Thursday, July 04, 2013

Proud To Be An American


Happy 4th of July - Let Freedom Ring ! 

Mary Vogel Lozinak has images put out by Viva Las Vegastamps that can morph into whatever theme you are doing.  This lovely lady reminded me of the Statue of Liberty.  She was perfect for my design!
VLVS Images:
Star in Solid Circle - 18998
Chevron Banner - 19042
Spikes on Head/ Mary Vogel Lozinak - 18507

VLVS Partners:
Sakura of America:  Expressionist Cray Pas/Oil Pastels, Gelly Roll Standard, Souffle Pen
UMWow Studios:  Chipboard arrow cut to fit theme
May Arts Ribbon

Below you will find photos that take you through the progression of how I worked with the oil pastels.  These oil pastels are richly pigmented and creamy and move with the oils of your fingers.  I do two blending techniques, this is one.

NOTE:  In order to be successful in stamping on top of the blended oil pastel, use mica powder in a sheer gold.  That sticks to the pastels and leaves a substrate you can stamp on.  Permanent ink works best, and letting wetness disapate in the air for a few minutes will allow coloring enhancement.

Brush with sheer gold mica powder so you can stamp on it.

Red stars with Gelly Roll Standard - Red.  White Stars with Souffle Pen - white.

Alphabet, chipboard, and stamped banner accent.

In addition to celebrating our country, the 4th of July is my Anniversary!!!  I have been married to my honey 38 years!!!  Yep, I was 19 and he was 18 when we were married.  No shotguns needed but fireworks indeed ;-D

For more information on working with oil pastels, pastels, mica powders, and other media, check out my book:  Creative Art Concepts for Papercrafts put out by C&T Publishing. 

Have a great 4th!!!

Cre8tively Yours - Lea


Sandra Strait said...

Beautiful! And thank you for the tips on oil pastel. Congrats on your anniversary!

Tera Callihan said...

Great tag!