cone shape’s Halloween challenge……..


So the challenge was cone shape decorations for Halloween….. And Well I love mine … Had some help from my grand daughter Elizabeth, she tore the napkins and cut the paper for the shingles witch is another project… LOL… so We have been  very busy creating the halloween   fun …

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAstarted off with poster board type paper and made cones. then used our great glue recipe .. which is below……

 

Step 1:Squirt 3/4 cup of Elmer’s white glue into a measuring cup.

Step 2:Add 1/4 cup of water to the Elmer’s glue in the measuring cup. Alter the measurements to make the amount of decoupage medium that you need for your project. The ratio of glue to water is always three parts Elmer’s glue to one part water.

tear paper napkins in strips add the glue mixture with a sponge brush. layering all around to give the cones strength. paint the colors in sections add the fluffy fur for hat rims.orange for the pumpkin man, green for the witch don’t forget to give her a cone nose…… and of   COURSE    MR. SKELETON!!!!!!!!!!

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THOSE BONES THOSE BONES!!!!!!

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working on Fairy home made from bamboo and paper clay

started off with a bamboo place mat….

about to be a fairy home, for the yard....

about to be a fairy home, for the yard….

with some cutting and gluing.. then I made a paper cone and added paper clay to get the cone shape.. and glued it to the house.a paper cone then add a paper CLAY cone on it.And then came some paint…… paint paint … some  Grandchildren helpers gluing leafs and pink rocks…grammy waiting on the jems and more rocks for the helpers who want to make this with me. TOO CUTE , gotta take photos of them helping….

 Don't you love the drop paper to protect table..LOL.

Don’t you love the drop paper to protect table..LOL.

butterflies ,leafs, rocks, a Gem.

butterflies ,leafs, rocks, a Gem.

And now this is as far as we got.. we have more to do , so the house will get updated…..

mean while I am working on some small parts of the home stuff…Like wall paper and flooring.. Rug.. table with small basket of {paper clay fruit} and a knife made from a Barb-q stick. and a   popsicle  stick ladder,stool for siting. more things coming soon… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

layered tag booklet with blue spring challenge…..

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy  things to do list is going down…  This was a lot of fun  Love d trying  the layers and the colors of blue here,  I also added to them some bling ,sparkles ,charms , cut 5 or 6 tags  .

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next just use blue ink ,blue paints chalks, what ever you want for back ground. Draw color use magazine photos , stamps, stickers any graphics for spring….

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add fibers ,ribbons,   foo foo… beads and a note book ring.   Later my arty friends………. thanks for stopping by…

 

 

 

journal page with tissue paper and watercolors……………

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You can find this wrapping paper everywhere, I bought this at the Dollar Tree. along with glue sticks.  cut to size of your journal .

Now paint soft line across your page with water colors.

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Now these watercolors are just as good as the pan watercolors and are really great for adding  pearlescent  color

Now the BEST part is you can find these beauty’s at Hobby Lobby for little change…..get ready $4.99 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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found one of my paper embroidery cards

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I stamped then did some  embroidery and added some beads to it. This came out so sweet…  I love it  I may have to do more of these…….. I do love my paper crafts……

new project coming soon…this is a sneek peek of whats being used..

419FbUX85gLWorking on some ideas that I’ ve  had brewing , just didn’t get the items ,  ink , or something was missing to work on it..  Well I am back on this one… MORE INFORMATION COMING … just wanted to see if I could get anyones attention for this one. any guesses?

 

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Felt artist trading pins…oldie but goodie…

Felt artist trading pins

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1. choose colors for felt fibers and photo.
2.cut the heat and bond
3.Iron heat and bond to felt
4.cool and peel off paper, save paper to reuse as needed.
5.cut into strips
6. cut into 3 pieces.
7. add fibers and strings,cover and Iron again.
8. add flower photo more fill ins as needed , fabric glue works well.or you could randomly sew.
9. add untill your happy . add fibers around edges to finish off.

face s are fun to paint

I am  practicing, painting faces its a paint over the face lesson to learn where and how to paint the eyes and nose ect. in the correct areas and it also help s you to notice where the shading goes. I really like how this is going. and hope to do more of this type of painting.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANot to sure where I am going with this one but its in the Halloween booklet… so need to think more any ideas? lov to know what you think, I should do….

and hes my other Halloween fun page……………….

