Category Archives: Liquid Pearls

Sold!!

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I recently sold my first piece of art! I didn’t even have to try and the buyer was really psyched about it- such a great moment.

Even tho it’s gone , I  wanted to share it and the process with you.

I did a bigger canvas than usual- 22×24 If I remember correctly.

Let me get right to the pics:

So you can see the first photo is me laying down some texture on a gessoed canvas with texture paste and my Catalyst tools. After that I used a mixture of colors to get my background. I really love all the contrast and depth. Next photo- adding some gesso, darker colors here and there.

Next, some random sized and colored blocks with some outlining which I covered with a wash of gray brown paint mixed with Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid, which I wiped with a baby wipe after a minute or so.

A little fine tuning of the colors, then adding strips and blocks or darker colors- black, brown and some acrylic ink-which I turned into lollipop flowers surrounded by dots of liquid pearls.

I posted this on FB and almost immediately I had an offer-higher than the price I quoted them, btw-so woot! Hopefully one of many, although any artist knows it isn’t always easy to part with our work because each piece is a part of us.

The last photo is of all the products that were used to create this piece. I call it ” The Garden”. I hope you enjoyed it!

 

 

White With 1- White With Polka Dots and Tape

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On the heels of my first layout challenge and “A Christmas Story” moment (“It’s a major award!”) – well, it was to me anyway 🙂 I wanted to enter the next WW1 challenge with this  layout featuring my lovely eldest daughter.

I was trying out something new as far as scrapbook styles go- the multi layered look with all the curled edges-not my usual style, tho I don’t know if I have a “style” really- I like to try new things all the time. The only thing I can say about my style is that it is not neat and orderely. LOL!

I have incorporated polka dots in all kinds of ways here, from using several papers with dots, to dots of Liquid Pearls, and dots on the little flower peeking out at the top.

The tape (handmade) shows up underneath the photo where it is holding the crystal branch on to the page and also underneath the corner of the butterfly at the top left of the photo.  I really loved how freeing this challenge was! I hope you like it too!