Friday, March 27, 2009

Crackled paint

This ATC was done with my own technique for crackled paint. Studio red undercoat with light brown overcoat (crackled)...Artistic Outpost stamps...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

a mixed collage...

background: Claudine Hellmuth textured background techniques with studio paints

art doll done with french text glued to watercolor paper (arms and legs) scrap paper blouse, beehive skirt, painted face and small polka dotted bow. Stamped images at feet of figure as well as bees by figure. Collage birds from printed tissue paper...script reads: "she knew all about the birds and bees."

Friday, March 13, 2009

Deck of Art-the 2 of hearts.

I started a weekly challenge on PAO to create one ATC sized work of art on the backside of a predetermined playing card. My challenge was the 2 of hearts--theme: childhood. Here is my take on the subject. I love this stamp of the child. The background is a harlequin stamp in SU pale blue ink, collaged measuring tape and spelling lesson. I found the "Why?" in some of my stash and tinted it with distress old curduroy.....

Friday, February 27, 2009

An experiment with ink-jet transfer

I have been doing a lot of experimenting with transfer techniques lately and tried this 6 x 6 with ink jet images in color and black and white. I transferred parts of 6 images, color washed in watery titan buff, color washed again in Studio "dash of red", buffed with a paper towel to remove some color, smeared more with fingers, then added some distress black soot. I covered the central image with paper and sprayed gold webbing around edges, then doodled, stamped in black soot, and collaged a piece of joss paper.....I love it!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My PAO Doll

On the PAO website, we are trading dolls that are supposed to represent us as paper artists..Here is my version. She is made of a wood block, spoons, and forks. She has a fimo face, crocheted hair and little artistic elements in her hands. She is even wearing my ever present blue UGGS slippers!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

My Matchbox House

I made this little house from a small matchbox using different architectural stamps from CS and the POPs from the new Artifacts kit.

The door opens and inside it says "home sweet home"

Bird ATCs

These are the ATCs I made for Luanne's bird swap. They are in different color combinations.