Hi there! Its been a while since my last post. I could go into the why's but they would just be excuses, even if some of them are legit.
Soooo....Instead I want to share some exciting news! I am guest designing for Scrapfx this month!!!
I love Scrapfx so you can only imagine how much of an honor this is for me!
I'm totally impressed with how durable their chippies are. I tend to put them through some torture trying to figure out how I want them to look, and Scrapfx chippies stay strong through the entire altering process! Definitely a quality product!
Now for some more good news! Scrapfx is having their first ever Design Team call!!! I don't know about you, but I think this sounds like a dream come true!! So, if your interested (and who wouldn't be) check out the deets here!
This news totally inspired me to go play with my chippies. I needed a birthday gift for a very special friend of mine so I decided to do a mixed media piece using the bird A flourish and the heart and soul wordlet. Unfortunately, my husband unintentionally hid my memory card for my camera so I had to resort to using my phone...and these shots aren't really doing the canvas any justice, but since her birthday was Monday...I didn't have much of a choice in the matter. So here goes...
|For the Bird A flourish I painted it with gesso, then after letting it dry I dabbed more gesso on the tail feathers to add more texture. Then I used some perfect pearl powders in blue and pink to add some color.|
|I love this heart & soul chippie. For this I primed it with gesso again, then I added purple to it with a water color pencil (because I have no purple ink) then added glossy accents. Again, this looks so much better in real life.|
So that's it for today. I have a journal that I made for my niece to share tomorrow. Thanks to Nathalie Kalbach's jumpstart this January. I have decided to really dress the part of a real artist and create "something" every day...even if its horrible!!!! So even though I won't be sharing everything, I'm hoping that means I will be posting more than once a week. So that's the plan man! Lets see how it goes... :)
As always, thank you so much for looking!