My classes begin next week and I have a few openings. If you are interested and live in Maine, please click below links, for more info.
I have been doing a few classes this winter. I limited seating to 6 but am glad only 1 or 2 women have signed up. It has been fun working one on one with them. And getting to know people on a more personal level. I have made a few new friends along the way.
The classes have been a Memory Art canvas. It was fun to have someone to bounce ideas off of and to create something really unique to her memorabilia.
The Mixed Media canvas classes are all 2 day classes. So we have created gel prints and our peeled paint layered canvases. The next class will be to add a little more lightness with gesso to the canvases. Then using the gel prints to collage images onto the canvas and add a special quote.
Below are some of the beginnings ...
More pictures of finished projects soon ...
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 9:40 AM
I decided to try a few swaps through FB groups of ATC - artist trading cards.
Here are four completed for a Washi Tape themed swap.
|washi tape ATCs|
I wanted to add a small piece of film strip that I have in a small tin from Tim Holtz brand, So I began searching for this little tin. And as I opened more drawers and looked into more boxes ... I became slightly frustrated that I was spending this much time looking for it.
So I decided within 15 minutes to start organizing my supplies. I have spent just a little bit of money to get all these drawers and placing to store things. Now was the time to label and put like things together.
Unfortunately, I never found the film strip tin. So I had to settle with embellishing with a silver gel pen.
|one drawer cabinet labeled|
More organizing yet to do and hopefully I will find that little tin one day soon.
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 12:06 PM
I have been working on these 3 canvases since early November 2015.
They are a great challenge for me. I am not happy with them but one day I will be.
I will caption them with the process up to this point. You will see more of these in the months to come until they are done. :-)
|3 Linen Canvases 18x24|
|I covered them with white tissue paper and gel medium to get some texture started|
|Heavy Body Acrylics, reg. acrylics, fluid acrylics, spray bottle of water and spread with fingers|
|close up of texture and color|
|another close up|
|what I started with others added later|
|yellows I started with|
|walking away for a bit|
|added oil pastels, bead gel paste ...|
|more oil pastels ... trying to calm the blackness|
|walking away again ... time to focus on upcoming classes ... but I will be back to it soon|
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 10:00 AM
While traveling earlier in the month I was able to take advantage of some after Christmas sales at Tuesday Mornings in Pigeon Forge. I bought 3 Christmas storage type boxes with the intention of re-making them into family photo and memento boxes for our library. The pictures were in ugly cardboard boxes and needed a new home badly.
Here are the pictures and products used for the make over.
|I have removed the big red bow on all the boxed and fixed a few corners that made them even less expensive. :-)|
|First coast was chalk paint and then I added the craft acrylic turquoise paint to it for the second dry brushed layer|
|I used the burnt sienna color to rub around corners and give it a vintage feel and then a little gold rub on never hurts to brighten things up|
|Tim Holtz tissue paper and also made my own tissue paper using Stampin Up roller stamps. I decided on teh smallest box to just use the wheel stamps right onto the box. Each method gave a different look. Loved them all.|
|The third wheel did not have it's paper tag any longer with it's name.|
|close up of Tim Holtz tissue paper|
|All filled and in their new home.|
Thanks for stopping by.
See you next week!
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 11:50 AM
Inside the front cover of my 2016 Journal Book.
Fun book page from my stash and a cool black envelope to stick things in.
The left side is an image from the text book I left. I created the calendar pages using an online site and sized it perfectly to my book pages.
I bought a 2016 weekly planner from the Dollar store and took it apart to inset into my book so I can jot down events and appointments. I inserted using a tip in method with washi tape. I am planning on doing a video soon showing how I did my pages.
A pocket page.
Another page using an image from the book. I found there were not a lot of cool, fun images in the back of the book.
Since it is a history book ... lots of war pictures.
I pieced together odd pieces to cover this page.
I left the small image in the corner.
Not sure what my next project will be.
Check back with me next Wed. to see.
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 3:38 PM