Tuesday, August 6, 2013

She Art - I am perfect just the way I am.

 I am so excited to share with you today - my She Art creation!   I've been eyeing Christy Tomlinson's on line video classes for quite some time - and a few weeks ago she had a half price sale - and I jumped at it!  (sorry the sale is now over!)  You can read about her She Art here

The focus of this particular class of Christy's  is on the 'She' - promoting self worth and self affirmation, self love and acceptance of who you are -  all in the context of learning techniques for using all kinds of mixed media!

There is so much 'stuff' on my creation - I'm just going to show you close ups and then list the supplies at the bottom!  There are 3 weeks of classes with the She Art Workshop that you just go into and watch at your own pace - you have a year to access them on line - so I have two more "she's" to go - designing the 'she' a little differently in each class and learning more mixed media techniques.  I'll share those when I've completed them!
I was nervous about getting her hair to look good -  but with Christy's instructions I was able to do it!
I used some roller wheel stamps that I've had from Stampin'Up for YEARS sitting in a drawer - so happy to have a use for them -  see the stars above -  that's from one of them.  Christy loves using the roller stamps.  The text under her dress in the right corner below is another one.  You put stuff on and then it seems you cover most of it up with whatever you do next!  But you can always add something on again as well!
I also used rub ons - see the little white lace at the bottom of the dress - and you can see one at the neck of the dress above  as well.  Below you can see the red where I sprayed the Pomegranate Glimmer Mist.
I used a 9"x12" canvas for my She Art - Christy favors 6"x12 - but Michaels didn't carry that size - you can really use any size you want and just adjust your 'She'!  You don't even have to use a canvas - you can create on a journal page or just card stock.
 I'm really thrilled with my first attempt at such a grand mixed media project!  I highly recommend any of Christy's workshops!

I hope you can stop by tomorrow -  I will be posting Day 1 of the Waltzingmouse August Release Sneak Peeks!   You won't want to miss it!

Stamps:  Text and Stars roller stamps - SU, Sentiment words - Dylusions The Right Words, Fishnet background distressed grid - Cornish Heritage Farms.
Paper:  Paper dolls collage paper - Pink Paislee and Tim Holtz Ideology Tissue Wrap Terminology (as a base on the canvas adhered with Mod Podge), dress - Scarlet Letter/Basic Grey,  text page from a book for head, arms and legs.
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap - used on sides and edges and over raised circles.
Accessories:  Stencils - Concentric Circles/MFT,  Liquitex light modeling paste, Matt Mod Podge, acrylic paints - School Bus Yellow/Folk Art, Summer Haze/Martha Stewart, skin flesh tone/Ceramcoat,, Burnt Sienna/Galleria (for hair),   Tattered Angel Pomegranate glimmer mist, Sharpie fine tip pen - for outlining and doodling, Glue and Seal/Ranger, crocheted flower from stash, blue brad from stash, Doodle Art Stitches Rubons/Christy Tomlinson, heart rhinestones - Michaels, foam flower - Taylored Expressions, Perfect Pearl Mist - Ranger.


Patti J said...

I'm so chicken to try this, but I So love them! Julia, I'm so impressed! This is wonderful, and I can't wait to see more! Totally loving it, dear friend! Thanks for sharing with us! And let me know if you see another sale :-)

Vicki Parson said...

This is really stunning Julia!! What a wonderful concept! The colors are brilliant and you've done such an amazing job with this! TFS!! :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is a work of art! Awesome, Julia!

Pauline said...

Love your She Art Julia, so pretty! A great piece of home decor!

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh my Julia! Your canvas turned out PERFECT! I love the beautiful background and all the texture! What a fab sentiment! You are on a roll GF! Can't wait to see more!

Loll Thompson said...

Wow, this is amazing! I love all the layers and different techniques and supplies that you've used. So very cool! Loll xx

Deborah Frings said...

I think it's a wonderful canvas, full of lovely details and texture and that statement is so positive. Great work!

SmilynStef said...

Look at you rockin' the mixed media .. awesome!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous mixed media art. Love the colors and the great textures. The little crocheted flower looks perfect.

Vicki Dutcher said...

JULIA!! OMGosh - really GF this is just fabulous! I haven't heard of Christy but I'm off to check it out. If this is [amazing] a first attempt, I can't wait to see what you create when you "evolve" :)

Ellen said...

WOW!! I can't believe that's your first go at it Julia!! Your canvas turned out fabulously!

Jill Norwood said...

Julia this is truly wonderful! I missed the sale after getting the email too! I am so happy for you! Enjoy the class! I look forward to seeing more of your canvases!

nwilliams6 said...

Oh, I love this! So positive and so cool! True art - makes the viewer feel happy and empowered. I so need to do one of these classes! TFS!