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I am a mother, a wife, a sister, a best friend a daughter, and artist.

If there was a way I could spend as much time in my studio creating as I do working my regular 40 hour job I would do it in a heartbeat. I am loving discovering myself through art and I can't wait to see where the journey takes me.

3.31.2014

Art Anthology Deliciousness

Hi Everyone...

Hope you have had a FaBuLoUs Monday...
I got to play in the studio this weekend and can't wait to show you how awesome the Art Anthology Products pair up with the Gelli Plate.

I am working on some background pages to take on vacation along with some stamps, ink pads, the Art Anthology Dimensional Crystals by Jenn Starr, and my doodling pens. 

I used the Velvet Dimensional Paints in Aloha, Mi Bella, Tango, and Limeaid... 
I used my heat gun to dry the paints then added another layer of colors with the Colorations Sprays in Waimea Bay, Glorious, Wild Orchid, and Heart.




































Bright, beautiful, amazing colors...and there is texture from the thickness of the paints. I am totally in love with the way these paints move around, and blend together.

 Head on over to the Art Anthology Blog  and check out the amazing projects and tutorials from our Design Team Members.

You can find a list of Art Anthology Retailers <<<< so be sure and pick up some of these amazing products and share what you make.

Thanks for stopping by today.
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Monic

3.28.2014

A World Altered

Hi Everyone,

Monica here with my project for this week.

This is a 6x6 chunky canvas. I made it at the request of my husband to have some of my art to hang in the house. Most of my art is very bright and colorful and funky, and it all hangs in my studio. My decor is shabby industrial so I went that route with this project. I've also wanted to start creating some steam punk inspired art so this fit the bill perfectly.

Part of what drives my creativity, and provides me inspiration is my husband, our story, the love we have for each other. When he asked me to make something it just all came to me so naturally. His love, support and belief in me, truly have altered my world. 


His Love Altered Her World...




 





































For this project I used the Layered Masonite Steampunk Heart set from retrocafeart.com. The butterfly wings are from a stencil. I traced the stencil onto cardstock, then cut it out with my exacto knife. I used the copper paint from ten second studio verday paint system to obtain the verdegri look on the steampunk heart and the butterfly wings. .

The gears and crown are Tim Holtz.
I used a french script stamp on the background and I made the distress rings using and old cardboard tube.

I stamped the letters onto printer paper then cut them out and inked up the edges. I also inked the edges and outside of the canvas with black ink.

I used red and pink paints on the heart then just rubbed on distress ink with my fingers to give it a distressed look.

I am all about color so this piece, color wise, was a challenge for me, so the pop of color the heart adds peaking through the gears is cool.

I am going to do 3 more 6x6 canvases to hang with this piece so I will be challenged to find a way to add those pops of color, but with Art Anthology products at the ready this will not be a problem at all  and I will share them as I create them.

I love being able to tell a story with art. I also like that one can do this on any surface. The Art Anthology products work awesome on any surface. It doesn't have to be a canvas or paper. It can be altering the cover of an old day planner into a journal, or recovering the surface of something you have picked up at the thrift store. Alter pieces of fabric and include them in your project, chipboard, wood, metal. The possibilities are endless. You truly can make anything your own, or tell your story with anything that inspires you.

So get out your Art Anthology paints and mists and try combining some different surfaces into your art.

Have a FaBuLoUs Day!!!


3.26.2014

Angel Wings

Hi Everyone...

I have a great project to share with you today.

I have always loved angels. I have always felt them near. I have had more than once miracle in my life, and been through other experiences that I never could have imagined, and my angels have always been with me.

I used the Genuintely Jane Studios Angel Wings wood album for this project.






























First I put down a base of gesso on both sides of each wood piece. Then I used Liquitex heavy modeling paste and my pallette knife to add the texture to the wings. I just kept moving the pallete knife through the paste until I achieved the look I wanted.

I used 3 different shades of gray to obtain the stone look.
I used the ten seconds studio verday paint kit to obtain the patina look on the copper wings.
I used browns and golds on the antiqued wings.

I traced the shape of the wings on cardstock and added extra pages, then printed out the angel prints and cut them to fit on the cardstock, as well as the back of 2 of the angel wings, then mod podged them together. The cardstock pages are nice and thick.
I left a few blank for quotes. More pages can also be added.

I used a macrame lace instead of the metal rings then tied various fibers and lace for the embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by today.
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Monica


3.09.2014

Hello Everyone...My first Art Anthology Dream Team Post



Hi!!!

I am so excited you are here!!!

Here's a sneak peek at one of the projects that landed me a spot on this amazing Dream Team with Art Anthology.

So here she is....Art Throb...
























Head on over to the Art Anthology Blog to check out all the details and also the other Design Team member's amazing projects. Be sure and bookmark that link because there is so much more awesomeness to come from everyone.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a FaBuLoUs Day!!!!
Monica

3.05.2014

Bird Cage Mini Album

Hi Everyone,

I'm here today to share with you my Genuinely Jane Studios Design Team project this week.

I got to work with the Bird Cage Mini Album and some beautiful papers by The Paper Studio.

The pictures below are in order of the album itself. There are lots of details on each page.
































For the cover, and inside cover, I used Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Broken China, Weathered Wood, and Picket Fence. I then used a darker blue ink around the cut outs and edges to create depth. I stamped the background with a french script stamp and black Staz On ink. The flowers I picked up at Hobby Lobby. The bird a printable from online. The metal frame and ticket word Story are both also from Tim Holtz, as are the metal pieces I've attached to the fibers hanging from the connector ring.

On the inside pages of this album, I used papers from The Paper Studio Kirby Teesdale 80 paper pad. I loved these papers. The paper is thin, so when I chose the cut outs I wanted to use for the pockets on the pages, I adhered the paper to heavy weight cardstock with Mod Podge so it would hold up. The butterflies you see on the cards and through out the mini album were cut out and done in this manner as well. I also sewed around the edges of all of the papers and sewed the pockets onto the papers before applying them to the wood album with spray on adhesive.

I used The Paper Studio Trims, also some Prima trims and rhinestones, some Glitz Design journaling cards and transparencies.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my album..
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Monica