Even though I am not much of a lover of Halloween I thought I would still do a page so that I could draw some spiders! The background is watercolor crayons and the drawing is done in Sakura Gel Pens.....oh how I love those!
Thursday, 31 October 2013
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
A few months ago I began making
Thursday, 2 May 2013
|window/flower box with added greenery and flowers|
|Fence with shrubs/vines and some little flowers|
|depth perception just by adding a foreground and background|
May 8th @ 6pm
May 16th @ 10am
Sunday, 3 March 2013
I gesso'ed the paintbrush handle and painted it bright yellow. I applied a layer of crackle and then instead of putting another color on top I just used brown ink to get into all the cracks and crevices. I painted the metal strip with green paint and made some pink flowers to add here and there. I painted a canvas butterfly and stamped some script on him. I added lots of bling and a cute little sentiment that says "make your own path". A few Liquid Pearls finished off this silly project of the day.
Its always nice to do something you wouldn't normally do and break free from the comfort zone!
Monday, 25 February 2013
Shabby Shutters of course! :)
Lets consider it a 'breath of fresh air' with the bright colors!
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Art comes in many forms and it does not always have to be created on a piece of paper. Below are just a few samples of things that make you take a step back and realize that you or somebody just like you created that. Whether you consider it art or not...it was made using our hands as the tools and it is something to be proud of!
|the art of scrapbooking|
|The art of flower arranging|
|The art of Stained Glass|
|The art of creating a snowman (simple but still an art in my eyes)|
|Moi...the hired help for the day of building lobster traps|
|A few of the creations|
However, when I watch (and occasionally help...photo to prove it) my husband create these traps from scratch and I see how 'picky' he is about what pieces of wood go where, and how deep the nail is hit and how tight the netting is I realize that he is also an artist in his own way. He has taken a long lost art and has kept it alive. Each trap being a challenge to be better than the last one.
Long live the many forms of art and the people who create it.
Friday, 18 January 2013
Yesterday though....I got inspired over these little pieces of fabric below. I had tons of scraps of Stickyback Canvas and didn't want to throw it out so decided to put together some canvas creation using the Stickback Canvas and all the colors of a heart in all forms...Dylusions, Colorwash, Distress Stains and Paint. I colored all the little pieces of canvas different colors and then gathered all my 'love' stamps. I stamped all of them with Stazon Ink because I knew I was Modgepodging over the canvas and I didn't want anything to run. After coloring and stamping I started piecing it together to form a heart. I wasn't too concerned if it didn't make an exact shape of a heart as I knew I was going to be Gesso'ing all around the heart to create texture for inking....and inking I done! My fingers were sooooo covered in ink (that makes me happy!). I used a mask to cover the heart and then went crazy spraying the canvas with Dylusions sprays. The texture that I created with the Gesso comes right thru the ink (love!). I made a few flowers and extra hearts made out of different textures and added some bling and Bobs your Uncle! Done! This was so much fun to play with yesterday just hanging out with the fur kids and listening to music. I hope it inspires YOU to get out some inks and just PLAY!
Here are some pics of the canvas along the way....
|The scraps of canvas and all the inspiration inks and sprays!|
|Canvas inked and drying|
|All stamped with different stamps from various stamp sets|
|layered on canvas with Modgepodge on heart and Gessoed all around the heart|