Thursday, December 10, 2015

Reworking a canvas using Art Anthology paints and sprays for the first time

Hello All!

YouTube Link to see the demonstration :-)

About a year ago, I had created 4 6x12 canvases using Rigid
Wrap Plaster Cloth to cover the canvas as well as to create
the flowers, stems, and leaves.  I put a base coat of paint on
them and set them aside because I was not happy with the
direction they were going.
A few days ago, my friend Robin Redd of ReddRobinStudios,
who is also on the design team for Art Anthology, sent me
some of her discontinued paint samples to play around with.
I knew what I wanted to use them on.......
 The Four Flowers

 Here are two of the flower paintings AFTER:

Here are two of the flower paintings BEFORE:

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Holiday Ornament Collages: My Blog Post on Tangie Baxter & Co.

MessyJessy here inviting you to check out my blog post over on the Tangie Baxter & Co. website where I use Art Journal Pocket Pages (AJP's) to create holiday ornaments :-)  Watch the video to see how I have collaged the papers onto paper mache ornaments, used crackle medium, and Posca Pens.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Reflections/December Daily

This year I am doing December Reflections as my record keeping instead of the usual December Daily.

Day 1:  Sparkle

Day 2:  Hot Drink

Day 3:  Best Day of 2015

Day 4:  Red

Day 5:  Sacred Space

Day 6:  Best Book of 2015

Day 7:  Branches

Day 8:  5 Things About Me

Monday, November 30, 2015

Donna Downey's 10x10x10 class work

In the Mixed Media world, Donna Downey is a goddess :-)
She recently had a sale on her workshops so I bought the one I have been wanting to take for a very long time- Working in a series

Here is a glimpse of my work for this class.  I LOVED it and will be doing many more works in a series.  I ran out of canvases so I used what I had on hand....... tiles LOL.  And, I only did a series of 8.  My photography wasn't spot on and is a litle blurry but you can see them fairly well.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Get Messy Art Journal MAGIC prompt set 2

Get Messy Art Journal
Season of Magic
Prompt Set #2

This prompt set was about exploring what magic means to you.  I thought I would look up the actual definition and then create another spread based on my interpretation of that definition.  We examined shiny and bright vs dark and evil as well as play around with stamping.  Here is my take on this art journal prompt set.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Discount Code for My Etsy Shop to raise money for Mitsu

If you are a FaceBook friend of mine, then you know all about my beloved cat Mitzu.  He needs medical treatment and we are trying hard to raise money to help pay for it.  I am doing several things to raise money:

First, I am selling all of my Pirate costumes and Art Prints in my Etsy shop for 20% Off with coupon code PRAYFORMITZU  Just in time for the holidays!  They make great gifts!

Second, for those who would just like to donate a few dollars to help out, I have set up a GoFundMe account in which you can donate to Mitzu's vet bill.  You can also read his story

Third, I am having a yard sale and Art Sale all in one next weekend after Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 28th and Sunday, November 29th at my studio.  Friends and family have donated items to the yard sale in order to help Mitzu and I am selling original art pieces as well as prints.
MessyJessyCreatesArt Studio
1722 Caldwell Street
Conway, AR 72034

I will also create an album on Facebook where you PAY WHAT YOU CAN for some of my art prints.

All Money goes to help pay for Mitzu's medical bill.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Get Messy Art Journaling: Season of Magic- Prompt set 1

The new season of Get Messy Art Journal has begun!  The theme is MAGIC..... yeah!  Magic of the season, Magic every day, Magic everywhere!  The first set of prompts were all about what magic mean to you, using magazine pages to illustrate this, and trying out different styles of lettering besides your own handwriting.

I LOVE the catalog and clothing from and used their newest catalog to help express what magic means to me.

Monday, November 16, 2015

AJP: Art Journal Pockets November 2015

Hello Everyone!

As some of you may know, I am on Tangie Baxter's design team for her new Art Journal Pocket Pages.  They are so fun and easy to make and you can create digitally or traditionally.  You can even do hybrid cards!

You can actually join in for FREE!!!!!!!! Yes, you heard me...... FREE!!!!!!!!

You can join in and see what AJP's are all about.  Here are my two design challenges for November that I just posted.  Head on over there, sign up, and see what everyone else is doing as well!

This challenge was called "A Day in the Life" and I used Tangie's FREE AJP sheet.

This challenge was called "Collage" and I used a different AJP page from another kit but the freebie for this challenge is GORGEOUS and I will be using it next week for a blog post/tutorial on Tangie's blog!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Get Messy Art Journaling WORDS Prompt set 2

Season of Words:  Prompt set 2

Layout #1
Personal Biography, A Selfie, and A Dedication To My Spirit Animal

Layout #2
Beautiful Paper, A Quote, and Paint