Monday 18 July 2011

Textured Background Paper

Created on USttream using Lumiere & Stewart Gill Paints, stamping, plus fusible fibres (angelina fibres), Stickles glitter glue, mica chips, Byzantia Chips, Glass Bead Gel & Gold Leaf.

Textured ATCs

Created live on UStream:

Art Journal Page - There's No Place Like Home

Created live on Ustream using Neo Colour II's, stamps by Darkroom Door, Traci Bunkers (font) & Stampotique.  Plus a Crafter's workshop stencil and some pen & ink work.

Creating Background Papers

These papers were created live on UStream using a variety of media:
This paper used the wrinkle free Distress Technique and was stamped with TH stamps

This paper was sprayed with Dylusions inks through a Crafter's Workshop Stencil

This page was sprayed with Dylusions inks in Vanilla Custard & Velvet, then stamped with a TH stamp

This page was spreayed with Glimmer Mists through a Crafter's Workshop stencil (mini mums), then stamped with a script (Katy's Corner) in StazOn Olive and StazOn Platinum.

This sheet used a resist technique by sponging Versamark through a Crafter's WOrkshop Stencil, then spraying with Dylusions ink.  It was then stamped in StazOn Gold with a Inkadinkado stamp

This sheet was also a resist technique on glossy card created with Versamark, and then sponged with Adirondack inks, before stamping with a flower in Adirondack Eggplant

This piece was created by painting the background with a Ranger Dabber, then sponging Brilliance inks through sequin mesh

This page was created with Ranger dabbers for both the background and the stamping.

This page has an acrylic background (Golden's Titan Buff), and was then stamped using Brilliance inks (Peacock) with Inkadinkado stamps

Art Journal Page - Get Into Gear

Created Live on Ustream using chipboard die cuts and Stewart Gill Metal-Mica Paints.

Art Journal Page - Colour Lights My World

Created live on Ustream using Lumiere & Stweart Gill Paints, fusible fibres, stickles, gold leaf, stampings & stencilled texture paste.

Tuesday 31 May 2011

Ladybird - Mixed Media Painting

Created on Hot Press Watercolour paper using Neo Colours, acrylics, irridescent paints & glitter.  There have been several requests to buy prints from this piece.  If this is something you might like, please email me so I can gauge the level of interest.  The process was filmed for YouTube and can be seen here:
Prints available on my Etsy here :

Sunday 29 May 2011

Metal Art Postcard

Created using aluminium tape.  This project was filmed for YouTube.  Here's the link:
You Tube - Metal Art

Mixed Media Painting - Alice

This is a collaged painting using a variety of mediums and textural elements.  The main image was coloured using Prisma pencils, acrylics & Neo Colour 2s.  This was cut out & collaged onto the background.  The background uses a mixture of Golden Acrylics, Steward Gill Pearlescent paints, collaged tissue paper, glitter & Byzantia Chips.
The various stages of the process are also shown below:

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Sirena - Mixed Media Painting

A mixed media painting using acylics, prismas, gel pens, bead gel, lumieres, stamping, collage, and lots of fun sparkly bits.  Full details of how I made this are shown in the post below.

Sirena - Step By Step Process

The pictures show the step by step progress of a mixed media painting.

The background created on 8 x 12" chipboard. The inital colours were stream, Aqua & Citrus. This was stamped firstly with a text background in white acrylic, then with bubbles in Lumiere Blue Gold & seaweed in metallic blue & emerald.  Then I dabbed on some Cobalt Turquoise, Paynes Grey & Titan Buff with a tissue.  Paynes Grey was also dripped over the background.  I sketched the mermaid onto the background in graphite, then painted over the image with gesso
My inital idea was to paint straight onto the background, but I found that the white text stamped earlier was coming through onto the mermaid's face, so I retraced the mermaid onto cartridge paper and cut out her face and torso to collage onto the background.  Her face, arms and other flesh areas were coloured using Prisma pencils and blended with a mixture of Titan Buff and White glazes.  Hair was added in acrylic paint in Paynes Grey and Titanium White.  Her tail was painted with Paynes Grey.

Her tail got a second coat of Paynes Grey and her top was painted to match.  I then mixed some Lumiere paint in Indigo with some glass bead gel and applied this sparingly on the tail and all over the top.  Once dry, the beads were highlighted with some Lumiere Blue Gold.  More white and Paynes Grey were sponged onto the background, and hair refined with the same colours, plus the addition of some Lumiere Blue Gold to add highlights.  Later glitter glue was also added to the hair in Patina.  Glitter glue ws also added into the background, along with more bead gel and some gold leaf.  Her eyes were coloured initally with colour soft in green and blue, then over this I added a glaze made with Lumiere Blue gold, and later a little sparkle using a clear Stardust pen.  The sea horse was stamped in Archival Cobalt, outlined with a blue Stardust pen which was watered down with a paint brush.  Some Titan Buff was added and also some Lumiere Blue Gold.  He was then cut out and collaged onto the painting and has some of the same coloured bead gel that appears on the mermaids tail.
Pearls were painted using Lumiere Pearl Paint to make the mermaids necklace and the strand of pearls she is holding.  Pearl paint was also splattered into her hair and over the top half of the painting.  As a final touch, a 3mm Swarovski crystal was added to her belly button, and her lips were painted in Quinacrindone Red.

