|Debutante ~ WIP ~ 8x10 flat canvas panel ~ mixed media|
Acrylic paints, Vintage book paper
|Debutante ~ 8x10 flat canvas panel ~ mixed media|
Acrylic paints, Vintage book paper, decorative papers, German scrap, markers, ink
Christy is the ultimate teacher. I have so much respect for her. She teaches you her techniques then encourages you to find your own style & go with it. Christy completely shares all her ideas & best practices. She even shares her emotions & you see the passion she has for her art. The cool thing about this class is you can be at any level of mixed media - beginner to advanced. I am somewhere in between & this class has brought my canvases to the next level. I haven't been afraid to experiment & I've been using all these art supplies I've bought (Codeword: hoarded) & never cracked open.
|Beloved ~WIP detail ~ 4x4 artist canvas ~ mixed media|
|Beloved ~ 4x4 mixed media canvas|
Acrylics, decorative paper,clip art, rub-ons, ink, rhinestones
Go check out the flickr group, the She Art Workshop, & take a look at what everyone has been creating. It is amazing to see how everyone takes what she has taught & puts their own creative spin. It's incredible to see the work of people that are newbies. So if you're on the fence, get off it!! If you take a look at her blog, she has a tutorial tab with some freebie instruction. As a matter of fact, I was so excited waiting for the class I started my first canvas before the class even started. I watched all her tutorials & picked up some ideas. (My first canvas is at the top of the post titled Debutante)
|Ex-Pat in Kuwait ~ WIP ~ 8x10 flat canvas panel ~ mixed media|
Acrylic paints, Vintage book paper, Silk, ink
Christy also has an awesome store. She offered the students a coupon to use & all the basics for the class can be found at one place. May I make a confession? I've already ordered 3 times from her (did I just write that for all the world to see, including my husband). Honestly, if you are a craft hoarder like me you probably have most of the basic supplies. Living in Kuwait, I found out who would ship to an APO (thank you joann.com) & have stockpiled on necessities. I won't tell you what a stockpile of necessities I have on canvases alone. Let's just say I've been stockpiling for almost a year & a half now!
|Fashion ~ WIP ~ 8x10 flat canvasAcrylic paints, Decorative papers, markers, ink, embossing powder|
Personally, I'm excited about what I've learned. I want to make a canvas for myself with all of my titles (wife, mom, teacher, doctor, taxi driver...) I'm excited to make some canvases with quotes & explore other imagery besides the art girls, which I've already started to do. I'm hoping to turn some of these into teacher gifts - I think they are perfect! I want to make mini canvases to put on cards. I want to make canvases for my boys room. Oh the list is endless.
|Fly ~ detail ~ 4x4 Studio Canvas ~ mixed media|
Acrylic paints, Decorative papers, Marker, Ink, Rub-ons
So on the personal front, I didn't mean to be gone for so long. I don't plan blog breaks & this one just happened. I am actually still working through a tough creative time for me. I was on such a roll then I just had to stop. This class has helped me keep my creative juices flowing. I don't know what happened, but I hit a wall on all fronts. It's been frustrating but I'm working through it. I know I still owe a few posts: I need to still name the winner of OWOH & I was part of an incredible Valentines Day swap that I still want to get on here. I promise to not be a stranger & to get those posts done this week.