Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Makin's Clay DT - Wear Your Crown Assemblage Shadowbox

Hello Makers!

Today I would like to share my Makin's Clay® Design Team project.  I have mentioned in my blog that I am fond of quotes and like to them include in my art. For my project this month, I decided to make little assemblage shadowbox, using the quote "Always wear your invisible crown" and have created a theme, that goes with the quote. To see the stepouts, visit the Makin's Clay® Blog,

Friday, April 21, 2017

Unlock Your Dreams Canvas

Hello Makers!

Today I want to tell you all about my dreams, well....more like you show you my dreams. So this canvas was inspired by the More Than Words and 13 @rts Challenge #53 mood boards for this month. At More than Words, the challenge is Black and White, plus one color and the word is "Dream" and at 13 @rts, the theme is 'Freedom'. So the word dream, got me thinking about my own real dreams. I dream a lot, and I actually remember my dreams. No kidding, every morning I wake saying, "I had this crazy dream..." In my dreams I see some colors, symbols, shapes and people, but not significant details (normal in dreams. I suppose), yet feels that there is movement, though. So I was going for that same effect in this canvas.

How it's Made

The canvas is 8 in. x 8 in. I did more of a collage type of thing. I used a handmade, but store bought specialty imported papers; they feel like very tough tissue paper. I keep buying these type of papers, cause they are sooo cool looking, with no thought as to what do with them, since I primarily work with acrylic paints, mica sprays and stencils. In everything I do, I keep auditioning them, and lately, all kinds of ideas have come to mind. I have used to them with sprays (they are very porous), as background, as an accent. See, all you gotta is play around with stuff, like they say. The butterfly is made of chipboard and a metal key. The swirls and birdcage are also chipboard. The clock is a metal clock bezel, with real watch hands. I used stencils within the various layers and have also used corrugated cardboard. Well, I hope you enjoy my 'Unlock Your Dreams' canvas.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Follow Your Bliss Canvas

Hello Makers!

Happy Easter everyone! In order to keep up with all the silly rabbits this season (get the pun, lol), I decided to make a whimsical girl with rabbit ears. I have to admit, I recently learned how to draw whimsical faces, inspired by Jane Davenport's whimsical girls. Right now my whimsical girls look a bit wonky. But wonky is good according to Jane, it's what gives them character...will keep practicing, see how they keep evolving.

How it's made

I drew my girl with a graphite pencil, and Prismacolor Colored Pencils on watercolor paper.  I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst and Magical as watercolors. The face was the only thing painted with acrylic paint.  I colored the background  and flower with Magical Shabby Turbine Teal, part of Industrial Chic set. The dress was colored with Magical Rusty Lantern Lime. For the ears I used Cotton Candy Pink and Cosmopolitan Pink. I stamped the words using Staz On ink.

I am submitting this project to the following challenges:

Colorful Creations DT - Apr Mid-Month Challenge - Hello, My Name is

Hi Makers!

My Design Team project for mid-month is a whimsical girl. At Colorful Creations the challenge for mid-month the is called "Hello, My Name is". The idea is to create a project using only items that start with the first letter of your first name. So for me, my name Iris, the letter "I"-  used Indigo and Ivory as the colors, used Iris flower on the girl's hair, and the girl has Indigo Iris eyes. So come on and join the challenge, there will be prize awarded to the winner, visit the Colorful Creations website for more information.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Industrial Vase Wall Hanging

Hello Makers!

Lately, I have fallen in love with Patina. I like creating patina effect using several methods, they all serve a purpose too; whether it's using acrylic paint, using metallic waxes, or using the metallic paint with acid system (a little more costly and tricky), but fun. I made this piece using found objects, cardboard, washers, miniature liquor bottle, embellishments and cigar box lids is the substrate.

I am also submitting project to the following Challenges:

Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenge for April

Creative Artist, Challenge #25

Altered Ecclectics, April Challenge

Finnabair  and Friends Open Studio Facebook Group, Designers' Fav Challenge.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Be Egg-cellent Canvas

Hello Makers!

Today I bring you a Spring, Easter eggcellent canvas. This canvas was inspired by the color moodboard for the Lindy's Stamp Gang April challenge. I happen to also like word play. So in my little canvas I have a little springy, colorful scene a with bird nest and eggs and the word "eggcellent", I know it's a little goofy, but I like it.

How it's made

I used the backside of a 5"x7" canvas. I wrapped the canvas with handmade, tissue like paper. I colored the background with Magical Shabby Turbine Teal, just love that color. This is in the Industrial Chic set. The swirly chipboards are from Creative Embellishment and the diamond chipboard us from Um Wow Studio. The green on the canvas was colored with Magical Rusty Lantern Lime, also in the Industrial Chic set. For the pink roses and diamond chipboard I used Cotton Candy Pink and Cosmopolitan Pink, for the white colors I used Creme Brulee Cream. For the blue butterfly and flower I used Azure Sea Asters. The nest is made of jupe and the eggs are made polymer clay and painted with teal acrylic paint. Just remember to always be eggcellent.

I am also submitting this canvas to the following challenges:

Lindy's Stamp Gang Moodboard for April

My three items are the three eggs in the nest.