Sunday, 1 April 2018

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge #13

Hello Folks,

This month, at 2CCC, our sponsor is Linda Simpson Designs. I used selections from her Les Beaux Oiseaux Designer Ephemera for my encaustic paintings with collage. The verses are my own.

Encaustic is a form of art using wax. I received a beautiful encaustic kit for Christmas, plus two bags of encaustic medium. 

These pieces are mixed media, but in my first piece, most of the colour was painted with wax blocks and my encaustic iron. I added a bit of gold pigment powder, which I rubbed in with my finger and then set with my heat gun. I used several layers of encaustic medium to adhere and seal my collage pieces. Encaustic must be heat-fused and then cooled between each layer. When the piece is finished, you buff it with a paper towel or cotton cloth to bring out the shine.
My tag is even more of a mixed media piece. I started with layers of acrylic paint. I sealed those with several layers of encaustic medium, my collage pieces, another layer of encaustic medium, and then some gold pigment powder. Then I brushed on some black India ink. Of course, all wax layers had to be heat-set and then cooled. To finish it off, I added some handmade paper beads and black fancy yarn.
Of course I can't give you the lovely ephemera images; you will have to get those yourself; but you are welcome to use my verses on your projects. I will leave them below.

Hugs & smiles,
Teresa


Here is the above verse, set against the background of one of my paintings.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Watercolor paintings

Hello Friends,

Here are a couple of watercolor paintings I did recently. I used the carnation on a card, but the tulips are still kicking around. The tulips started as a pencil sketch. I painted the carnations with watercolor pencils, along with my favourite You Tube artist, Lindsay Weirich (The Frugal Crafter).

Thanks for dropping in. I am hoping the snow goes away soon, but I won't be seeing any tulips in my yard. Last year my dog started eating them and got very sick, so we dug them up and gave them to a neighbour. Silly pooch.

Hugs & smiles,
Teresa

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Baby Pop Box Card

Hello Friends,

A few weeks ago my nephew and his wife welcomed a new baby boy to their family. I wanted to send a special card so I made this center pop box design. There is a wonderful You Tube tutorial if you would like to give it a try.




Thanks for popping (pun) by.

Hugs & smiles,
Teresa