Saturday, February 28, 2015

Blog: Feburary What Happen At Grannys Korner.

The end of Feburary already and Granny's Korner has not accomplished much as I took off the month to regenerate to get ready for March and all the new things going on in the Studio.  Class will resume as soon a the weather is warmer and we can return to the main studio.
I have moved to a small room on my main floor where is warm and cozy and this is where I will be working on my cards and Mixed media projects.
I am having a hard time adjusting to a small area, but sure donot miss those steps and the cold and dark.

What is on my Work Table Now.
A Class project for a online class Purely Acrylics, I am work on a butterfly by Kelly Hoering, here is a peek ::

 The second online class I am doing is by Joanne Sharpe it is a Lettering Class in a year long journal.  Each month we have a theme. I have not really gotten into this one yet. It is called Artfully Inspired 2015.  I can give you a sneek peek of what is on the work in progress.











I have gotten all my Mixed Media Products from Decoart so there will be a lot of blogging about these great new products, No picture yet still boxed up.  

I will also be on the Design Team for Helmar Glue, this year that will exciting as this is my first real team design program except for Decoart.  Cannot wait to get my first box of Glue products and start working on their projects. 

I will also be doing something with Instagram soon. I will keep you  posted. 
Looking forward to the rest of the year creating.

Stay in touch with Grannys Korner Studio on facebook and it will have all my updates and what is happening in the Art world.

Stay warm and safe.
God Bless
Sharon Estes   AKA  Shadee66

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Blog: Just Contemplating

Grannys Korner is busy again with some interesting work going on in the studio.
Febuary is a month of Birthdays and Valentines and a lot of swaps.  I have been making cards for the great grand kids birthdays. Swap tag/Atc for valentines day for Mixing it up everyday I am the Hostess this month,   Painting Creations we are doing ATC cards of a victorian Valentine swap.

I have been chosen by ClearPrint Vellum to do a project in their traveling Journal that will be a new experience. The project will be posted on their facebook page.  So I am waiting for that to arrive.

My Mixed Media paint came for my Canvas Blogs for using the products for DecoArt. Really getting excited to start that I will be using the Stampendous Stamps I won, I received a gift card and I am using the new Andy Skinner Steampunk stamps. 




What has just came off the Work Table this Week.

I was working on a new mixed media canvas and it is called  

JUST CONTEMPLATING:


Step 1.   I Gessoed the canvas and then I decoupaged a old torn page from a old German dictionary, and used a piece of Charcoal to draw in the face outline.
 Step 2: I used a  paper mask to cover the area I did not want my background colors to get onto it. I then used orange, turquoise, and yellow on the back ground with American acrylic paints and brushed on and used a baby wipe to put the first layer of paint on. Dried.
Step 3: I used my lindys sprays and the splatter to do the background for texture there is a gold sparkle in the spray and it does not show up on the picture but has a bring sparkle in the sunlight.
Stage 4: I then added the features of the face and based coated them in that is the picture below.




Step5:  I used flesh acrylic paint and turquoise for the eyes and red for the lips and warm white for the highlight and lamp black for the hair.


Step 6: the finishing of the  canvas, I deepen the face with a charcoal stick and did some more coloring and finishing the edges of the sides of canvas. This was the first face I have done on my own drawing and painting.  


The journey awakens the soul.
Just contemplating on my next journey.

Happy Creating.....
Sharon Estes