Saturday, January 17, 2015

Play Day in the Studio

At the end of the week, I need time in my studio to unwind and create.  So today, I did just that.  I made this mixed media piece on a wood panel and really just had fun. I sprayed the background, then stamped/heat embossed the next layer, and added stenciled modeling paste with embossing powder sprinkled on it while still wet.  The snowflakes were rub-ons, and worked great over the modeling paste (I wasn't sure if it would work or not, so it was a happy success!).  I also thought it would be fun for a frosty canvas to add "frozen" droplets of water.

So after playing for a bit today, I feel refreshed and ready for the week ahead!

Lindy's Stamp Gang:
Flat Fabio: Pop Rock Purple
Creative Embellishments:  Under the Mistletoe Chipboard
IndigoBlu: Bubbles Background
Webster's Pages: Flowers
October Afternoon: Rub-ons
Stampendous: Shaved Ice, Glass Glitter
Golden: Molding Paste, Gesso
Layers of Color: stencil
Zva Creative: Bling


(Supplies listed/linked in supply list)

Inspiration + Modeling Paste

I wanted to create a canvas to celebrate the New Year and somehow a frosty landscape celebrates a clean slate, a type of starting anew.

Fragile Papers

  I love incorporating old book pages into my art.  I was thrilled this fall to find a couple of old English and French dictionaries at a library book sale.
  I mounted the page onto cardstock for strength, and then used an embossing folder to create the flower pattern.  I added chipboard to the area that I was going to stamp prior to embossing, to leave a flat area.

The leaves and moth were stamped onto vellum, another fun and fragile paper.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Super Bowl Party Invitation

All right football fans, the most anticipated sports/social event of the year is quickly approaching, and it's time to start party planning. This cute invitation will catch the eye of everyone on your guest list.
Super Bowl Party Invitation Supplies:
 Step 1. Cut paper for card base 6" x 12". Score at 3" and 9". 001
 Step 2. Cut a piece of green cardstock 5 1/2" square. Score every half inch. Sand the score lines with the Sand-It Gadget. 002

 Step 3. Cut the square in half. Fold the card base as a gatefold card, and glue the green paper to each side. 003  
Step 4. Cut a football shape from paper. Line the football up over the opening of the card. Mark holes to punch through the football and card base. Use a hole punch to make the holes larger.

 Step 5. Emboss the football with folder. Sand the raised areas. Line the holes up and glue to one side of the card.
 Step 6. Print the details for your invitation on vellum, using the computer. Glue to the inside of
the card.

 Step 7. Loosely lace the football to close the card. After all of the holes are laced, then tighten them.

Which ever team you are pulling for....I hope you have a great time with family and friends! Thanks for stopping by. ~Gini

Monday, January 12, 2015

Mixed Media Angel

Things are finally calming down from the holidays, and then the whirlwind of creating projects for CHA - so, I have a moment to share a canvas that I finished.  There are so many layers on this (the figure actually has a layer of cheesecloth underneath). The flower was stamped onto old dictionary paper and embossed, then cut out and applied to the canvas.  The finished piece is 12 x 12 on wood.

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Dioxazine Purple, Titanium White, Quinacridone Gold, Cadmium Red, Interference Gold, Green Gold, Paynes Grey, Burnt Umber
DecoArt Antiquing Cream: English Red Oxide, Patina Green
DecoArt Decou-page Matte
DecoArt Mediums:  Crackle Paste, Modeling Paste, Gesso, Matte Medium
DecoArt Americana Stencils: Classic  - Acanthas Borders; Vintage Stencils - French Writing
Stampendous - Blossom Beauty Stamp

Challenge: PaperArtsy: Fragile Papers