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scratch napkin torn art off the list of things to try…..

I have been wanting to try this napkin torn art collaged on paint layers and white napkins . found some perfect ones to use..And like how this one turned out added some white lines with my white out pen.

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here”s the photos , now lets see what you can do with them .

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Any of various large insects of the order Odonata or suborder Anisoptera, having a long slender body and two pairs of narrow, net-veined wings that are usually held outstretched while the insect is at rest. Also called regionally darnerdarning needledevil’s darning needleear sewermosquito flymosquito hawk,needleskeeter hawksnake doctorsnake feederspindle.
Regional Note: Regional terms for the dragonfly are numerousthe Dictionary of American Regional English lists nearly 80 of them. The greatest variety of terms is to be found in the South, where the most widespread term is snake doctor (a name based on a folk belief that dragonflies take care of snakes). The Midland equivalent is snake feeder. Speakers from the Lower South and the Mississippi Valley, on the other hand, are more likely to refer to the same insect as a mosquito fly, mosquito hawk, or, in the South Atlantic states, a skeeter hawk. The imagery outside the South often alludes to the insect’s shape rather than its behavior or diet: speakers in the West, Upper North, and New England call it a darner, darning needle, or, less commonly, a devil’s darning needle, and those in the Upper North also refer to it just as aneedle; those in Coastal New Jersey, a spindle; and those in the San Francisco Bay area, an ear sewer,that is, a creature that sews up your ears.
now you can change things add things  what ever ….. I will post mine now so you can see what I did.  Cant wait to see what you all come up with.post a link here to yours…. later ………..
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I got so excited forgot to write dragon flies dancing……………….

Torn magazine paper art…

I have been wanting to try this for some time its on the long list of things to try. And its alot of fun kind of like putting a puzzle together, but more fun tear your own shapes. The first thing to do is to draw a shape on paper and cut it out, I did a bird.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAdraw the size and shape to add to your page . cut it out with scissors, then figure out colors you want to use and tear pages with the colors out of magazine. then tear with your fingers in to shapes you want to fit your drawn bird, place and look it see if you like it , then glue it in place, you’ll get so that you guess the size pretty quick.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I decided to do another bird for the other page so this time I made torn background scene and the bird. I got so involved I forgot to take photos. But I am sure you get the idea..OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Zentangle white out art

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStarted out with doing some Zentangle art .    then some white stenciling of different sizes of circles with  paint… and some red script stamped on the white paint. Using regular  ACRYLIC Paints.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext I stamped a Rose with black paint and let it dry, then out lined it in White using a WHITE OUT PEN.. {LOVE THEM} cheaper then most art markers plus you can refill them… LOVE IT!     The step that I saw on the video was they blacked out all around the rose but I spent so much time on it that I decided to use white and incorporate it into the art.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Yup I like the way this ended up totally different  from what I wanted but loving it any ways………. now for my next art adventure………….. later……….. going to cut out some card stock paper to make  some faux chip board… for the next project…. later………….

 

making Stencils for mix media art…..

I have made some stencils for glass etchings and different types of stencils for projects using different items, Plastic coating for furniture covers, it was really hard to  cut in small areas but great for a silhouette, and for etchings or paper stencil. Also used heavy card stock and then coated it with crystal lacquer, works real well , that’s in a later blog that works with Cricut …….  So now the stencils results for Vinyl  contact paper its real hard to get it to cut and do the corners or peak cuts but if you take your time and re cut it does work.The good thing is contact paper is large enough to cover all at once.

