Saturday, November 8, 2008

tHe FiNiShEd PiEcE

The final finished piece!!! This was a great workshop for me to take. I had always looked at other peoples collages and wondered "Where do you start?" Now that I know I will definately be doing more in the future. This one will be for sale soon on my Etsy shop. Keep your eyes out!!

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cOlLaGe WoRkShOp CoNtInUeD

Next I wire wrapped a vintage silver fork with violet beads. I took half of a basket and glued it to the canvas.

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cOlLaGe WoRkShOp CoNtInUeD

On this step I shaded around the pear images with the fluid chalk inks using a paintbrush.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

CoLlAgE wOrKsHoP cOnTiNuEd

I stamped the pear stamp on more pages from the 1969 Cookbook that I used for the first layer. I used Distress Ink in tea dye and then cut around the image. I am just not sure if this is looking too cluttered or if it is supposed to look that way. Maybe when I shade around the images and add embellishments that will change the look. On to that part...

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cOlLaGe WoRkShOp CoNtInUeD

For step 4 I colored in the circles using the fluid chalk inks and a paint brush. I made some more solid than the others and left some of the white show through on the rest.

For step 5 I stamped on the pear stamp using a violet fluid chalk ink, first inking only a small part of the stamp and then the whole stamp. I like how it didn't stamp solidly in some places. Next I stamped a different pear stamp and a word stamp using gesso. I like how this step turned out but, oh NO...I didn't stop there. I added more stamping which I will post as soon as I take more pics. AND if Blogger will cooperate with me better this time. These pics took FOREVER to upload..Grrrr....

Thursday, September 11, 2008

CoLlAgE wOrKsHoP cOnTiNuEd

The 3rd step was to brush on gesso and acrylic paint. I did this using a pastry brush. The stiff bristles gave more texture to the surface. I also used this brush for the acrylic paint in lemon yellow.

In the 4Th step I took a lid from a canning jar and a spice lid to make the large and medium sized circles using gesso. I applied it rather thick in order to add yet more texture. I then thought that it needed a few more circles so I took the lid off of a steak sauce bottle that was in my recycle box. Can you tell I was doing these steps in my kitchen? Sounds like I am putting together a recipe, which actually fits right in to my collage since I used vintage recipe book pages to start with. See the theme here? Next I took an old credit card and made the random lines using gesso. Let this dry awhile then onto the next steps.

i Am PaRtIcIpAtInG cOnTiNuEd

Go check out my answer to Seth's question for today: At least for today, your can't-live-without blog or website is... over at The Altered Page

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I aM pArTiCiPaTiNg

Head over to The Altered Page to see my answer for today's question: If you could work in one medium or format that you haven't yet tried, tell us what it would be and why.

Monday, September 8, 2008

cOlLaGe WoRkShOp

The second step was to add accent color using Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink. I used warm violet on the outer edges and french blue on the inside. I will move on to step 3 tomorrow.

This is the first time I have been able to participate in one of the workshop over at TheLatestTrendsInMixedMedia Yahoo group. The first step was to add torn paper to the canvas using Mod Podge. My canvas size here is 12 x 12. I used pages from a vintage cookbook for my papers. After it was dry it was on to step 2 above.

HaLlOwEeN cArDs

i Am PaRtIcIpAtInG

The third question at The Altered Page comes courtesy of Debbie Mihalik: How do you get your creative groove? Go on over and see my answer along with the other artists.

HaLlOwEeN aTc

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Black & White Card

This is a black and white card that I did for a challenge at PaperImageryDesigns yahoo group using a PID image.

I Am Participating

If you haven't been over to The Altered Page lately then head over and see my answer to today's question:
Show and Tell.
SHOW us one photograph of the object or objects that you collect and TELL us how your collection(s) came to be and/or what they mean to you. Feel free to include any anecdote about how you might have found/bought any of your treasures.

Keep watching for more questions and check my answers along with MANY other artists in Seth's edition of The Pulse.


I Am Participating

I recently participated in a survey
(in which I feel HONORED!) over at The Altered Page featuring artists that you may recognize - Teesha Moore, Angela Cartwright,
Julie Prichard, Sarah Fishburn, Nina Bagley, Kelly Kilmer, and Linda Woods.
There are 80-plus artists (and counting) that are participating in The Pulse. Join The Altered Page on Monday August 18Th for the third edition of The Pulse: an artist survey. This month long project will introduce you to new artists, help you get to know familiar faces even more, and allow you access into the creative hearts and minds of a very talented crew of individuals.

For this edition of The Pulse, Seth is considering offering for sale a printed zine to present the results of the survey on paper. Head over to The Altered Page for more details if you are interested. And check back there often to watch for my answers to the survey!!


This is the ATC that I did for the August ATC lottery over at Paper Imagery Designs Yahoo Gorup.