So many elements go into this mixed media piece–layered background paper, mica stained glass windows, National Geographic background paper, an old dictionary page and even a tiny little noose.Read the rest of this entry
Ladies and gents, step right up because this week we are taking a shine to circus.
I mean that literally, since my project today features different shiny surfaces that you can apply to circus trading coins.
Each circus trading coin features a different shiny surface: fine glitter, chunky glitter, distressed glitter, red metallic flakes or silver metallic flakes.
You can use these as trading coins, ornaments or as package tags.
If you want to learn how to make these coins, please visit my featured tutorial at Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
We all have those special friends who just “get” our unique humor. Those are the friends to whom we can send our snarkiest cards.
This is one such card–a not so subtle reminder about how annoying phone calls can be.Read the rest of this entry
Hi guys! Today Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts is sharing a very special tutorial of mine called Third Time’s the Charm.
What’s that? Why is it special you ask? It’s special because I share how things went So. Incredibly. Wrong.
It went so wrong that Beauregard, our new puppy may have learned a few choice new words.Read the rest of this entry
I have to admit, the art I am sharing with you this week tickles my funny bone. Perhaps some think art should not have levity, but I disagree. I believe art needs to bring some of the elements that humans most need in their lives: beauty, inspiration, insight, a glimpse of God, relaxation and humor.
Of course you know I’m picking the funny route.
So for this piece I turned a miniature tin into a wooden crate containing fish that someone ordered for their dinner party.
Except the fish, wearing hats, drinking martinis and blowing party horns, might not be what was expected. Even the clown fish are a little different.
The tin contains an accordion fold paper with five panels.
I create a mixed media scene on both sides of each of the five panels.
To learn how to make this, please visit the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Blog.
But wait–there’s more! To entice you to visit my shop, I am offering an entire sheet of colorful high resolution fish as a free download. Just place it into the shopping cart and download it for free. I hope you take a minutes to check out my other offerings as well.
- Little Crowns – Coming soon to Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts!
- Altoid Tin – Coming soon!
- Altoid Tin Accordion Insert – Coming Soon!
- Paper Calliope’s Something’s Fishy
- Paper Calliope’s Fish Crate
- Acrylic paint
- Ink in assorted colors
- Rubber stamps
- Black pen
- White cardstock
- Vintage book pages
- Circle punches
- Beacon Zip Glue
- Beacon Fabri-Tac
- Matte Medium
It may only be April, but beach season will soon be upon us.Read the rest of this entry
Actually, I have been going beyond more than just one comfort zone. I have been trying a lot of new things–from starting art product lines, to growing friendships and alliances in the art industry, to expanding the kinds of art I make to opening up about last year’s health scare.Read the rest of this entry
There’s a good chance you have a lot of ephemera. I do too. However, I have it stored away in so many different places and in so many boxes, that I often can’t find it when I am in the middle of a project.
To combat this problem, I made a desktop ephemera storage box. While it certainly can’t hold all my ephemera, I can keep it filled with different odds and ends that I can use in upcoming projects.
Keeping some of your ephemera nearby is is especially helpful for those of you who like to make junk journals and art planners. What’s more, it makes for some fun eye candy.Read the rest of this entry
What does your creative process look like? For me, some vintage Silver Star tickets sitting on my desk reminded me of the old Beatles song. That inspired me to search through my stash to find the perfect saucy woman.
A lingerie model from a 1940s magazine and several elements from Gypsy Soul, including a silver star, set me on the path to create this mixed media / altered art wagon.Read the rest of this entry