Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Having Fun Creating Art

Well today I had lots of fun creating art, and now that my hands are scrubbed back to somewhat of a normal color it's time to share. This week I have taken a little, just a little break, from my usual mini album routine. As most of you know I LOVE to create mini albums :) This week i've been playing with lots of ink, stains, mists, and art parts....I have been having a BLAST!!

Last night I came across a design team call for a company called GlobeCRAFT Memories. I went to the blog and feel in love with the projects. I thought to myself I think this is right up my alley!! I love to try new things and techniques and this looks like so much fun. So today i'm sharing with you one of my projects that i'm submitting to the call.

First up I gathered all of my supplies and spread them out on my counter. Narrowing down colors was a little hard. So here are the colors I picked for my inks and stains: Vintage Photo, Pumice,Broken China, Spiced Marmalade. Colorwash/Mists: Butterscotch, Bell Bottom Jeans, Biscotti. I also used a little bit of crackle paint. For the base of my project I used a mixture of Art Parts by Wendy Vecchi.

Here is how I created this piece of art...which is totally my own. That is the wonderful thing about creating, it is how YOU want to make it...there is no right or wrong way to create it!!!

Stain and misting the gears. This process is super quick and easy. Take you color of mist and spray over one of the gears. I used a heat gun to speed up the drying process.

For the bigger gear I used distress stain all over first, then inked the gear with Broken China & Vintage Photo to give it a different look then the misted gear.

For the base of this I did a little experimenting! I started by using distress stain first. I wanted to add multiple colors so I started inking here and there. I wasn't happy with the colors so I misted it with Perfect Pearls Mist Biscotti to add a little sparkle. That was just what it needed, I loved it!!

Now for the top "frame" part. I started this process by staining again, then went a totally different direction....CRACKLE PAINT!!! If I had time I would have let it sit and dry overnight, but since I wanted to get this done today I used a heat gun to speed this up!

Once this was done I wanted to add puddles, yes puddles of distress stains. I grabbed Broken China, Pumice, and Vintage Photo and began pooling it over the piece. Once this was done I heat set it again to dry the stain.

To create the inner piece of the frame, I simply inked that part and using Black Archival ink stamped the saying.

Ok so now that the hard but fun work is done it's time to put it all together. For this I used Beacon 3-in-1 glue. I started by gluing the frame down on the base piece. Arranged the gears how I wanted them and glued them down next, also adding the metal Idea-ology gears on top. Adding the fun hand on the lower left next. The stamp on the hand was an after thought, so I stamped that once it was all together.

Here is my finished project, the perfect artsy addition to my scrap studio.

A close up of the saying...

Thanks so much for stopping by today, hope you enjoyed my piece of art today! For all of you local girls you can grab all of these goodies at The Scrapbooking Studio.



  1. Oh amaze me! Very cool piece of art!

  2. That is awesome! If they don't pick you for their DT, they have no taste for art!