Sunday, October 26, 2008

I've got the Painting and Embossing bug today!!

Well this afternoon I broke out my paints and embossing gun and went to town. I made 3 Dia de los Muertos inspired paintings!! Embosstastic!

This first one is a lime green calavera on a bright tomato red background. All the decoration on the skull is embossed as well as red swirls and marigolds in the background.

This one is glitter metallic mania. I'll have to say I have a slight obsession with glitter and metallic paints so I used them BOTH!! The background is black metallic with irridescent glitter paint on top. It looks beautiful in the light!! Too much you say NEVER!! I also used pearlized white for the skull and metallic paint for the designs. On top of that...yes their is more, I embossed the designs. It was really cool because as I used the embossing heat gun the metallic paint started to bubble up and created amazing texture!

This one is the first one I did, they are actually in reverse order in which I did them. This one is more realictic, a skull from profile view. The background is stained brown, black, and copper with gold glitter on top. I also embossed swirls using black and translucent powder. It looks shiney and wet. On the skull I painted various sugar skullish designs and embossed some of them!!

These beauties are all for sale on my etsy!! Check it out

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Finally updated my Etsy site yay

so guys I finally updated my etsy shop, if you have time check it out. These are little ceramic charms I made in class and turned into a necklace they are hollow shaped pinch pots with little rattlers inside so when you shake them they rattle..pointless but cute. I porimise if you buy on you will be rattling it all day just for your own amusement, I do when I wear one. There should be more to come I have a cupcake one in the works.

My kiddos at school have been working so hard ....I have some artwork from them that I would like to share. p.s. we are starting Dia De Los Muertos this week and I have some killer projects that we will be doing I will definatly post on those
Native American "turqouise" jewelry 1st grade

Indian Cave paintings with pastels, 2nd grade
complementary colors, oil pastel 3rd grade shades and tints, tempra paint 4th grade
Kandinsky watercolors 2nd grade
Primary colors Fruit bowl still life Kindergarten!
Aren't they soo cute!?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

Soooo....if you are still reading this thank-you. I have been so busy lately with my job as an art teacher!! It is very time consuming but oh so very rewarding. I am taking a ceramics class also this semester and have tons of new things so show...but no pictures yet, sorry!! Soon soon I promise and I will get my act together!