April 15, 2014

PaperArtsy GD Day #3 - Fresco + Finnabair Large Canvas


I hope you've been enjoying the tutorials over the past two days over on the PA blog.  If you missed them click HERE for an altered manila file folder tutorial, and click HERE for a quick hanging canvas trio tutorial.

Today, I'll be working on a large canvas and using PaperArtsy fresco chalk paints, my new stamps, and LOTS of embellishments done Finnabair style!  Here's a sneak peak...

Click HERE to head over to the PA blog for the full tutorial.  See you there!

~ ellen.

April 14, 2014

PaperArtsy GD Day #2 - Hanging Canvas Trio


I'm back again today with another tutorial over on the PaperArtsy blog!  Today we'll be working on a hanging canvas trio, using  fresco finish chalk paints and some of my new stamps with PaperArtsy!   Here's a sneak peak of what we'll be working on...

Click HERE to head over to the PA blog to see the full tutorial.  See you there... and I'll be back again tomorrow for my last project.

~ ellen.

April 13, 2014

PaperArtsy GD Day #1 - Fresco Folder Tutorial


I'm back with my first project on the PaperArtsy blog this month (which, sadly, will be the last month of my Guest Designer semester for PA, but don't worry I'll still be doing projects from time to time).  As you know, I've developed an obsession with altering manila file folders, and thought it would be cool to show a tutorial on how I build up the layers of paint and texture, using some of my new stamps!  

In case you missed my last post (15 minutes ago...) I've got two new stamp sets with PaperArtsy!  Here they are!

Here's a sneak peak of the finished folder - please click HERE to head over to the PA blog for the full tutorial!

See you over there!  And I'll be back tomorrow with another fun project.  

~ ellen.

New Mixed Media Stamps with PaperArtsy

Hi everybody!

I'll be back on the PaperArtsy blog for the next three days, and there's a big surprise waiting there!  But you know I can't keep my big mouth shut for something this good... maybe you've guessed it already... but I've got two new stamp sets available with PaperArtsy!

This time, rather than doing more hand-carved stamps, I mixed it up a bit and did two sets of mixed media markings, using lines and circles.  Here's the first set, EEV05... Lines... there are some painty markings, scribble lines, cross-hatch lines, and some lines with dotty accents.

And here's set EEV06... Circles... we've got jumbo bubble wrap, grungy grid texture, dotty circle texture, circles with jagged edges, rows of washers, and a mystery texture at the bottom... any guesses on what made that shape/texture?  They almost look like weird one-eyed sea creatures to me, but it will make great border or accent texture.

I use these types of markings all the time in my mixed media/abstract work and they add that perfect touch of texture to any project.  I'll be posting my first project on the PaperArtsy blog today, and will be back on Monday and Tuesday with two more projects to share.  Be sure to stop by to check them out.  I'll have sneak peaks here and full tutorials on the PA blog.

Let me know what you think - I love the feedback.  See you real soon!

~ ellen.