Custom Switch plates

February 13, 2017 in Mixed Media Posts, Video Posts

I have a bunch of old youtube videos that I made years ago for another site, and decided to go through and post some of them now and again. Here is an oldie, but goody – nearly 5 years ago!

Make sure you watch the tip at the end if you have switch plates on a stone wall or wood island and they stand out like a sore thumb ;) . I’ve made lots of these- some are dimensional with copper mesh and cut outs and the like. They can add a bit of your flair in something as pedestrian as a light switch cover! Enjoy!

More Resin Ideas

March 19, 2015 in Mixed Media Posts, Video Posts

I had a featured post over on Cre8iveKlatch and in it I switched places with my friend Susan, playing around with one of her favorite mediums- Resin. I decided to jump in with both feet and make some belt buckles. It was pretty much like a “Freaky Friday” kind of day, with me be doing lots of things wrong ;) . I published it so that you can learn from my mistakes, and I also gave a cool tip on using Silly Bands with resin. Silly bands are shaped rubber bands that were designed for kids, but I snagged a bunch of shapes from my kids a while back, and use them in my studio as a mold of sorts. They don’t stick to resin, gel medium, gel du soleil etc . You can see the post here.

I am following that post with some more ideas for using resin. I did come to like it after playing with it a while. I am no Susan M. Walls-Beverly, but I definitely learned a lot and had fun in the process!

And I did end up with some cool belt buckles…

Resin Belt Buckles

Resin Belt Buckles

Enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28, 2013 in Mixed Media Posts

I am so thankful to still have my parents around. They are doing well in their new home, and I got to visit them last week. While there my Mom and I were stamping and I tried to show her a technique, but she didn’t have the suplly I needed. So we improvised, and it worked! I wanted to show her the trick of stamping on tissue paper and then using gel medium or the like to adhere it over patterned paper, so that the paper underneath showed through. My Mom didn;t have much in the way of acrylic mediums, but she had Scotch Glue, the kind that dries clear. I know some folks swear by Elmers for all things creative, so I decided to give it a try, and it worked fine!

I stamped the Turkey in black on white tissue paper. Then I took a piece of card stock that we had printed using the Gelli Arts printing plate, and I painted some glue on top. I laid the stamped tissue down on top, and smoothed it a bit. The glue dried clear and the monoprinted showed through the tissue. Then I watercolored on top, and Voila! Thanksgiving Turkey print!!

Thanks Mom! and thanks Dad for putting up with all the creativity talk ;-).

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!

Thanksgiving Turkey stamp

Stencil Acrylic Skin 1

November 21, 2013 in Mixed Media Posts, Video Posts

Hi everyone! I haven’t posted a video in a while, and I just found a bunch of video clips that I had done over the summer. So, I decided to try to put some of the pieces together into a few videos to show how I play with paint and the Ranger craft sheet. This video is one of the ones where I used a stencil, gesso, and acrylic paint to make a skin. I hope you enjoy it!