Monday, January 9, 2017

A Child's Mind


Happy Monday!

Today, I am sharing another new PaperWhimsy Amazing Alterable idea!

I love covering PW Amazing Alterables with all types of mediums; paints, ink, pastes, foil, and fabric.  Today's project highlights how wonderful these pieces look when covered with fabric, especially eco-dyed fabric.

Covering your PW pieces with fabric is a super easy and super quick way to create beautiful background.  Fabric creates a background that can be challenging to replicate with paint or ink.

Using some of my favorite vintage findings; watch faces, drawer pulls and knobs, I embellished my project to complete the vintage feel.  I always love how well Amazing Alterables combine with vintage objects to create one of a kind pieces.  A match made in heaven!

With the perfect paint, ink, or covering, you can never tell what is old and what is new!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful day! 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Inspired by Iceland Challenge


Happy Thursday and welcome to 2017!

Last year was full of artist collaborations and creative sharing and fun.  A few months back, I began a challenge 'of sorts', with the theme of being inspired by Iceland.  I leave for my Iceland trip next month, I wanted to see the many ways my friends interpreted Iceland and its beautiful colors, scenery, and landscapes.

For my project, I wanted to replicate the Northern Lights, so I created a wood canvas painting inspired by the rocky formations and the stunning colors of the lights.

The 'rock' texture was created with a resin mold I made using actual rocks as the impression.  When creating resin casts, I often have leftover resin, so I used my rock mold for the 'extra resin'.  
(my mold putty and resin of choice comes from Amazing Casting Products.)

The other texture comes from Faber Castell.  Its Glass Bead Glitter Gel. It looks fabulous, doesn't it?

I sprayed the entire piece with my favorite Lindy's Stamp Gang mist, Screamin' Banshee Black.

Once it was dry, I painted several translucent colors of Golden Paints to replicate the Northern Lights look.  I didn't turn out exactly how I envisioned, but it is close enough.  :)

I hope that during my trip next month, I get lucky enough to see the lights IRL.  How cool will that be?

Don't stop reading just yet!  Want to see how others were inspired by our Iceland Challenge?  

Check this out!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

One Stencil, Three Projects!


Happy Tuesday!  Tina here today with my latest StencilGirl Project, or should I say trio of projects!?!?

When I sit down to create, I am usually inspired by a new product or technique.  When I got my latest shipment of StencilGirl stencils, the Wolf stencil by Roxanne Cable was part of my order. I just knew I wanted to create with it, but wasn't sure what to make. Because I was itching to create, I started by adding random spritzes of spray mist over the stencil.  I used several sheets of deli paper just in case I wanted to use the stenciled paper as collage.

Special Note:  I used both the positive and negative of the stencil.  You get two totally different looks.

Not really knowing what to do next, I added random machine stitching to each page, in various decorative stitches.

 One two of my pages, I also added line work with a graphic pencil, sealing with a spray fixative to ensure it wouldn't smear or blend.

I also used the stencil on several scraps of fabric, using fabric paint.  I decided I would use these as the cover of a  mini book.

I am often inspired by song lyrics, as they express my thoughts and feelings where I struggle with the words.  For the journaling in my book, I used lyrics from the song 'Where I stood' by Missy Higgins. I choose several lyrics that had a special meaning to me and added them to each page.

    For more interest, I also added hand stitching to several pages  I love the little bits of dimension and contrast.

 For the covers, I used additional stencils for a different look.  They include:

Circle Play
Earth Song Symbols 2 
Pickleweed Mini 

I got so inspired by my mini, I wanted to keep creating.  I've been obsessed with using clay in my art projects, so I used the Wolf stencil to create some customized clay embellishments.

Using the clay embellishments, I created two mixed media projects.

Do you ever get inspired by a stencil?  I'd love to see your creations!

Thanks for stopping by!   

Sunday, January 1, 2017

A Little of This and a Little of That - January 2017 edition


Happy Sunday and Happy New Year!

Here's to a wonderful, joyous, and healthy 2017!

It's been a couple of months since I've done a 'little of this and that', so why not start the year off with one?

Here's a few of my previously un-blogged projects!  I hope you have a creative 2017 and that your dreams all come true!



Have a wonderful day!