March 24, 2009

hoo me?

just a little something I put together for one of the gals at work...she has had a rough year so I hope this will atleast make her smile

March 22, 2009

Demo Day is here again

I will be doing texture demos this Saturday (28th of March) from 2pm, I will be sharing the background techniques that I adore and love creating, so come on down

March 19, 2009

My scrapper efforts

soooo everybody knows I'm not a scrapper, Tracy from FTN gave me a photo of her beautiful daughter to see what I could create with it...I have to say I am quite pleased with how it turned out :) I have put some better pics than the originals up...notise the light difference depending on where I place the art.
Sherry has had a sneak peak and wants some details of how I achieved the background...
*paint background with chosen acrylic colours (I always streak three)
*use a gold metalic ink and sponge over a chosen mask or stencil (I use Tattered Angels)
*stamp with an embossing pad and flourish stamp around the edges
*heat emboss using a gold powder
*mask/stencil with impasto
*stain with Moonglow's Starburst Stains
*smear with wax rub on (treasure gold or rub n buff)

Have fun :)

March 18, 2009

TwiddleyBitz Shadow Box Frame

"Pearling" effect was used as a background on this fun little project...I'll try and find some time to do a youtube tute :)

***email Sherry at to ask about the divine Twiddleybitz shadowbox frame and gate that I have used here

March 15, 2009

Project for FTN

Last year I did a vintage album for Fred the Needle, the classes were really successful and it is still requested, we thought it was about time I did another album...this is the back of just one page of the acrylic album...stay tuned for more :)

Gecko art

I looooove to play, it's just the best way to relax and unwind after studying hard, I love critters too, and geckos and lizards are right up there on my fave. critter list, so imagine how thrilled I was to get my hand on some fabtacular gecko shapes for me to decorate...of course at least one had to be here they are, my Twiddleybitz Glitzy Geckos :)
The largest is impasto, the mid size is resist stamping and the smallest is fusible film with some kindy glitz

***visit to see the geckos and more...then email Sherry at to find out more about ordering

grades and new subjects

I got back my last assignment grades for my first two BA units...I got 65% for art (that accounts for 60% of the total I think that's pretty decent, and for the essay I got 85%...all in all I'm pretty pleased, I'm looking forward to seeing my final grade totals for both units, which I hope to see by the end of this coming week.
The above images are from the next two units I have begun...drawing and textiles...the felt art is wired and represents how my head feels when I have one of my migraines.

March 10, 2009

tic toc textured clock

here is another nice way to show and share some lovely texture, I have used impasto and tattered angel glimmer sheets, also used kindy glitz, rub n' buff and starburst stains

March 05, 2009

Kaiser clear page...staff challenge

At Fred the Needle, we have some cool acrylic albums in, from Kaiser crafts, the main staffers are all getting involved in creating a page each...this is mine.
You can use light heat on them if you are very careful