Friday, December 26, 2014

Quilts for Comfort Quilters

Finding time to finish some quilts for Comfort Quilters:






Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mono Printing with the Gelli Plate

Had another play with the Gelli Plate today. Brayered orange acrylic paint on to the Gelli Plate and removed some of the paint with a flourish stencil.
 Sponged on some Lumiere paints on top of each other.

 Used a cap to add some copper Lumiere paint.
Let all the paint dry, then brayered on red acrylic paint, laid down printer paper and pressed down then lifted off the paper.
 result:
I think I brayered on too thick a layer of acrylic paint above.

Variation of above. Brayered on red acrylic paint and lifted off some of the paint with a large flourish stamp.
 Sponged on some metallic russet Lumiere and used a small lid to add copper Lumiere paint.
 Let paint completely dry, then brayer on a thin layer of red orange acrylic paint. Quickly lay down printer paper, burnish and lifted up paper.
Result:

Monday, December 15, 2014

Monoprinting with Gelliplate

I wanted to use my Gelli Plate today, so I watched this tutorial on the Gelli Arts blog called Printing Dark Over Light. Great demo and shows how to make diy paint dabbers out of cosmetic sponges and masking tape great idea!
For my play, I choose a variety of light colors of acrylic and Lumiere paints

Used the paint dabbers to add circles of color, lightening the purple by adding white over the purple. Used shimmering Lumiere over stencil waste.














Cut a larger circle out of card stock to use as a stencil, and sponged on mixture of blue, purple and gold Lumiere paint.



  Used a qtip to add small dots of gold Lumiere paint.
Then waited until the paint had completely dried………...
 Used a brayer to cover the paint and Gelli plate with purple acrylic paint and quickly covered with printing paper and rubbed thoroughly before lifting off the paper.
Result:

Christmas ATCs

Made a few Christmas ATCs. Cut various backgrounds into ATC sized cards. Stamped a word collage image over the backgrounds with black India Ink. Found a variety of green colored background scraps and cut them into various lengths (about 1/4" wide) and one longer to be the tree trunk. Inked the edges with brown ink. Glued the bits to look like a tree and added a sticker star.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Silver ATC

The theme on the 9ATC group is  "Silver".

 Embossed a texture on silver paper with an embossing folder, then covered with black acrylic paint. Waited a minute before wiping off most of the black paint and let it dry.











Made a "moon" mold with air drying clay. When dry, covered with silver metallic rub-ons, then covered with glitter glue.
Adhered the moon mold, a tree branch die cut out of silver paper, a metallic owl charm and 3 small silver stars. Trimmed the silver background and mounted on black card stock.

Monday, December 1, 2014

"Silver" Color Perceptions ATC


 The color is Silver in December for the Color Perceptions ATC Swap on the ArtVentures Group. The ATC is to be predominately silver and be how the color silver makes us feel. Silver makes me think of steel, industrialization and also the dead of winter, brrrrr!

Started with an embossed silver card stock.  Drew lines within the flourishes with a silver metallic Gelly Roll pen. Used silver embossing ink around the edges of the card stock and added silver embossing tinsel and heat set.



 Colored some large metal snowflake embellishments with a silver metal leafing pen.
Used a tree embossing folder to emboss some silver paper, added to the atc. Used a silver colored brad to attach the silver snowflake embellishment to the atc.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Chunky Textures ATC

 The theme is Chunky Textures on 9ATC group. I wanted to create a background that looked chunky and heavy and yet was lightweight for mailing. I cut a cardboard box into ATC sized pieces. Tore off the top flat part. Then tore the paper between the ridges.
Inked the raised areas and the outside edges with crushed olive Distress Ink.
 Choose light colored card stock and fibers to contrast with the dark background. Stamped a Mona Lisa image with black India Ink and cut out the face with a circle punch, to look like a face in the moon. Stamped a crane with black India Ink and cut out with scissors. Tied the fibers around the bottom of the ATC.