I know I've not been around here lately. I was being a sloth and not feeling well. But I'm back with an assemblage piece I call AI! Artificial Intelligence? Artistic Insanity? You decide!

Don't ask me what motivated me - I think I've just wanted to do this for a long time. I save cans and bottles amongst other things and they just fit together. The face is from Relics & Artifacts which is so cool! And I used old transmitter parts with wires.

I used old porcelain doll arms attached to antique cast metal clock feet with rusty wire. 

Something's held captive inside - its soul perhaps?  

A glorious creature I've created that's would be a little freaky if it were alive 😳 I think I'll name her Athena! 

I'm entering her at SanDee and Amelie's!


Feeling pretty...

It's the 15th and there's a new challenge at Bleeding Art!  Thought I'd lampoon that current meme craze 'Feeling pretty' with a weird bottle πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„

I decoupaged a pic of a Victorian bride with a Photoshopped owl head and went about embellishing. I used lacquer on the eyes to make them realistic...and a little creepy. And the feather boa was meant for this project! 

Hope you'll stop by the challenge blog and share your mixed media creations. You could win some fabulous products and be our next guest designer! 


Steampunk Goggles

Well, here we are in August and it's blazing hot outside - maybe we need to put our goggles on to shade our eyes!

Before I go further,  I want to show you how it started out: 2 empty packing tape rolls and a plastic collar for a 2-pack of grape juice bottles!

I added a typewriter key arm across the top and metal doo dads, then painted it with Pentart Iron Paste which is really cool stuff!

Then it was a matter of embellishing and using waxes! I made some clear resin pieces for the front and cut out thick plastic for lenses. I also used some laser cut wood pieces which went perfectly! 

Another thing I used was chipboard from A Vintage Girl of which I'm a Brand Ambassador!   I embossed a couple of large pipes and some rivets and grommets.

I think the waxes really worked fantastically with the iron paste. But the paste by itself is awesome as well - makes it look like real iron and heavy! And of course, pipes and rivets from A Vintage Girl are a must! 



Hello my artsy peeps! We're into the dog days of summer and soon it'll be cooling down again  - YES! Have a quickie and colorful art journal spread to share with you!

We recently had a health scare with hubby which, by the grace of God, turned out to be nothing significant. This journal spread is just being thankful for grace which comes from above. Black areas are the unknown and some chaos mixed in. Bubbles are thoughts and prayers rising up. Sometimes you don't know what to say, you feel like your caught in a net. But there's always a colorful rainbow at the end of the darkness. πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ§‘πŸ’œ❤πŸ–€


Welcome to the Hotel California....

Hello my friends!  We've got a new challenge at the FB group Mix Up That Song!  This month's song is Hotel California by The Eagles - make a mixed media project using it for your inspiration!

I did a vinyl record incorporating the line 'We are all just prisoners here...'

I wanted to try something different and wasn't sure it would work - but it did! While concentrating my heat gun in one area, I pressed a resin face piece into the underside a couple of times so it looks like they're trying to get out! And I used a small awl in a couple spots that looks like maybe some fingers trying to claw their way through. I added some ragged stenciling- maybe more scratches from the prisoners? - and tied everything up with rusty wire and a chain.

I also curled down the top edge - it's amazing what you can do when the vinyl is soft and pliable! 

I hope you'll join us for the challenge this month - maybe make a vinyl creation of your own!


It's boiling outside🌑

Hey everyone!  So glad you're here! Is it boiling out where you are? Can you fry an egg an the sidewalk yet? Well, this tag is full of hot colors to match the outside temps!

The colors are fabulous - love my Golden High Flow Acrylics!  This tag is sizzling with hot, summer colors - even the dog is panting! 

I used Nuvo expanding mousse for the stenciling  - I can't tell you how much that stuff rocks!

I'm entering this hot number at STAMPlorationsMixed Media Place and Frilly and Funkie!