Friday, January 17, 2014

Mosaic Backgrounds for Mixed Media Video Tutorial

I've been experimenting with some Mixed Media canvases that were inspired by Gustav Klimt - and this is the second in the series (but actually the first that I'm sharing on my blog).  So this was a great project for the challenge at Design Memory Craft/ Faber-Castell, which was to make a piece inspired by a piece of art. 

I also used Lindy's Stamp Gang January Color Challenge to pick this soft palette. I didn't use the exact colors that they suggested, but I used Cocklebells Coral, Southshore Sand, Gag Me With a Spoon Gray, Geranium Coral Blush and Queen Sheeba's Silver 
and thought that I matched up pretty close.

 The Art Deco lady was a vintage black and white photo that I printed onto silk and colored with Pan Pastels.
 But there are lots of really fun techniques that I've shared, on a new video.

I hope you will take a few minutes to watch - and let me know what you think!

I'd love for you to follow my YouTube channel and invite your friends!

So now....Here's the video!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 
HCDP1 239 Majestic Morning Paper Collection
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3582 Majestic Morning Bouquet PreCut Set
1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Other Products Used 
May Arts Ribbon 3/4" Chevron Twill
Want2Scrap Pearls
Faber Castell Gelatos(pink, orange, yellow)
Tsukineko Ink: VersaMark
Wow Embossing Powder
Stickles- Orange
Xyron Mega Runner, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives
WorldWin Cardstock

Cut a 6 x 6 card base and cut a patterned 6" square from the paper collection for the card front.  Stamp the Majestic Morning Bouquet on a green patterned paper and  cut out. Apply to  the printed rectangle from the paper collection using foam adhesives. Stamp a second image with the same stamp. Color the blossoms using gelatos, and use foam adhesives to layer over the leaf layer.   Stamp, cut and shape a large flower using the Majestic Morning Background .  Color using the gelatos and brush on stickles.  Add ribbon and a bow, and tie the love tag cut from the patterned paper to finish.