Friday, July 4, 2014

Paper Wings Production July Blog Hop & Giveaway: Yellow

WELCOME to Paper Wing Productions July Blog Hop & Giveaway! If you've arrived here from Katie's blog, then you're in the right place.  If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.


This month our color theme is Yellow.  So get comfortable and let us fill your day with the warm shades of yellow, enjoy the hop!! 


The main prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store.  

For a chance to win all you need to do is:

  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
  • come back and leave us a comment on the PWP blog telling us you completed the hop.
To increase your chances of winning: like our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop.  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.


Happy 4th of July to all my American friends, I hope you're enjoying your day!!  This month I'm sharing a sun drenched art journal page.


This is an old page from my art journal.  It already had all of these beautiful colors on it from previous projects.


I added more layers using stencils and stamps.  The large flourish is from the Vintage Melange set.  The birds are from Bird Melange and the new Bird Beauty stamp set.


Next I added some molding paste to stamp into.  This is one of the stamps from the Bird Beauty set.


After that I added my focal image.  This big beautiful lady is from the Melange 3 Gypsy cling stamp set.  Then I decided to add more texture with molding paste and stencils.


I  love this quote from the new Bird Beauty stamp set!!!


Now for some personality!  I added Domino Washi tape, stamped canvas heart, metal crown, feathers, a flower and Queen B.  I used the Perfect Alphabet and bees from Vintage Melange.


I sprayed various shades of yellow Dylusion inks.  I also added some borders using a stamp from the Vintage Melange stamp set.

Okay, it's time to send you off to your next stop so head on over to Amber's Blog.

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***
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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY!!
&
Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

  
Melange 3 Gypsy         With Bird


Friday, June 6, 2014

Paper Wings Production Jun Blog Hop & Giveaway: Blue

WELCOME to Paper Wing Productions June Blog Hop & Giveaway! If you've arrived here from Katie's bloh, then you're in the right place.  If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.


This month we're back to colors.  So get ready to be dazzled by beautiful BLUE. Now no hop would be complete without a little blog candy and this month we are changing things up.  Take a look at is this month's prize pack!!


This generous prize package contains:
Mix & Match Essential Tool Kit
Paper Crafter Crayons- Reds
Paper Crafter Crayons- Neutrals
Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils- Blues
Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils- Greens
Textural Accent Sampler
Retail value over $65!!!


Make sure to complete the entire hop for a chance to win this awesome prize pack from our sponsor: Faber-Castell!

For a chance to win all you need to do is:

  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
  • come back and leave us a comment on the PWP blog telling us you completed the hop.
To increase your chances of winning:  like the Paper Wings Productions Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop.  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. 

 We will announce the winner here Tuesday, June 10th, 2014.


Hello everyone, thank you for stopping by!!  Today I have a really fun summer inspired mixed media piece to share with you.  This time of year I have the beach on my brain so I pulled out the Summer and By the Sea clipart sheets.



I'm using a chipboard banner covered with Cosmo Cricket paper from the Creative Girl Nesting Components kit.


Next I added birds using stencils the Crafter's Workshop stencil included in the For the Birds Nesting Component kit.


I used gesso with the stencil so it would resist when I sprayed the background. 


Once the ink was dry, I embossed with the beautiful Writing stamp.


Once the background was done it was time to start layering.  I added more Creative Girl papers and clip art.


I added K&Company diecuts and jewelry bits from my stash.


The sentiment is from the Happy Day stamp set.


Finishing touches include glitter embossed Renaissance Blue Fern chipboard (currently on sale for $3.15 in the PWP online store), Ric Rac and rubons.   Okay it's time to send back to The Aviary!

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***


Paper Wings Productions Blog “The Aviary­ - http://paper-wings-productions.blogspot.com/

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY!!
&
Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Creation of Reyna

Hi everyone!!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Okay as promised, here is more on Reyna:


I'm a villains kinda girl and my favorite one is the Evil Queen.  So that's who inspired Reyna's creation.


I was killing time on YouTube the other day and started watching some artist videos.  I was so fascinated by all of the different styles. 


So I decided to share my process with you.  Please join me in my studio :D


Thank you so much for watching.  I hope you enjoyed seeing Reyna come to life.


The original canvas is for sale HERE


She's also available in a beautiful porcelain ornament HERE.  Thank you stopping by & Have a Wonderful Day!



Friday, May 23, 2014

My latest happenings, let's catch up!

Happy Friday everyone!!  I hope you've had a wonderful week and are off to an even better weekend.  We had the chance to get away last weekend so we went to the beach and oh man it was awesome.  It was still a little to cool for me to get in the water but it was great just getting away. 


 This week it's back to the grind!  I was up on the Paper Wings blog on Tuesday with a tutorial on this tag.  I share how I created the handmade flowers, here's the link if you'd like to check it out: Winged Things.


I'm also preparing for my very first out of town show.  I'll be at the Robstown/Corpus Christi Peddler's Show May 30th - Jun 1st.  So if you're in the area, come out and say hello!

The Peddler Show

Here's a look at my latest canvas: Reyna.  She's inspired by my all time favorite Disney character, The Evil Queen.


More on her coming soon!  Thank you so much for joining me today.  Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Selena Inspired Mixed Media Art

Hi everyone!!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day.  I've been busy working on a new canvas and I'm finally ready to share it with you.  This piece is inspired by a beautiful photo I found on Pinterest of the late Tejano music singer Selena.


Selena Quintanilla Perez 1971 - 1995


This is my interpenetration of the photo.  I decided to give her angel wings which proved to be a challenge for me but first let me show you how I started.


I'm using a 12x24" canvas.  I added scraps of blueprints, book text and joint tape backing to the background using matte gel medium.


 Next I applied a thin layer of gesso and then chose my paint colors.


Using the photo as a guide, I sketched her out.


I always start with the flesh tones and then start adding the eyes and hair.  I go keep going over the colors with highlights and shadows until I get a look that I like.


I've never done angel wings but I really wanted to add them so I decided to just go for it.


It took me about four tries before I was happy with the wings.  I wanted share pics of my first two tries but I couldn't get the files to save properly.  This was my 3rd attempt and my guys kept telling me it looked like she was wearing a feather boa, lol.  So I went back to the drawing board.


I followed my son's advice and added a top bone then varied the sizes of the feathers.  Of course he still had constructive criticism to share, lol.  He even drew examples for me to follow :D


I think she turned out gorgeous!


I added hidden sugar skulls like this one in her bangle.


For even more texture, I stamped roses, flourishes and musical notes to the background.


Here's a look at the two together.


I'm not sure if anyone would recognize this as Selena but that's okay because she's a stunner either way.  Thanks so much for stopping by today and remember:

Keep Calm
and
Bidi Bidi
Bom Bom!!
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