My First project that I am working on for Blue Twig Studio is skeleton leaves and embossing powder. Here is a demo tutorial of my first step
encasing the leaf with embossing powder to create a more durable material to work with in my Eco Art Earrings and Fairy Wings for my Art Dolls More to come. I am so honored and excited to be a part of this amazing design team and looking forward to connecting with other creative as well as learning all kinds of new techniques as I love to explore and am always creating with all that I do in both my work as a teacher, artist and group facilitator.
I am having so much fun with this new material and creating with the skeleton leaves and already have someone wha wants a pair of my earrings and I am going to show the girls in my fiber class how to create fairy wings with the leaves. They have already seen mine and want o do their own..
The other project is a Cell Phone Pouch and I will post that soon. I may want to get more of the ribbon because I want to also do the project in my fiber class.
Skeleton Leaves are real leaves reduced to their skeletons and dyed. Rubber and Bo tree leaves are typically used for this process. These are great for scrap booking, mixed media, journaling, felting, fiber fusion, card making, etc. These are very delicate and will add great pattern and texture to whatever project you are working on
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Finished the painting for the first day and started another one for tomorrow
The launching of the daily painting began May 1st and I am pleased to write that it is a success so far. The people that have joined seem very involved with their creative process and are supporting one another. This is one of the reasons that I created the group. I really believe that all artists need support and can learn form one another’s process
As someone who is always creating in many forms I needed the connection with other artists doing the same. I wanted to form a group of women who wanted to connect with other women artists. I also wanted to emphasize the uniqueness of the creative expression as well as the process we all experience as we create. I believe also that we need to become aware of our process so that when we meet a block we will be able to use the tools as well as our own practice to break through that block…
I think also that developing and reinforcing our own creative practice is a method where by we tap into communicate and strengthen that creative spirit within each one of us . .
This is exciting for me and I am truly honored that other artists have joined in the creative journey….
Monday Morning Mixed Media
Creative Surfaces and Background Tutorials
- Molding Paste Tools and Textures
2 Paintings with Acrylics and Mediums Color over Color Glazing
- Collage and Magazine Layering and Spontaneous Design
- Fanciful Lettering Drawing and Zen Doodling
- Stamping, Printing and Creating with Found Objects
- Creating with Thick Paint Scratching, Carving and Drawing through Impasto
- Layering with Tracing Paper Tracing, Drawing, and Transferring. Adding Layers to Create Dimension.
- Altering Imagery , Creating with a Brillo Pad and Magazine Pages Negative Painting with Citrasolv
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Working with Green Material
Joy of Creating Surfaces and Backgrounds
Journey of a Mixed Media Hoarder
As a mixed media artist I use a lot of recyclables and found objects in both my art and my work as a teacher of art so I have collected a lot of material and have huge stash… but as we all know as much delight it is to collect the material and look at our stash if we are not actually using it well it has to go. So I began my long and difficult journey of the de-stashing process. I started going through it and loading it up actually letting it go. I was happy to find homes for the things that I knew another mixed media artist would love as mochas I do and put the fabric paper books ephemera to a creative use in their own art… I gave a bin of silk to an artist who plans to make beautiful scarves , I an artist who uses photos and collage papers gladly received the old books, I gave large pieces of fabric to a women who teaches sewing which I know it will be reincarnated into beautiful dresses and projects her students create in their sewing classes… I sorted and cut my fabric and collage papers and now it is ready to give to a Quilt Guild that makes quilts for nursing homes and children in hospitals. A teacher who uses “Green” material in her classes is taking the collage material. I am planning to create collage packages to sell on Etsy and use it in my up-coming online mixed media classes, I finally realized that I no longer use the files and folders of art projects from the past an am more digital so I am letting go even though there are such sweet memories of the beginning of the Joy of Art Studio when I did not have a computer but took notes and created folders from my classes and projects. I let go of a char in my studio that I lovingly called my comply chair so many meditation moments and books read there in order to actually start using a beautiful chair that I husband brought from Chinathat was not easy to say goodbye to my comfy chair… Well the journey was long and arduous but I now have a beautiful and workable back room which was only storage and wasted part of my studio. Now it is a wonderful project room and a place where I can create so it was well worth the work the struggling through my resistance the fights with my husband because of my need to control, the trauma of saying goodbye to my comply chair,,, I am very happy and would advise any one who is a mixed media artist to take this journey…. De-stash. Not only do I have a room that was only used for storage but the area where I teach, my downstairs where I store my material is organized and now I will use the material and not just squirrel it away… My nick name is Art Squirrel Anyway I actually feel better value much more the things that I do have and I love my new project space…So…this is my journey of de-stashing… truthfully mixed media de-hording.