as promised … here are the tip in pages I created for Dianne’s Mexican Folk Art theme … each player has chosen a different theme and varying page sizes…
lots of paint and gesso went into my pages … I printed a skull image onto transparency paper … highlighting with a white pen … I placed it behind the opening I cut in the front cover … the final step was using Golden brand Gold Mica Flake (Large) around the edges of the page … it gives nice texture and shimmer…
*these pages measure 8 x 16 inches*
it wasn’t hard for me to decide to go with Frida…
I created a tin foil frame by rolling and smooshing foil together … stitching it onto the page with bits of colorful fiber… the flower is rubber stamped and hand colored…
on the left hand side I used assorted papers to help affix the skeleton transparency dry brushing with gesso and adding a loteria game card at the bottom … el corazon means “the heart”
I painted the back page with blue paint and used a piece of torn wax paper that I had used some time ago for making mono print pages … glad I saved it as it made a perfect layer under the shrine stamp that I used as a frame for the black and white Frida image … white gel pen helped add interest to the stamped frame…
Frida has a lot of powerful quotes … I chose
“I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”
I used black fine marker to accent the pages too…
here is the tag I created to go along with my tip in … I certainly did enjoy this theme …
next month I will be working on “Trees”
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“Party” is the theme this week at Wednesday Stamper
I am still in Frida mode and created a postcard with another of the beautiful painted backgrounds that the lovely and talented Linda in Norway gifted me with
*you can click for a close up of my postcard*
cutouts from a seed catalog…stamping…with white gel pen highlights
plus one Impress rubber stamp
Note: to my blogspot friends, I have tried to leave comments on several blogs this morning with no success … I will of course be checking again later
flowers bring so much color and interest to life…they are among my favorite things
there is even a “language of flowers” which has been used to communicate feelings since Victorian times
this week’s challenge theme for Wednesday Stamper/Mittwochstempler is “flowers”
my postcard began with a beautiful painted background from Linda in Norway
a B Line Design arch stamp and a Rubber Stampede daisy stamp … flowers from Dover clip art and a seed catalog
clickable for closeups
the bluebird of happiness was not a frequent visitor at Frida’s Casa Azul
Here’s Hoping you all had a Happy Cinco de Mayo!
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This Frida piece is for two challenges this week…..Dans ma maison il y a….une peintre (a painter) and Wednesday Stamper (WS) Bows/Schleifen. I used a Stampers Anonymous shrine stamp highlighting it with white gel pen and gold gouache.
It’s a rainy dark day, so getting a good photo was a bit of a challenge, you can click for a closer look.
This short video shows real footage of the lovely and mysterious Frida.
A talented art friend, Roberta, is having a 200th blog post celebration. Be sure and pop over for a visit and leave a comment for a chance to win her lovely giveaway.
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The theme at TMTA is “cloth and paper”. My Frida ATC has a piece of sheer fabric that has wonderful shimmery dots on it, it’s one of my favorite “gypsy” fabrics! I painted over a background that I didn’t like while the ink was still a little wet and it gave an interesting texture.
“Feet, what do I need them for; If I have wings to fly.” ~Frida Kahlo, 1907 – 1954
Twinchies are 2-inch (5cm) squares! Belinda at Wednesday Stamper is challenging everyone to give them a try this week. And of course to use at least one rubberstamp. I had never done a ‘paper’ two inch square before.
Mine is made from a piece of cardboard from a pudding box, that I lightly sanded and stamped on.
I used four of my brand new stamps (just arrived today) from Layers of Color. They stamp beautifully!
Back in February I made four fabric 2×2” squares for the wonderful Pink Artist Project. For an update on what is happening next, visit the lovely and talented Monica.
Just yesterday, my friend, Janet and I were out junking….what a fun day!
One of the treasures we found was children’s wooden game pieces that measure exactly 2 x 2 inches. I will have plenty for future projects; just knew I “needed” them
*If you have a minute, stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win one of my metal ATCs. I am celebrating my 300th blogpost!*
OK, I’ve fallen behind in posting the pictures of my Art & Soul metal ATCs.
Here is #7 out of the 12 that I made in Hampton.
Frida Kahlo was definitely “not just an artist”. This is one of my favorites.
The resistors at the bottom were a fun wired element to add along with the beads.
The “L” on the other side came in our class goodie packs from Leighanna Light. I used some pattern paper on this side of the card along with paints. I find that my finger often makes a perfect paintbrush; it’s a nice way to dab the paint on. I brought the cheesecloth around from the front of the ATC too; that is such a good ingredient for collage and more!
“Painting completed my life.” ~Frida Kahlo
The Make a Moo or Two challenge theme is Women. Even tho I’m not feeling all that well, I just didn’t want to miss out on this one. I chose Frida Kahlo.
In looking at her art you will notice that she oftentimes gives herself very small feet. This quote inspired me, as does Frida.
“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” ~Frida Kahlo
Jean, I used my first butterfly from the beautiful paper you sent me, Frida really needed the wings! Thank you again!
Here is a spread I did in a talented art friend’s book (Chris Wise) for an altered book round robin back in Dec 2005….so long ago already!
I am guessing her theme might have been something like, Women in Art, can’t quite remember.
I covered a soft wooden frame with silver metal tape and etched the design in with a stylus. I had the perfect milagro to sum up Frieda and Diego’s relationship.
The framed page opens up to this second spread.
I liked how Diego is blocked out of the picture when the page is turned.
That may not have been intentional at the time, just something that I noticed after it was completed.
I Love (don’t you think Love should begin with a capital “L”, I like it that way!)…OK, I Love that about creating and not thinking too much, wonderful discoveries and seemingly hidden meanings are revealed.
A generous and talented arting friend, Karen Furbish, shared that really special silver doily with me. Mind you, I don’t always remember phone numbers, but that sort of detail stays with me…..
I really enjoyed working on Chris’ book and am so glad I at least have a few photos to remind me of it. Taking pictures made it a little easier to part with.
“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.”
…………..and another quote from Frida, she has lots of good ones
“The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.” ~~Frida Kahlo~~