Monday, March 12, 2012

creative foundations blog hop

today we're celebrating my friend Vicki Boutin and her new book called...


when Vicki asked me to contribute some art to her book, I was happy to, since this book is all about techniques...

something I dearly LOVE...

techniques...

Vicki is giving away 4 copies of her book on Wednesday...
here's the beautiful cover...

for your chance to win, you need to visit
each blog, pick up a special word & then leave the phrase in a comment on Vicki's blog...

my word is at the end of the post...

you should have arrived here from...


Vicki asked that we make a piece of art for the hop,
based on a technique or 2 from her book...

I chose
MAGAZINE COLLAGE...

and HEAT EMBOSSED CHIPBOARD...

but I twisted them a bit...

let's get started...

with Ranger's Wonder Tape...

and instead of using a magazine for my collage pieces,
I decided to use paper scraps instead...

this is a great way to USE your scraps...
instead of tossing them...

below you'll see random widths of left over paper strips
on the creative cover...


trim the strips to fit the base...
sand the edges with the sanding grip...
then go over all the papers with
this unifies all the papers...

add some brushed corduroy around the edges, with the blending tool...

then broken china distress stain thru a circle stencil in random areas...

next use aquamarine archival to randomly stamp portions of the background stamp...

and stamp the saying in the lower right corner, with jet black archival...

the base now looks like this...

stamp the saying again...
stamp the photo artist @ the top left...
using jet black archival for both...

then randomly stamp the NEW
lace pattern directions stamp, using jet black...

it will now look like this...

I LOVE the mini letters from the background stamp...
tiny & not overpowering...
but they add interest & depth...

Vicki's technique is heat embossed chipboard,
which to me means heat embossed art parts...

ink the large art parts scallop with black soot stain , dry & then clear heat emboss the polka dots...

glue the small Blossom Bucket black metal corner to the scallop as shown...

next, using tim's Adirondack gold metallic mixative,
alter the Blossom Bucket cream colored heart...
dry, then stamp with jet black archival & dry...

hot glue a swivel clasp chain to the back...
the altered heart now looks like this...

now stamp the small art chick onto
the coordinating art part with jet black...
add a bit of blush, with barn door...

use Glossy Accents to fill the Blossom Bucket glasses...
darken the Blossom Bucket mini lips with vermillion archival...

make the flower with clearly for art blackout & add a Blossom Bucket flower center...

ink the small art parts wings with peeled paint stain & stamp the polka dots with jet black...

paint the art parts handle with the gold paint dabber, dry, add some coffee archival to age the gold paint...
& jet black archival...

partially glue the handle under the art chick to make her look like a TROPHY WIFE!


glue the art parts base to the Blossom Bucket black metal corner to create a stand alone art piece...

add the pieces as shown...

the chain is held in place with one of tim's new screw eyes...
they are a VERY useful new item...

and the finished art...

back to the hopping info...

my word is...

CREATIVE...

and your next stop is over to visit...


HUGE congrats to you VICKI, on a job well done...
the book is so awesome & colorful...
just like YOU!


ok...time to get going...
while you hop...
I'll ...

make art!
wendy

67 comments:

Dorothy said...

What a great book and your art is to die for!!!

BeverlyBL said...

Wow! And all from a plain old book. Outstanding.

scrappin-scrappin said...

What a cool background!! Well everything else is cool to!! Love it!! Can't wait to get some of your Blossum Bucket pieces!!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is great. Thanks for the step by step - and it really is a GREAT way to use up some scraps (which we all have so much of!)

Scrapthat said...

Awesome as always Wendy! TFS!

Chris said...

Your talent just inspires me. Thanks for the tutorial.

Lisa Young said...

What a fabulous piece of art you made!

Emma said...

Oh, so many inspiring blogs to explore more! Thanks for the chance to win the creative and beautiful new book. Emma

Kirsten Alicia said...

VERY cool project, I love it!

Cher said...

oh wendy...awesome as usual...luv luv that heart...I NEED THAT TOO, but really would enjoy the booK!

Debby said...

Way cool project!

peggylee said...

Shut the front door!!!! Wow your surely rocked it....love your art always. thanks for sharing....beautiful

Lauraline said...

