Stenciling and painting

I'm crazy about this combination of colors. This painting was based on a project in a new book called Acrylic Techniques in Mixed Media by Roxanne Padget who has a wonderful way with colors.

Just messing around with stencils with paints and water soluble crayons. It still needs more work.

Tim Holtz shadowbox project and an ATB

Oh lordy. I'm getting lazy about posting again. Been busy pinning though! Posting and editing pictures of projects etc. takes a lot more work. I'm hoping for the day I can easily use speech recognition instead of my laborious typing. Oh well.

Anyway, I'll start with the oldest project first and then go from there.

This was first done in a class a year ago where it languished unfinished until I did a clean-up of my art room after the holidays. It's a Tim Holtz shadowbox that was layered with metal tape then textured and distressed. Most of the things came in a kit except for the pieces I harvested for other projects. Lots of gluing and trying to make things fit which can be a challenge though I'm happy with the results.

Next came an ATB (Artist Trading Block) challenge. I was having some fun with some new patina products I got from my local paper art store, Craft Fusion.The block was painted a rust color then a 2 part verdigris was applied here and there along with the plastic circles at the bottom. The angel started out as a frozen Charlotte doll which I then rusted. Then a rusted and distressed wing and a little rusted piece of lace held in place with some brown waxed linen cord and a decorative brad. I really enjoyed making this.