Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mixed Media Wall Art Vintage Look

I love the look of vintage, worn and loved items. Clearly I am not the only one as more and more people are creating using old found objects. This was the feel I was going for with this piece with a modern twist. I used some elements from the Dreaming kit  http://craftylink.com/page/monthly-kit
some old lace I picked up at a garage sale, some die cut snowflakes I cut apart, markers.a couple of pieces of printed fabric, a stencil, some paint and a little bling to top it off. I still need to add some ribbon to hang it with but I have to find the right one to compliment it. I often work in stages, some pieces take me weeks to complete and some just a few days. This piece evolved over a couple of days until I was happy with it. I will post a photo when I find the ribbon so you can see the completed piece.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fun Christmas tags I made

I have been making tags to add to gifts that I give this holiday season. I am trying some new things this year. Here are a few of the Christmas tags I made, they were fun and easy to make.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Video Tutorial on Transferring onto fabric and paper with Magic Transfer Paper

Now you can use Magic Transfer Paper on almost any substrate to produce beautiful image transfers in very little time! For image transfers on paper, canvas, fabric and raw polymer clay all you do is print your image (backwards) onto the paper using a LASER printer (we take it to Office Max, Office Depot, or Kinkos and advise them that it is vellum) and then cut out your image. On paper and fabric you need a medium and we've tested them all- guess what? Good old Elmer's glue works just great! Also gel mediums, fabric mediums, matte and gloss medium...basically anything sticky will work. You can do it on a transparency using gel medium then peel it off. For clay you just stick it on, no medium. We have other videos on how to do that. You can watch the video below. 

You can purchase Magic Transfer paper at this link http://emeraldearthdesigns.blogspot.com/p/magic-transfer-paper.html

These are some of the Monday linky parties I participate in.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Opportunity to get a free Dream digital kit

Things Crafty is working with Totally Tutorials on their exchange program which you can check out at this link  http://totallytutorials.blogspot.com/p/exchange-program.html

We will provide up to 10 artists with our Dreaming Digital Kit FREE, in exchange for creating a tutorial using the kit. This beautiful kit has over 50 pages to use while designing your tutorial.

You can make anything from jewelry to furniture, the sky is the limit, but please be creative! Does this sound like something you want to be a part of? If so then you can e-mail us at thingscrafty@gmail.com
Please put Totally Tutorials in the subject line when applying. Please send at least 2 photos but no more than 5 photos of things you have created, along with your name, e-mail address and blog or website address, if you have a Facebook or Twitter, please include those addresses.
The deadline to apply is November 14th, 2012 and we will notify those chosen to participate by November 16th, 2012 via e-mail  We will send you the digital kit upon your return e-mail notifying us that you are ready to get started on the tutorial. You will have until December 16th, 2012 to submit your tutorial to the Totally Tutorials website using the submit your tutorial button on the site. You must also post the tutorial you create to your blog with a link to http://craftylink.com/page/monthly-kit  and with a link to our website http://www.thingscrafty.com
If you do not have a blog or website than you must post to Craftster, Instructables or Cutoutandkeep and send us the link to your tutorial. When your tutorial is complete you must notify both Things Crafty and Totally Tutorials, via e-mail. Your participation in the exchange is an agreement to abide by all of these above instructions and allows Things Crafty & Totally Tutorials to use the tutorials and photos on our sites and on our social networks. You also agree that anyone can use your tutorial to make items to sell. This is a great way to get promotion, both of our sites generate thousands of visitors. You also get a wonderful kit that you can create limitless things with. So come join the fun! We look forward to hearing from you. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the kit it is available at http://craftylink.com/page/monthly-kit

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Just Dance Mixed Media Wall Art

Sometimes I get in my studio and nothing comes out that I am happy with but other times it just flows right out of me and that was the case with this piece. I love that song that says "Just Dance" and that was my inspiration for this piece. The lyrics go something like this, When you the get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance". Life is meant to be lived and that is the point of the song, don't waste your life not doing, take chances and don't worry what others think, just dance....

8 x 10 inch unframed on canvas $40 + $6.00 shipping in USA, outside of the USA, please contact me for a shipping price.