Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
"Starting from the Same Place" artist collaboration.....
What is this artist collaboration I speak of? Well, there was a call out to see if artists wanted to participate in a challenge of sorts...
We were all sent similar packages of bits and baubles and encouraged to use EVERYTHING our kit contained. It was a fun mix of vintage, handmade and fun finds. There was even a cool stencil from Stencil Girl! Thank you to Beacon Adhesives and Amazing Casting Products for contributing to this amazing group of artists and sparking our creativity!
I really had a hard time deciding how to approach this project. I was going to make a journal page, then I was going to make a mini album, but then I was in a craft store looking for something for another project and came across a small oblong box. It was begging to be altered! So alter it I did!
I loved using all the bits in different ways. First, I painted some with acrylic paints. The resin pieces were especially fun to alter! I hid the gear piece behind a window. The flower was painted to give a pop of color!
Found items like branches, feathers, and old paintbrushes were added to the back of the box. A collection of sorts... nature and manmade... a marriage of the two!
I LOVED this Viewmaster piece in the bits sent to me! Brough back memories of childhood. I loved incorporating both the envelope and disk!
A close up of some of the nature vs. manmade items.
I have no idea what these were from but I love the look of it overlapping the texture paste stenciled design. Splattered paint gives another element that provides texture.
A HUGE Thank You to Tina Walker and Susan M. Brown for all your hard work putting this collaborative project together.
Beacon Adhesives, Amazing Casting Products and StencilGirl Products for the items to make our kits so inspiring!
Other items I used:
wooden box (Michaels)
Tim Holtz metal feet and embellishments
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle
Golden Paints and Matte Gel Medium
Other items from my stash
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Hi friends! I promised to post photos of my mini book from last night's Ustream class with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! If you want to see the video again go here! So sorry to keep you all waiting for me to pick a winner from my Top 10 blog post... I'll announce at the end here!
Emily Ricketts said...
Emily, please forgive me for taking so long to post this! It has been a crazy few weeks! I'll get your prize out as soon as you let me know your address!
Journal board cover
Kraft paper page
Mixed Media paper
Cork paper page
Hope you enjoyed the class and if you make one, link me up so I can leave you a comment!
Annnnddd... my winner from my Top 10 post is...
Would love to firstname.lastname@example.org