Friday, May 12, 2017

Tim Holtz Assemblage Necklace 2 of 3

As I stated in my previous post, I was honored to be ask to create some jewelry pieces with Tim Holtz's new Assemblage line, sold exclusively at Joann's.

Here's a picture of my second necklace I made. It measures  32" long.

All the pieces came exclusively from the Assemblage lines, with the exception of a few jump rings and eye pins.  The pieces can be combined in so many ways, possibilities are endless. I have some step by step pictures below.
  I took some of the pieces apart and connected them in new ways.
  I like the mix of textures and colors.
It makes for an interesting piece and so unique.
Have fun making some new jewelry pieces with this amazing Assemblage line.
In my next post, I'll show you my third necklace I made with this line.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Tim Holtz Assemblage Necklace: 1 of 3

I was honored to be asked to make some jewelry pieces with Tim Holtz's new Assemblage line, which is exclusively sold at Joann's. It was such an easy project, since the elements in this line are so amazing! 

I made 3 necklaces so far and today's post will focus on just one of those. In the coming weeks, I'll be showing you details of each one.    
This one is approximately 18" long, modeled on one of my Santos statues.
Below, are a few pictures of the steps I use to create it. I used different size chains on either end of the necklace, just to create some interests.
I love all the individual elements, they remind me of old found objects.🔽 My favorite,  is the old tin type charm, I'm going to definitely stock up on those!
I always like to add a bit of bling and adding numbers to my projects is a must. These assemblage type necklaces make such a conversation piece as well.
 This necklace only used a small portion of the many pieces in Tim Holtz's Assemblage line, I can't wait to show you what else I created...stay tuned.
Here's some of the pieces from the line...
I hope you enjoy playing with these!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

New Watercolor Girls

I'm loving the watercolor class with Mindy Lacefield. Here are some of my recent paintings.
We used a natural sponge for the hair, love the texture it produced.
Just a girl with a red bow.
My first clown drawing.
This was the dragon fly lesson.
I have a few more lessons to go. I'll be so sad when this it's over, I learned so much!

So excited to be heading to Japan this week with my daughter, we'll be back in a couple of weeks! Hope you had a great weekend!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Paper Dolls & More

I'm having a wonderful time with Mindy Lacefield's watercolor class and turned some of the watercolor faces into paperdolls. I made some larger and some minis.
The faces are painted with watercolors and the dresses, wings and legs are printed paper.

I'm thinking of making them into sticker sheets and maybe selling them. Let me know if you might be interested in them.
I made one test sheet of stickers for myself.
I love using stickers in my monthly planner and they would be fun to use on tags or cards too.
My daughter, Rachel, recently opened a sticker stop in Etsy and she's having so much fun designing and selling stickers. Check out her site

And then I just wanted to share a few of my other water colors pieces I made in Mindy's class.
Monochome girl...shades of blue.

My favorite doll growing up, Joan Walsh Anglund.

Watercolor collage.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a great weekend!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Mindy Lacefield Watercolor Mini Faces Turned Into Paper Dolls

I'm taking Mindy Lacefield's water color class and it's been sooo much fun! These are the mini faces I recently painted.
I couldn't wait to turn these little faces into paper dolls.I cut out the faces and added them to some random paper dresses.
The dolls just come to life when you add the body!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

My Abstract Watercolor Flowers

I'm still going through the on-line lessons from Jeanne Oliver course, "Letting Go: An Exploration of Abstract Painting" and having a great time playing with watercolors.

Below are pictures of the pieces I painted today.
 Jeanne has some wonderful tips, I've learned so much!
 I'm still adding my own touch by adding my metro tissue small accents.

Have a great week!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Still Painting...

I bought a expressive painting book by Annie O'Brien Gonzales and tried my hand at painting some of her designs and adding my own touch with my metro tissue paper and black and white stripes.

I like how you don't have to paint realistic flowers, but just an interpretation, it's so less stressful.
I like the look of the bold black and white contrast.
And then I had to go back to painting one of my Paige dolls. I can't decide which I prefer drawing, flowers or dolls. I'll have to play with incorporating both.

Then I had a play date with my good friend Lois today. We played with watercolors and stamps.
We used the Prima and Jane Davenport watercolor sets.
And the Dina Wakley's face stamps.
Lois's dolls
My dolls's and flowers
I glued a couple of items in a 1941 year book from Lois - thanks, love it!

It's been raining so much here, that painting is a perfect indoor activity. More rain to come next week.. .I guess I'll be doing more painting!

Have a great week!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

More Fun Painting...

I've been taking an on-line watercolor class from Jeanne Oliver and having so much fun painting with watercolors. Below are some of the pieces I've made...
I've been using the Prima and Jane Davenport watercolors.
Pictured below, are painted in my small Jane Davenport butterfly journal.
I recently bought some new stamps from Roben Marie Smith and did a couple more art journal pages...
And last, but not least, I had to share these adorable mini desserts my daughter, Rachel, made...
You can watch how she made them using an easy bake oven on her YouTube channel Kawaii Sweet World.
Have a great week!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Playing With Watercolorsl

I've been playing with mini watercolor sets, some from Prima and the new one Bright set from Jane Davenport.
Mindy Lacefield has been posting watercolor girls that are so adorable, so I thought I'd try making some too.
After I painted the head, I cut her out and put her in my new Jane Davenport butterfly journal.
I used the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star paper I found at Michael's for the dress. That tissue paper with the line marks also was at Michael's, I used for the legs. The striped paper for the arms, I bought from Hobby Lobby. As you can see, I'm a sucker for anything black and white!

Below is a picture of a couple more girls I did with watercolors.

So much fun to play with paints!

And on a last note, with the help from Shutterfly, I turned one of my journal pages into a 252 piece jigsaw puzzle.
It was so much fun putting it together, I was very impressed with the quality, I can't wait to turn more of my pages into puzzles!