Sunday, September 27, 2015

A little more watercoloring...

Here is another card inspired by the online card class (Watercolor for Card Makers: Exploring Mediums) that I participated in last week. We were encouraged to do some hand sketching and use watercolor pencils. I drew a quick little flower and added some whimsical lettering. Watercolor pencils were used for all of the coloring, except the sky, that was a painted on with a wash made from Gelatos.

Thanks for stopping by!  Patty

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

It's been a long time..., it's been three years since I posted on this blog. I went into a period where I had no motivation for art or crafting. (2013 was a hard year, I lost my sister to cancer and my cat of 20 years to old age.) A few months ago, I was sorting through my crafting stuff and looking at all of it got me a little motivated. I made a quite a few card sets in the last few months, I just haven't been posting them anywhere. So, why today? I signed up for a three-day online card class, today was the first day, and we are encouraged to post our work. I've been thinking about posting my recent cards for a month or so, this class was just the little push I needed. Today we were supposed to create a card using watercolor markers. So, I used watercolor markers to paint these little images and the "hello" greeting. I think they turned out cute.

I also made a couple card sets. I colored the flower and leaves stamps with markers and then sprayed the colored stamp with water before I stamped the image. This made the ink thinner so it could spread out and splatter a little bit. I was going for a messy look. I added some paint spatters by flicking the paint brush. I finished the cards off with a nice greeting and little gem in the center of the flower.

Well, there it is, hopefully the first of many posts this year.
Thanks for stopping by, Patty

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Catching up...

Here are a few more projects I made last year but never posted here on my blog. Lots of Tattered Angels glimmer mist and Tattered Angels chipboard used on these.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, Patty

Misting fun...

Here are a couple projects I made and never uploaded to my blog. They were posted on the Tattered Angels blog last year. First, I made a little card by stamping a flower and text on a tag and then I sprayed some glimmer mist into paint trays and painted the image.

Next is a little set of mini cards made using the Tattered Angels glimmer mist and Tattered Angels butterfly framed fonts chipboard.

Thanks for stopping by today, Patty

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Easy screen projects...

This post focuses on screens. There are so many layering possibilities with screens, sometimes they can be overwhelming. If you are new to using screens, here are a few projects that are really simple to make. Just lay the screen on the paper and spray with your favorite Glimmer Mists. (I used Butternut Squash, Blackberry Cordial, Mallard, and Nougat.) To enhance the definition of the image, after they were dry, I traced around the image with a marker.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Patty

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Perfectly Easy Color Combos…

For these projects, I used the House of Three Favorites Glimmer Mist Set. The set includes the following Glimmer Mists: Starfish, Apple, Sugar Maple and Patina. These Tattered Angels pre-made combo packs make it so easy to have perfect color combinations and effortless blending. Most of the paper and embellishments I used for my cards started out primarily white. I only used the four glimmer mists that come in the pack to add color to the cards. I love the way they turned out. The common colors tie the cards together so these could easily being considered a set of cards. I usually make little card sets to give away as holiday presents; I think this is my first set.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Patty

Friday, September 9, 2011

Tattered Angels + Prima = Yummy!

So many of Prima’s products are wonderfully mistable using Tattered Angels paints. My first project is a gift box. When I took a pair of earring to a jeweler for repairs, they gave them back to me in this fancy white leather box. I didn’t want to just toss it, so I altered into a little gift box.

I painted the sides of the box with Glimmer Glam (Midnight Rendezvous). I painted to top of the box with a mix of Glimmer Glam (Organic Garden and Tide Pool) and Glimmer Glaze (Waterfall and Wicked). I wrapped a Prima felt ribbon around the box and then painted a little Glam (Chandelier) on it. For the flower, I used some of the new Prima canvas pieces combined with a white paper flower. I sprayed both the canvas and paper flowers with Glimmer Mist (Coral Reef, Tiger Lily, Vintage Pink, and Lemon Zest). Then I layered them and added some glittery accents with Glimmer Glam (Chandelier and Espresso Bean). Finally, to complete the box, I added a “thank you” rub-on.

On this next project, I altered some Prima Paintables paper. This paper works so nicely with Tattered Angels paints. First I stamped the paper with clear embossing ink to create some resists. The stamps I used are from Prima (Notary and Hex Net). I painted the details on the paper with Glimmer Glam (Big Apple and Organic Garden) and Glimmer Glaze (Orange Crush). Then I sprayed the background with Glimmer Mist (Aquamarine and Lemon Zest). The letters were altered with the same Glazes and Glams that were used on the flowers.

On my last project, I used another piece of Prima Paintables. After I painted the flowers and leaves, I embossed them with clear embossing power to give them a glossy finish. The colors I used to paint the flowers were Glimmer Glam (Big Apple and Organic Garden), Glimmer Glaze (Orange Crush), and Glimmer Mist (Lemon Zest). Then I sprayed the background with Glimmer Mist (Patina, Turquoise Blue, and Lemon Zest). I painted the chipboard circles and letter with the same Glazes and Glam used on the paper.

OK – that’s it for me today, thanks for stopping by the blog today. Patty