Saturday, September 21, 2013

Mermaid Circus Workshop Week 2

Workshop Week 2
Originally uploaded by Sandra SS
This is my Week 2 Mermaid using a photocopy of my own artwork collaged and painted over. I am still trying to catch up as this was Week 3. But I'll have a few weeks after the course to continue. I know we'll be doing 3 books, the shaped one, an art journal and one more.

Mermaid Circus Workshop Week 1

Workshop Week 1
Originally uploaded by Sandra SS
I've been taking an online workshop with artists Teesha Moore and Jane Davenport called Mermaid Circus. I was hesitant about signing up due to the expense and my limited time available. But I'm really glad now I did. This was from Week 1. We are making a shaped hand-bound book from heavy watercolor paper. The rest is multi-media paints, pencils, markers and collage.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Metropolis ATCs

My ATC group's theme for September was Movies. I made 10 cards, each different this month choosing my fav 2 Sci-Fi movies starring robots. Here are my 5 from Metropolis. It was a lot more fun doing each different. What the camera didn't pick up is the added collage gears are very shiny metallic cardstock. For some of the Marias I did a clear tape transfer with metallic foil paper on the back. They ended up looking like foil stickers.

Forbidden Planet ATCs

This month my ATC group's theme was Movies. So I chose my 2 fav Sci-Fi flicks featuring robots. I also decided this month to only make 10 and each one different instead of all the same. Here are the 5 I did for Forbidden Planet with actual quotes from the movie.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Mermaid ATC

Mermaid ATC
I recently joined an Artists Trading Card group and this is the first one I made for the swap for August 2013. These are 2.5 x 3.5 inch artist trading cards that you make several of and trade with other artists so then you have a collection. I made 25 which was way too many for this group but I'll have some left to trade another time or with other groups. I also found out that I didn't have to make them all the same but it's ok to. The theme was "beach." Without getting to technical, I used some recycled materials such as Pendaflex file folders that were being trashed at the office, aluminum soda cans both die cut to card and tag shapes. Rubber stamps, ink, embossing powder, markers and gel pens were used for images. The recycled metal die cut tag frames inset with mermaid collage elements were finished off with Glossy Accents by Ranger. Pearl Paint beads completed the string o'pearls.

Mermaid Kite

Mermaid Kite
This is a kite I made a couple of years ago, out of tissue and book wrapping paper, collage and cut paper. I enlarged the previous cutwork mermaid and glued to the kite. The tail was made from a decorative grass skirt and silk flower. We were decorating the office with them as a fun Summer beach theme.

Mermaids Galore

Papercut Mermaid

It's been a really long time since I posted to my blog. I started a Facebook page and so have been posting more on that. It's hard when you don't have a lot of time to even create and then have more than one social media place to post. I just signed up for an online class with 2 favorite artists, Teesha Moore and Jane Davenport called Mermaid Circus. Before the class starts tomorrow, I thought I'd do some catch up with some art I never got around to uploading.

First up is a handcut mermaid from patterned and plain paper. Very small detail scissors were used to cut out the intricate positive and negative shapes. She was embellished with pencil, ink and Perfect Pearls mica powder.