Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Charming


This page, featuring an image of my granddaughter from last July (all credit goes to my daughter-law and her wonderful photography skills) is the last of the projects that I created with the February Kit from Tres Jolie.


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To recapture the look of the photo, I started by cutting the More Roses Please paper into strips of varied widths that I roughed up the edges with a Distrezz-It-All and adhered to my base. Next, I used a blending tool and a stencil to create a “screen” under my photo.


The chipboard piece was given a thick coat of gesso and immediately covered with embossing and heated (a trick I learned from Rae Moses). When the powder was set and cooled, I sanded here and there and applied distress ink over the entire piece to give it a worn look.

I matted my photo with a lot of layers of cut-outs and ephemera and scraps, first lightly distressing and inking all of the edges to give everything some definition and dimension.


Time to embellish: I used most of the flowers that were left over, along with some fussy cut leaves, to embellish the “Charming” resin gear that I selected for my title.


As a last step, I added a few flowers and leaves to the upper corner to mimic the single leaf in the upper corner of the photo.


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*****Supplies*****

***Paper***
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Feather Collector #849009
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – More Roses Please #849108
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Traveling Tickets #849092
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Rose Receipts #849023
13 @rts – Aqua Flora Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Countless Love #616528

***Embellishments***
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – Flower Embellishments – Dark Romance #637866
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – Flower Embellishments – This Place #637903
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – Ephemera 1 with Foil Accents #636043
Prima Marketing – Resin Collection – Resin Icons in Wood Box – Gears #573348
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Heart Flourish

***Mediums***
Prima Marketing – Finnabair – Art Basics – Clear Gesso #961466
Ranger – Embossing Powder – Antiquities – Verdigris #EPJ37569
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Walnut Stain #131325

***Tools***
Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz – Layering Stencil – Burlap #THS007
Zutter – Distrezz It All – Electric Distressing Tool
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Paper Distresser
Ranger – Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

***Other***
Duncan Enterprises – Aleen’s Original Tacky Glue



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Monday, March 4, 2019

Rock Star!


This image of Mr. V. The Rock Star! that my daughter-in-law sent me obviously calls for a bit of grunge and lots of gears… The February kit from Tres Jolie was the perfect source for both.


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 I tore the 13 @rts Shades of Black paper into several pieces and layered them with alternate sides facing up and added scraps of the Countless Love sheet, along with a bit of 7 Gypsies packaging here and there before adhering my photo.


Next came the layers of gears along with a few brackets – all resin pieces from Prima. I added the Iron Fence sticker from 7 Gypsies (the source of that packaging) to one side.

 I added a couple of feathers from the Dark Romance package of flowers to embellish the gears, then the silver trinket that I toned down with Metallique Wax.

To complete the grunge, I splattered my page with a few of the concentrated watercolors that were included in the Mixed Media kit.

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*****Supplies*****

***Paper***
13 @rts – Aqua Flora Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Shades of Black #616535
13 @rts – Aqua Flora Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Countless Love #616528
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Old Maps #849016

***Embellishments***
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – Flower Embellishments – Dark Romance #637866
Prima Marketing – Resin Collection – Resin Icons in Wood Box – Gears #573348
Prima Marketing – Resin Collection – Resin Icons in Wood Box – Words #573362
7 Gypsies – Architextures – Iron Fence #7G25024
Tres Jolie – Silver Trinket – Feather

***Mediums***
Tsukineko – Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black #ME900
Prima Marketing – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Bronze Age #964023
Prima – Art Philosophy – Concentrated Watercolor – Bora Bora #633806
Prima – Art Philosophy – Concentrated Watercolor – Onyx #633813

***Other***
Scotch – Extra Strength Tape Runner
Art Institute – Art Glitter – Liquid Adhesive

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As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Heart Wreath for Valentine's Month


I’ve used this photo of my Wedding Day in 1968 several times, but this is the one image that came to mind when I opened up the February Mixed Media kit from Tres Jolie.


I started by applying the Fire Brick watercolor to my wreath, adding more and less water here and there and leaving some spots white.


While that was drying, I gave my chippie pieces several thick coats of gesso. Next, I applied the same gesso to my flower centers then dry brushed the petals.

Assembly was quick. First, I glued my framed photo to the wreath, adding strips of cardboard in back to add stability.
In order to extend my chipboard pieces, I cut them in half and placed them over and under my photo, reserving one piece for the cluster on the other side.

To finish my project, I added the “Love” resin word from the kit and a few resin butterflies that I’ve had for a while…


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*****Supplies*****

Scrapberry’s – D├ęcor Wreath – Rattan Heart Wreath – 32 x 29 cm #SCB70208

***Embellishments***
Darice – Floral Embellishments – Red #30062058
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Corner Flourish – 2 pcs
Prima – Resin Collection – Resin Icons in Wood Box – Words #573362
Prima – Shabby Chic Treasures Collection – Ingvild Bolme – Resin Embellishments – Victorian Frame #892104
Prima – Shabby Chic Treasures Collection – Ingvild Bolme – Resin Embellishments – Butterflies #891992

***Mediums***
Prima – Art Philosophy – Concentrated Watercolor – Fire Brick #633660
Golden - Gesso

***Other***
Art Institute – Art Glitter – Liquid Adhesive



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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Memories


I don’t have many pictures of my mother- and father-in-law. They never owned a camera, so all we have are the few that were taken by friends. This was probably taken in the late 40’s and because the beach behind them is so empty, I know that it can’t have been any of the ones in Brooklyn. They also liked Rockaway Beach Queens, so I’m going to go with that.
This was a wonderful way for New York City dwellers to cool off in the summer: People would pack a lunch and a blanket or two and take the subway to their destination. The kids would cool off in the water and the adults would simply relax on the sand.



This design is based on the February 2019 sketch from Tres Jolie.

I started out by giving the paper a very thick coat of clear gesso. Not only did this prepare for some stenciling, but it lightened up the dark color a bit and added a bit more texture to the background. I taped the UPC strip to the side to create some interest.
  I used an old Memory Box stencil and heavy gesso to create several flows of hearts on the page. While that was setting, I coated my chipboard pieces with black gesso and then colored them with Prima waxes. (I confess that I’m addicted to the waxes; they go on so smoothly and the results are amazing!)
Next, I distressed and inked the edges of my photo and matting and adhered them together with a bit of cardboard in between to add some dimension.
Time to put it all together… I layered some fussy cutouts from the Rose Receipts paper, along with a bit of ephemera and a vellum sheet that was included in the flower package under the photo.
 Before gluing on the frame and small hearts, I embellished them with some pearls from my stash. Next came the flowers and the title piece, another of the black resins that came in the kit.
  
A few closeups...




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*****Supplies*****

***Paper***
13 @rts – Aqua Flora Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Pink Bouquet #616498
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Midnight Garden #848996
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Rose Receipts #849023

***Embellishments***
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – Flower Embellishments – Dark Romance #637866
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – Flower Embellishments – This Place #637903
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – Ephemera 1 with Foil Accents #636043
Prima Marketing – Resin Collection – Resin Icons in Wood Box – Words #573362
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Heart Flourish

***Mediums***
Prima Marketing – Finnabair – Art Basics – Clear Gesso #961466
Liquitex – Super Heavy Gesso
Liquitex – Black Colored Gesso
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Hickory Smoke #129691

***Tools***
Memory Box – Designer Stencil – Heart Confetti #88588
Ranger – Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

***Other***
Art Institute – Art Glitter – Liquid Adhesive



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