Monday, September 19, 2016

Carefree and Colorful Art Journal Page


Happy Monday!

Today, I would like to share with you a carefree and colorful art journal page.  Art Journaling is my go-to creative outlet when I am limited for time, or when I just need to put paint and ink to paper.  I find comfort and quiet when journaling, and the forgiving nature of a sheet of paper.

The background begins like most art journal spreads, with a coat of gesso. After the gesso has dried, I applied a sheet of vintage music paper to the page with matte medium.  Instant texture!

Now for color!  A few swipes of Art-C Heavy Body Semi Gloss paint with a palette knife is the perfect look!

My colors of choice are:

 Once the paint had dried, I stenciled over the edges of the page with Art-C Heavy Body Semi Gloss paint in Black and White.  
(Stencil used is: Interlocking Squares)

 I adhered torn strips of Art-C Deli Paper over the music paper as a place for more stenciling.
(Stencils used are:  Love You To The Moon)

To finish, I added my journaling in the exposed sections.

Do you art journal?  If yes, what inspires you?

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A Little of This and a Little of That - September 2016 Edition


Happy Wednesday!

Today, I have what I call a 'catch all' blog post.  I share snippets of projects created here and there, without tutorial's or how-to's.  You might see art journal pages to mixed media projects.  You might see fabric and hand-stitched ideas and assemblage.  

Let's go!

A trio of art journal pages...

An assemblage project that has been SOLD!  :)

A pair of scrapbook pages...

Another assemblage project that has been SOLD!

And one final project to get you in the mood for Halloween!

As you can see, I ♥♥♥ variety!  I love creating all types of projects and I often jump from one to another! 

As always, thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Body, Mind, Spirit Assemblage


Happy Tuesday!

Tina here today with my latest Creative Team project, a project that reflects a current love, hanging wall art!  I moved into a new home several months ago, so I have been busily creating projects that can be displayed on all of my empty, bare walls.  

The base of today's inspiration is from the 'Curious Hands Frame', and 2 'Winged Cameo' Amazing Alterables. 

Each piece is layered with embossed adhesive foil and painted/sprayed layers.  The trio of wings include a paint/spray base with micro-beads adhered to the surface.  Both add a great texture feel to the project.

I used several Prima Relics & Artifacts faces to 2 of the pieces, painted to be somewhat realistic and raw.  Behind each face is hand-crafted wings, made from dictionary paper, wire, and resin.  

The bottom tier of my hanging art, includes a vintage tin spoon, decorated with jewelry findings and more Amazing Alterable pieces.

I am so happy with how this project turned out!  It is whimsical, unique, and one-of-a-kind, just like me.  ;)

As always, thank you for stopping by!  Have a terrific day!  

Monday, September 12, 2016

Simple & Easy Stenciled Wall Decor


Happy Monday!

I hope you are paying attention today, because this project is so simple and easy, you can complete it before you blink!  :)
And who doesn't love simple and quick!

Step One
You can use pretty much any type of background for your wall art.  Printed paper, dyed paper, dyed fabric, printed fabric, quilt fabric, painted paper, etc.  I used a piece of eco-dyed batting for my background, but my step-out pictures will show a sheet of eco-dyed paper.

Place adhesive stencil onto background and apply your choice of paint.  All of the Art-C Acrylic, Metallic, and Luxe paints work beautifully for this project.   
I used Gold Luxe Metallic Paint for my project.

(the picture shows Eggplant Metallic Acrylic Paint which would also be gorgeous)

For my piece, I used the Adhesive Fabric Stencil - Arrows 8 x 8.   

Step Two
Let the paint dry and frame it up!  I placed mine into an 'open air' frame (without glass).  This is the type of wall art that begs to be touched.  

Done! I told you it was quick.  Creating doesn't have to be complicated or take days.  

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a fantastic week!