Monday, January 26, 2015

Dream as if you will live forever, Art Doll

Hello and Happy Monday!

Since I stepped down from a majority of my Design Teams, I've had some free time on my hands to create projects that are near and dear to my heart - Assemblage mixed media types!

While on Christmas holiday, I created this extra large Art Doll, full of fun little details, vintage findings, and Shimmerz Paints goodness!

I could seriously create these projects all day long.  I love combining little bits & pieces together for a whimsical, one of a kind, mixed media piece!

I added springs I found on a local junkin trip!

A clay heart I created at Art Is You Retreat this past September, and a creepy doll head resin piece, that I molded with Amazing Mold Putty.

The face is another clay photo transfer piece I created at Art Is You, with a camera lens ring around her head.

I backed her dress with vintage paper and findings!

And of course, she is entirely painted with beautiful, shimmery Shimmerz Inklingz and Texturez.

She will be proudly displayed on my studio wall!  I simply adore her! ♥

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Reverse Canvas Tutorial for My Creative Scrapbook

Hi!  As promised, here is  my final project as a Guest Designer for My Creative Scrapbook.  

I have enjoyed my brief time creating with the amazing Design Team and would like to thank Pam and Kris for allowing me to share in my passion for creating.  Please be sure to stop by the MCS blog for more tutorial projects, ideas, and how-to's.

Today, I am sharing a quick and easy way to use your My Creative Scrapbook kits to create handmade Home Decor and wall art!

Follow along for a short tutorial on how to create your own reverse canvas!

1.  Flip canvas around so the back side is now the front.  Cover the entire surface with gesso.

2.  Using a favorite stencil, add texture and interest to the canvas by applying modeling paste (or whipped spackle) to the canvas.

3.  Spray stenciled surface with several shades of your favorite Spray Mist.

4.  Mute Spray Mist color by painting a thin layer of gesso to surface.

5.  Add more depth of color by painting stenciled (and gesso'd) surface with pearlized water color(s) until you achieve the desired color.
(to be honest, I didn't care for the bright colors of the Spray Mist, so I painted the surface with Gesso to add the water color paint.  Gesso is a wonderful thing! :)  )

6.  Add colored modeling paste (Dazzelerz by Shimmerz Paints) to outside and inside edge of canvas.

7.  Add pretty patterned paper to inside of canvas.  

8.  Adhere layered stickers to center of patterned paper.  Also adhere photo corners to inside section.


I hope you enjoyed my quick and easy project today!  As always, thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Map Week - Hazel & Ruby Stenciled Canvas

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

This week, over on the Hazel & Ruby Blog, the Makery Team is sharing DIY projects, inspired by our gorgeous "Maps of the World - Wrap It Up' Paper. 

Today, I am sharing my DIY project, a Stenciled Wall Canvas, created with the Maps of the World Paper, and the Brush Script Stencil-Masks.

I have created several Stenciled Canvases in the past, but this one is a definate FAVE!  I love the simplicity, the aged look, and of course, the gorgeous Map Wrap It Up Paper, peeking from behind the words.

The creative process was simple (that is the beauty of Hazel & Ruby products).  I covered my store-bought canvas with my paper, (using Mod Podge) and let it dry completely.

I then applied the repositionable, re-usable Stencil-Masks to the canvas and sprayed with Liquetex Black Acrylic Spray Paint.  I find the using spray paint with the Stencil-Masks creates a super clean, crisp line.  Just look at the detail.

Because I love the aged and worn look, I sanded the entire canvas, letting the Map Paper peek through the sanded sections.  Once I was happy with my finished project, I sealed the entire canvas with a spray sealer.  And done!  Quick, Easy, and Simply Gorgeous!!

Once I started creating with the Maps of the World Wrap It Up Paper, I just couldn't I created another quick and easy project - a Framed Wall Art piece.

To create this fun, trendy wall art, I placed several pieces of the Maps of the World Paper behind the frame mat, then added Gold Spray Painted embroidery hoops and Pass the Tissue, Lace is the Place flowers.

And done!  Just like that!

Be sure and stop by the Hazel & Ruby Blog for more DIY inspiration!  Very much On Trend and Very Cool!

Friday, January 16, 2015

'One Little Word' with Hazel & Ruby and Gelli Arts

Hello and Happy Friday!

This week, the Makery Team from Hazel & Ruby has been sharing projects using the amazing HR Stencil-Masks and Gelli Arts, Gelli Plates!  They are such a fantastic combination and were simply made for each other.

I am sharing another project today; a simple, yet super fun way to celebrate my 'One Little Word' for 2015 - HOME.

I created a group of ATC cards with quotes, sentiments, and words that highlight my OLW.

Using the same technique I shared on my post earlier this week, I created 6 cards (both sides) using a Gelli Plate and 2 Stencil-Masks sets: Confetti Pattern and Chevron Pattern.

