Friday, January 23, 2015

My Art Journal 2015

 I started my first art journal to start off the new year. I've wanted to venture out more into mix media in my work for sometime now. There's something so exciting about trying new forms of art that keeps my soul happy. I've been collecting mix media products to play with and watching YouTube videos of all the best designers when ever I could. Meeting Ania Dabrowska also know as Finn or Finnabair at CHA and watching her demonstrate her new line of mix media products was diffidently a highlight for me. I also got to meet another artist I admire Mister Tim Holtz. I think both of these artists are crazy talented and inspiring. 

I know I usually take a show pictures here of my processes as I go along but this time I found myself totally immersed in the techniques of using 3D gel and distress spray stains. That and my fingers were covered in goodness to messy to touch a camera with. You'll have to stay tune and I'll try to take pictures next time. I will tell you thought the products I used here and tell you they can be found in my Artfire store.
I used 3D Gloss Gel , paper from the collection Romance Novel by Prima, Chipboard from Dusty Attic, Ranger Distress Spray Stains,  Crafter workshop templateMix Media Art Journal, Metallic Rub-on paint, white gesso, and Wild Orchid roses.

Thank you for following along on my journey, 
Laurie Moore

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Prima Birdhouse Frame - Gift for Kimberly

I am having so much fun making up these Prima metal birdhouse frames. This is my third one so far. This frame is easy to transform into a great decoration piece for your home. Add family photos or just match the home decor like I did here. This is a gift for my sweet daughter Kimberly who's kitchen has a beautiful country theme to it with roosters, sunflowers, and antiques.
   I started with a Metal Birdhouse Frame by Prima and left the outside as it came with it's worn weathered look.
For that old barn feel, I used a sheet of paper with a wood grain pattern on it at the back. 
Next I took a few metal rusty stars and add black alcohol ink to them.
 Then added chicken wire, sunflowers, stars, wooden fence, grass, and this tiny little rooster.  
 I picked up a mini water-can that had the perfect green patina on it. Now every good country scene needs a sign. So I used a dowel and a little pieces of wood that I then sprayed with TH's Distress spray stain in walnut. With a felt pen I wrote the words "The Country Life". I then looked around for something to hold up the sign. I found a tiny pail to place it in which added that last touch to the country look I was going for.  

 Come check out my Youtube channel for a video of this project.
Thank you for peeking in on me, xxx Laurie

Birdhouse can be found in my Artfire store. Here's the link...

Monday, January 5, 2015

GDT for NatashaScrapbooKorner....... "Love Flies High"

2015 started off on an exciting note with a guest design team invite from Natasha Cantwell of  NatashaScrapbooKorner on Zibbet. Here's my first project of 2 using a paper kit called black-white-kit  from her store. You can find all the links below.

Also I have a video on my Youtube channel MooreArtFromTheHeart Come take a peek.
I wanted to create a few projects showing what could be done with a paper kit besides making layouts or cards and decided covering a box for my valentines was a good way to share an idea.  First I started with a cigar box. Cover with black card stock and the paper from the kit. Laying the papers in different sizes and shape is an easy way to add pops of color through out the box.
Next I used gesso and fine glitter to soften the edges and add some sparkle. With a heart mask, gesso and more glitter little touches of love were sprinkled about. I like my glitter to stay in place so after the gesso dries and coat those areas with gel media to seal them. I took the nylon netting in pieces here and there for some wonderful texture.
The kit came with tulle which I bunched it together tied up with wire to make little pompoms. These were added around the ribbon roses. Under those clutters, I added more of the nylon netting. I used a Prima zipper pull for the handle. Added tiny metal legs and words that say it all made it look complete but wait time to add an element of surprise.
This sticking cute metal plane was just right. Finding little treasures like this is always fun and helps give the project it's theme which in this case was as the title says... "Love Flies High" I transformed the plane with gesso, glitter, nylon netting and wired hearts.

I finished the inside with more of the paper kit and some of the extra goodies Natasha sent me.
Here's the links to the store, products and the great team mates of Natasha Design Team.
Thank you for peeking in,
Laurie Moore

NSK store:
NSK FB page:
NSK G+ page:
Guest Designer Carla Peterson
My Kit from NSK

My Youtube video