Friday, August 21, 2015

Create Moments - Art Collage

It's my turn on the 

I LOVE the chance to create and play.

So this is a real Mixed Media project that has lots and lots of products and pieces.

I start with a 6 x 12 inch canvas board, Clear Gesso and the Grungy Grid stencil.

When it was dry, I painted on Heavy Black Gesso and removed some of the paint with a baby wipe. Then I sprayed with various mica sprays.

I wanted some distinct contrast so I thinned down the Heavy White Gesso with a bit of water so I could let it splatter and run in areas of the canvas.

I added some Canvas Resist Elementals and paper pieces with 3D Gloss Gel.

 Since I started out as a watercolor Artist, I wanted to use an old paint brush and some tubes of watercolor paint in the piece. I used the wings to say how I've flown to different levels in my Art, the glasses to denote that I keep my vision open to all things, the arrow ever pointing upward for my goals, and the ART and Journey plates that give the work a title.

After gluing a majority of the pieces down, I covered most of it with Clear Gesso using one of the wonderful new brushes from Finnabair. They are perfect and a package has 7 different sizes. 

I mixed several colors of Mica Powders with water in spray bottles and sprayed. I dried it in between and sprayed again.

This is how it begins to get it's colors and layers. Many more colors and sprays are added for depth and color.

Then I bring out the Micro Beads and Glass Glitter!!! Now for some filler and shine.

Sprays and Beads and Glass Glitter all make this come alive. IMHO.

I found that my heat tool kind of melted the bristles of the brush that only made it take color and waxes even better. See all the little beads and glitter added with Soft Gloss Gel?

I used Guilder's Wax and Inka Golds to create more color on the tops of certain elements.

I LOVE the contrast that you get with different paints and pastes here.

I decided the vintage ruler had to have something a couple of Words were added to really make a statement.

That's what it's all about here........Creating Moments on an Artful Journey through life.

I love the learning process of my journey.

It's an honor to be with Finn's Creative Team. You can see other great projects there every week on her check it out and leave them some love.

Your Friend in ART,

Products Used:
Prima Art Basics - Brush Set, Heavy White Gesso, Heavy Black Gesso,
                                Clear Gesso, 3D Gloss Gel, Soft Gloss Gel.
Prima Art Ingredients-Mica Powder - Copper, Blue, Teal, Purple, and Pink.
Prima Art Ingredients-Micro Beads - Black, Silver,  and Gold.
Prima Art Ingredients-Glass Glitter - Midnight Blue and Pitch Black.
Prima Art Ingredients-Glitter Set - Caribbean Sea
Prima Mechanicals - Plated Labels, Washers, Gears, Leaves 2, Vintage Centers,
                                   Washers 1, Numbers, Roman Numerals, Bottle Caps,
                                   Flowers #10.
Prima Elementals - Canvas Resist Borders #3.

Other Products:
Buttons, Left-over Glitter, Lace, Found Objects, Guilder's Paste, Inka Golds, Metal Ephemera.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Magic Potion Bottle

Yes, it's that time of year again

And nobody does it better than the people who use the products from
Retro Cafe Art Gallery!

I'll give you a bit of a Step-Out here starting with just a plain corked bottle from Hobby Lobby.

It's painted with Purple Viva Precious Metal Paint. This stuff is absolutely amazing when it comes to metallic color and shine. 

Then I added Copper Texture Crackle Paste in a few spots.

While it's still wet, sprinkle Grass Green Micro Beads into the paste. Let it dry.

Always experimenting, and here I found the paint wouldn't stick well, so rather than give up, I added a layer of Clear Texture Crackle....

...and look at the amazing results! Pretty cool, and now it is sealed so it won't come off. 

I decided to add some embellishments on the front of the bottle. Here I used a Flourish painted black. I'll add color with Inka Golds when it dries.

I painted the Ornate Cameo with Pumpkin Liquid Pearls. Then I added Green-Yellow Inka Gold on top. You can see the big difference it makes with the right side not having the Green added yet.

I painted the charm with Heavy Black Gesso and used Inka Golds on it as well. Pretty nice coloration for Halloween.

In order to add something to the cork, I used Licorice Glass Beads, a Skull bead, and a stick pin for height. 

You can also see the Ornate Flourish has the Inka Golds and Copper Micro Beads.

Here you can see the Black, Grass, and Copper Micro Beads on the Spider. He's first painted with Key Lime Liquid Pearls.

The Skull and Crossbones Brass Charm completes the frame at the bottom.

It's all put together with 3D Matte Gel that holds like crazy! The Micro beads are added with Soft Gloss Gel to keep them shiny.

Now is the time to order you supplies for decorating and gifts. So click on the links below to get stared.

Any questions or comments are always welcome!

Your Friend in ART,


RCAG- Medium Baroque Layered Cameo Frame
RCAG-Ornate Flourish Cut Out Style 4
RCAG-Garden Insect Cut Outs-Spider
Brass Fancy Owl Charm
Brass Skull and Crossbones Charm
Viva Precious Metal Color Paint - Purple
Inka Gold - CopperGreen Yellow
Finnabair - Micro Beads-BlackCopperGrass
Finnabair - Soft Gloss GelHeavy Black Gesso3D Matte Gel,
Finnabair - Texture Paste-Copper CrackleTexture Paste-Clear Crackle
Finnabair - Glass Beads-Licorice

Other Products:
Candelabra Cut-Outs
Furry Spiders 
Cat Cut-Outs
Glass Corked Bottle
Ranger - Liquid Pearls - Pumpkin and Key Lime
Stick Pin
Skull Bead
Black Fancy Trim Ribbon