Sunday, July 31, 2011

Taste of Halloween

I love Halloween, and I can't wait to start creating all the Halloween art. When it comes to doing my kind of Halloween art, my tastes runs a little gothic/macabre/dark. I created these Halloween ATC's using photoshop and cut chipboard that I painted to look like a gothic archway in two of them. The banners are in Latin, which translates to mourning the dead. Different settings two are in a grave yard, and one in a gothic church. (love the perspective in the floor tiles) I still love the demension of cut and pasted projects, so even though I photoshoped the backgrounds, I still cut out elements and "popped" them out using small foam squares. Stay tuned as more are sure to come. Happy creating.
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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Embellished print

One of the things I like to do is to take a picture/print and embellish it with dimensional bits and bobs. I purchased this print a few years ago from the artist CP Wyat. She does beautiful paintings of mermaids. I loved this one, and had to have it. Although I do not have her talent and I did not change her painting, I did add some glitter, microbeads, faux pearls and real shells. I love everything glitzy/shiny and blingy, and it translate itself alot in my art. (and others art as well)
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Monday, July 25, 2011

Copper etched and image transfer bracelet

Last Friday I took a class at my local arts store to make this beautiful bracelet.
The guest artist, Joni Russel from Artful Illusions (Mrs Olearys in Wichita KS) taught us the basics in copper etching, (which I must say, is involved using chemicals etc) and then how to transfer images onto metal. She had several different themes to choose from for your bracelet. Of course I immediately went for the beach/sea theme. The brass charms were patinaed, again using chemicals and attached here and there with other embellishments to compliment and complete your bracelet. I would like to do more of these, but a lot of new equipment/tools are involved, so I will just have to do that a bit at a time. Just what I need....more stuff
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

aminal inspired jewelry

I bought a leopard print jacket and wanted some jewelry to complete the look. I found some while shopping, but didn't want to pay that price. So naturally, I made one.! This one is long, about 72 inches, and I can double or triple it around my neck, depending on what I am wearing underneath my jacket. Above is some matching earrings.
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