Showing posts from April, 2010

3 Paint Challenge - Live in the Moment Art

The challenge for this art was to use Paint. I recycled some cardboard to add some texture to this 6 by 6 piece of art.

Before I started the video I tore a piece of corrugated card board to the size I wanted, and then I removed the paper on one side as best I could to revel the texture of the corrugation. I coated the cardboard with white gesso paint so that the other colors wouldn't soak into the cardboard.. I used gray paint over the gesso and two shades of green. I was going for an old shabby siding look, at least that was the vision I had for it. lol After the paint had dried on the cardboard pieces I sanded those lightly to help make those look "distressed".

I use mat board as a foundation and glue my scrapbook paper to that with Aleene's original craft glue. I have a box of chipboard that I use to cut my shapes from and I will sit and cut out a bunch of one or two shapes at a time and then put them in a bin to use later.. The oval shape is from a bird oval frame…

2 Sewing Challenge - Follow Your Heart

Use Sewing in the art. For this piece I pull out my sewing machine and get busy... But that isn't the only technique I use. A lot went into this 6 by 6 piece of art.

The heart was hand cut out of paper that I decorated with the Spray Background using Adirondack® Color Wash technique. I love using the Krylon Gold leaf pens. The shine is so pretty.

My cricut was put to use to cut out the postage frame that I coated with gesso and then painted with blue and green acrylic paint. Deciding that the frame needed a little more blue I got out my denim blue Adirondack color wash and sprayed it a little. Coated the frame with fine glitter and set it aside to dry.

Used a torn page from an old readers digest and painted a little of the paint that was still on my foam brush... Adhered this to background paper and put heart on top. then I realized that I wanted to stamp the swirl stamp so I just stamped on the edge.. Picked up a stripe piece of scrapbook paper and cut it to run across the bottom. T…

Children Are ATC

Artist Trading Card for the OFB ATC group.
When we were told what the theme was there were some chuckles and ahs. I wondered what I would do and then I got lucky. I was flipping through a magazine and found the quote and remembered that I had the child with butterfly wings stamp. Then everything came together.

I used an unmounted stamp, background paper and a Butterfly die cut that was given to me.. The paper flowers I made earlier with a tiny flower punch.

I used Glossy Accents by Ranger / Tim Holtz to glue things together in this project. The glitter glue is from Tulip (found in the t-shirt decorating asle). I love using watercolor pencils and an aqua pen.. The aqua pen makes it so much easier than having a brush and water that would get dirty. Just wipe the tip on a paper towel or something to clean it and move to the next color... And it is portable, no worries about spilling water. I used bottled water to fill my Aqua pen.

I made my own tool to add ink to the paper. It is a felt …

Bouquet of Flower Kisses

Handmade flowers that have a surprise center - Hershey's Kisses.

I used the Cricut cartridge Pagoda Passion to cut the flowers at 2.95 inches, I then sprayed the flowers with Adirondack Color wash sprays by Tim Hotz and my own "glimmer mist" which is acrylic floor wax and pearl ex in a spray bottle. The rest of the items I already had in my stash to complete this Bouquet of Flower Kisses, which became a birthday present for my mother. Which she just loved.. lol... Very easy to make.

What you will need:
6 colors of cardstock I used three shades of pink and three shades of purple
bamboo skewers Depending on the size of vase you have 10 to 16 skewers
Pencil sharpener
Hot glue gun
Tissue paper that matches the cardstock for your flowers
Green tissue paper
Hershey's Kisses (I used two bags to fill the vase and these were the Easter Holiday Kisses so there were pretty purple and pink wrappers)
Packing peanuts
Rubber band
Adirondack Color wash sprays (or other type of color sprays)

1 Puzzle Challenge Art

I officially didn't sign up for the challenge that Mary at 2 scrapalot posted: but I decided that I would try to do as many as I could in the next 40 days.. I might not get them all posted everyday but my goal would be to at least get them created and then upload a video for each one...

The first challenge was to use a Puzzle piece in the art. I had a puzzle that I picked up for a dollar of some dinosaurs and thought that would be perfect to use.. My husband laughed at me because I put the puzzle together before I took a corner of it for the art! lol.. I should have taken a photo of it when I finished the puzzle. lol... I'm glad it was an easy and small puzzle, would have hated to worked on it for hours only to take it apart for art. lol... Once I selected the portion of the puzzle I wanted to use I took the rest of the puzzle carefully and placed it in sections back in the box. I should have glu…

Geometric Shapes ATC

The challenge for our OFB ATC group was to create an ATC (Artist Trading Card) with Geometric Shapes. Idea: Use Fun Foam Shapes to create a unique background or even a focal point. I used acrylic craft paint to change the color of the shapes and then stamped on top with a Brilliance Ink pad... Great way to use those odd colored or odd foam shapes. I liked this one so much I ended up making 8 cards! One for my swap partner and the others... hum... I guess I'll swap with someone else. lol

Fun foam can be used in different ways. Next time you see fun foam don't just pass it by pick some up and see how you can change the look of it and create something unique..

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Have a blessed day!


Catching up and my Youtube Giveaway

It has been a few weeks since I have posted on my blog I realized.. I've been busy making art. There are lots of new videos on my youtube account.. I've made several new ATC's for the OFB ATC group and attended the Home Thunder Games as well as the OKC Yard Dawg games.. And on top of all of that I've been suffering from major migraines... So to say the least it has been busy for me... But I like to stay busy, don't like to just sit still, if I do I'll just go to sleep. LOL...

For those of you that didn't know I also make glass beads. I've not been able to make any for almost a year because I moved my glass studio out so my mother could live with me for a year... I'm hoping that I'll get to set it back up very soon now that she has moved into a house with my brother James... But I still have a few beads so I decided to have a give away through my youtube account.. Subscribe to my youtube account and comment on the attached video and your name w…

Easter ATC Card

The Easter Artist Trading Card I made for the Swap group at work. Using Stamps and Fun Flock. I thought it turned out really cute.. Leave a comment on what you think... Don't forget to subscribe and/or follow me, it would make my day you know... Have a blessed day!~ Linda

Dragon ATC

The theme challenge was to make an Asian ATC card. I used my Cricut to cut the Dragon from the Pagoda Passion Cartridge and used a two inch circle punch to make this card. I hope you like the card, it was fun to make, I ended up making a total of 11! lol.. Will be trading the extras.. Have a blessed day!
Linda Israel