These are more pics from yesterday. I have to say, the pic of me and Gillian stamping together is very special. This is the first stamp show I have taken her to-and she seemed to really like it. After Gillian stamped something, she would hand it to whoever was watching us at the demo table :)
I went to a stamp show today-what fun! I got to meet Ank from Stampinback-she is here from the Netherlands! We had a great visit and I got to see her do some of her amazing stamping-and she wanted to see me stamp too so I demoed a little bit at the IBFS booth as well! I even got to bring home an "Ank" original! ;)
Here are some pictures from today!
Gillian had some fun doing "Faux Carnival Glass" at the After Midnight Booth , right across from IBFS! This was the first time I had taken her with me to a stamp show.
I did the background for this one back in July-I transferred an image of a pear and it just did not turn out the way I wanted. Then I had my health issues then my surgery and I have stared at this thing everyday , not knowing honestly what I was going to do with this thing. I thought earlier today, "maybe I will just paint over the failed transfer" .......but it just didn't feel right.
Then I walked by it later and had an "A-ha" moment! I would piece the pear with magazine clippings.I am really loving all this piecing images together. It brought new life back to this piece and I am excited about it again.
Hopefully I will have the inspiration to finish (or at least work on) this one tomorrow. I have several ideas, I just gotta see if it works. This is a 16x20 canvas. The photo of the pear is just a small portion of the canvas. I am also including a photo of the entire backround I did back months ago. I would love to display this piece next month at Redlands Art Gallery for my "Program" night if it comes out the way I want it!
I was in Art Supply heaven today...........literally! I had learned about this great place out
in Palm Desert called "The Art Colony" quite a while back and have been wanting to go. I finally went today and OMG I about died. That place is so awesome! I live in a small town and we don't have much in the way of art supplies nearby-I always have to drive or else order online. The normal places I go do NOT carry Golden brand products. I wanted to get some more Soft Gel Medium and some of that new Digital Grounds stuff they have and this place has the whole entire Golden line-so it would not only save me $$ on shipping but also I can have it today!
I was beyond excited about this store-everything, and I mean everything...........I am really glad its NOT close by, because I would be flat broke and our mortgage probably would not get paid!LOL
They had some really kewl papers too-had to get some of those. I scanned some snippets of a few of them-I was really crazy about the circle meshy papers I got
and I had to have one sheet of every color-the colors other than the white are actually metallic.
Very cool!! They had alot more and I wanted one of each kind , but, budget won't allow that. Besides, my husband is using everything I buy as leverage to get a special metal detector!LOL
So I guess now I have to watch what I say to him about how much I spend!
As I kept looking at this piece everyday something was REALLY bugging me about it. It just needed a little something more to make it feel connected. So that was today's goal, to make this piece better connected. I am liking her much better now!
To the Right is the "before" and on the left is the "after"
I have to say-this piece really did not turn out at allllllllllllllll the way I expected! I am so hyped I even scanned it before the objects on the bottom dried completely (so pardon the white adhesive stuff!). Anyway-I started this out , challenging myself to use different colors than I normally work with-I don't work with red much (at least on canvas that is). I also challenged myself to use some print papers and embellishments. I have not used embellishments on a canvas in at least a couple years. Normally I just don't like the bulk. But, it fit with this and it really finished it off nicely. This canvas has layers and layers of paint..............I was about to throw this one out until I started working on what became the final piece. This is 9x12 in size.
It includes: Collage (obviously), Acrylics, image transfer, metal objects, gold leafing, and graphite
This is 11x14 on canvas-VERY hard to get a good photo on this one.
My husband pointed out to me that the photographer herself is from a different time period than the people in the actual photos. I had to explain to him that the beauty of art (especially collage art) that EVERYTHING does NOT need to be accurate-and I told him she could be photographing the future, so that is the name I chose for it. That is one of the reasons I LOVE this medium-you can do whatever you want!
Lots of texture on this one-it does not show up in the photo. Layers of paint, old text underneath........ohhhhhhhhhh!!! :)
Here's another collage on canvas I just completed. Actually this one started a year ago and I set her aside-I just lost inspiration to finish. I had forgotten about it, and just picked her up again and finished her. She didn't need much to finish. Feels good to have gotten her done!
I am calling her "Jessie Emery" after the name in some of the old text I used.
I had forgotten about this picture..........This is my Gillian sitting in a tub of RUBBER STAMPS back when I had Time To Stamp.........isn't it funny? She would climb in that tub of rubber quite frequently then.........she was around 2 1/2 I think in this picture.
This is one I am just finishing up...........I call her Josephine because the back of the photograph said that was her name, or at least the person who signed it! This is 12x12 on a gallery wrapped canvas.
The background has a texture to it, you really can't see it in the photo.
I have wanted to open a Cafepress store for some time now..........I finally did! Not alot on there yet, as I am still trying to figure stuff out! There are a few things though! Here's the link: http://www.cafepress.com/KristyChristop
I have a friend who just recently had a baby and I wanted to make her a scrapbook-she has loved the scrapbooks I have made for friends in the past and really doesn't do scrapbooking at all (not that I myself do much) but I figure I have all the stuff here so I went ahead and made it. I think it came out great and I hope she likes it. Here are some pics of the cover and some of the inside pages. I made the color scheme brown, pink, and green. The baby's name is Payton, hence the "P" :)
The cover is made using a stencil-which alot of you know I LOVE stencils :)
Artist. Paint lover. Sewist. Junk Collector. Wife. Mother. Lover of Old Sewing Machines.I bounce all over, doing whatever kind of art or sewing makes me happy on a particular day. Always trying new things. I always have to be doing something :) I have two kids that I adore-one that has special needs (former 1 pound Micro-preemie) and have been married 19 years. Welcome to my world! Thanks for visiting!I love comments :)