Saturday, December 18, 2010

Got my computer back!

My computer picked up a nasty virus and it's been in the "shop" for a couple of days. I'm soooooo happy to get it back and in one piece!! YAY! Lots to do and things to post :)

I had a great group of gals join me in the studio tonight. Lots of fun a laughter had by all! We were inky, glittery, paint-y, all was GOOD!! A few of us were looking at the current issue of Somerset Studio and fell in love with one of the featured pieces of art.

See... here it is here. So fun and whimsical!! I saw this project in the issue earlier and ordered up some small wood plaques to create some with. For .79 how can you go wrong, right? :)

Here's mine. Loved how she turned out. I just kept playing!! Used Claudine Hellmuth's Traditional Tan Studio Paint to paint the wood piece and then used her Matte Medium to adhere the paper. A little embellishing with buttons and pom poms and a little charcoal pencil shading and voila!! hummmmm... what should we call her?

The sides of the wood piece were painted (as I said) and then I sprinkled glitter on it while wet. It didn't adhere the way I liked so I painted it with Matte Medium and of course it congealed but... I thought it looked like snow. Pretty cool, actually! I finished it off with some cream coloured "piping" using the cream Viva Decor Pearl Pen. Ta DA! :)

So now she has a new home on my studio shelf with the"naked" pieces of wood. Yes!! .79!! What can you do with one? :)
Before I sign off for the day... I'd like to thank my coop student (Amy) and her mom for this lovely Christmas Gift! Isn't it purdy?? A light "box" all decorated in my favourite Christmas colours. THANK YOU SO MUCH ladies! I absolutely love it! So clever!!!!!!!!! Do you see what she used to make this?? A frosted glass window block! Genius!! Got my mind working!! :)

Have a great day everyone!! I'm off to get some sleep before the girls come back in the morning!! See you at the studio!!

1 comment:

Carmi said...

I love these!!!!