The scan doesn't really show the shimmer of the paints or glitter, so here a a few close ups I took too:

Monday 2 May 2011

Art Journal Page - Unique

Created in my Moleskine journal using Golden paints, Neo Colour 2's, stamps, inks, charcoal & collaged book page.  This page was recorded for YouTube: here's the link:

Friday 29 April 2011

Art Journal Page - Garden Of Imagination

This page was created with acrylic paints in Antique White, Shell Pink and Cobalt Teal.  This was overstamped with a postcard background in StazOn Timber Brown, then collage images added with Soft Gel Medium.  A little extra paint was used around the floral images to blend them into the background, then StazOn Timber brown applied DTP around the edges.  Finally, charcoal pencil was added around the edges and some of the text.

Thursday 28 April 2011

Vintage Postcard

Created on cardstock using Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays.  The colours were a Teal & Copper from the Starburst range.  This was then stamped with a background stamp by Stampin' Up.  Torn patterned paper with a vintage design was inked in walnut stain and added, then the collage image and stamped text were also attached to the card.  The digital collage image is by Paper Whimsy, and the text stamp by Tim Holtz.

Wednesday 27 April 2011

Mixed Media Painting - French Connection

Created on hot press watercolour paper with Neo Colour 2s, acrylic paint and inks.  The little corset was drawn and painted first, then attached to the fashion definition paper, where the stand was drawn.  The background was painted with Neo 2's, and stamped.  A border was made using the same fashion definition paper as the centre, and charcoal pencil was used to create a shadow effect in various places.  This painting was recorded for You Tube.  Here's the link:

Monday 25 April 2011

Art Journal Page - Smile

Caffeine Fix

ATC created for the TMTA Challenge Blog.  The background was painted with acrylics in Turquoise and Yellow Oxide which was then stamped with a Stampers Anonymous text stamp in Archival coffee.  The ink pad was also used around the edges direct to paper to distress the card a little.  The coffee cup was part drawn onto old book page, cut out and collaged onto the ATC, then the rest of the cup drawn and coloured in a mixture of Neo 2's and charcoal pencils.  Charcoal was also added around the edges of the card.

Sunday 24 April 2011

Art Journal Page - Vibrant Positive Energy

Created Live on UStream.  The background was created using a Crafter's Workshop stencil and Glimmer Mist in Meadow, Rum Raisin & Blue Skies.  The main text was stamped using a Making Memories foam stamp set in white acrylic, then brightened with a white Signo pen and outlined with a Sakura StarDust pen in purple.  The flowers were firstly stamped and then painted with acrylics in Titanium white and Eggplant.  The centres are the same puple Sardust pen as was used to outline the text.

Natural Beauty

Postcard art made for the Sunday Postcard Challenge.  The background was painted with Titan Buff Acrylic, then stamped in StazOn Teal with a TH script.  The collage image of the nest was added using gel medium, then a light coat of Burnt Umber Light was painted around it.  A crackle stamp was next used in StazOn Timber Brown and the remaining collage images were then added.  Finally, the edges were distressed with a TH Distressing tool and Walnut Ink.

Thursday 21 April 2011

Art Journal Page - Wisdom

The little owl here was sketched and coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils, blended with a little white acrylic.  The branches were stamped with a TH stamp in StazOn Violet, then overpainted with white acrylic.  The quote was stamped using an old PSX Celtic Alphabet set also in StazOn Purple.

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Art Journal Page - Communication Breakdown

This page started off with a coat of black gesso, which was then stamped with 2 different TH script stamps in StazOn ButterCream.  The images used are from Graphic 45 Communique collection and these were added on top of a layer of Antque White Craft Paint.  Crackle paint was added around the images in Black Soot and Fired Brick, and then a layer of Antique White glaze over the top.  The clock mask was sponged with Fired Brick Crackle paint, and finally the Gaffer tape and Title added.

Altered Bottle

This was a glass food bottle that was covered with Texture paste and Polymer Clay Doll Faces, the whole thing was then painted first in black acrylic, then with Golden Brand Micaceous Iron Oxde.  It was then Sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Spritz and embellished with bronze chains and charms.  A time lapse video of the process is shown here: You Tube - Altered Bottle

Mail Art

Created using Distress Inks and Glimmer mist, plus stamps from Darkroom Door.  The postage edge was achieved using a TH On The Edge die. A time laspe video of the process can be seen here:
You Tube - Mail Art Projects