To Think About

"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."
Celia Thaxter

Friday, September 21, 2007

Emboss Resist Technique ATCs

Here are the ATCs I made using the Bernie Berlin Emboss Resist technique for Arttechniquesatcs. The lovely lady images are from Twisted Papers. It was fun making the resist backgrounds.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

AOM for September- Monet

Here is a sample ATC I painted for the Arttechniquesatcs group. We feature an artist each month and September's is Monet. I love his waterlily paintings, and was inspired by a portion of one of his. It was hard mimicking his style in a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" format!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

In Case You Are Wondering...

I can post that the reason a group of us started TheLatestTrendsinMixedMediaArt yahoo group is that we have been working and working on a book proposal of the same name that we will be submitting to publishers for a (hopefully) next year publish date. Book proposals are very involved; but it has been a fun and learning experience. I will keep you posted here and we also will keep you posted in the group. We are VERY excited about this endeavor and hope you are also! We love mixed media/altered art and want very much for this to happen!

"Aged Paper- Fall Colors- Brass Charm" ATC swap

These ATCs were made for a swap with Arttechniquesatcs. We were to use aged paper, fall colors and a brass charm on each card. I have been enjoying painting tissue papers and layering them for backgrounds. So, that is what the backgrounds are. The brown texture comes from added coffee grounds to the paint. The leaves are either a crayon batik or a faux rust technique.

This ATC is called "The Leaves Last Act". I wanted to use these drama mask charms.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Loads of Treasure!!!!

I wanted to share more about the TREASURE HUNT for the group TheLatestTrendsinMixedMedia Arts. Terrific sponsors are filling up our treasure chests with bounty! Hannah Grey, ArtChix Studio, Twisted Papers, Outside the Margins, Time to Stamp, Altered Pages, Vintage Charmings, Altered Arts, Julie Andrus- your favorite vendors! Be sure to click on the link to become a charter member of this fantasitc online art group!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Treasure Hunt Coming!

TheLatestTrendsinMixedMediaArts is planning a treasure hunt! The link to join this group is in my links list at the right side of my blog. Great prizes will be awarded! You don't want to miss out on this and other fun happenings.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Colors Over Wine Country

This is a handpainted paper collage I have been working on to submit to the Harvest Fair. The colors are a bit brighter in person. There are metallic paints, antique text, antique maps, glitter, gold mica flakes, coffee grounds incorporated into the painted papers. It is 15 x 20 unframed. The framing is next!