December 18, 2018

Mixed Media Jewelry Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas everyone, it's that time of year when everything seems to have just a bit more sparkle in the air. I decided to take some of my old jewelry that was lacking sparkle and put some sparkle back into it with this mixed media canvas. It's my turn on Art Anthology's blog today to provide some inspiration. 
I decided to take the back of this canvas and adhere a bunch of old broken jewelry I had and create some new life into it. I adhered the jewelry pieces in the shape of a tree and then primed the surface with gesso. 
I also added Mud Paste and art stones to the back of the canvas for more texture, then I got out my spays and Minx shimmering inks and away I went. 
The outside of the frame was an old photo mat I had and I primed it with gesso and then using Art Anthology's Ringlet stencil and pretty Sorbet paints I colored it up. Then for the final touches I add gemstones and pearls here and there. Super easy and fun technique and I always love a way to recycle old items. Hope you give this a try. For your pleasure I have also included a video below so you can view my creative process. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

December 7, 2018

Altered Art Journal Cover

Hi crafty peeps... Today I have for you a design team project for Art Anthology and I'm dressing up the front of my art journal.

 I titled the front of my journal  "Anthology". I felt is was fitting:  Merriam Webster says:  anthology  noun an·​thol·​o·​gy  Definition of anthology  1a collection of selected literary pieces or passages or works of art or music. 

Adding texture to the front was grungeboard letters, latex lace and Mud Paste ran through 2 different stencils. 
The painting process as well as adding the Colorations can be viewed below in my video for your pleasure. I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to view my blog. Hope you were inspired and will give this easy technique a try. Creatively yours, Toni

Entering this piece in the following challenges: 
Creative Artiste #45-Mixed Media Anything Goes 

December 3, 2018

Cozy Christmas Reverse Canvas

Hi everyone, hope you are having fun creating for the upcoming holidays. ReneaBouquets had a reverse canvas challenge "Cozy Christmas" and this is what I came up with. Hope you are inspired.
I altered the inside of the canvas with chipboard to create little cubbies to fill with Christmas goodies. Lots of ReneaBouquets items here as well as Ideaology. 
Love making these shadow boxes because each one takes on a life of it's own and the items you can add to them is endless. 
The outside of the box I decorated with pretty cotton crocheted lace from ReneaBouquets and I will list the products below of all that I used. 
Wishing you a Christmas filled with magic and wonder. For your pleasure I have created a process video below which explains this canvas a little more in detail. xoxo Toni

Entering this canvas in the following wonderful challenges: 
CropStop #46-Lots and Lots of Ideaology and Paper Dolls

ReneaBouquets products used : 
BB Explosion Box Decorative Kit
BB Beautiful Snowflakes
BB Large Victorian Scroll
Blue Fern Vintage Christmas Paper
Natural Cotton Crochet Lace
art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.