Friday, May 20, 2016

It is WHAT it is...

Where do you get you inspiration??
While on a walk with my grandson I
came across this garbage can cover....
and I just had to snap a picture!

When the opportunity arose
I pulled out a bunch of Perfect Paints
and got lost in the creative process.

a bit of Shimmering Matte Acrylic Paint
some Polishing Plaster
Glaze Medium
and some "homemade" spray.

I began with a gesso'ed burlap canvas
added a layer of black gesso
and then a thin layer of
a 50/50 mixture of Glaze and Aged Copper,
which i wiped most of it off!
Then let the layering begin.

I dabbed on paint with various sponges
I mixed colors together
I combined paint and polishing plaster
all to achieve various looks and textures!


Once my background was complete
the question arose....
WHAT OH WHAT to do now!
I must have stared at the canvas for a day.....

I pulled out various Petaloo blooms
the tag I had been using my 'TOVERs on
zipper parts
wire mesh
a bit of halloween netting.....

Here are a few close ups....

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


I'm on a roll....
two blog posts in a ROW!!'s another CHALLENGE!

a word
something wild

and here is my creation!

I think this project fits the parameter....DO YOU????
The base is a 6 x 6 wood palette.
I lathered on Perfect Paints texture mediums through
various stencils for background interest.

It just so happened, I had picked up a piece of birch bark
while on my walk today!
So, I decided to incorporate it into my creation
along with a bit of chicken wire.
(doesn't everyone have a roll of aged chicken wire in their studio??)

Next, I pulled out my handy dandy staple gun
and secured the pieces/parts to the wood palette. 

I then, pulled out a package of Cherry Blossoms
........but something seemed to be missing!!!!
SOOOO.....I gathered up the pieces/parts
put on my jacket and headed outdoors in
search of a branch!

To finish off my wooden canvas and the challenge,
I needed......a word!
I chose......LAUGH
I spritzed the word and rubbed on a little paint for color. was PERFECT!
(and a bit wild)

I hope you have enjoyed my creation.
Make sure to pop on over to
Creative Carte Blanche

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Butterflies and BLOOMS

Hello my friends....
I want to say a BIG THANK YOU
to my girl Rachel Kleinman
for her post on Facebook about this months
over at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

It just so happened I had a project in the works
that I could use to fit this challenge!!

I had been trying out some new Perfect Paint products
and using a new technique, I had just learned, of rubbing on
Polishing Plaster with my finger.
I was able to create this rather cool background
using this technique.

I don't know if you've noticed??
...but, I've had this thing for hearts.....lately,
ok, so yes, I will admit, A LOT!
So, why should this creation be any different??
and one from a bit of vintage curtain
that was just laying around.

I had a few 'TOVERS I chose to use,
the Bloom part of the challenge, a Petaloo Sunflower
and some ivy leaves.

I added a few Petaloo ~ Mini Pearl Daisies colored with
I also added a little of the same color,
to the previously colored Sunflower.

Last but not least......a Butterfly
another part of the challenge!

I hope you have enjoyed my creation for
and I challenge YOU to play along!