Friday, November 24, 2017

A Mixed Media Collaboration

Hi friends, I have a fun collaboration for you today! As a member of Ann Butler's Design team we were given a chance to work with Rita Barakat products and Lisa Marie Jimenez products!

So excited to work with both of these great products and you will see why soon!

I choose to work on a 12" X 12" base. I started by covering the front of the board with a piece of card stock. I added this by applying Matte medium and letting it dry overnight. While it was drying I choose one of Rita's stencils from the  "So you say you can't draw" collection. 

I traced the stencil and connected the lines. 

I added some color using colored pencils and she was ready to be adhered to the base using matte medium. I let it dry overnight. Now it was time to play!

I just started to lay down colors using a damp brush and Ann Butler inks. I added some of Lisa Marie Jimenez Colorique to the mix and it was like a match made in heaven!

I had so much fun laying color down that her hair must have changed color at least five times!!!

I added inks over her face and gave her more definition and highlights. I love the combinations of Ann Butler inks and Lisa Marie Jimenez Colorique, they came together beautifully.

Just look at her face! Isn't she dreamy?

I added some modeling paste and added ink over the top. I colored the feathers with Ann's ink Limelight, Berry and Colorique Turquoise Mountain. The Colorique Poppy gave me a rusty feel that I loved and I can't wait to do more with it. With Rita's stencil it made this girl so easy to do! I used Colorique to add color to the little wooden hearts.

So I had a paint, paint, paint, squirrel moment!

I pulled out some buttons I use for mixed media and had to try the Colorique on them and LOOK!

I used the Verdigris and Poppy!

So I will be playing with this more!!!!

One last look...............

I hope you enjoyed my project and the new products that were introduced. I sure did! Make sure you head over to Rita's and Lisa's blog to see what they have come up with!

Ann Butler
Rita Barakat
Lisa Marie Jimenez

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Stunning Napkin Rings

I am up on Expo International Blog today and I am showing you how to make some stunning napkin rings for the holidays!

These can be for Thanksgiving and Christmas and perhaps New Years Eve!

Very simple to make!

If you are interested in learning how to make these stunning napkin rings you can go HERE!