Friday, January 16, 2015

Decorating a Paper Mache Bowl with Gelli Prints and DecoArt - USTREAM

Okay, here's my bowl!
The Gelli Arts Blog posted a fun suggestion about using your gelli print stash to decorate paper mache bowl -- I thought I'd take them up on it and decorate one with you during my ustream broadcast.

My first bowl, totally me with my go-to flowers and backgrounds.  What was new for me?  Using the new DecoArt Multi Surface Paints, MEDIA Shimmer Misters and Varnish.  Love...  YES!  There are sprays that are non reactive now!   Fabulous.  I'll be spaying more once again!   (DecoArt in the Store)

During the ustream video (below), I adhered the gelli prints to the bowl with gel medium and decorated them with white fluid acrylic paint in a fineline pen.  After it dried, a satin varnish from the DecoArt Media line was put on it to give it a semi glossy, protected look.  Love.

Thanks for the inspiration, Gelli Arts.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Painting on Fabric with Inktense Blocks and Pencils

As you know, I have been enjoying playing with Catherine Scanlon's stamps -- love her florals!

I took them out once again for this week's USTREAM broadcast - this time I stamped them on fabric, quilted and then painted them with Intense Blocks and Pencils.   Intense goes on like a watercolour but dries permanent on fabric and on other media.   Very handy, indeed!

Here is another quilted piece I did with Butterflies....   I really like how these are turning out.   Can't wait to make something fun with them!

Supplies Used
Stamps by Catherine Scanlon Designs (Art Gone Wild)
Inktense Blocks and Pencils (Derwent)
White Cotton
Fusible fleece (Pellon)
Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger)
Paint Brushes
Sewing Machine for free motion quilting
3D Paper Pen, Opal (Viva Decor)

Here's the broadcast that I posted on my youtube channel

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Cardboard Flower Card - USTREAM broadcast

I've been having fun painting on corrugated cardboard this week and thought that I would do a little USTREAM broadcast to show you how you can expose the corrugation to create a fast textural effect.  Love it.

Supplies Used
Stamps by Catherine Scanlon Designs (Art Gone Wild)
Cardboard Sheet  - cut to 5x7
Scrap Printer Paper - to make stamp masks
Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger)
Paint Brushes
Acrylic Paints - Golden (Colbalt Turquoise Hue, Titanium White) A2 Chroma (Cadmium Yellow Light, Quin. Red Violet Hue)
3D Paper Pen, Opal (Viva Decor)

16x20 and 12x24 paintings on cardboard sheeting
New workshop at the studio - contact the studio for details.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My first Applique Quilt with ScanNCut

Yes...   I did it!   And I think that it turned out okay!!! *smile*
Now...  the kid better like it!

I am taking the chance that Emily won't for some strange reason decide to see what her mother is doing at work and log onto this site the day before she's gifted this quilt for Christmas!!   Chances are??  :)

I wanted to play with all my fun Brother machines so I thought that I'd teach myself to do applique.   Easy peasy when you have the tools!   

I used the ScanNCut Machine (a couple of pre-programmed images but most I created in ScanNCut Canvas) and I embroidered on most of the squares as well -- YES!!!  I used the Dream Machine scanning feature to add some hand drawn elements and some jpgs too!   OMG..  LOVING that machine!!

Each square represents something important in her life or a place that she's been - they all have a meaning.    Thanks for looking.   I think I'm going to have to do this again soon! *wink*


Friday, December 19, 2014

Painted Mason Jars using Americana Multi Surface Paint

I had a fun time last night broadcasting on USTREAM.   I was booted from their system a couple of times so I was unable to record last night's project but here it is -- a painted mason jar.

I used the new Americana Multi Surface Paint for this project.  It was designed to cover many different types of surfaces but it's crowning glory...   it is an effective glass paint - curable by baking in an oven!   Fabulous.

The poinsettia was created by stamping leaf stamps in a circle pattern as shown above (leaf stamps by Catherine Scanlon Designs).  I added 3 extra leaf stamps to be painted as green leaves to around this image as well to complete the poinsettia design.   To get the design onto the mason jar, I spread a thin layer of black Multi Surface Paint onto a craft sheet and then pressed the stamps into the paint then stamped them onto the side of a prepped mason jar (cleaned with rubbing alcohol to remove any lingering oils).

Then just paint away -- The paint will go one transparently... additional coats will make it more opaque.  I used my heat gun to set the paint a bit between coats -- if you don't let it dry between coats, you will end up removing your last layer of paint.

Because I love outlining things..  and because my mother (who was watching last night) wants this mason jar for her coconut water (sure mom, I believe that!) *wink*)  I put some of the black Multi Surface Paint into a Fineline standard tip pen, doodled around the image and personalized it.

Last night I cured the jar in my oven at home as per the directions on the bottle - place in a cool over and bake at 350 for 30 mins.   Turn off and open the over door to cool. FABU!

Thanks again to those who joined me live last night...   the studio is closed on the next two Thursdays for Christmas and New Year's Day.  I will try to sneak in another broadcast over the holidays so be sure to follow me on facebook and twitter to get the notifications.   And let's hope the USTREAM people let me broadcast AND record next time!! :)

Supplies Used
Mason Jar (Dollar Store Purchase)
Americana Multi Surface Paint:  Black Tie, Lipstick, Dark Scarlet, Leprechaun, Chartreuse, School Bus (DecoArt)
Fineline Standard Tip
Paint Brushes (Simply Simmons)

Have a creative day!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Stacking birds again ...

I do love this class and am so happy that these girls joined me in the studio today to create it!
Stacked Birds - A Gelli Printing workshop where the girls made their own printed papers, collaged them on bird cut outs (created by the ScanNCut Machine), stitched the papers with the Brother sewing machines to add some texture and voila!  A fun piece to display at home.

Like to join us for this, or another Gelli class?  Please feel free to contact the studio any time.  Love to see you there!
Have a creative weekend everyone!!