Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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Sunday, November 22, 2015
Two little ATC's made with Finnabair stencil, stamp, Mica Powder, Mechanicals and Glass Glitter
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Using a "cutsie" doll's face to represent one of the strongest and most iconic of women seems almost sacrilege, and I apologise if this offends. I really did just want to portray the strength and beauty of this amazing woman. Perhaps the face is a little more Salma Hayek,who plays Frida in the movie, than the real Frida.
It was challenging to take a silicone doll's head and paint it, and I have nothing but respect for those artists who work in this field.
The other thing that I was inspired by for this project was an amazing wall of beautiful tiles I saw in a Mexican restaurant in Byron Bay. I had a go at making tiles out of chipboard, collaging them with tissue, cutting them into 1cm. squares and then coating them with glossy accents.
Wall tiles in restaurant.
The other side was coated with art extravagance White Texture Paste and coloured with Distress Stain.
Metal, resin and lace embellishments all coloured with Mica Powder. Micro Beads, Glass Glitter and Mica Flakes added for shine and texture. A more detailed tutorial is HERE on Finnabair's blog,
along with a full list of ingredients used.
If you do not know the story of Frida Kahlo, watch the movie, it's wonderful.
Thanks for visiting today.
"Feet what do I need you for when I
have wings to fly?" Frida Kahlo
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Saturday, October 24, 2015
My favourite things: Ranger Distress Spray Stains in Cracked Pistachio, Tea Dye, Wild Honey and Picked Raspberry. Pretty stamps from Prima.....I can not imagine my creative world with out stamps, so thank you to all the stamp makers and designers. Faces. Flowers and collage. All my favourite things: together on two small pages.
And of course words. Words that resonate and have meaning for me.
Does "the white page" intimidate you ? Sometimes it's really hard to put that first mark onto a clean, white, page.
I always start by adding colour, but there are many more ways of "breaking the white page."
The Spread Your Wings Academy on Fannabair's blog has some tips on how to overcome the daunting "white page".
You can see how this once white journal page was started, along with some other great ideas on how to make that first mark on a white page, HERE on Finnabair's blog.
Thanks for visiting, have a fun and creative weekend.
Posted by Gayle Price at 1:31 PM
Monday, October 12, 2015
The face is hand sketched and coloured with regular old colour pencils.
Lindy's Stamp Gang "Magicals" , Finnabair stamps, stencils, gel, gesso and crackle medium.
Thanks for visiting. May your words always be perfect, meaningful, sincere and kind. Have a great creative week.
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Monday, September 28, 2015
.......................and here are the next seven pages, created with different mixed media and some happy family snaps. I've tried to keep the colours and techniques consistent, using the same stamps and stencils throughout, so the pages "flow".
A full list of materials can be found HERE at Mixed Media Place and can be purchased on line from the Mixed Media Place store HERE.
Thank you for dropping by. Wishing you a wonderfully creative week and may all your projects get completed.
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Saturday, September 19, 2015
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Monday, August 31, 2015
The colour of this was achieved by firstly coating everything in black Gesso, then a coat of Silks Acrylic Glaze in "Boysenberry", touched up next with some Pink Mica Powder and lastly dry brushed with Inka Gold in "Silver"
Art journal page working with layers of wet medium. Including art basics gesso both white and clear, waterproof ink, acrylic paint, Copic markers, art extravagance Texture Paste, art basics Modeling Paste, Distress Spray Stains, Izink pigment ink, Gelatos, waterproof black marker pen and Color Bloom Spray Mists.
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Friday, August 21, 2015
Next, just like Finn's recipe, I used art basics Modling Paste through the Harlequin Stencil, let it dry then used a second stencil, "Alpha" over the top.
Finn added lace to the bottom of her page, I have added more washi tape and some stamping instead. I added colour using Distress Spray Stains.
I cut out my photo, stuck it down then high lighted around it with white gesso. Next I added some more depth of colour with Gelatos. Applying it and then rubbing it into the textures with my finger.
Posted by Gayle Price at 10:13 AM