WOW! was I ever thrilled to be asked to be a guest designer for Country View Challenges!!
On any given day, the inspiration that is shown on CVC is to say the least, Incredible- so when I was notified by Chris, I was over the moon excited!
Our challenge for this month is to Try Something New-to you.
Next came the mind racking- what shall I create? Well if you follow along I'll show and tell and hopefully will have inspired you to go try something new!!
Chris also asked, that I share a bit about me,then onto my project!
Hello, Jackie P Neal here!
To begin, I am a mainly self-taught, mixed media artist,loving all sorts and types of mediums and products- texture and color exciting my muse!
I live in a rural town in upstate New York,called Wolcott,on a small "farmette" of 13 acres,as we like to call it.Unfortunately for me, but good for the pocketbook,we live about 50 miles from any art supply stores! Ugh!- thank you Internet shopping!! heehee Everyday life for me is spending time with my husband and Golden Retriever; either gardening, walking the woods, putting up vegetables,organizing in the pole barn or in my studio playing and making art.
My life is truly blessed and I'm really so glad to be able to share some of it with others-My project this month was a piece created by using or doing something new to me. I had to think hard on this because I like to try everything once,sometimes twice-teehee so I wasn't sure of what I would do.
Recently I was watching a tutorial from a friend's blog,Susanne Rose where she was using Gelatos on ATC's. Light-bulb moment here- I remembered in the beginning of the year,2014-that is, I won a set of Gelatos from Retro Cafe' Art and had not yet used them!! This is what I created, a mini piece of wall art, featuring my using Gelatos for the first time.
For my substrate I used a piece of cardstock that had nice edging on both sides. I used the blue Gelato around the outside edges,smoothed in with my fingers and just inside of the blue on the top I used gold which was feathered-in to the blue.
My next step was to use a piece of scrap paper and apply with gel medium some vintage text. On this I used the same technique, applying Gelatos blue and gold, with my favorite art tool,my fingers!
This time I used more of the gold, filling up the center of the text.
( I forgot to add to the original post, that i added a layer of DecoArt Triple Thick Gloss Glaze to which I added some flake glitter for sparkle)
After that I added some DecoArt Crackle Glaze,to give that vintage look to the center piece.
This part was then adhered to the substrate and scrap art graphics by itKuPiLLi were added. was added. The tiny gold stars at the top are pieces of gold gilt/leafing-applied with gel medium.And then I added just a hint of liquid glitter to the edges.
On the bottom I added a smaller piece made the same way and attached this with a series of 3 jump rings.
And to this hanging piece, I added my quote.
Thank you so much for joining me and many thanks and big hugs to Chris and the others at CVC for asking me along!
Jackie P Neal ")