I adore this mixed media project that I created in a class some time ago with my friend Shannon. I used a collage background, as well as stencils, stamps, texture paste, pears pens, and gelatos to create this piece.
This was my first time using alcohol inks on tile and I was very happy with the results. I used an eye dropper as well as a straw to gently direct the ink where I wanted! Definitely need to play with this medium again! Supplies: a basic white tile from Home Depot and alcohol inks from Ranger.
One of the larger pieces I’ve created, this 16″x20″ wood canvas piece was inspired by my love of fairies. I used a collage technique for the base, then layered with gesso and paints. I added 3D embellishments like the necklace and butterflies to add more dimension to the piece.
One of my favorite pieces: a fabulous, free formed abstract fused glass Coral Bowl I created at the Sarasota School of Glass. I always have fun playing here!
One of my favorite projects was to create my vision of a happy traveler. It was suggested that we choose 1 or 2 animals to accompany us on our “journey”. I chose the owl for wisdom and the elephant for its devotion to family, as well as being the mascot for my favorite college team.
I was definitely intimidated by this project as I have never drawn a face before but thought I’d give it a try. This project was made on 140 lb watercolor paper. I used graphite pencils, watercolor pens, watercolor crayons, watercolor pencils, non-water soluble pencils, acrylic paints, collage material, gel medium, gesso, and permanent ink pens. It took many hours but I am happy with how she came out!
I created this altered paint can for a client to give as a baby gift for a friend’s daughter. I covered the can with decorative paper, 3d embellishments and fabric ribbon. I also covered the top of the can’s lid (the Creative Memories circle cut out is a perfect fit!) Finally I cut strips of decorative fabric and knotted them all over the handle for a final touch!