This is collage number three. I made it while avoiding getting ready for a craft fair. One more “outline” collage and I’m on to something new! I’m thinking of doing ten small canvases of these collages for Etsy. Friends seem … Continue reading
Once you have the paint on, you can begin to use stencils to add detail to the paintings. I really like Heidi Swapp and Balzer Design stencils. I used Color Box Ink because their colors are vivid and easy to … Continue reading
I cover my collage with watered down fluid acrylics. You can also use Golden Glazing Medium to make the paint transparent. I draw an outline of an image with a gel pen, and color block it by painting around the … Continue reading
Next, I collage. I love to use vintage texts and photos. Textured scrapbooking papers are fun too. I glue these down with matte medium.
I always like to document the steps of my creations. I’ve had several people ask how I made this painting, so I hope this will help! I coat a blank page or canvas with several coat of gesso and matte … Continue reading
Lately I’ve been avoiding the outside. I live in the woods, and my neighbors like to hunt. So many gun shots…I feel like I should crawl when I walk my dog. I made this entry in my art journal to … Continue reading
Here is the last necklace in my “optical” series… I remember buying this pendant when I was 15 at a little thrift store and wearing it for an entire year. I’d never seen anything like it! 18 years later it … Continue reading
I wish I knew French. Everything French seems so elegant compared to the artifacts I dig up from other countries. I took eight years of Spanish in school, and I skipped the French classes. I did it because I wanted … Continue reading
Inspired by Brian Kasstle’s art journals, I decided to create a page exploring my personal imagery. Looking through all of my paintings and collages, I tried to find which shapes, themes, animals, colors, and designs I used the most in … Continue reading
This is one of my favorites. I love the shade of blue on the flower.