Nov 20, 2007

Coffee stained water colored tags

WaterColors are NOT my favorite medium!!

I took 3 of my coffee stained tags and added some water color paints to them. The way I did it was by soaking my tags in water to get them wet, then I crumbled them and just blotted some water color paints on them. The tags being wet made the paint bleed just like on water color paper. TFL!

I really don't like to work too much with water color paints! Just like alcohol inks it turns out like mush!! I think the whole idea of blending colors makes me nervous cause I just can't get the right colors together.

Coffee stained tags

Here are my tags I have made from The Artists Circle Workshop using coffee to stain them! I used a couple different methods when doing this. I soaked them, sprinkled instant coffee, sprinkled salt, and let some coffee soaked string dry on them. Pretty much whatever I could to get just the right look! TFL!!

Nov 16, 2007

New Challenge Site!

Inspirational Muse

A friend of mine has asked me to post about her new challenge site! Its called Inspirational Muse!

This is from the site:

Each week we will feature an artist! We will ask that artist to submit a piece of Art or to create something new. Tell us what inspired you to do that piece. Was it the image you choose, the stamp or a certain technique? That artist will then choose the challenge theme for that week based off the work you submitted! We will then write up a little blurb about you and your artwork, and post a link to your site for others to visit and be inspired!

Each week we will hold a challenge, theme to be decided by our featured artist. What is your muse telling you about that piece? What is inspiring you to create?

We will also have challenges using our copyright free images. The challenge will be that you have to use the image we put up for you to download. What can you make with this image? What is your muse telling you?

Be Inspired, Create Art

Basically what will happen is an artist will be featured each week. That artist can either submit a new piece of work or post one that they already have. Inspirational Muse will then write up about the artist and show the artwork of the chosen artist! They will post a link to their site for your viewing! The challenge is to create using the theme the featured artist chose when they created that piece.

Inspirational Muse will also have challenges where they upload some images for you to use in your artwork. What do you see and what can you make with this image. To see what we each interpret from this image!

Sounds like fun to me!

Nov 15, 2007

Boys & chairs! Two challenges in one!!

Wednesday Stampers Challenge this week was to use a chair in your artwork.

Theme Thursdays Challenge was to use a boy in your artwork!

So unbeknownst to me I was using this cabinet card that has a boy and a chair. So when I looked at the challenges for these days not realizing I figured what the heck! Why not do both in one piece.

EDIT: I have received an email saying "Who is Rince"? Well it does not say Rince it says Prince. yes the "P" does blend in a little, so for anyone else it says Prince.

Nov 13, 2007

Created Byhand Alcohol Inks Challenge

Alcohol Inks are NOT my favorite medium!! but still luv em

Alcohol Inks are NOT my favorite medium!! I just can't seem to get them to look right. They always seem to look like a blob of color. But I love them! The background is alcohol ink dabbed on with some gold pen. I covered it up as much or as little as I could with other inks and paints to make it look not so much like blob! So heres my entry for Created Byhand Alcohol Ink Challenge. TFL!!

Nov 12, 2007

TMTA Hollywood Challenge

When I think Hollywood I think Glamour & Diva

TMTAs challenge theme this week is Hollywood. For my version of Hollywood all I thought of was Marilyn Monroe. When I think of her I think of Glamour and Diva. I got a little carried away and did 2 ATCs but whos counting.