Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Upcoming Classes!

I'm off again...this time to the Houston area to teach at the first annual Croppin' Around the Clock at The Croppin' Bug in La Marque. I'm teaching two classes, using tons of Ranger goodness from Tim, Dina, and Wendy...and a little Maya Road, both of which are almost sold out, so that is so nice. Call the store for more information if you are interested.

Class 1: An Altered Mosaic Birchbox

Class 2: Bolivar Lighthouse Mixed Media Canvas (16x20)

I'm also doing a Make N Take using Tim's new Distress Crayons and Collage Mediums. I'll snap some photos and post them on my Facebook page. Stay tuned. 

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Color Burst Easter Tray

Hello again! Today, I have a project that I made for the NAMTA show using lots of Ken Oliver's Color Burst, a 7 Gypsies Tray, Tim Holtz and Ranger products, and tons of Easter goods from my stash. The truth is that since I've been demoing Color Burst several times now, I've created quite a collection of backgrounds, and so that is what I used to make each of the ATC's in the tray...waste not!
Once I had all the backgrounds adhered in, I just started throwing stuff in...seriously! I added Ranger Liquid Pearls to the Kaiser Crafts Wooden Eggs. The tray was covered in Gesso, dried, and then I mixed a few colors of Color Burst together and added a tiny bit of water to make a thick water paint and then I painted it on. Once it dried, I rubbed Crackle Accents on it with my finger. The metal corner pieces were done the same way, and I used Color Burst to color the ribbon as well. It's such a versatile medium!
Okay...that's it for this week. Happy happy Easter everyone. I hope you all have a wonderful and fulfilling holiday.


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!