Friday, November 17, 2017

Love Rocks card

Another AIRs challenge is featured today, this one is called the " Heartfelt" challenge.  No one does a better job with hearts than Dina Wakley!  These are some of her stamps featured here.  The details and supply list can be found on the Imagine blog.

I always appreciate your visits, please leave a comment so I know you were here!  Thanks.

Hugs, Renee

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cocoa Brown Challenge

This is my interpretation of the AIRs Cocoa challenge  It is made from stamps by Artistic Outpost (.com) and this card is called Vintage Hero.  For instructions and a supply list head on over to the Imagine blog linked here.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs ~ Renee

Sunday, November 5, 2017

An Altered Masonite Box Finnabair Style

I was a Guest Artist on the Joggles blog sharing my Masonite Box that was altered with Finnabair's Waxes, Fireworks! spray and gesso.

I photographed it in the early morning light that's what gives the box that other worldly glow.

Photographed outside makes it look like another planet.

Photographed in the house

Here is my supply list if you're interested in altering a box, a journal cover or maybe you just want to make a canvas to hang on the wall.

Supply List Masonite Box measuring 6"x 6"x 4 3/8"

Black Gesso
White Gesso
Art Basics - 3D Matte Gel
Prima- Finnabair's Mechanicals
Doctor's Plague Mask metal pendant by Bead Landing
Metal Flowers by Bead Landing
Crystals, bingo number
Micro Beads by Finnabair
Lace flower trim (under the gesso on the lid)
Creative Paperclay
IOD moulds Prima Moulding 1
Rhinestone Crown by Prima for Frank Garcia

Art Alchemy Metallique Waxes-White Gold, Bronze, Brushed Iron
Art Alchemy Opal Magic Waxes-Royal Robes and Blue Velvet

Imagine Crafts
Fireworks!-Paris Dusk and Lilac Posies
StazOn Royal Purple reinker

Testors-Cement Glue for Metal and Wood (used to glue on crown)


Glue the box together using Testors Cement Glue for wood and metal.  Paint entire box with black gesso, allow to dry.  Adhere lace flower trim to the top of the box with 3D Matte Gel.  Dry.  Attach the metal pieces with Gel Medium.  Sprinkle Micro beads in little areas where the gel is visible.  Spray the top with Lilac Posies and Paris Dusk, dry.  Paint the entire top with black gesso, dry.  Paint with white gesso, starting on one side only halfway across the panel, feather out the white gesso on the rest of the panel.  Dry.  Use waxes to highlight elements on the lid.

Make paperclay mold to make the strip across the front of the box, allow to dry overnight.  Glue onto box with Gel medium, glue a key hole onto box.  Paint with black gesso, spray with Fireworks!  Blot off excess.  With wax on a Dauber, finger or a brush, highlight areas on the key hole and the clay panel.  Wipe off excess.  Use waxes all over the sides of the box to make it look like metal.

I hope you enjoyed looking at this!  Hugs, Renee

Monday, October 30, 2017

Charity Art Auction for Puerto Rico begins today!

Art auction for pr s550

Charity Art Auction for Puerto Rico - dozens of artists from around the world have donated art to raise funds for Puerto Rico's much needed disaster relief. The auction opens today and ends Nov. 3rd. It's not too late to donate a piece of art, either, if you have one... we'd love you to participate in any way you can!

Just click on this link to check out the art that has already been donated:  Charity Art Auction for Puerto Rico

I hope you find something you love!

P.S.  This is the piece that I've donated (without my water mark on it), it's the original acrylic painting I did for Stampington's "The Coloring Studio Workbook" Vol. 4 and it has also appeared in Vol. 2 of "Just Mixed Media" magazine.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Gel Plate and Stencil play

Do you have a Gel Plate? or two or three?  I have at least three different sizes and brought one out to play with today.  I forget I have them but they're very useful to make master boards which I then cut up for projects.  While pulling my prints I had too much paint on the GP so I grabbed a black canvas that was nearby to mop up the excess.  The colors were so vibrant that I placed a Prima stencil over my mess and used some white gesso to transfer a lovely face outline onto the canvas.  This is what happened.

A little Jane Davenport paint, a little Dina Wakley paint, a cute butterfly and a Washi tape eye and voila!

Thanks for allowing me to share my art with you and always thanks for stopping by!
Hugs ~ Renee

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Altered Paint Brush- AIRs Wood Challenge

On the Imagine blog today I'm sharing one of my altered paint brushes.  The challenge for the AIRs design team was "wood".  This is a small wooden paint brush, a great way to recycle a used paint brush that has messy paint etc. on it.  They are inexpensive and can be purchased by the case, I know because I "found" a whole case of them in my husband's shop area.  WooHoo!  Score!!  Ahem.... trying to maintain a little dignity here.  He actually gave me permission to use as many as I wanted after he saw what I did with it.

The instructions and the supply list are found today on the Imagine Blog, please pop on over there and take a look when you have time.  These altered brushes are so much fun to make and look really awesome in real life.  Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share my work with you.

Hugs~ Renee

Friday, October 20, 2017

Color Challenge: Aubergine

On the Imagine blog today I'm sharing an Aubergine (eggplant) colored tag.  This is a mixed media piece that includes gesso, stenciling, rubber stamping, heat embossing and a little washi tape.

For the instructions and a supply list just check out the Imagine blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by today~  Hugs ~ Renee