Monday, January 30, 2012

A simple source for paint palettes, re-use old dishes. These are especially great for acrylic (or other water based paints) because you may cover the palette (plate) with plastic wrap and slide into the refrigerator for the next session. I found the plastic cover ups work perfect to cover my plate. These come in a box of assorted sizes and look very similar to shower caps (another source for covering paints). Where did I find the cover ups? Dollar Store.

Wax paper - endless possibilities.... I mainly use wax paper to cover slightly wet paintings for easier transport. I also use wax paper in between layering steps of mixed media or altered book pages. The wax paper doesn't stick to the adhesive and allows me to continue working.

Happy creating!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Try using Grafix Rubonz and transferring a watercolor. The results are quite nice with a light and translucent appearance. The artwork shown is a watercolor printed on Rubonz and then adhered to a piece of wood. The natural characteristics of the wood peek through the transfer, warming up the composition. The small image is mixed media using a book page, acrylic paint and pressed flowers on a piece of wood. The two panels were then mounted on (using Double Tack adhesive film) a panel covered in burlap that was painted and distressed. The combination of these pieces unite to form a pleasing composition.

This is a great way to use pieces of original art in multiple ways!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Try photo transfers with Grafix's Rubonz Sheets. Grafix has made it is simple to transfer photos and images (line art, watercolors etc.) onto different surfaces. Visit Creative Corner at Hodgepodge downtown Clarksville to view samples and pick up supplies. Also, see Grafix online video demos for inspiration and instruction -