Friday, August 10, 2007

august 10, 2007


I'm starting a blog. A place to share the things I like...I should mention that I work for a craft company, Stewart Superior. We make inkpads and other crafty accessories. I do most of the designing, demoing, product development, artwork...lots of stuff. I do a lot of artwork for our advertising, catalog and trade show booths..but it goes to the shows and then sits in my house for the rest of it's life. So, if I tend to talk about Stewart product ad nauseum..that's why...

So, anyway, I've been reading online the last few days about Coffee Filter flowers. There is a feature on them on Martha's website, which I found through a yahoo group. I'm bad at following directions..so I just started cutting and taping. I made these four last night. They are colored with Stewart's Memories Mists. I layered a lot of color on top of color and let them dry overnight. Sure was fun to wake up in the morning and run to my room to see how the colors dried. What a dork! But I loved the combo of the Mango lemonade and Strawberry Daiquiri, with a little Whipped Cream..Looks so real in person. The inks soak in nicely, layering well without turning to that overmixed shade of brown-ish..


I'm also adding this pic of one of my favorite techniques, using the Memories Chalk inkpads. I love the chalk ink. Love it. Love it.


I would marry it..but I'm already taken. Tee hee. More chalk ink and mists cards... I don't know why the Party invitation uploaded in these colors. It looks nothing like this. This one looks like an invite to Shrek's house...



That's mostly stuff from earlier this year..except for the flowers. I need to get pictures of my more recent pursuits..I've been doing a lot of painting with inks..just experimenting. I love the white Palette ink in the refill. I dries nicely..semiopaque. I painted this bird a few months back, using the refills and a white acrylic paint. Love the colors.

This is on a vary large piece of cardstock...like maybe 80 x 110"..maybe? terrible at guesstimating...anyhow, it's fun to go large from time to time! I'm thinking of hanging this one over my fireplace...

2 comments:

jayfur said...

i love this! i like the name and the look....and those flowers are so cute! i can just see tons of them in a field for a photoshoot.

elaine said...

Thanks! More to come soon..I've been cutting coffee filters like a mad woman!