- I 'm wife, a mother , a daughter, a sister,a friend,a crazy faerie loving, art creating, born in England living in the states, blond hair blue eyed, tea drinking, mixed media, atc swapper, digital artist, blogger ,Facebook, reader, writer, old movie watcher, paper addicted, high heel lover, dog owner,cupcake eater, creatively eccentric.. party hat wearer. Welcome to my blog. Where I hope you'll stay awhile and come back often. Hugs Wendy
Monday, September 27, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
By Wendy Aspinall
White pre gesso canvas 20x10
Clear watercolor grounds
Brown water soluble crayon
White fine tip Posca paint pen
Brown Stabilo pencil
Good hair day ArtFoamies
Brush marker Pro pens
I love the Good hair Art Foamie. It makes the production of a
lifelike figure so much easier to do.
Yes, you can print it as is and color it in but you can push the Art Foamie a little more to produce a stunning image.
My canvas was pre gesso and pre-painted with clear watercolor grounds and left overnight to dry.
Spray the ArtFoamie stamp with a fine mist of water and rub the area of the face and body with a brown water soluble crayon.
Stamp on the canvas , I stamped several figures.
Let dry completely.
I added all the different hair styles and detail with burnt sienna watercolor.
This color makes for a beautiful skin tone that you can layer to add more depth.
Don’t be afraid to add more color and water to let the color blend into each other.
If you don’t like it , use a Thirsty Brush or a paper towel to take it away.
Also I decided I didn't like the black pattern on the necks and tops of dresses so I used isopropyl alcohol on a baby wipe to take it away.
Add lots of watercolor layers with drying time in
I used a white fine tipped Posca paint pen and brown Stabilo pencil to define the eyes and outline.
When it’s completely dry , paint the sides of canvas with black acrylic .
Spray a coat of Varnish to protect.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
I’ve been thinking about jumping into teaching my own classes. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while and although I’ve dipped my toe in with tutorials
at Relics and Artifacts. I never actually charged for them.
It’s a bit scary, will people want to take them?
Lots of big questions.
I’ve been working on some samples.
This being one of them.
Would you pay to learn how to do this ?
Monday, July 5, 2021
Despite my middle finger incapacitation. ￼I managed to take part in the very first , not to be the last.
Live tutorial from Jennifer Pipe
My brilliant fellow muse.
My project seems to take on a life of its own.
I had to get help from B last night to mix the Apoxie sculpt￼ and add the wings and crown piece. But I painted it myself.
Who knew, I was ambidextrous.
Fun project and tutorial. If you like to join in for the next one, we would love to see you.
At Facebook Relics and Artifacts tribe.
Also thank you to Sandra Evertson and David Evertson
I was busy all Saturday figuring out how to do this framed heart.
It took some thought on how to construct but I’m happy how it turn out.
Lots of paint layers.
Add the hinges was a labor of love , I hit my finger Several times and swear words were uttered. But I love this heart and the wooden hands.
The heart isn’t in the store was it’s a gift with purchase but you could use any of the other hearts Sandra Evertson has listed.
The glass eye is from R&A a left over from Jennifer’s last class added to the heart with black Apoxse￼ sculpt￼, which is back in store.
The hands are also R&A.
The frame was from my stash.
I used acrylic paints and Verde copper to highlight.￼
The glass heart inside is also from my stash.
I used gold embossing powder to add the words the stamp used is from Art Foamies.
The quote is from a vintage bible. ￼
Hope you try something like this. There’s lots of beautiful heart blanks to choice from.
Monday, May 31, 2021
By wendy Aspinall and Kristen Powers
What happen when two artist people decide together to have an Art collaboration.
Magic is what happens. Pure magical genius.
We decided on a theme celestial.
We also decided on a size and I just so happened to have a couple of surface boards and A Relics and Artifacts moon face. Although I didn’t show that to Kristen because I had an idea of what I wanted to do.
Kristen owns and operates the rubber stamp company Rubbermoon and she has the a sister company called art foamies , that happens to be having a first birthday and tag on her site of Rubbermoon is the moon and the maker and she also calls her hubby Mr.Moon.
