Monday, January 30, 2017

CAUTION Toxic Heart: Andy Skinner PROJECT, Creative Jump Start


Andy Skinner from DecoArt was recently a presenter for Nathalie Kalbach's Creative Jump Start Workshop. It began the first of January and is now coming to an end.  What a GREAT jump start to creativity with so many incredible teachers and projects. 

As a die-hard DecoArt fan ...  I was inspired to create my version of Andy's tag, but, trust me, his was LOTS better! Of course.

Andy used a tag, stamps, a heart, chipboard gears & nuts, and texture products. It was done in earth tone type colors using fabulous techniques.  
I just used what I had in my stash, and since it's close to Valentine's Day... I made it pinkish.  Yes - pink. Very uncharacteristic for me, except this time of year.  Gears and chains, too. Imagine that... I have gone girly industrial steampunkish grunge!!!!!!!!!

Andy began by using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Metallic Silver on his tag.  So did I, but I added some pink, and mounted that tag on a second pink tag. And, I promise you, Andy's tag had no flowers on it either - hehehhehe!!! Of course, since this was a paid workshop, I can't tell you how it was done, but I will show you some pictures. 
Most of you can guess the steps!

Products Used.
Andy Skinner's Toxic Stamp Set by Stampendous
Dear Lizzy American Craft - Elements - Metal Rose Brad
Dynasty Brushes
StazOn Jet Black
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic: 
~Paynes Grey
~Prussian Blue Hue
~Quinacridone Gold
~Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
DecoArt Media Mister - Primary Magenta
DecoArt Media Crackle Paste
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste
DecoArt Media Gesso

From stash: chipboard heart, gear, 3 metal studs, metal arrow, chain, flower ribbon. 

And some close-ups of the finished creation. 

Thanks, bunches, for sharing my creativity from Andy's tutorial.

Hugs. j. 


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Marsha Valk - Creative Jump Start... MY Lesson Creation!!

Howdy and HAPPY NEW YEAR...from Joi at the ranch!!

It has become a tradition for me to begin my year with:
The theme is "Mix, Match, Master". 

This is my 3rd year and I enjoy it because it forces me WAY out of my comfort zone.  I hope to post several projects over this month.  It will mostly just be pics of the project since I can't share much about the lessons themselves.  

This first lesson was from Marsha Valk. 

Let me assure you - mine looks nothing like hers. Hers was wonderful, of course!  Nevertheless here's my play along. 

Phase one, two and three!

And after more phases - finally....nearly done!


DecoArt Media Paint Products
Dare2BArtzy Totally Tracy Textures Stamps
Faber-Castell Pitt Pen
Dynasty Liner Brush


I added the words: Just Begin. 
That's what I tell myself when I have no clue how to start!
Thank you Marsha for challenging me!
Until tomorrow! j.


My RANCH HAND! Mystele - Creative Jump Start

Howdy once again. 

It's Joi again with another project from:

This time Mystele gave us an amazing lesson watching her design and paint a fabulous "Folk Art Mash Up". 

Compared to hers... mine shows little of her incredible talent to make something beautiful from nothing.  Mine was more planned - I already had a partial face in my stash!  But... I'm glad I "tried". 

Let me tell you a secret... 
my cowboy looks a bit like one of our older ranch hands!!!!

PRODUCTS  (plus paper)!


Have a SUPER FINE day!! Xj.