I made this Justrite Flower Collage for the JustRite Friday Challenge #102 . Justrite Flower Collage - by Florence Turnour It is a color challenge, with the colors shown here. Miss Sheri (challenge hostess), I really was trying to hit the colors, honest, but my yellow turned gold. I think I was afraid the Easter Bunny might come hopping and eat up my flowers if I stuck too close to his pallet. For the leaves, I used Justrite's Elegant Frond background stamp with black embossing powder, cut out with a retired Spellbinders set called Flower Creations, and painted with Twinkling H2Os. The flowers are doilies from a retired Justrite Original set, similarly embossed and painted. The barely visible background behind the liquid pearl dots is Beka Feeken's vintage alphabet . I framed the background using a Spellbinders Majestic Squares die cut frame painted with a metallic Distress Paint. Thanks for looking!
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I went to a 2 hour Mixed Media Workshop with Kari Foteff from Strathmore today. Dancing Lady - by Florence Turnour Steve said, "Are you sure she's dancing? She looks like she's waving off a bee." She gave us a multimedia journal and guided us to use wet and dry media with the thick paper. She had us use gel medium as a glue, which was enlightening to me. Gooey stuff. I applied a wet wash on the paper, which didn't wrinkle, as advertised. Then I cut out and glued this gal on top. I used a stencil and dry brushed the background with paint Inktense block. When I got home, I outlined her with the Glaze gel pen that I discovered when I made Frog III . Letter Man - by Florence Turnour This is a Letter Man that I also made at the workshop. The point of this activity was to attach heavier elements to the paper, which, as advertised, didn't bend. I also used gel medium through an alphabet stencil, which worked nicely. The Inktense pencils and blocks mi
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We recently went to Oregon to visit my parents, and attended the DaVinci Days festival. For $5 you could get a square of sidewalk leading up to the show and a box of chalk pastels to do with what you liked. We got two. Stuart (age 5) wanted to do a landscape and Benjamin (age 7) wanted an underwater scene. So be it. My mother and I joined right in. It was a little hard to photograph, especially since I was sort of trying not to touch my phone while taking the picture, since I was so covered with chalk. Here are some close-ups. I love Stuart's trees and dolphin, above, and Benjamin's eel, jellyfish and octopus below. The four of us must have colored for a couple of hours straight and used nearly all the chalk in both boxes. It was a great time. Maybe we'll host such a thing around here some day. There were about two blocks of sidewalk artwork in this project.