Check out the fun, new art goodies that I bought in November! I will be doing a monthly haul video on youtube so make sure you subscribe to my channel.
I am so excited about this new monthly challenge! At the beginning of each month, pick 12 items from your stash-it can be anything new or used…stickers, glitter, embellishments, paints…anything!
Use those items on your projects throughout the month. You don’t have to use ONLY these items but try to incorporate them during the month. You can alter them in anyway if you want!
Link your blog posts and youtube videos to share your 12 items and/or how you used them! I can’t wait to see what you create. Here is a brief video of the dozen items that I dusted from my artsy stash…
Wow! Is this a dream?! I am so excited to post my first project with the Art Anthology Dream Team. And an added bonus is the opportunity to participate in this amazing blog hop with Anthentique and Basically Bare.
This is Heidi from New York City and I love all things mixed media. If you are like me, you have a stash of those great things that you will alter “someday”. When I received the Thrilling Collection, I knew I wanted to feature the Halloween images and patterns to make a cool shadowbox. I started grabbing some Halloween items from my stash and had a blast creating! The shadowbox started out as an ivory tone that I sanded. I wiped off the dust from sanding and starting layering the Art Anthology paints to get this eerie look!
Years ago (yes, years) I bought this skeleton garland and knew that someday it would be perfect for a project. I altered him with Vegas Gold and added some June Bug eyes to make him my own. Do you see all of the details of the Thrilling papers, stickers and images?
I found these little bottles in my stash and knew they were perfect! See the spooky liquid inside-it’s some Truffle Paint mixed with water. The labels on the bottles are stickers from the Thrilling Collection-I painted the bat sticker with June Bug to make it pop.
A spider ring, some pretty flowers and spider web ribbon added just the perfect touches to the cute image of the witch and her black cat! I love layering items in the little spaces in the shadowbox. Each space is like its own work of art!
Love that image?! I cut it out of one of the pieces of paper and added Glossy Accents to make it really stand out. The scary moon is from the same image but I layered that against the back of the box. I loved how that one little image made its own scene in that box.
Are you drooling yet? The Thrilling Collection is the perfect mix of Halloween and everyday patterns. Check out the black & white chevron in the bottom picture. Imagine the possibilities for that paper! Check out the gorgeous collection of Art Anthology paints and sprays that I used for this project. I can’t wait to share more art with you—now…have a great weekend & GO MAKE SOME ART!
Phew! Back to school…
you could hear crickets coming from my art studio as the paints and sprays took a rest this week.
Back to school brings excitement, high expectations and VERY VERY OUCHY FEET!!! My sweet love set this up for me to soak those barkin’ dogs. (Thank goodness my sister Ashley bought this for me years ago!)
Now that we got that out of the way, onto the art…
Today I am sharing two of my recent youtube videos with you! Please take a moment and leave some comments so I know that you are watching. I love making videos and want to know that artists are enjoying them. Thanks a ton!
Save the date!
On Saturday night (Sept. 14th) I will be hanging out on UStream and sharing a mixed media mini book with you! We will begin at 7pm EST and end at whatever time we start to doze off.
I will be using the Paper Pumpkin Monthly Kit from Stampin’ Up! & breaking all the rules! I love what comes in those little kits and enjoy making them my own even more.
Want to stay up to date on all of my artsy adventures? Check out The Gothamettes Facebook Group and join the chatter!
Rolled paper flowers-an addiction of mine! I keep a spray bin near me when I create. It is a simple washing bin from the $1 store. I always throw papers in there and then when I spray flowers, etc. the papers get covered, too. The bin is full of copy paper, music that Marty doesn’t want and take out menus. I even use these papers as paint palettes to get them covered in lots of colors and mediums. I use those colorful papers to make these flowers. I get a ton of questions about how I make them. I have a video-it is pretty old but you get the point. If you want me to make a more current video, let me know in the comments and I would be thrilled to do it.
In the video (at the end of this post), the flowers come in around an hour and ten minutes into it. This is from a UStream that I did quite some time ago. Hope you enjoy!
My pal, Teresa, moved to the big city! How exciting to have a new place in Manhattan. I created this clock for her new place. I am addicted to making cityscapes-you have seen a variety of my NYC creations in several blog posts. I thought a skyline clock would be perfect addition to her apartment. The best part is that she LOVES it!
Today I am sharing a few of my recent art journal pages. Most are finished although I tend to go back to my pages and add things. My finishing touch is when I stamp my date stamp on the art. Once that stamp is there, it is somewhat off limits. Some of these are stamped and others, well…not quite.
***I created this one when Marty and I were on a mini vacation on a houseboat a few weeks ago. There were several swans and we found out that they are MEAN! We were hissed at and they puffed up their feathers. They may be beautiful but they certainly have bad manners!
*** For this one, I grabbed a piece of watercolor paper & my watercolors. I sat for about 15 minutes before bed one night and created this one. I don’t usually gravitate to my watercolors but after creating this one…I plan to keep them at hand more often!
***This was a simple collage and I am so happy with it. I wanted to play with some gorgeous-colored pastel paper that Marty and I picked up when we were on our mini vaca. These single sheet creations will be glued into my art journals so they have a safe place to “live”.
***The last one is still a work in progress. I used the June stencil of the month from Stencil Girl. I had a blast using my favorite colors and giving this Loose Woman some life. She needs a little more work…in time.
I have been getting a lot of requests to make videos of my art journaling. Honesty, I rarely sit down and make a page from start to finish. Instead, I am always flipping through 3-4 journals adding layers, ephemera and eventually finishing touches.
This video is the first in a continuous series of my art journaling process. Each time I post a Flippin’ Pages Art Journal video, I will share 5 flips of the pages through my journals. I hope you enjoy the process!
Music By: Vanessa Trouble & The Red Hot Swing (My love Marty Bound is playing trumpet) http://theredhotswing.com This is their NEW HOT CD!
I thought it was a good time to take an art break and add a blog post. Hmmm…what to write about?! Wait! It IS Wednesday so why not write about What’s On My Workdesk?
Lately, I have been really art journaling. I think it’s my Summer mushy brain. I have been on Summer Break for over a month now and my brain tends to turn off. I also have very little structure during the Summer. I guess those two things are leading me to want to art journal. I don’t have to overthink it. I find when I do, my projects aren’t as creative. So, I have been playing a lot. Mixing things and trying out new ideas. Nothing structured, very free thinking. Good stuff.
This is the project I am currently working on. It is a stencil from Stencil Girl Stencil of the Month Club. This stencil was designed by the fabulous Sue Pelletier. I started the pages with a bunch of scraps that I have left from the Nostalgia Kit from Your Memories Here. Those scraps were covered with watered-down gesso and the rest is a work in progress.
This is to my left. A bunch of fun stuff that I am using! Most of that is always there…I love digging through embellishments and flowers. Some of the stuff (like the sprays) are there now for my current project. I DO clean up after every project! My brain works better like that.
Yep, today I spilled my supplies out to the floor space next to me. Come on now…you know you do it, too! See that box of new Utrecht paints? My love surprised me with those yesterday. There is a spectrum of 48 delicious colors in there!
Here is my stencils drying! I had to use warm water to get the Light Molding Paste off of them. I don’t mind paint drying on my stencils but molding paste is another story.