Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Clock Theme Card-Imagine

Hello Makers!

Today I have a fun and quick card to share. This clock theme card was using Imagine's Java Walnut Ink and Metallic Gold Creative medium. I love how the metallic gold looks against that rich, earthly looking Java colored Walnut Ink. It really makes the clocks standout. Visit Imagine's blog to learn how to make this card.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Found Diamonds-Altered Bottle

I have altered yet another bottle. This time it's not a wine bottle. So the the other day I was cleaning out my kitchen cabinets; looking for expired food, trying to make room. I found this strange sweet liqueur bottle I used for cooking that I had for a hundred years. I have no idea what it was, but I sure did love the shape though. There was a tiny bit of liqueur left at the bottom, so I decided to clean it out and make something with it. Many of you know I am fond of zippers on bottles. So I made this found diamonds in a bottle. I used so many different things to make this project. I used tissue, book paper to decoupage, real zipper, glue, plaster, resin rhinestones, paper clay, epoxy clay, stamping, gesso, metallic wax, metal embellishments and the stopper is drawer pull knob. Well I hope you like my altered bottle.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Write Your Story-Journal Page-Imagine

Hello Makers,

I go through phases in life, where I am into certain shapes, patterns, techniques, items in art and I don't even know why. I have many right now; I am creating art with these obsessions. Yes, I usually several projects going on at a time and they vary the gamut; abstracts, clay, sculptures. I decided to act on two of those obsessions in an Art Journal Page. Asemic writing and abstract figures. Asemic writing is a wordless form of writing; it’s making words look real, but it’s not meant to be read. A very fine mark making tool and a medium is ideal for Asemic writing. I used Imagine’s irRESISTible Pico Embellisher for Asemic writing marks inside a silhouette stencil. For the background I used a combination of All-Purpose inks, Fireworks! Sprays and stenciled some patterns. To learn how to make this project, check out Imagine's blog for detailed instructions and images.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

100 Day Project - Abstracts - Days 31-35

Still on my 100 Day Project Journey. I am attempting to make 100 abstracts. Not sure how long this project is going take me. I have now completed days 31-35. 

Day 31 Abstract

Day 32 Abstract

Day 33 Abstract

Day 34 Abstract

Day 35 Abstract

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Stenciling Basics-Imagine

Hello Makers!

Stencils are a great tool to use for creating images and effects on just about any creative project. You can decorate a  journal with them, create card backgrounds and textures, use in your paintings, or in home d├ęcor projects. I have a stenciling article on the Imagine blog where I discuss some ways to organize, use with different products, proper care and cleaning your stencils, check it out.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Cloud Clay Pendant

Today's forecast calls for a cloudy pendant that’s sure to make a statement. I made this cloud pendant using bake polymer clay and Makin's Clay cloud cutters. These cutters are so stinking cute, that originally I was going to make a pendant only using the largest cutter, instead, I decided to use all three cutters from the set..making it more of a cloud formation, lol!. I also used waterdrop shaped glass beads, to which, I wire wrapped 24 gauge wire. To the back of the pendant, I baked in wire rings to hold the beads. I also made a wire bail, using 20 gauge silver wire, which, also has been baked into the clay. The surface treatment is metallic wax; white and blue wax. Hope you like my little cloud pendant.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Vintage Industrial Card-Imagine

Hello Makers!

I just love the whole vintage, industrial, grungy look on just about anything; abstract art, cards, assemblage, jewelry. Check out my gallery for more examples. This project was made using Imagine's Walnut Inks; Eucalyptus, Walnut Java and white embossing powder. I also used Seth Apter stamps. To learn how to create this cool project, visit Imagine's Blog.