Thursday, July 27, 2017


A piece I created to go in my little reading nook!!  I love how the texture looks on this piece which I created with my latest obsession-joint compound!!!  Love that stuff!  This is a very layered look:  I first put down pieces of tissue paper with printed text on with gel medium along with some fabric tags, fabric strips and other pieces of paper I had made prints on with my gelli plate. Then I rubbed on some acrylic paint with my fingers, let all that dry and then spread on joint compound. When layering make sure each layer is completely dry before you start the next layer!  I put the joint compound on with a spatula and went heavy around the edges of the frame. Before it dried I took the end of a paintbrush and drew patterns in the compound. When you put on a layer of joint compound let it dry overnight before you do the next layer!  Next layer was some white gesso I put in places to tone down some of the bright colors along with acrylic paint in different places.  I used an oil pastel crayon around the edges of the frame and then glued on the bird and butterfly and stamped the saying with stazon ink!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I'm back!

So after a long absence I am finally back in action!  My husband got a new job and we had to move to a new state.  So for 6 months I was cleaning, packing and moving!  Didn't get to do art for all that time and it certainly made me cranky!  The good part is I have a whole room for my art in our new house but it has a long way to go with putting up shelves, etc.  I have it set up so I can at least do some art in the meantime though!

This is my newest piece and I plan to hang it on the wall in my new room!  I used a new medium that I saw Donna Downey use-joint compound!!!!  I love it, you can buy it at WalMart!  Similar in use to modeling paste but it takes a little longer to dry.  It also gives a different texture than modeling paste and is really easy to spread on with a spatula.  I used it with a stencil on the corners and love the texture it gave this piece!  The beads on the butterfly's wings are white seed beads.  I put clear glaze in the spots I wanted the beads in and then poured them (carefully) on and let it sit over night to dry.  Feels sooooo good to make art again!