Wednesday, February 20, 2013

GelliPlate Prints

These are my very first Gelli Plate pulls and I could not be happier. Such a cool way to get color and patterns onto paper and each pull is unique... amazing...

This is my very first pull:  didn't use enough paint here, but i liked the effect. I just added more paint ontop of what was left on the Gelli Plate and used different stencils. I kept adding different color paints and mixing the stencils, never cleaning the plate, so what was left would come up with the next pull...

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine Tags

I just finished creating these little Valentine Tags and I love how vibrant they are.  I used Ranger's Manila Tags, size #8 (3.125 X 6.25 inches).

I stamped each tag with Tim Holtz new Distress Paint: Picket Fence using Stampington & Company Rosette Heart Stamp. I heat dried the image to set the paint. I planned to spray with water based sprays and did not want the paint to blend.

Once the paint was dry, I sprayed each one with:

Tim Hoiltz Distress Inks:  Seasonal Winter Festiver Berry, and Seasonal Summer Picked Raspberry made from Re-inkers

Dyan's Dylusions Sprays:  Postbox Red, Bubblegum Pink

Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist: Creme de Rouge

I then sprayed each tag with water to blend and soften the inks, using paper towels to remove ink that puddles, and from the stamped image.  I then used the heat gun to dry each tag. Once dry, i edged each tag with Tim Holtz new Distress Paint: Black Soot.

I used Perfect Pearls Medium Bullet Pen to write "Amore"  (Italian for Love), then embossed with Ranger Black Embossing Powder.

On the inside, I stamped another heart image and embossed that too. I used Dyan's Inbetweenies with Brilliant Moonlight White Ink to stamp the stuble heart images onto the background.

To finish the tags, I sprayed the same inks used above onto the flowers on the font of each and onto Color Ready Ribbon, which I tied along with other ribbon to the tags.  They are now ready for me to add my sentiments and send to my Daughter's Family.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

MultiMedia Canvas

Be kind... This is my first attempt at a multi media canvas. A dear friend posted this pic on FB, and I instantly feel in love with the colors, so I "begged" (not really, he was forthright with sending the jpeg when I asked, but begged sounds cool) for the jpeg so I could scrap it. I had originally thought of doing a 12x12 page, but opted to try my hand a "Finnabair" type canvas. Anna so inspires me with her art!!!

I deviated from normal practice of using house hold junk and opted to use kiddy toys as this was for a child. I have an airplane, a car, a bowling pin, lizards and dinosaurs, along with nuts, and bolts, tiny screws, drawer pull, paper flowers (all I made from paper scraps) tree twigs, a beer bottle top (had to drink it to get the, ribbons, burlap, beads, gears, beads with his initials, keys, and precious Tim Holtz wings for the sweet little cherub pictured!

The Making of...

I bought an 8x8 inch canvas, adhered tissue paper to it, scrunching it up for texture on the top and all the sides.  I left a 5x5 inch square for the picture.

I layered textured ribbons over the tissue paper, making sure to cover the sides also, as i wanted texture all around the canvas. And to make sure there was enough texture, i used my glue gun to add mored to the sides...

Instead of covering this layer in white gesso as most do, I used black gesso. The Arizona's Cardinals' Football Teams colors are black, red and tan. Black made the perfect base to build upon...

I added a label drawer pull with a dictionary definition of football as the label, adding Glossy Accents in the window to seal and highlight...

Then I just started adding all the "stuff" I bought at Party City, Dollar Store,  and Lowes,  filling in with the paper flowers I made, twigs from a grapevine wreath and the angle wings...

I covered everything with white gesso, except the sides and some of the top cuz i wanted the black gesso as a base...

I left the football off until the end. Did not know if I wanted to leave it it's natural color of brown, or paint it along with the rest of the canvas...

As you can see, I choose to paint the football... the tan color was too much so I toned it down with black paint mixed with gold Tattered Angles Spray, which I lightly kissed over the whole canvas.

I am sooo happy how this turned out and I love all the kiddy embellishments. I think my friend will be pleased with this precious pic of him and his son.