So first I needed a fairytale. And so I give you The Moon and The Maker. My inspiration for my part of this artful collaboration.
In a land far, far away there once lived an evil king who thought to be happy he would need to have in his possession everything that would be joy to others.
One day he heard of a Maker who could turn just paint and canvas into such amazing artwork that brought joy to all. So that night the king stole the Maker away, placed her in tallest tower and told her she would paint only for him. He would expect only the best that she could produce.
Each day the Maker would toil over her easel to create a piece of art that when the King saw it he would be so moved to joy he would set her free.
But Alas, each night when he arrived he would declare yes it was a beautiful work of art but it had not brought joy to him so she would not be let free.
Days passed into weeks, weeks into months and on the eve of her two years of being locked in the tallest tower she called out to Mr. Moon to help her. She asked him to give her inspiration to create a painting that would at last appease the evil king.
Mr. Moon was so moved by the Makers plea that that night while she was sleeping, he shone his inspirational moon rays on to her.
Next morning the Maker awoke with such a clear vision of what she wanted to create, her fingers flew across the canvas, and the paints flowed from her paintbrush.
Later that evening when the evil King arrived, he was so struck with the stunning magnificence of the painting the Maker had created.
He smiled, joy filled his cold and evil heart and then without warning, because evil deeds should always be punished, the evil king fell down and died.
The Maker walked out of the tallest tower a free woman.
What I didn’t realize when I wrote this story that it paralleled an fairy tale Kristen had placed on her company Web site when she took over the rubber stamp company and why she had named it Rubbermoon.
The moon face from the http://www.sandraevertson.com/shop/equinox
6x6 clay board
Chipboard star cutouts
Now when we swapped Kristen manage to turn my part in a masterpiece, she lighted the paint which I had so much trouble with , I think I painted, it three times. Finally settling on a mixture of blues,purple and magenta. I wanted it to look like a Galaxy sky.
Then swapped I send her mine and a few days day a parcel arrived with her part.
And I was over joyed would be an overstatement. Kristen had stamped and painted and molded a tiny shrine, complete with an all seeing eye above. Her instructions were to please lighter it up. Mmm ! lighten it.
When I looked at the stamped image , Sandra’s (Bohemian,scene 1 ) I was reminded of a Asian temple hidden in a mass of flowers. And my inspiration was found.
I cut and watercolored dye cut flowers and also made. Ore flowers using (Basque ) flower stamp.
I Splattered gold and silver paint on the top of the board to make stars and I also hand drew a few stars myself.
Then I glued down the flowers. Adding little tiny pieces of moss and lastly a few butterflies to Flutter between the all seeing eye and the shrine. My celestial garden is complete.
Don’t breathe air ,breathe life
By Wendy Aspinall
Sardines ArtFoamies by Red Tin Roof
Drill and wire 18 gauge
I found fun quotation “Don’t breathe air , breathe life” and as fish don’t breathe air but are full of life I wanted to incorporate two things together.
I also love Red tin roofs sardine stamps. They are really fun and quirky.
So please,enjoy my Plaque project and I hope you’ll try this yourselves.
Roll out paper clay and using the backside of the Art Foamie as a template cut out four fish.
Don’t worry if the edges are rough. I sanded them when dry
Press into the clay with the Art Foamie with the sides with the details.
Let dry on sheet of paper towel. This may take a few days.
Turn over half way though so the fish stay straight.
When completely dry, Sand off any rough edges until smooth. Be careful, the fish are fragile. add a coat of white gesso
Paint each fish a different color but add touches of the other colors to highlight the texture.
Add the brown and then copper. Paint in eyes with white and black acrylic.
Paint the edge of the wood plague in the same brown Acrylic, distressed the edges with the sandpaper.
Cut scrapbook to cover the back and front of the plaque.
Drill two holes for wire hanger.
Glue on the fish and quote.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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Saturday, March 13, 2021
Oh my! I have some of my mix media pieces being shown in a local gallery. I’ve not stopping dancing yet , I’m so happy. It’s a honor to be asked , I have six pieces. https://www.sugarhillarts.com/exhibitions
And to top it of one of my pieces it on their site, how cool is that ?
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