How cool is that??? I'm a little late posting about this, its been very busy in my world. When I saw their call for artists, I thought about applying, then thought some more. I've only been playing with paper since last February, so not quite a year. Then I thought, what's the worst that could happen? They say no thank you. No big deal, I'm a rookie, really. WELL.........I was selected, one of four new design team members out of thirty-some applicants. I am so honored. My other three teammates are so much more accomplished than I am, it was really humbling to have been selected to join such a talented group.
This is such a great fit for me as I'm a stencil-addict to begin with, and I already have many of the Artistcellar stencils in my stash. The really cool news is that the Artistcellar has many more upcoming releases scheduled for their new designs!!! I've already received a couple of those -- I can't show you yet, but I'll be busy working on my first project using those new designs and will post about my project here and on the Artistcellar blog as well. Some really exciting stuff in the pipeline, so please stay tuned! Don't miss out -- please check out their website and blog!
Here are some pics of a few things I've been working on lately:
What is it about poppies??? I just love them!
I am loving Viva Decor products lately. The 3D lettering is Ferro thru the Crafters Workshop stencil called Art Is.
And another page of poppies! Flowers and pods on this one. This page started out with one of my inky clean up paper towels glued down, then I isolated the spots I wanted to use to be the colors of the blooms and pods, gesso'd around them to make them pop, then added my usual marks and drippage.
This is the paper towel I used for the background. I just couldn't throw it away with all this inky goodness on it.
This pod is my favorite on the whole pate. I just love those colors!
I LOVE color - the brighter the better and the more the merrier. So I challenged myself to a black and white page. I'm so tempted to throw some red ink at it every time I see it, but I resist. I will leave this one black and white, but I'm sure at some point I'll make another and have my way with the red or hot pink ink!
And I'm back to color! This one started out with pieces of a paper napkin in the background. The napkins was yellow and white flowers on a ground of pink with white polka dots. The rest of the page just happened. This one makes me smile when I see it. Happy colors!
Several Viva Decor products in this one!
Isn't that gold ink awesome? I just love it and I love the way it dripped around the 3D Ferro dots on the right. Close up of that below...
The hexagons are a 3D Viva Decor gel.
Green Gold Ferro thru a texture stencil.
The background of this one was a free digital download of a circular pattern of really cool fonts of letters, then I white washed over that with some Goldens Airbrush Acrylic, then my crackle roller stamp with distress ink in Vintage Photo. You can see all that close up, but when you see the whole page it looks like a map in the background - one of those happy accidents!
A friend of mine commissioned me to do three canvases for her living room. She has 14' ceilings and everything in the room is beige, brown or black. She loves bright colors, especially greens. These are two of the three canvases I'm doing for her...
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