Saturday, May 18, 2013

Life Book Update...

Hey there everybody!  I've been super busy with Life Book and I've got two projects to share with you tonight! 

The first one was called "Inky Antics," and was taught by Aimee Myers Dolich of Artsyville.  The lesson was about inking up some papers and using them to make a collaged list; but I had just received some new pan pastels the day I did this, so I just HAD to try those instead!  Here's how my funky list turned out...

What I did was - write my list in black pitt pen, and then rubbed some glossy accents over each area with my finger and let it dry...
That allowed me to go crazy rubbing the pan pastels over the top; and the glossy accented areas resisted the pastels.  

Here's how it turned out...

The next week we did faux stained glass with Joann Loftus!  She shared with us a really neat technique for using deli paper to create a stained glass effect!  Here's how mine turned out...
My design was inspired by this stained glass piece by Michelle Hendry.  This was super time consuming, but I loved the result!

I have to say - if you get a chance to take Life Book next year (or even this year - registration is still open), I highly recommend it.  It's one of the investments I've ever made in my creativity! 

Thanks so much for visiting, my friends!  I really appreciate each one of you!
 

8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwww! These are gorgeous!!! LOVING that stained glass!!!

Glenda Hoagland said...

Gorgeous work. Love the Pan Pastels, i will have to try mine. Not really sure how to use them. Your colors are so vibrant

Carla said...

What a beautiful pages Michelle.
Love the colors and the glossy accent effect of the first page.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Oh Michelle! I absolutely love both pages! You are definitely having fun in this class! I love how you used color and I also love your "Michelle" style!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

dawn said...

Michelle, sooooo happy to see you posted again.

WOW WOW WOW to both projects you made! That first one is YUMMY and gorgeous colors, LOVE IT!! What a sweet idea to write your walks with hubby.

The second one is amazing and so cool! I bet it was hard but worth it. STUNNING!!

So glad your getting some artsy time in for yourself. Have a great Sunday!

anne g-i said...

what fun!!!! love the resist and your stained glass!

did you use a fixative or anything over the pan pastels?

Judith said...

Loving how the pan pastels turned out. Beautiful art work pieces....Judith, Texas

jinxxxygirl said...

HI Michelle!

I found your blog thru Seth's Art Blog Directory! I've so enjoyed looking at your colorful pages! I'am now a follower! I hope you'll pop over and say hi! Hugs! deb