Sunday, November 17, 2013

November 12 tags of 2013 and October Canvas Create

Not only is today the best day of the year (my birthday!) but it was also very productive!  I just finished the November 12 tags of 2013 and my October Canvas Create projects
I love the chalk technique Tim uses on this month's tag - so fun to play with.  I didn't have the leaf stamp and die so I used a stamp I had and made it work.  I wanted to create that look of fancy writing on a chalkboard so I used a text stamp.  
Here is Tim's tag - click the photo to go to the tutorial and see how to create this technique for yourself
and here is my take
The October Canvas Create from Donna Downey workshop took me a long time this month.  There were a lot of steps to prepare the background that I had to make work with what I had.  It was a challenge but I really like the end result
 Click here for a link to the online workshop
Have an artful day!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

October 12 tags of 2013

Well it's been a rough month.  Surgery to remove my gall bladder and fiscal year end at my money job.  I feel behind on my art  but I was able to squeeze in this month's tag.  I love Halloween and Tim's black glitter is a new favorite of mine
Here is Tim's tag - click the picture for the tutorial and details
I'm not an Owl fan so I creeped it up a little, here is my take
Can I just say - aren't the distress paints yummy???  I love how fluid they are and all the effects you can achieve with them - not to mention layering them with the distress inks and stains to add more depth - Tim, I salute you for another fabulous product - you never let me down or cease to amaze me!
I've also got some Donna Downey Canvas Creates to post...
This one is not one of my favorites - I LOVE the new patina paints and the layering techniques but I couldn't get a very good grasp on my composition...I'm working on another one but with how busy I am keeping up with my other workshops I don't know when I'll get a chance to finish it so I'll post this one for now
This one I am very happy with and had so much fun doing.  I created my own stencil from the outline of a figure drawing I did and got to play with pouring medium, acrylic spray paints and painting with a pallette knife - it was very freeing amd a totally different way of working for me.  Donna even shared this one on her Facebook page which really made my day :)
Working on the October canvas create still, and an Andy Skinner workshop called "Rock my Book" once I have those finished I will post them here along with a few other Halloween projects I don't have photos of yet.  I also had a blast doing Tim's Creative Chemistry 102 and may even post some of those.
Until next time Happy Haunting everyone :)