Friday, October 30, 2009

Final Steps

Ok, so for the next steps I paint the face accents and hair. Here I could not get the color right, fortunately, mixed media is very forgiving.

Ta Daa ! The final steps are to give it the distress, aged look: inking, blotching, sanding, sometimes even scraping the wood, and then coating it with beeswax. Fun.

Thank you for visiting my blog : )

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My kitties

I have two cats, this one is a rascal... so cute.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Next Steps:

Ok, so my next favorite step is to create the background, first I rip and arrange the scrapbook paper how I like it, then I attach it with a big brush and loads of gel medium. Then with a brayer I attach the pretty face, making sure there are no bubbles. I love how this looks when finished, it's matte, it's crisp, it's colorful. A BIG thanks to Ms. Abbie from for the postcard I included in my new piece here.

Monday, October 26, 2009

New Project!

Ok, so I've decided to show each step of my new piece. It's completed, so I know the results. I'll be posting a step each day, in case you want to come back to my blog and check it out. Here is the first step, well two steps really, drawing and coloring.

Again thanks for visiting. x

Disaster !

This gal gave me quite a bit of trouble. I was inspired to make big wavy hair from a magazine, and I was pretty happy with it after drawing it. But after painting it it looked solid : ( Then I tried applying texture and I ruined the face. So I re-painted it, but the wax melted it horribly! So I had to resort to...sandpaper, yes she needed exfoliating. Then I re-re-painted it, coated it with gel medium and waxed it. It's ok, but not to my satisfaction, you be the judge.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Work in Progress

Currently my basic steps are: draw a face, color it, cut it. Then create a background, add the face and layer it with inks, paints, and bees wax. Truly I love every step. Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Picture

Here is a picture of my latest work. I had a few problems that I had to fix, but I was able to rescue it!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Encaustic Work

Mixed Media: Pencil drawing on bristol paper, colored with pencils and acrylic paint. Background includes scrapbook and tissue papers, inks, book print, coated with bee's wax, adhered to wood with gel medium. FuN!

**Remember to click on the picture to appreciate better the details. Thanks for looking !

Monday, October 12, 2009

More pics!

Hello Friends, as promised, here is another one of my pictures, please let me know what you think : )

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mixed Media Art - Love it !

I have been spending all my free time creating mixed-media pictures, and loving it :) It's so much fun to try to make a beautiful mess. I will be posting more pictures tomorrow.

Thanks for looking !