Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Vintage Glam Bling Bouquet

Hola my crafty divas!
I am super ecstatic to share my Zeus & Zoe DT project with you all. I've been eying those beautiful brooch bouquets on Pinterest and I put it on my "to make one day" list. So when a bride to be contacted me asking if I could make her a bling bouquet I was over the moon. I FINALLY get to try it out. I used 4 synthetic roses and then the rest of the flowers were handmade by yours truly. I added lots of pearl and bling accents, then to top it all off I added some feathers. Here is the final result.
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Friday, January 17, 2014

AfroDisiac~ Mixed Media Abstract

Hello my crafty divas!

I am super excited to share with you my latest installment of my "Naturalista Series". Being a naturalista myself, I have an obsession with big wild hair~ the bigger the better lol.  So I have decided to create a series of mixed media abstract paintings dedicated  to big wild hair.

This painting is my third installment, to view my second installment check out my Length Check blog post.
This one is my favorite because this is almost a portrait of how my hair usually looks.  I created this on a 16x20 stretched canvas (my canvas sizes are gradually getting bigger and bigger, one day I will  get to the ginormous canvases..lol)  I used lots of different mediums to create movement and texture, and of course (my staple) vibrant colors.

Here are more detailed photos of this beautiful creation

Here is a photo of the paintings I have in the "Naturalista" series. If you are interested in purchasing any of these paintings check out my Zibbet   or Etsy stores.

And for your enjoyment (teeheehee) I have a start to finish process video of how I created "AfroDisiac". If you enjoy process videos then feel free to subscribe to my channel to get the latest updates on new uploads. Also, please follow my blog via the bloglovin or follow me via email. #happyveiwing

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Negative Stenciling with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos

Hola all my mixed media mavens!

Today I would like to talk with you about one of my favorite "go-to" mediums by Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts. Yep you guessed it! ~Gelatos

I love the versatility that the Gelatos offer, you can blend them like an oil pastel, use them like a watercolor, or add some light tints by misting them. Its a whole lot of mixed media mediums all rolled in to one delicious stick! There are so many things you can do with them, the possibilities are endless. I love them so much I decided to create a little demo/tutorial to share with you how I like to use Gelatos, and teach you a little technique I call Negative Stenciling.

As you all know I am more of a Vlogger than a Blogger so the tutorial will be done via video footage on my YouTube Channel. I also included a bonus process video showing how I created this lovely mixed media tag using the negative stenciling technique. Happy viewing! If you like what you see on my blog feel free to follow me via Bloglovin