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now when using a magazine photo , I really love this idea of USING package tape. tape your photo right over the picture you want then cut out the details, This is a favorite right now, lov this idea. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

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Who doesnt love Captain Jack Sparrow?
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plastic furniture cover stencil                                                                HOW ABOUT JOHNNY DEPP IN PLASTIC,   Cry BAby!!!! LOL PUN INTENDED

so in summery I found it easyier to  use packing tape over others, And  still working with the cricut ideas, for later post. let me know what you use and how they work out. thanks for sharing. And thank you for your e mails its great to hear you like my ideas, and others  Id love to take time to give shout outs of thanks  to Debra Buckland …

http://artycrafty.wordpress.com/

and to Terri Sproul

https://www.facebook.com/groups/294679150583745/

Thank you for your inspiration…..

making my own stencils….

I have been playing with different types of ways to make stencils. I used clear transparent contact paper, it s really hard to get good cuts on this.  I thought it would be great for protecting the papers from paint inks or what ever I throw at  My home made stencils.  I”ve used plastic furniture cover material in the past , also it was real cool because it sticks well to stencil on your paper.  But STILL didn’t get a clear cut. I did make some stencils of my own designs of Johhny Depp …{CRY BABY}  and Dave Matthews and some others a while back. for glass etching.  It took days and was a real long process and I didnt use a coating on them and could only use them a couple times.. But Then I was taking  some FREE ART CLASSES on line. From  Terri Sproul on facebook. {Tell HER I SENT YOU…} A little plug for a friendly Artist. Any ways  she was cutting out photos from magazines using the  silhouette’s as stencils glue the photo to card stock place PACKING TAPE TO FRONT AND BACK of photo then cut out. the tape will protect your stencil, from all the fun things You throw at it .. Like Texture magic, spackle plaster, ECT.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALove how these turned out  I did a 2 page journal with some of my new stencils, I need to photograph some to share with you all.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAa little background paint, then more paint with gold and spraying it.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Using water Color tubes in place of GELATOs

Wanted to play along online with some artist but I had not gotten my hands on Gelatos YET… LOL so went for the next best thing I have on hand….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI bought these a while back at the Christmas tree for $2.99 good deal, LOVE THESE wonderful colors……….. First thing was doing a photo transfer on one of the double page journal.I spread my Gesso medium on the page not to thick, then put the photo I printed on my computer{ I use Kodak Printing paper for my photos}now I needed to burnish the photo down real well so there’s no air bubbles..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI used my fingers then a bone folder to make sure. I had a few mishaps .. But redid it and let it dry over night.

Now spray the photo with water bottle so its good and wet, nor rub the layers of paper off. Keep wetting as you go The paper will roll up and reveal your photo, so pretty…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext I chose red, yellow, and orange. added the colors with my fingers and smeared on the paper, then in water  and spread out till I liked the color strength..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALove playing in paints with my fingers.. If the colors to dark just use a wet paper towel and dab it it will lighten the color for you. spray more water and dab again if you want it even lighter.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARepeat  with other colors you can even blend them in to each other.

next I added some texture I wanted it to dry fast… then I used more Gesso just a tiny bit smeared and took newspaper and made a print transfer with it same as the photo only take of while still wet.   And then used my stencils with some Gesso on my fingers.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext step I cut three hearts out of gift wrap paper glued them down , then stamped butterflys all around the edges.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthen highlighted the bee and butterfly with black ink and a stencil brush. Also added Dragon Flies and a lady bug with my stipple brush and stencil.

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then added inspire ,giggle ,create….. Hope you enjoyed the process…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

black and white challenge

used acrylic paints black and white…on my recycled Blair order magazine.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA More

Every one loves free e- magazines….

