Saturday, August 25, 2018

100 Day Project - Abstracts - Days 36-40

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 36-40. 

Day 36 Abstract

Day 37 Abstract

Day 38 Abstract

Day 39 Abstract

Day 40 Abstract

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Terra Cotta Bowl-Makin's Clay

Hello Makers!

I have a quick share for you today. A Makin's Clay bowl using the Terra Cotta colored clay and Texture Sheet, Set H.

For this project I used the entire clay that comes in the 17.6 ounce package. I conditioned the clay with the Makin's Clay roller and rolled out a sheet of clay about 1/4 inch thick. I then textured the clay by placing the texture sheet over the clay and firmly running the roller over it. I cut the edges in an uneven fashion.

I cured the bowl for 24 hours draped over a real bowl so that it takes the shape of the bowl. I then turned it over and let the other side for another 24 hours.

Because I wanted to add dark paint into the crevices only, I sealed the clay with a Satin Polyurethane Sealer. This clay tends to be porous, therefore, the paint stains it too much if it is not sealed. The fact that is porous is great if you want to paint or add inks. Or you might prefer a more stained look. For my purposes though, I just wanted to get into the crevices.

I brushed Art Minds Slate Wax, then wiped it off with a dry paper towel; the wax is thick and a little gooey. The dry paper towels helps to this gets a lot of wax off. I then used a baby wipes, it gets even more paint off it. For some reason, the baby wipes takes wax off fast and efficiently, just not a lot at a time. It's design for wood, probably, its consistency helps to get into the wood efficiently. I like it because it has a soft finish. I then sealed the bowl again with Satin Polyurethane Sealer. As a final touch I manually drilled some holes with a drill bit and weaved hemp string.

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.