Saturday, April 1, 2017
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014
I have been seemingly lost in the land of chaos and depression for a while, not sure if I will be completely out anytime soon, but having a few brighter days now and then. Doing a bit of art journaling from time to time. Seems to help.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
I've collected many cool and odd vintage items over the years, and I want to try to do something with them. One of my favorite types of art is unusual items re-purposed in some fashion, into an art piece. One inspiring artist I enjoy is Juli Steel, you can see her work here http://www.etsy.com/shop/Twistedcopperforest . I hope to begin a project soon, but who knows when it will be finished! Some items in the photo may be included... or not... we'll see!
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I have been very down lately, and it's hard for me to feel ' inspired' enough to do anything in the art room... but...I have found a great art group that I bet will get me heading in the right direction. They meet once a month and I loved the first project I did. It was on using textures. I really liked using all the different items, changed my mind and pulled stuff off, glued more on and ended up with this. I think I should call it My Secret Garden.
Last thing to do is to seal it... do I keep it matt, or make it glossy???? HELP!
BASIC method was to use a thick substrate ( we used thick cardboard) apply first layer of texture with modeling paste and stencil and dry, glue on as much large and small items as you can, in a theme, ( try for a focal point) let glue dry, and then coat with gesso about 4 layers drying between layers. Then paint! Use spray inks, brush on acrylic paints, whatever... one color looks cool, or more, whatever you like. Dry, then seal.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
I am fairly pleased with how the organizing is going, and the look of this corner. I was sooo happy when I remembered the metal shelf! It was even the right color! Now to paint that tray and attach to the sewing machine drawers. Should I "shabby chic" those drawers? Or leave them? Not sure.
I still have a lot to go through, now that there is quite a bit more storage, plus I will be decorating too. I want this area to be useful, organized, and pretty! Oh, and the only thing purchased recently was the red tool box trays, ($1 ea) plus my husband picked up a vintage slide storage case ($6!!) full of hardware, washers, screws, about 15 pounds of metal!! I cleaned and repaired it.... so useful!!
Monday, August 26, 2013
I had found this small organizer a few months ago at a yard sale and was using it, but not efficiently. Since I have began Project Art Room, I decided to update and brighten it up. I want a light, more open feeling in my art room. I sanded and painted it using off white paint I had, and then mixing the blue myself. I have since distressed it and lined the drawers. I think it turned out pretty good. I'm thinking it will house my cling stamps, as well as some selected vintage papers.