Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Carrie Fairy...from this to this...



I was playing with a photo of Carrie Joy and I used a photo copy and acrylic paint, prismacolor pencil, inktense graphite and watercolor pencil, cheesecloth, gel medium, decorative napkin, black paint pen, oil pastel. Then I did a photo copy of it and played with it again. Just playing around. I wouldn't recommend the oil pastels unless they are water soluble, the gel medium just pealed it off. That is why I recopied it and played again minus oil pastel.

Monday, August 23, 2010

What I love about watercolors...


Is when you mix some water with a color or two and you drop it onto paper and let it dry and out pops a face or wings or something. I love it then when I can coax something recognizable with colored pencil or oil pastels or paint and some magical creature appears!
I bought some shipping tags that seem to be made of a light cardboard and I was wondering what I would do with it when this came about after playing with my watercolor paint. I really like how this paper just absorbed the water and color.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Change of Pace...



These are some wooden book shaped boxes I have been working on. I have collaged and painted them. Inspired by Terra Sheridan! Terra's recycled/upcycled cigar box art is wonderful! Here is her blog
http://terrasheridan.blogspot.com
I haven't been feeling all that well lately, positional vertigo, so this project was a good way to put my paints, decorative napkins, and Mod Podge to good use. These boxes are 5" x 7" x 2" and they open toward you from the top like you were opening a book. I have a few more to paint. I had purchased these boxes a few years ago. I did one as a fairy tale box when you open it it has a fairy hiding under a leaf and a little poem. I have to find it and put it up to show. I may even put it in my Etsy store eventually.

I have signed myself up for Sharon Tomlinson's and Deryn Mentlock's new class Of Towers and Turrets at
www.allnorahsart.ning.com
I have been wanting to put my penciled face drawings into pendants and now I will be able to. I am looking forward to that class which starts next Friday, August 27th! It looks like a lot of fun but oh my all that money I got from selling my paintings and dolls is almost gone with all the supplies I had to get! But really that is ok since I have been wanting to do this for so long and now here is the opportunity and I have to take it! I know this class is more than worth it! Sorry, I can't bid on Carrie Joy's recent painting she has on ebay. Someday!

The moment waits for you....

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