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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rich colors and rusting the Past

        Wow- can you believe it is the 30th of October today?! 

                    Time flies-and Rust never sleeps...





Recently , I pulled out some  journals and decided it was time to fill in the unused pages-

 















 

 The first couple of steps consisted of tearing ,cutting and adhering clock faced paper with Decou-Page Matte sealer-I saved a few of the faces for later. I did some stamping on another sheet as well- The Muse of Future Past and Domino Shrine stamps are both from Lost Coast Designs
and the I Will Soar ,wing stamp, is Pam Carriker's

Next I applied a coat of Americana Muted Gold along with glazing medium-keeping the color heavy in some areas
 Now for my colors- all which were mixed with glazing medium.
White, Paynes gray, Phthalo Blue(Red shade) Quin,Magenta and Americana Dark Scarlet

 

Next I used modeling paste mixed with the Muted Gold along with
 stencils from Seth Apter- Urban from his new series and his Past Present Future

 After the paste had dried , I applied DecoArt Worn Penny using my finger to the raised areas of modeling paste, giving these areas a rusted look. At this point I also used the Dark Scarlet  along the right and bottom edges.
 Next, a wash of Quinacridone Nickle Azo Gold was applied to the page.
close up of textures and layers

Time to add my stamped images which I colored  using Distress Markers- apparently- I forgot photos!  As you can see in the photo above, I stamped 2 shrine arches,one lighter than the other and layered them off center. The muse was added on top of these. For the wings,which I added the clock face to; I decided painting them white would give a nice contrast to the overall page. 
And then to finish, I added some outlining and shading. 

  Truly the colors are much more rich in person, but after about 30 photos, I just picked the best of the lot! 

Thanks for your visit-and are you dressing up for Halloween?
bwaaaaaa hahhahaaaa! 
I am- i'm going as a cool art chick! teeheehee 

Jackie ")






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SimonSaysStampWednesday Challenge


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My muse is back and in full swing!

The D in the box is for my Mom. The box is an old jewelry box with clear top



My muse had taken a bit of time off after Stamford's Art Is You.
So,after some much needed rest, my muse and I are back in the studio!  
 Going nonstop,we are throwing paint and paper all over,finishing up projects,gifts and making new pieces! 
               Mostly we are just playing around and having fun!
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If you have a few minutes, I have some pieces to share ")

     "Little Folks" shrine was inspired by an online class I took with Lesley Venable.
This photo reminds me of my Mom,Dolores and her sister Jean.
I think the hardest part for me was the auditioning...I started with so many pieces,till I found what worked just right.
My first shrine- and I loved making it!
 


The above piece I made for a friend,using some previously worked papers.

       And the sunshine piece was painted for another friend- 
                          I think this would make nice cards.

          My next canvas- and I think it is just the beginning of it, 
           was inspired by my recent class with Seth Apter
                         I just love these colors and textures!
Just wish I had gone larger with this one
        These two photos are of my completed canvas from
                       Jessica Sporn's class, The Sky's the Limit
                            can't you just feel that moon glow?
                                               I can-teehee!
                        I truly am pleased with my final canvas!

 
                                 And for my last share today...
This is a muslin bag that I tried my first attempt at photo transfer on- and failed! 
Not to be dismayed, I took the photo-my beautiful lady by Maxfield Parrish- and decided to adhere her to the bag with matte medium. For the framing of her, I used some really gorgeous National Geographic /Citrasolve papers that my dear friend Becky Wentworth sent to me. I used some of my favorites which remind me of Klimt. Again, I used matte medium to glue down all papers and seal it. Later, I went back with some gold paint to highlight a few areas and added another coat of sealer. 
The finished bag feels like a soft leather and flexes nicely ,with no cracking!     


Thanks so much for viewing today- I'll be back tomorrow with more and a step by step on another finished piece! Sending creative thoughts and wishes
Jackie")



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Sugar Creek Hollow
The Mirror Crack'd

Thursday, October 23, 2014

2014 ~ Art Is You ~ round 2

                                 Are you ready for round two?

just a peek







  As promised, here are a few pieces that I created,the pics are only snippets as they are WIP
           This first grouping is from Seth's class - yummy color!
 
 






                       

 


                                 




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                                   Next some snippets from Jessica's class
Some pulls from a Gelli plate
I have to tell you, this is my first time using a Gelli plate-and yes I was scared!teehee Everyone uses them and here I am in a class with one staring me straight in the face!
I rather like the warm orange and gold one to the right!
 
            I hope to have this canvas finished soon to share with you-
                                   so don't touch that dial!
Art in Progress
                              More art below after a few more pics!
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                                                      Saturday- Day 4 

                                   The famous Art Trunk Show!
This is where Artists come from all over and bring their wonderful creations-everything-
metal-working,canvas,stamps,clothing,dolls,just to name a few and everyone can shop till they drop! Unfortunately,I dropped before I had a full shop-

 
 I finally got to meet my former design team partner and fabulous artist - Sarah " WonderStrumpet" Trumpp!
Sarah's creation- I had to have her!Yes,she is a she!




Jen Crossley and Seth were laughing it up so I had to take several shots to get it just right! this is a nice one!
                              I also did a bit of shopping here with Jen!
    Love her and her art! She is also very witty,ok, down right silly and fun!        
                          

 I took Saturday off from classes so I could spend an afternoon with my hub!  While I shopped, Riley went to a deli nearby to get us lunch- delish! But after that I hit the wall and never made it back out of the room until later that evening...ohhh the things I could have bought!  "(

resting after a hard lunch! heehee

My friend Kay Wallace and I Saturday evening- I found out- she also took Saturday for a much needed rest!
                            Sunday - Day 5          
                                    Morning motivator with Rice,
              Art Is You coordinators and partners in crime- 
                      Ellen Legare and Sallianne McClelland
 
                   Lunchbreak with friends, Kay Wallace and Judy Shea!
 
                                             Love these gals!
My apron I created for Art Is You
Some treasures gathered from Art Is You- charms,cards,a stamp I won ~all Fun!
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Sunday Day 5 Class
Gypsies,Tramps & Thieves 
with Andrea Matus DeMeng 
Andrea's art and style has always intrigued me, and so I was delighted to find her teaching at Art Is You.
Above are two of her many pieces she brought to share and for us to gain inspiration from- I love the depth and beauty she achieves with her designs.
 
A no nonsense class, we had demos and instruction and then music to create by- when the music stopped- time to move on to the next step!
Great playlist-btw!
Thank you Andrea for a fabulous class- I only wish I had  week to learn more!



 
The layers & colors Andrea uses-yum-just makes my head swoon!
     Here is my beginning collage  and some pieces for audition


After layers of paint and a few beginning pieces adhered

 This would be my final canvas- although I think there is more to be done with it- I had some thoughts on my ride home that I think might work well- stay tuned!
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And now to my final piece of created art to share. This is the pin that I made in Kecia's class.
I really love how it turned out and have been wearing it proudly! 
Still might add a bit in the empty circle- or maybe not! We'll see!

 


Thanks so much for joining me again! I look forward to your thoughts! 
Jackie ")