Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Starting From The Same Place... An Artist's Collaboration

Welcome to 
"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!
 A fun item I created for the top of the box!
 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 AdhesivesAmazing 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

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