Wednesday, October 24, 2007

New Art ...

It always seems when Christmas looms near, I feel crafty. Christmas ornaments, holiday recipes and gifts are what I long to make. I met with a friend, her daughter and grand-daughter tonight at Borders and we had the most lovely time. She gave me some sheets of yummy bird images! Can't wait to use them. Anyway, while there, I perused the new Somerset Workshop, Quilting Arts and something else (Altered Couture?) I found the neatest Pocket Boards in one of the mags, as well as 'Rust Dyeing'. I'm going to try both! Also saw an article about Batik dyeing using soy wax. I've never heard of that before, just beeswax, so I can see I'm going to be in search of soy wax. My natural-vegetarian-organic-green architecture daughter will be so proud of me searching for soy products! ha Another product that made my list of wants is Emulsion Paint. I haven't tried those yet and don't know if they're like anything I own or have tried before. Anyone know? They come in a cream version. Time to check out DickBlick I guess. Also saw an article using Pearlescent Tinting Medium. Sounds exciting! I've been in a bit of a life/art rut lately but I can feel the creative interest flowing again.

Here are a few things I made in the last week or so. Inchies for a swap, and altered Christmas ornaments for a class I'm teaching...







What products are on your 'wants' list now? What haven't I heard of? Tell me! If you've experimented with the products I mentioned above, link me to your creations. I wanna see!

4 comments:

Julie said...

ah yes...the emulsion paints...I read all about those in the Workshop... She says they are "household" and the labels are marked "Crown" which makes me think you should head to Lowes rather than Blicks...lol let me know...because I have not seen them either! :) I was able to make the same colors with acrylic though since I already had that on had.

kathywas said...

Love your new art creations..especially the Christmas Ornaments. Lovely!

I just picked up a copy of Workshop, also, and was wondering about the emulsion paints. I didn't see where the "crown" label was mentioned like Julie did, but I did catch the household part. It sounds to me that emulsion paint is nothing more than flat latex paint. She mentioned that she buys the small sample jars since they come in so many colors, and I've seen them at my local Benjamin Moore Paint Store. Try checking there if you have one in the area.

Micki W. Hill said...

The new Tim Holtz Grundgeboard is totally on my list. Have you fallen in love with it yet Kris?

Rein said...

Beautiful projects!