Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Prehistoric ATC

The following is of an ATC (Artist Trading Card) that I made for a swap group I'm involved with at work. I used standard white cardstock, D.O.T.S. Rubber stamps, Stazon Ink, Distress Ink by Tim Hotlz, and Oil Pastels. I was able to make the card in about 15 mins. just decided to speed up the video so it wouldn't take so long! lol... In this project I used masks, where a piece of paper is used to cover an image while other work is done then it is removed to revel the image underneath. This helps to make the image look like it is in the background.. I liked using the Oil Pastels, these blended so nicely. I plan to use these more in other art. If you have questions please feel free to leave a comment.

Thanks for visiting.. Have a blessed day!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Linda Israel Video Introduction

Last night I did my First Video.. Well actually I created more than one.. lol.. I did one video, watched it and decided that I could do better. The second video was better and that is what you see today.. It was hard to decide what to talk about in this first video. There was so much more that I could share, but I was running out of time! lol.. SO I guess I'll just have to save it for the next one.. I hope you like this first video, an introduction of me to you.


Look for me on That's Clever: Episode Number: HCLVR-546

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Video -The Setup

For a while now I have been wanting to do some videos so that I can share some knowledge.. But I felt I didn't have a video camera that would work. Well the other day I got to thinking about the little digital camera I have and remembered that it did video.. did a test and I think it will work just fine.. My next delima was getting it set up where it could record what I was doing... Finding the right angle is hard when you don't have the correct tools. So I did some searching on the web and decided that I wasn't going to spend big money for some crazy contraption.. I purchased a little bendy legged tripod at the "W" (those that know me know I hate this store) and brought it home and proceeded to figure out a way to capture my projects via video...

Here is a couple of photos of my contraption.. My husband laughed really hardily when he saw what I had created... I thought I was pretty clever.. The only expense was the little bendy tripod the rest was items I already had... Hopefully my next post will be a video! Wish me luck...


Friday, January 8, 2010

New Year, New Art

Hello and Happy New Year!

It's been a while since I wrote anything so I thought I would share what I created last night. I pulled out some oil pastels and a 6 by 6 art canvas and started to play. I got some ideas from looking at "art journals" on I kept seeing these cool backgrounds that people were using in their journals and I kept thinking I could do that as wall art. Then more people would see the art... So after the Lion's Club meeting last night (it was a short meeting there were only 3 of us in attendance as it was around 15 degrees fahrenheit last night, no one wanted to get out and about. lol)

So I pulled out the oil pastels, and some gloves. I decided that I really didn't want to get my hands dirty because I knew it would be hard to explain at work today. lol... I started laying some blue and purple around the outside edges and smearing it with my hands and decided that I wanted something to help soften the look and found a make up sponge.. that was a better tool. Then I pulled out a stamp that I like and some Staz on black ink and stamped around the edges and a little in the middle. I then decided to free hand draw a heart with pink and purple. Blended that into the center and then used a product that is a resit over the heart. Once I had the resist in place I pulled out some white pearl acrylic paint and painted around the edges and in the center of the heart to help pull a little white back in to the canvas. I also used some acrylic gel medium to seal a layer of pastels so that it would set the colors. More rubbing of colors and a little more stamping.. One final layer of gel medium. Then pulled out a scrap of paper from a Readers Digest rubbed some pastels on it and glued it down in the corner. Stamped the Verse from Stampin up on a piece of scrap paper and used the pastels to make it match. Glued it down over the other scrap.. Just so happens that I had the prima flowers that were the same blue and purple so I used a couple of those and I have a very large bag of rhinestones so I used some of those as well... Went around the saying with a black marker. Then went around the edge of the canvas with a black Staz on ink pad. After it sat for a while I decided that it needed something else... That is when I used a white Galaxy marker around the heart and the paper scrap and said to myself It is finished. lol...

I brought the item to work today and several people said they liked it, a couple tried to take it home.. lol.. So I guess I did okay for my first time playing with oil pastels... I just might have to buy some more of those...

I hope you like it too. Love to have your feed back.. I hope to be sharing more over this next year. I'm working on some ideas for a few videos. If you have something you would like for me to share please let me know..

Have a blessed weekend - get busy and create art!