Saturday, July 7, 2018

Helen Smith's Art Canvas #2

I played with yesterday's technique, again, and like this one better ... I slightly liquefied acrylic paint with water into a paper plate.  Added color to back of bowl with a plastic paint palette.
Placed the bowl paint side down on my painting surface ... I used Stratford Paint Pad Watercolor Paper (in the kid's craft department) ... pressed down on the bowl and twisted ... This is my first generation print ...

There was enough paint to make a second generation print from the bowl ...

... and then spritzed the bowl with water to re-wet the colors and made a third generation print.
 Have fun, my artsy friends!!!!!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Helen Smith's Art Canvas

My friend, Helen Smith, has a unique white canvas that has artwork from friends and family ... here are the directions for the piece of artwork I added to her canvas ...
 I used Liquitex Basics in Titanium White, Gold, Quinacridone Magenta, and Amsterdam Greenish Blue.
I squirted paint on a paper plate and then squirted water on the dabs of paint to liquify paint just a bit.  I mixed the magenta and greenish blue to make purple ... added white to the magenta to make pink.
I used a plastic paint  palette to apply paint thickly on the back of a paper bowl (a brush would work just as well).
Place bowl down on paper or canvas and press down especially in the middle of the bowl.  While continuing to press turn the bowl in a clockwise or counter clockwise manner.  Being consistent in the direction of the turn will help prevent "mud"!
Carefully peek under the bowl to see if you like the results.  Carefully put the bowl back down on the painting surface and continue to turn, if desired.
Carefully lift up bowl when you are pleased with the results.
Voila' ... Easy peasy!  Have fun artsy friends!


Sunday, August 6, 2017

FOLDED BOOK PAGE ART ... This is a class I took with my wonderful teacher, Sylvia Ramos Valle, this past week ... I am in awe of her creativity in Beading, Greeting Cards, Book Making, Mixed Media ... the list goes on and on ... Thank you for all your expertise and patience, Sylvia! 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

My friend, Lynn Lucas, requested this tutorial ...

 My friend, Lynn Lucas, requested this tutorial ...
 1.  Mix equal amounts of Amsterdam Acrylic paint in Naples Yellow Red LT. and Liquitex Matte Medium.  Scrape color with paint palette knife over middle of cardstock vertically.  Let dry.
2.  Stamp image with pigment ink ... I used Colorbox black pigment ink ... sprinkle with black embossing powder ... heat with heating tool.
3.  Mix equal parts Amsterdam Acrylic paint in Naples Yellow Red LT. and Liquitex Basic Light Portrait Pink ... dab lightly with finger to create lightly blushing cheeks on image.
4.  Smudge Tim Holtz Distress ink around edges of cardstock.  Let dry.
5.  Using Sequin Waste also known as Punchinella ... scrape Liquitex Matte Medium Gel using edge of a paint palette knife.
6.  Allow to dry.  The Matte Medium Gel will dry somewhat translucent.

Have fun, Lynn!!!!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Paper Dolls

 Paper Dolls

It has been too long a time passed when I last  posted in my blog ... just got caught up with other things in life ... I hope I can  renew my interest in mixed media projects with the help of my artist friends in JournalEaters group ... speaking of JournalEaters ... here they are (more or less ... I cut out their faces from photographs & pasted them onto fashion model bodies from magazines ... no photoshop for Michi!  Not adept enough at the computer!  LOL!!!)  Have fun, creative friends!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

GreySave's 7th Annual Race to the Park! Picnic & Charity Auction!

It's nearly time for the May 11, 2013 GreySave's 7th Annual Race to the Park! Picnic & Charity Auction ... my retired teacher buddy, Louise Winders, has worked so hard for this organization ... when she asked me to bead this greyhound amulet ... I just had to say "Yes." ... I didn't know it would take me 3-1/2 months ... but oh, well ... it's for a good cause ... here are photos of the front and back of the amulet ...

Please click on the underlined title to link you to Greysave's webpage and events calendar ...

Good luck to Louise and all those loyal volunteers and sweet rescue greyhounds!!!!!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Fun with Greeting Cards!!!!

 I found myself needing greeting cards this month ... my retired public school teacher buddies and I like to get together to craft so I was able to produce some cards this month ... the first one has a Paper Bag Studios image ... edges were sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink ... I used Liquitex Ultra Matte Gel with a touch of Titanium Buff acrylic paint mixed in a scraped across punchinella aka sequin waste with a plastic palette knife.
 The second one is also a Paper Bag Studios image stamped on scrapbook paper ...
 Another Paper Bag Studios image suitable for a "man" card ...
 A card I made for my aunt ... this is my favorite childhood photo taken on her mother's farm ...
 A Cricut image ...
 Paper Bag Studios ...
 Paper Bag Studios ...
 Paper Bag Studios ...
Stampsmith ...

It was fun getting my fingers inky and painty again ... crafting is TOO MUCH FUN!!!!  THANKS for visiting!!!!!!