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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wings to Fly

Happy Birthday Tracy Weinzapfel!

May has been a special month at Mixed Media Mondays with Tracy Weinzapfel as we have been celebrating her birthday with a month of fun!

My gift to her was this 10 x 10 inch canvas and just as promised in the sneak peek in this post, here is a look at the completed project.

A list of the products I used will be at the bottom of this post.


I started out by spreading on a layer of  101 Artist's Cement Light on my canvas and impressing it with  stamps and bottle tops, etc. to create texture.
Next I started adding layers of paint.


...with each layer adding a bit more depth and dimension to the canvas.


Here's a little closer look at a portion of the canvas showing the texture created in the Artist's Cement and some of the layers of colors.  Several more layers of color were added after this shot was taken. 


While layer of paint were drying on my canvas, I cut a heart out of a heavy drapery material sample.  
(I have a small bag full of these to use in my artwork.)


The heart also got many layers of paint and then if was topped off with some stamping.


Then it was time to add the quote.  I printed it out on regular typing paper and gave it a light wash and added a few spatters in the same color scheme.
I cut the words apart and added them to my canvas and outlined them with a Faber-Castell Pitt Pen in black.
(Sorry Tracy...I DID try the charcoal pencil, but it just wasn't happening! LOL)
The words were then given a light coat of Glossy Perfect Paper Adhesive.


Then the heart was edged with a black Gelato before attaching it to the canvas and a bit of bling was added because...
it's not a birthday without some bling!


Here's just a quick shot of some of the paint colors that I used.
I forgot to take a picture of all the rubber stamps and inks before I put them away.

Here's the Products List as promised...

10 x10 primed artist canvas

101 Artist's Cement Light
palette knife
USArtQuest Perfect Adhesive- Glossy
USArtQuest Perfect Adhesive-Matte
USArtQuest Perfect Pigments in various colors

Americana acrylic paint

Artist's Touch acrylics from Hobby Lobby

Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Pearl

Tim Holt Bigz Die - Heart Wings

Pitt Pin in black
Gelato in black

Bling

Various Rubber Stamps

Face
Grid Pattern

Handwriting by Acey Deucy
Spatter by Imaginations



WOYWW #208

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?

If you want to see what everyone is up to for this week's
check out Julia's Stamping Ground and take a peek at workdesks from all over the world. 
This is WOYWW Four Year Anniversary and we are celebrating!


Just a quick peek at my desk today.  
This week I have a new LARGER canvas picked out 
and I'm going to  give a got a working a bit larger this time.
I've got an idea in my head and I'm hoping that I can bring my vision to life on my canvas.

I haven't forgotten to post the reveal from my Sneak Peek last week.  It has been shipped off to its recipient and as soon as I receive word that it has arrived, I will post it.  I actually have a post all written and saved.  It is just waiting for me to push the button.
UPDATE - the full post has now been published here.


I also treated myself to a little tabletop easel this weekend as I was tired of trying to hold and balance my canvases in my hand and then having to prop them up to dry.  I don't have a space big enough for a larger tabletop easel or a standing one...but as long as I don't work TOO large, this should work out pretty good.





Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WOYWW #207

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday ?

Just a quick peek at my desk today.  I'm working on a project that I can't really show yet...so I'm just going to show you the what I've used so far and one little tiny peek into the project.

If you want to see what everyone is up to for
What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, check out Julia's Stamping Ground and take a peek at workdesks around the world. 

I'll have to take some time to do that later tonight, since I've on my lunch hour and headed off to a Board Meeting in just a few minutes.


I promise I'll be back with a complete blog post once I finish up the project and it has been delivered.


...and here is a little peek at the project.



Saturday, May 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom!!


I made this little card for my Mom's birthday.  
Happy Birthday Mom!  I love you!!


I had watched some videos by PaperArtsy using Grunge Paste along with  their paints and metallics and I thought I would give it a try with the products I had on hand.

I used USArtQuest's 101 Artist's Cement Light and a stencil to create the textured pattern on my paper.  Sorry...I forgot to take a picture of this step.  
Then I used USArtQuest Perfect Pigments to add layers of color.




After the paint dried Iused my Metallic Rub-Ons that I've had forever
and added a few colors over the area with texture to give it some added depth.  

There were a couple of areaa where the cement must not have been dry all the way through
because some of it tried to pull up when I rubbed the metallics on. 
Guess I need to allow a bit more time for it to dry next time.


Then I added a handmade paper flower tinted in colors to match.  
Oops! I got busy and forgot to take pictures of those steps.  



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WOYWW #206


What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?

As always I'm running late posting my workdesk, but a busy day at work and then I had errands to run  which kept me away from my desk until late this evening.

Once I finally had a chance to sit down I dug out my acrylics to work a bit more in my art journal.  
My daughter brought me a snack of popcorn and I had to be careful not to eat my brushes or try and wash them out in the popcorn cup.

If you look close on the right side you can see Momma Cat.  
She thought I needed supervision
and it was all I could do to keep her from walking through the wet paint!

...then when I wasn't paying close attention my other black cat, Sneakers, walked right through my little puddle of black paint.  
Now THAT was fun trying to get it all off of his paws.  
He wasn't too happy with me after that!




and here's a little close-up of the journal page that I'm working on.
Stamps are by Stamp Camp.  



If you want to see what everyone is up to for
be sure and hop on over to Julia's Stamping Ground and take a peek at everyone's desks. 

Well, I'm off to post this and see what everyone else has been up to!
Have an Artful Week everyone and Thank You for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Feel free to leave a comment!
I'd love to hear from you!

Anna

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

WOYWW #205

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?

A clean desk that's what!!
As usual I'm a bit late linking up...but at least I made it!!

If you want to see what everyone is up to for
What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday,
be sure and hop on over to Julia's Stamping Ground and take a peek at everyone's desks. 

Not much art going on this week, but I did manage to clean my desk, so I can mess it up again!

...and I have a new little stash of goodies that I picked up at the Scrapbook Expo in Orlando this past weekend.


...a little bit of bling


...some neat chipboard laser cuts by Petticoat Parlor.
I can't wait to use these!!  Aren't they cute!!!




I'm off to post this and see what everyone else has been up to!
Have an Artful Day everyone and thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!

Anna

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

WOYWW #204

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?

A MESS...that's what!!!


My stencil cutter is still on my desk cause I'm planning to do some more stencils...just haven't had the time yet.
There's also a couple of stamps and cute little bird shaped wood album from Genuinely Janes that I won from couple of blog hops.
Baby wipes, Copics, Brushes and more...now to clean the mess and put some of it away so I actually have room to mess it up again!


I'm a bit late linking up today...but if you want to see what everyone is up to for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, be sure and stop on over at Julia's Stamping Ground and take a peek at everyone's desks.

Have an Artful Day!
Anna