Thursday, February 19, 2009

My First ACEO "Abandoned Ways"

The Etsy Maine Team has challenged it's members to create one (1) ACEO with a “Maine” theme using re-cycled or up-cycled materials. So in keeping with the challenge, I used a copier to resize an 8 x 10 image of a barrel I had photographed in 1982. I copied it onto scrap paper I had in my 'stash' and cut it down to an appropriate size. Using a paint chip card I had saved from earlier house renovation days, I used it as a mat for my photo and layered it atop a scrap of black cardstock. I used chalks to hand color the photo. Voila, my entry for the Maine team challenge..."Abandoned Ways".

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I finally tried Encaustics

Thanks to my friend Jamie Ribisi ( I have tried my hand at encaustics. (She sells a GREAT tutorial and has the paints you need to try it yourself!) I have wanted to explore this medium for a while now, and after my first efforts, I have to say, I'm pretty confident I'll play with them again. So much fun! Thanks Jamie, for your tutorial and paints!

I will be sealing these paintings with resin and making pendants out of them to sell in my Etsy shop.