paste Postcard - Birds

Art Journal Page - Closure

Created live on UStream.  A mixed media page that uses Texture Paste, crackle paint and lumiere paint as well as digital collage images and stamped text - Please click on image to enlarge and see the texture on this page!

Art Journal Page - World Of Imagination

Created using Caran D'Ache Neo Colour 2 Wax Soluble pastels, collage elements and pen work.

Art journal Page - Caged

Created live on UStream.  This pages uses a variety of media, and hand sketched elements.

Coloured Pencil Sketch - Chocolate Wrapper

Drawn in graphite pencil and shaded with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils

Art Journal Page - All Work & No Play

Created live on USream.  This page uses Adirondack Acrylic Paint dabbers, stencils, stamps and 7 Gypsies Gaffer tape.

Art Journal Page - Art Therapy

Created Live on UStream.   Page uses Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers & Neo Colour 2's.  Stamps are by Hero Arts, Invoke Arts & PaperArtsy.

Art Journal Page - Stormy Skies

Created live on UStream using Lumiere paints, inks, stamps and collage materials.

Art Journal Page - Somebody To Love

Created live on UStream.  This page is coloured using Caran D'Ache Neo Colour 2 Water soluble wax pastels.

Art Journal Page - Courage

Completed live on UStream.  The background uses Lumiere Paint, stamps and collage images.  The quote is was written using a black gelly roll glaze pen and a white uniball Signo pen.