Monday, April 29, 2019

Clay Ring Dish-Imagine

Hello Makers!

Today I have a clay and Imagine inks project. I made these ring dish using Activa Plus Clay and Imagine All-Purpose inks. Just love this clay; it's a fine, firm and easy to work with.  All-Purpose inks come in liquid form and is highly pigmented. It seeps into the clay nicely because the clay is porous. Check out my tutorial how to make these bowls and how to apply these inks on Imagine's blog.








Monday, April 22, 2019

Nature Diorama Pendants

Happy Earth Day!

Celebrating nature with captured nature in little diorama pendants. There is something so cool about creating a tiny world that we get to peek into. I made these necklaces with real preserved flowers, reindeer and Spanish moss, dandelion and real rocks. I have also embellished the outside with metal findings.










Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Graduation Card-Imagine

Hello Makers!

Graduation is coming! Don't forget to make a card for the grad in your life. Show him/her how proud you are. Check out this easy peasy, grungy grad card using Imagine's inks on the Imagine Blog.


Sunday, April 7, 2019

Tree Zipper Sculpture

Hello Makers!

One of my favorite symbolic artifacts that I like to use in my art are zippers. I mainly been using zippers on my bottles; like my Lost for Words bottle, or Found Diamonds bottle, or Faces bottle. With one exception, I used a zipper on my Beginnings collage. This time I decided to use a zipper on my tree, in this sculpture I call 'Unbinding Nature'. 

A little about this piece. One day I was making one of my wire tree sculpture, a windblown tree and I was looking for reference photos and ran into an image of a tree that was split in half, it was hit by lighting. It was so cool looking...I do feel bad for the poor tree though. I wanted to explore nature through surreal, juxtaposed lens. I made this tree by using 28 yards of 16 gauge wire, plaster, paper mache, patina oxidation and real zipper.