Friday, September 24, 2010

This is for the current Stampotique "Vintage" challenge. Vintage is by far my most favorite look in mixed media, and I know I could have done a better job here in making it look a lot more vintage, but this is what I came up with. At least the TV is pretty vintage/retro.

I really like swapping the little heads of these girl stamps to the big heads, I like how that looks.

Stay Tuned..........

Sunday, September 19, 2010

This is yet another submission for the Bi-Weekly Stampotique challenges. The theme this go around was "Birthday", which is coincidental especially since my birthday is tomorrow (Monday 9/20).

But I'm not thrilled with this submission either. I didn't like my last one and now I don't like this one, I'm having a bad art making few weeks.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Do you ever see magazine photos or advertisements and the first thing you do is associate it with art and how you could incorporate that image or a similar image or color into your art? That's what I did when I saw this cover on this catalog. The color of the eggplant is so vibrant and it just jumped out at me, don't you think the color is amazing?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Here are the Twinkling H2O's I was talking about and how I keep them. I just wanted you to see so you could understand what I was talking about in the last post.

These are some more background sheets I've been preparing for future projects. These are all cut down to 6x6, however, when I made them they were 12x12. I call these my "finger painting with Twinkling H20's." I'll explain that in case anyone else wants to give it a try. You know the large trays you can buy for working with glitter and other tiny substances and once you're done using those substances you use the funnel that is built into the tray to put the glitter back into it's jar? Well that is where I keep my small jars of Twinkling H20's. The whole tray is filled with them and the tops have long been thrown away (however when I'm not using them I do cover them with a cardboard piece so no dust can get into them.) Whenever I want to use my Twinkling H20's I take that tray to the sink and I top each color off with water. I then let them sit for about a half an hour so that they can mix with the water and get nice and juicy. The last time I did this, I was wearing a pair of gloves and I decided instead of using a paintbrush, I would dip my finger in each container and then swip my finger on some blank acrylic paper. So after dipping in several different colors and wiping it on the paper, I then used a mister bottle to mist the colors so they would expand and brighten. What you see here is the end result of me doing that and just moving the colors around the paper with my gloved hand. I was pretty happy with the end result.

These are two of the 12x12 sheets I recently made to use as background paper for future projects. I really want to make a journal, but I have yet to jump into that arena head first yet. It's a little intimidating and I want mine to be different than other journals, even in the smallest of ways. I don't want mine to look like anyone else's.