Friday, December 2, 2011

Negative Painting

Looking at tutorials on youtube and checking out books from the library, I am learning a new technique called Negative Painting. In essence, negative painting is forming images by outlining them instead of filling them in. These are my first pieces.

My daughter claimed the very first one I made.

This second one is my favorite so far because I love these colors.

My daughter said the shapes behind the yin yang look like ghosts, which inspired me to name this painting "Spirit of Yin Yang"

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Skeleton Leaf ACEO's

My ACEO's are selling on Ebay. A friend once asked how I made my skeleton leaf ACEO's. It was hard to describe so I made a picture tutorial. Items used are Heat-n-Bond iron-on adhesive, a real skeleton leaf, and a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" paper card.
First I cut the Heat-n-Bond

Using the tip of my iron, I bond the skeleton leaf to the adhesive.

The rest of the pics speak for themselves :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Watercolor Paintings

My other great love is painting with watercolors. I have resigned myself to the fact that I will always paint abstracts. That is where my heart leads my hands.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Jewelry Boxes

I love making fabric covered jewelry boxes. I only wish they didn't take 8 hours to make.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Candle burned paper collage

I am trying something new, and I'm addicted. I am taking decorative scrapbook paper and cutting out pieces that I want to assemble in a collage. My twist that I find beautiful and fun to do is to burn the outer edges with a candle.
Then I add them to a wooden shadowbox that I painted black.
This one is the first of many. I finished it this afternoon and am working on 2 more right now :)

Update - I added wax to my collage to give it a finished, pulled together look :)