Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Just Because Cards ~ AIRs project using On Point Glue

Imagine Crafts released a really fun product on March 1, 2017, it's called On Point Glue.  This product is a clear glue that has a non-clog applicator to give super fine control for use on intricate projects and embellishments, like glitter and tiny flowers.  It is water based, dries clear and remains flexible, the dry time is moderate.  I liked the control it gave me when I was creating these cards.  To see the directions and supplies that I used please pay a visit to the Imagine site where I've given the complete breakdown.

The card on the left hand side is a stamped image by Prima on gessoed paper that has been colored in, foiled and had flowers added, the card on the right is a piece of Jane Davenport's new paper tablet trimmed out and embellished.  I love all of Jane's new products that can be found at Michael's stores here in the USA. The On Point Glue product makes it easy to put the small amounts of glitter in just the right places.

 Thanks so much for stopping by ~ hugs ~ Renee

Saturday, March 18, 2017

WooHoo, I've been published!

It's always a thrill to see your craft work in a magazine...any magazine, digital, paper, whatever.  To be published in a Stampington magazine for me is like winning the lottery, I love their magazines so much and admire many of their featured artists from all over the world.  As most of you know, when your work is published you receive a free issue in the mail.  This time I received two different magazines on the same day, now that doesn't happen very often.  I had a card published in The Stampers' Sampler and an article on a journaling technique in Art Journaling magazine.

The Stampers’ Sampler Spring 2017 — Available April 1st

Susan Pagnucci's interview in the Stampers' Sampler is fabulous.  She carves so many of her own stamps.

Both magazines are loaded with great content and fun ideas for Spring.  If you get a chance to check them out or purchase them you won't be disappointed.  The article in AJ mag. about Dina Wakley is amazing with 10 pages of her work.  I could go on and on about all the artists in the Art Journaling magazine but I don't want to spoil it for you!  I hope you get an opportunity to see both of them.  And I would like to express my gratitude to the two editors Gracy Wilkins and Devon Warren for sharing my work.  I hope everyone has a great weekend!  Hugs ~ Renee

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A new AIRs Challenge: Greenery

The color challenge for Imagine's Artists in Residence for this month is:  Greenery.  I thought I like to show an old classic, Mona, green with envy.  Here's a sneak peek, the instructions can be found on Imagine's blog.

You can see the huge effect Prima has had on me recently, lots of flowers and glitter.  I used the new product "On Point Glue" to attach very tiny, fine elements.  More about that on the Imagine site.

Thanks for stopping by ~ hugs ~ Renee

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Happy "Pi Day"!

Happy Pi Day!  Sharing a couple of my favorites, I have several pie recipes on older blog posts in case you have a strong desire to bake pies today.  Enjoy!

Have a happy Tuesday.  Hugs ~ Renee

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A Glitzy Mixed Media Tag

Hello and happy Tuesday!  Here's a sneak peek at what is being shared on the Imagine Blog today.  This is a Prima influenced mixed media tag using Imagine/Tsukineko supplies.  Just click on the link to view the Imagine Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ hugs ~ Renee

Monday, March 6, 2017

Finnabair's new online class - Art Transformations

I thought I'd share a link with you today.  Finnabair is teaching her first online class called "Imagine" and it is as amazing as one would think it would be.  I used an old photograph of myself for this that I've always been fond of and created a self portrait using her techniques.  I cannot share the process with you but you can check out the class and site for yourself, if it interests you.

Most of us have tons of embellishments in our stash and this is a great way to use them up in a good way.  Finnabair recently released some wonderful waxes that can be employed to get an effect of lights and shadows with a blush of color.  It was really fun and I'm happy to learn how she does all those fantastic portraits of herself that I've seen in magazines and online.

There are other classes also offered on this new site that you might want to check out.

Hugs ~ Renee

Friday, March 3, 2017

Jane Davenport art supplies

I'm in love with Jane Davenport's new line of art supplies!  It is currently at Michael's or on Jane's site, the demand has been pretty staggering.  I saw the supplies the first day they were released, couldn't figure out what they were all about until I went home and watched Jane's free videos.  The next day I went back to Michael's only to discover most everything was gone.  Hmmm.  So I've been picking up her products here and there, checking at Michael's way too often, searching online, etc.  The manufacturer has been very helpful in reassuring all the "Davenpeeps" that they are working overtime to bring the popular items back to the shelves ASAP, things like the Mermaid Markers and the watercolors are no where to be found.

With my meager supplies I've been able to make some fun items, like this small canvas/refrigerator magnet.  You can tell I've been heavily influenced by Prima recently hence the glitter.  Finnabair's influence is there too with the metal ephemera painted with Jane's amazing Paint Over Pens.

Aren't new supplies and techniques the best thing ever?!  Have a great weekend ~ Renee

Jane Davenport:  Face Stamp, Paint Over Pens, Inkredible Pen, Papers used in the background, and rub ons.
Prima:  Glitter, metal stars
Imagine:  Newly released On Point Glue and Creative Medium, StazOn Jet Black ink