So I have my collection on pinterest and thought maybe it was time to share these wonderful free magazine that I found  over the surfing on the internet I do.

http://pinterest.com/rosebudinnh/online-magazines-for-free/

 

Dream big

Dream big rose_thumbplaying with my new stippling brushes working on inks and paints also tissue pasting.stamp on tissue then add glue mixture  or mod Podge to attach it gives a see threw look, very pretty… need to keep it straight, and not let the tissue fold when applying. just trying out new ways instead of glue then stamping.

blending black,white,red background for art

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAstared with white outline frame using a old credit card or mail trash credit cards,{lol}  paint red  from middle down then wipe card clean and with credit card scrape a black line at bottom area of page, now mix white paint and red so looks slightly pink scrap a layer on the top area.

Did you KNOW Yasutomo makes PAN watercolors?

Well yes they do! found these at the Hobby Lobby… while on vacation, and theres a bigger bonus they are PEARLESCENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!         and OH SO PRETTY………………………….   check it out a sweet case,  that has an insert on the lid for mixing your colors……….. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAso I have been playing with my make over magazine booklet and turning it into an art journal….  Now that my vacation is over ….. I have been playing most of the day.. got out my gift wrap paper, and was going to use the glue stick but changed my mind and used the homemade Mod Podge idea from Kelly Donovan. Which I truly love…..OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

so I glued it all down, added water to the paints and painted straight lines across the page  then misted with water added more colors…… It was so pretty staring at me all sparkly and gleaming…  I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do anything with it…   I liked the way it s colors were blending all in… so I took out my rubber stamps and blew the dust off… haha naaa weren’t that bad… And got busy stamping , It was so cool how the colors were just in the right areas for make up and lips and eyes… So I gave them a more defined look with my markers and art pens. I really lov how this turned out… digging up my ISC Rubber stamps……

Innovative Stamp Creations

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another journal ,2 pager

inks on tissue gift paper,  Then sprayed with water  and splattered inks and rubber stamped . these stamps are  from  ISC…………. This is a very fun process.Create without limits

PAINT AND PEEL….with ranger non stick craft sheet…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAchoose 4 or 5 paint colors, I use acrylic paint for this, apply paint in strips squeeze it out add some dots ,circles whatever designs you like.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASpread out the paint making it smooth , but not to deep , just sort of smoothing out and spreading , not to thin because you’ll be peeling it..now let DRY….. Waiting is the hard part…..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow that it is good and dry, peel the paint….the under side is usally the PRETTY side….. but which ever you like the best…

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Add glue the the item you wish to glue the paint too, I like to smooth the glue out with my fingers then apply the paint  and smooth out air bubbles . you can use any type glue for this.  you can use this on any thing paper,wood,journal pages, ect..

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I apply-ed this one to paper clay… I have used it on ATC’s and then rubber stamped on it with jet black ranger ink…. oh so pretty will post photos other things I have made this way… later

paper clay and gold foil with fingernail designs from dollar store

Oh this was alot of fun adding mini beads, sparkles , gold foil flakes from tiny fingernail art designs that came in their own cute little bottles …

nail-art-glitterNOW that I have your attention let me say how cool these little bottles are and you can make them over into necklaces also. but first I am using the pretty fillers in my art……. and here’s my newest and prettiest necklaces…. I need more chains.    Cut your  paper clay into squares,  add tiny eye hooks or homemade pin,    let air dry,  then paint sky blue, acrylic paint let dry , add glitters and nail art then

Magic-Glos

let set 10 minutes under the u v lamp … or in the bright sunlight .

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I am working  on an old technique from yahoo days, It  called paint and peel , will be sharing soon…. still making clay necklace but this technique can be used with ANY application paper,cardboard wood… its so fun you’ll love it… but you will need a ranger

Non-Stick Craft Sheet

watch for it coming soon……

dragon eye’ s

okay I had to try something at least different from my ordinary, clay pieces …………… working on so many projects at once running back in forth trying to wait on one set drying to paint another … too funny but , you shall see  I am really making progress.dragon eyes

more mail art

Love sending my mail out, all dressed up..its oh so pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!   and it gives you a break from doing the same things… Yes I took out my rubber stamps and ink……envelope artMAIL CALL…………….

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