Sunday, October 25, 2009

Updates...

Finally uploaded pictures from my camera for recent projects. I framed the two pieces I created for my office and here are some closeups of the textures. I had fun using tissue, string, modeling paste, cheese cloth, metal, and some pieces of painted paper towels.Align Left






Last Saturday had the girls over for scrapbooking and played with some burlap type ribbon and making grunge board look like rusty metal. I used the keyhole grunge board and coated it with modeling past to cover the diamond pattern that it had and to help with the look of layers of paint. Painted it with some orange and black paints and added some coarse pumice and then used a combo of blues and black to paint on the blue. I had my doubts that I could pull it off but am pleased with the results. Used one of my lady stamps for the eye peaking through. I believe I will post this on Etsy and I'm calling it The Beholder.





I also finally started looking at the videos for an online class I signed up for called Spill It!. I haven't started anything yet but I'm so excited that I finally know how to make drips. Sad to say I've been trying all wrong and now know at least one better way. Carmen in the instructor and I just love her colors and textures. Check out her art on Flickr.

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7 comments:

Mary said...

Love those pictures, they look great in the black frames!

Seth said...

Amazing texture here!!

Charlie said...

I'm really loving what you are creating here Laurel! The colors and textures are coming together to make a bold statement.
You seem to be using a lot of cool techniques and putting them all to good use.
Great job!

:: elk :: said...

the burlap and other items really make your pieces so interesting! A great sounding class as well

ruthie said...

i do love the piece the beholder, beautiful. *ruthie

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Very cool what you've created, the torn page with the spiral edge and the weathered grunge piece, so much great texture .... these are wonderful!

Linda said...

I've really enjoyed looking at your work Laurel...its so inspiring. I'm especially intrigued by the keyhole (very clever!)