I am up on the Indigo Blu blog today, come on over and see what I did with paint and stamps and whole lot of fussy cutting to create a beautiful layout showing a part of our incredible trip to Scrap Addicts in Canada last year.
Do you remember that facebook post that went around that said the first 5 commenters will get a gift sometime in the next year? Well, its been almost a year so I figure I better get my arse in gear. Plus any excuse to pull out my Canvas Corp paints is a good reason to get to it!
I got this adorable pin cushion wood craft kit from Adornit along with some yummy fabric goodness. I could not help myself to create this for one of the facebook friends that commented that is a quilter.
I had so much fun creating this Christmas tree with the new Cleary Indigoblu Big Holly Stamp. Learn how to make this project for your holiday table by visiting the Indigoblu blog at http://www.indigoblu.com/blog/2015/07/stamping-a-three-dimensional-christmas-tree/
I love these new vintage inspired crates from Canvas Corp Brands. I am working hard on creating storage for all the fun things in my craft room. I have a wonderful collection of old photos that I need to store where I can see them and this crate is a great start!
Let me show you how I customized it.
I precut the burlap to fit on the inside front and back of the crate.
If you know me, you know my obsession with dress forms. It was so nice to etch out some time to not only create one but to play with Graphic 45 and Canvas Corp in my almost finished craft room.
It is quite a process and was made over a few days here and there. Check out how it progressed and a little burlap trick to boot.
I start with what I call an old school technique because I have been doing it for so many years. You cut strips in the paper to almost the edge, then twist the paper around the end of paint brush to create the curls.
I had started this dress form with other paper but found the Botanical Tea collection at my local craft store and couldnt resist!
You have to start somewhere.....a 16" dress form and some wire is where I began...
This dress form was a bit different, after 12 dress forms this was truly mixed media. I am often called a mixed media artist and that is true today but in the past, I did not consider myself one. I was a PAPER ARTIST. I created art out of paper and few other trinkets.
In addition, these dresses are done weeks before, howevver, I created this dress form at the show. I was in the middle of moving and everything was packed up. I had not planned on going to show and wasnt quite sure how I was going to get it done in time to ship it to the show so it would make it into the booth.
Luckily, I was able to go and take everything with me and hope that it all comes together...lets check out the creative process:
Then a pile of goodies to play with. The Graphic 45 paper collection is an old home theme so I wanted to bring in items that represent this. Keys, upholstery tassels, clocks, gears and ribbon and start working on my steampunk gear wings that span 7" tall and are part of my Vintology & Co. Collection. Email me for more info.
Time to add some vintage newspaper from 1908 covered in ICE Resin to make them pliable and transparent to give it a true vintage look. Add some versatile burlap from May Arts, and some cool upholstery tassels from a local interior designer and you got the start to a dress form.
And then you add all the yumminess of the Graphic 45 Collection, Artisan Style and it all starts to come together.
She has a corset, real gears and fun doo dads...
A Close Up....
Now lets bring it to the show....its ready to show off...
Delivering it to the Graphic 45 booth, passing it onto Diane Shultz.
Finding its way home so to speak....
This is my 12th dress form that I have made for Graphic 45, it has been a great journey!!! Thank you for visiting.
I cant tell you how excited I am to be teaching workshops at Scrap Addicts in Alberta, Canada and are super busy getting things ready...including covering vintage Oregon USA newspapers from the early 1900s to 1943 covered in ICE Resin for our Art Dress Form workshop. The resin leaves an amazing effect on the paper making it translucent and pliable, we will be adding pieces to our dress form in one of the workshops. Have to have plenty of pieces to play with a lots of time to fully dry and cure for the trip over!!!
Keep your eyes out as I will continue to add photos of the progress of the FreeForm Dress form to show you what cool new and handmade products along with fabulous found objects we will be using. This workshop is going to be so much fun!!
What a journey an art journal can be. Where do you start, how do you keep going through it. With each page I try to implement a new technique..as this journal has an underlying windows theme I grabbed for my chipboard window that can be found at Want2Scrap.com. And as I was playing with it on the page, I was thinking how cool it would be if I could make it look like a real window.
Well that was an epic moment of.....DUH!!! ICE Resin of course! Yes, I actually chuckled at myself and have wrestled with the thought of even admitting to it...
The result was stunningly clear....
I had to make a few of them, they are hard to resist...
An exclusive dress "art" form workshop featured at ScrapAddicts. This 6 hour workshop will have us hand creating a wire bottom, making a paper corset, resin filled wings and dig into bins of found objects, butttons, gears and more! This is going to be a fun workshop with limited space.