Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Create a Dia de los Muertos pumpkin with Art Anthology

Hey !

It's my second pumpkin this year ! If you have seen the other, completely different, click there.
Last year, I made a skull candy, now it's a pumpkin for the Day of the Dead...

I used a lot of Shine mediums for this project that I made for the Art Anthology blog, in several colors :  Ocean BlueCanary YellowRuby RedAzalea PinkTeal Blue and Sunrise Orange.

I also use Onyx Black Shine to outline and fill the eyes.

You can watch me create this pumpkin in my new video :

Thank you for your time, and have fun with your October decorations...
see you soon !

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Halloween ATCs

Hello !

Halloween is getting closer and I'm so not ready for it ! Luckily, I had a project to create for the Art Anthology blog to jump on this Halloween creativity !

SoI made ATCs this time, starting with white cardstock gessoed, sprayed with Juicy and Timeless Colorations sprays.

Once dry, I used a baby whipe to remove some of the ink over the Wheel stencil and outlined the design with a purple pen

I added some diamond pattern with one of the Argyle stencil stack and Fiji Velvet medium before stamping a web, a spider and some owls on the ATCs.

A small stamped frame and journaling, both painted in Fiji, and a teal cardstock for the back and the ATC was done !

Take a look at my video tutorial to see me create those and maybe it will inspired you to create some yourself !

Thank you for your time and see you soon for another project... Have a great day !

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Alter a pumpkin with clay and paints

Hello there !

Today I will show you a project I created for my next workshop in Houston (BTW contact me if you interested in attending one with me). It's an altered pumpkin, with the rich colors of Fall, purple and gold :

The base is a plastic pumpkin, half-covered with lace. I added lot of embellishments created with moulds and paper clay.I have two tricks to work fast with clay. You cannot let the clay dry in the mould or the clay will be too rigid to be added to the pumpkin. What you can do is add starch into the mould with a brush, put your clay into the mould and place it in the freezer for 10mn... It will be so much easier to remove the shapes ! You can glue the clay embellishments right away with a fast glue like Zip Dry or Tacky glue with the help of a heat gun. I also glued some Prima Art stones to add more dimensions.

In these close-ups, you can see that I used the Large Fleurish and the Medallion mould (for a large selection of Prima mould, you can click here). I also use the Baroque 6 mould to create the stalk of the pumpkin.
Once everything was dried, I covered all with white gesso, and then with purple paint.

The last part was to add light touches of Finnabair's Spark Fairy Wings paint (it's a green gold) on the embellishments and lighter touches on the lace.
The purple looks deeper depending of the light...

This pumpkin will be a great add to your Halloween or Fall decorations, so jump in and create one ! Or better ask me to join this class...

Thank you for your time, I hope you enjoy this project ! See you soon !

P.S. here are some affiliate links to products I used in this project :