Brayer a small dab of acrylic paint to a gelli plate and add your stencil.

Don't forget about the negative design created when you remove your stencil.  These create create awesome patterns too.

After I finished creating my prints, I doodled and journaled on each ATC card and added a bit of stitching to the outside edge.

I hope you enjoyed my short post today!  Be sure and hop on over to the Hazel & Ruby Blog and check the entire week of project inspiration!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hazel & Ruby/Gelli Arts Week! Art Journaling with Stencil-Masks, a Gelli Plate, and Resin

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

This week, Hazel & Ruby is teaming up with Gelli Arts for Makery Team inspiration and creative ideas!  Today, I am sharing an Art Journal page, created with Hazel & Ruby Stencil-Masks, a Gelli Plate, and Amazing Crafting Product Casting Resin.

For my Art Journal page, I used a 3 x 5 Gelli Plate, and the Mixed Numbers Stencil-Masks.

I'll walk you through a short tutorial on how I created my page, so follow along!  :)

1.  Add a dollop of acrylic paint to the Gelli Plate. Spread the paint over the entire Gelli Plate, using a brayer.
(Special Note:  You need to place your Gelli Plate on a non-porous surface so the plate oils remain.  Since I am using the small plate, I place it on a large stamp block.)

2.  Place Stencil-Masks directly over the paint.  (For my background, I repeated this step, using a different grouping of numbers with each print).  Since my plate is on a stamping block, I 'stamped' the plate directly to my paper.  The printed image will show all but the areas where the numbers are. Those will appear empty on my paper.

For a different look, remove the Stencil-Masks and 'stamp' the plate to your paper.  This will pick up the areas where the numbers had previously hid.

3.  Repeat this process using different colors and numbers until happy with your printed image.

Here's what my 'finished' print looked like.

For more design, place the Stencil-Mask to your paper, removing the page on the underside.  You can see this where there is a single number above.

I use Gelli Prints for many of Art Journal pages because they create amazing, one-of-a-kind backgrounds.

4.  Before I doodled and journaled on my page, I wanted to do something different, so I applied a thin layer of Amazing Crafting Product Casting Resin over the entire page.  I love how resin looks on paper, and have been wanting to do this technique again.

I let the resin cure overnight, then proceeded with my doodling and journaling.   Keeping with the number theme, I placed my Stencil-Masks over the page.  (They stick wonderfully to the resin).  Did you know you can add a border around your paint area by using the outside edge of your Hazel & Ruby Stencil-Mask packaging?  I used it here, (cut to size) for a border around  my numbers.

 I wanted another thicker border, so I also added Artist tape.  To finish off the number theme, I randomly placed more number Stencil-Masks around the outer edge.

5.  Paint in each section with acrylic paint, remove the Stencil-Masks and let dry.  Once the paint was dry, I added doodles and words to my page, using Gelly Roll Pens and white and black pens. (Yes, the pens worked on the resin - I was actually surprised)

I really love how the pops of pattern and color peek through my doodles and stenciled designs.  And with the added feel of smooth resin, it really makes for a unique Art Journal page!

I hope you enjoyed my project today and were inspired to create!  Be sure and hop on over to the Hazel & Ruby blog for more Makery Team inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Molded Bust Shrine

Hello and Happy Friday!

As many of you may know, I stepped down from many of my Design Team's at the end of 2014.  With my recent move to PA and a new job, I wanted to take a break from my DT commitments and focus of personal and other creative projects.

With more free time available, I can create more of some of my favorite project types - Assemblage and Off The Page!  The project I am sharing with you today was created during a holiday break, and uses some of my favorite products and techniques.

The base of my Molded Bust Shrine is a Paper Whimsy Amazing Alterable. I LOVE using Paper Whimsy alterables and you will see more of these projects in the future.

I created the initial texture on my shine, by heat embossing a stamped image to each piece.  (I used this VLVS stamp).  I then applied several layers (and colors) of Shimmerz Inklingz.  (If you have never tried Shimmerz Inklingz, you must!  They are amazing watercolors, with intense shimmer)

I treated each Shine piece to the same paint technique, the glued the entire shine together.

Now time to create the embellishments.

I molded several Broken Charlotte dolls, using Amazing Crafting Products.

Using bits & pieces from my vintage assemblage stash, I created 'bust stands' from door knobs.  I also added some metal pieces, colored with Alcohol Inks.

In order to keep a coordinated color palette, I covered the metal pieces with gesso, then painted them with the same Shimmerz Inklingz paints.

I am really loving the intricate detail and whimsical look.  I could create these projects all day long.  :)

I hope you enjoyed my Molded Bust Shine.  Thanks for stopping by and Have a great weekend!

p.s. Inspired by my use of Shimmerz products, mention my name in the "Instructions to Merchant' section and get FREE product from Shimmerz.


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