It looks like a "must have" book! I love what you did, the background is awesome, very inspiring.

HeatherLynn said...

wow! that turned out awesome!

Ruby said...

WOW What a stunning project.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this is incredible ... I love it!!!!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Nice card. I really like what you did for the card base.

Vanessa said...

That is gorgeous...what a creative group!

Can't wait to see the book!

Redanne said...

Wow, what a fantastic technique demo, thank you and thanks for the word too. Love this blog hop.

TenSGal said...

Wow...that is just gorgeous!...Just love how all of that came together!

Deb said...

What a wonderful work of art. Great tutorial.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Love the collage background you made with scraps of paper! I've been wanting to make new book covers for my stamp sets, and this might just be the technique I've been looking for! Thanks for the inspiration!

SusanK said...

Your art always inspires me! Sure hope I win a copy of this really cool book!

jnolte said...

Love the technique because of its versatility.

Myoriah said...

I love what you did. Thanks for the inspiration and I can't wait to get my hands on the book.

roc said...

what a fun piece of art

sharon g said...

THIS is why I need the book. WONDERFUL!

Linda Albrecht said...

Amazing project, Wendy!

Natasha G.P. said...

The strips of paper is a great idea.

Lorraine said...

Yow, this is amazing! I need this book! lol!

sue said...

Love the backround teck. never think to use random withs. I will now. Thanks

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

Love the background.

The Farris Family said...

Beautiful! I must have a copy of this book!

Marijane said...

Just a darling piece of work, Wendy! Thanks for sharing all the details... That looks like an amazing idea book!

jamie said...

Wow.
Amazing&fabulous.

Teresa said...

I'd love a copy of Creative Foundations!

Carol Mc said...

Great way to cover a book, I'm always looking for different ways. "Trophy Wife", I just started giggling (love the piece).

Vic said...

I love it!! Off to hop!

Julie S. said...

Fabulous!

Bethany Becker said...

What a great tutorial. I love learning new techniques.

Susan said...

Love that you used scraps for the background. A girl after my own heart...

Linda Broom said...

Wendy! I love this. I especially love the base. There is so much potential to create different pieces.

I'll also have to get my hands of Vicki's book. It looks amazing!

Lynda said...

Wendy, what a beautiful piece of art! Can't wait to see you contributions to the book!

lynda said...

That was no small project & very cool!

Danee said...

Love your background..gorgeous texture, gorgeouus color

rush said...

what a fun project. like how the heart turned out. thank you for sharing.

Angela Holt said...

Love love your mixed Media art piece!!! Amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Pam said...

Wow! I LOVE your background!

Karen Conner said...

That art piece rocks! Love the techniques. You really did an amazing job!

famillemarleau said...

This is a stunning peace of art. I love it. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Colette said...

I love this,

Colette x.

hopefulcrafter said...

What a great art piece! Thank you for sharing

auntiejenni said...

holy cow....i'm completely stunned. this is just....amazing. i want to do something exactly like it. i'm on my knees at the present moment, in reverence, to such creativity. honestly. you. are. amazing.

Ally White Cat said...

Good morning Wendy,
I have had that book bookmarked for a few weeks now how odd..now i will have to think harder about it..well my next step is the tape..must play in the tape.
hugs,
susan s.

connie said...

beautiful projects!

Velvet said...

I love the technique you used to unify the scrap paper strips -- they really look like they belong together.

Alison Day said...

Wow! That was amazing!!

Helen said...

The book sounds great, and I love art chick!!

Sharon said...

Wow this takes my breath away! I've been using up my scraps like this, but never thought to do all that inking and stamping over the top of it. Love the dimension it brings to the finished piece!

Pendra said...

Your art is amazing... love this! And would love to win this amazing book!

curlyqmosaics said...

Absolutely fabulous...so unique, TFS!

jan said...

My oh my oh my!

Lola said...

your art is really cool.

creative hug,
lola

BarbaraB said...

Like what you did with the paper scraps.

Katherine said...

Amazing art! Very creative!

Karen Goulet said...

Thanks for the great techniques. I love the finished product!
Karen :)

Wanda H said...

I'm too late for the drawing (what a crazy week) but I love your project and I've just ordered the book. Thanks!!!