Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lifebook 2013 Willowing Week 40 with Rachelle Panagerry

Playing Catch-up on my Lifebook lessons.  October is hectic for me with sewing costumes and all so my art usually gets put on the back burner.  

Week 40 lesson was about keeping somethings inside of you..... and that's, OK :-)

I fully intend to add things to the inside of the hands that I keep inside.  

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

monthly beauty boxes FREE

So  I just signed up for this monthly beauty box and am very excited!  In fact, my first one was FREE!

If you join swagbucks (free) you can earn points for free gift cards and such. They also have a code for the free monthly beauty box!!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Willowing Lifebook 2013 Lesson Week 41: Celebrating Earth with Printmaking

The focus of this piece was printmaking.

First, I used lino and chisel to carve my leaves.  It's very simple to make your own stamps :-)

Next, I used my Gelli Plate to create mono prints with acrylic paints on deli paper in fall colors.

After that, I used matte medium to glue down my mono prints onto my piece of mixed media art paper.

Then, I used black acrylic paint (because my stazon ink pad ran out) to stamp random leaves along most of the border of my piece.

After drying a bit, I used my Luminart shimmering watercolors to add a little sparkly fall color (persimmon, alfalfa, and autumn butternut) around the page and leaves.

Next, I used my black china marker to create a border around the page.

Then, having found a suitable poem about fall, I printed it out on regular printer paper and used matte medium to attach it to my page.

Finishing touches:  Ok, so I can't just leave it without a little bling ;-) so I added a little embellishment to my piece in the form of fine glitter and jewels!

And here is my finished piece :-)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

October Artist Trading Cards

October is one of my favorite months... I love fall.... I love Halloween.... I love the crisp air....

Every month, I try to participate in the ATC swap at
This month's theme was "Orange" or "Halloween", so I combined both.  These were very simple ATC's but I thought that they turned out cute.  I did not have a ton of time as October is also costume season for me.  I create and sell pirate costumes on ETSY!