Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas


This canvas was made for my swap partner and sweet friend Kelley in a Facebook group. 
I had so much fun creating, I ended up making her two! 


This is the first one.


I started off with a piece of plain chipboard. 
I used different mixed media techniques to create this piece...




Lots of gesso and texture paste with stencils were used. Along with some sprays and inks. Paints. Perfect pearls. Embossing powders. Cheesecloth and book page. Scrapbook paper cut in half circles with mini staples. Metal and chipboard embellishments.



One of the requirements was for it to hang. 
I created my hanger using black wire and curled another piece around it.

It turned out to be a really fun project.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Artist Trading Card


Here is another ATC I made using a gelli print for my background. Images from a kit at Deviant Scraps and words from that big ol' book of quotes that I found at a garage sale. I also added some inking and glitter glue.
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Blind Contour ATC




This hand drawn ATC started off as practice for blind contour drawing. 
I ended up adding to it to bring it more to life. 
She reminds me of a "Grandma Gertie".
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Unstoppable ATC


I done an image transfer for this ATC. It's one of the first times I've tried transfers and am not very good at it. I believe it's a technique that will take much practice. I added a word from a magazine and embossing powders.



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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bird Lady ATC


I used one of my gelli prints for my background on this ATC. The beautiful bird lady is from a kit at Deviant Scraps that I printed, cut out and adhered down. The words are from a quotation book I found at a yard sale. Inked all the edges to finish it.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Exist ATC

Hello! For this artist trading card I used crumpled tissue paper on my background. I built up the area for the eye with tissue paper to give it dimension. (You can't really see it in this picture) I painted and sealed the tissue paper. Next, I covered the entire card in layers of embossing powder. The eye is a Tim Holtz stamp. To finish it, I wrote the word Exist on top of the heat embossed card with my white pen. It really came out pretty cool!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Clowns ATC


My background is a gelli print that I made. I added some machine stitching and a couple of fun clowns from a kit at Deviant Scraps and finished with some washi tape at the bottom.
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gelli Print ATC's

Both these ATC's I made with my Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate. I used the Tim Holtz Alterations on the edge - Townscape die to make a stencil/mask. I outlined the houses with a pen and added clouds and words.


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Imagine - Mixed Media Tag


I made this mixed media tag for Lori, my swap partner in a Facebook group. I added lots of texture by using texture paste through a stencil and then painting it. There is also torn book pages underneath adding more texture and layers. I heat embossed the hot air balloon on for my main focal point. Next, I added some washi tape. Heat embossed around the outside edges of the tag. I stapled the stamped word on using my Tim Holtz stapler. To finish it off I added fibers.






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Monday, July 14, 2014

Dream - Mixed Media ATC

I made this ATC for Lori, my swap partner in a Facebook group swap. I started off with one of my gelli prints for the background. The tape measure is a paper embellishment. I then added random machine stitching. For my butterflies I stamped them onto gelli printed paper and cut them out. I added embossing powders and texture paste.  Finally, the word dream was stamped on to finish it.
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Friday, July 11, 2014

Okay ATC

Another gelli print as my background with some added machine stitching. Everything else from kits at Deviant Scraps that I printed out with my computer and printer. The girl I designed in Photoshop Elements using pieces from the kit "Something Else" by itKuPiLLi Imagenarium at Deviant Scraps. Pin It

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mixed Media ATC

This started off as a gelli print for my background. I added machine stitching randomly. The flower and the lady are from a kit at Deviant Scraps called "Something Else" by itKuPiLLi Imagenarium. Next I used texture paste through stencils. I added glitter glue and a quote from a quotation book I found at a yard sale. Pin It

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Stanley ATC


This is another one of my drawings that started out as blind contour.(Draw without looking at the paper)
 I colored him with colored pencils. I made my background using stencils and ink. I thought he looked like his name should be Stanley.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bon Voyage ATC

I used scrapbook paper for my background. Everything else is from kits at Deviant Scraps. 
The boy and his wings are from the "Stitched with Love" kit by Hidden Vintage Studios.
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Monday, July 7, 2014

Gelli Print Brothers ATC


My background is a gelli print I made and cut to ATC size. I then added some stamping and doodles. The two brothers I printed out and fussy cut. They are from a kit at Deviant Scraps called Down The Rabbit Hole by Hidden Vintage Studios.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Glittering Dreams ATC


I made a collage background of different pieces of gelli prints I've made. I added pink heat embossing to the edges.  The girl I designed in photo shop using pieces from a kit from Tumble Fish Studio over at Deviant Scraps. The flower and words are from kits at Deviant Scraps too. The butterflies were some embellies I had in my stash.


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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Eye On You ATC


I made my background using crumpled tissue paper. I then gessoed it and painted it blue. Next, I used an eye from a kit at Deviant Scraps. I embedded it with lots of different embossing powders. The words I just printed off from my computer.



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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Space Princess ATC


On this artist trading card I used one of my gelli prints for the background with some green heat embossing around the edges. All the images are from kits at Deviant Scraps. This card was made for someone on the make me happy thread at ATC's for all who wanted a space princess.
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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Blind Contour - Henry


I was practicing blind contour drawing and Henry emerged. 

Blind contour is where you draw the contour of a subject without looking at the paper. I think you're suppose to draw very slowly with a continuous line without lifting the pencil or looking back at the paper. 
But, I cheated and lifted my pencil and looked at the paper, then started again.

I then decided to color my guy in with colored pencil and markers and give him a background with pen doodles. Finally, I looked him over and decided his name was Henry..

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

I Order Thee to Fly

This ATC was made for a person on ATCsforall.com in the make me happy thread. 
I used a gelli print for my background and added images from Deviant Scraps that I printed and fussy cut.
I used a charcoal pencil and a white pen to outline the images.
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