Saturday, June 25, 2016

art comes from the heart

made for the More than words mini challenge
to create a tag with the word "art"
the big canvas corp heart has been covered with
selvage edge labels from fabrics - sewn onto the tag
Prima watercolor labels from some of my brand new paints
alphas painted and/or cut out
the tag itself is a regular shipping tag that I covered with 
the remains of the book cover that I used
for yesterday's mixed media piece.
What a fun fun day I had!

Friday, June 24, 2016

the unimaginable

This creation is a bit of a departure from my comfort zone
but wow! did I have fun playing and making it
It was inspired by a challenge on the More than Words blog
to make something with the word "imagine" and 
you had to get messy
WELL .....
I had all kinds of ideas in my head but nothing really jelled
until earlier this week
when I read this incredible quote by Mary Oliver,
"keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable."
But still I wasn't sure how to make this visual
then yesterday it came to me
and I created this heart full of art supplies
but with some room for the unimaginable.
The background is an old book cover that I gessoed
and painted and scraped and scribbled on 
then I added an old paint brush
and other things that just appealed to me
I stamped the quote and sort of 
played with the visual aspect of the quotation -
i.e. like texting.
Come back tomorrow and see the "art"
tag that I created for the More than Words mini challenge.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Even more yellow and ...:

Playing around with the colors for the wordspaintery challenge
yellow and blue
painted the vase and used a photo that I took one evening
in our living room - the shadows were amazing
I used some pieces of the IOD molds that I made from some really old
paper clay (note to self - get new paper clay)
they sort of broke so I thought why not just use the pieces
some paint chips, buttons, a vintage Maya Road flower
all adhered to a recycled book cover that is covered
with tissue paper and beeswax
And while I'm on the subject of yellow

Monday, June 20, 2016

Prima June BAP - Salvage District

I went positively crazy with this layout for the Prima June BAP.
When I saw the page map, I knew that I wanted to use some of the vintage
Prima laces that I had won a long time ago.
I particularly love the Salvage District collection 
and knew I had the perfect photo
of the open doorway to an antique shop in Asheville NC.
I used some IOD Baroque 4 molds and paper clay
to make the architectural elements onto which
I adhered the photo - at an angle so it give perspective to the layout.
I layered lots of Prima laces with some sequin waste
and added Salvage District flowers and some cut outs 
from the Chateau paper and the cover sheet on the watercolor pad.
Originally I was going to use
another Salvage District paper for the background 
but the photo had so much gold and brown that instead
I used Timeless Memories Everlast.
I painted some of the papers with gold pigment
and used the water soluble oil pastels
to make them more compatible with the background and the photo.
I then added some vintage Prima buttons and 
some other little embellishments that just seemed to fit.
Finally I typed the journaling on my little Royal typewriter:
"the salvage district where you discover
treasures, magic, and mystery."
This layout was a labor of love
Hope you like it