Thursday, November 18, 2010

Having Fun With Collage

Today--leaving--for  my  final  show  of  the  season--so  happy!!  I  think  it  was  getting   to  me  more  this  year   because  this  past  year  is  the  first  time  I've  been  blogging  and  being  active  with  other online  art  activities,  and  I've  missed  it  alot!!  

But  before  I  left   I  just  wanted  to  squeeze  in  a  few  more  pieces--completely  unrelated  to  Christmas.   I've  been  pretty  much  focusing  on  Christmas  since  the  end  of  September,  and  I  just  wanted  to  play  around  a  little.   So  thanks  to  K & Co.,  Tim  Holtz,  and  Ranger--I  did.   Just  had  some  fun--


  I  used  the  Ranger  Distress  Crackle  Paint  around  the edges, and  the  more  I  use  it,  the  more  I  love  it.   It  comes  in  all  of  the  distress  ink  colors,  and it  ALWAYS  works!



See  all  of  the  tiny  cracks  it  makes--I  love that!






On  these,  I  used  the  weathered  wood  and  scattered  straw  crackle  paints,  and  then  put  a  burnt  umber  wash  over  it  when  it  was  dry  (that's  when  the  cracks  magically  appear) and  like  all  crackle  when  you  wipe  off  the  burnt  umber,  it  stays  in  the  cracks.





                                                                                       



                                                


 I'm as ready as I'll ever be, and I might  even catch in a little shopping while I'm there, since there's a big mall right down the road. I love to shop and haven't been able to even do this, but that will be changing. I'll try to visit everyone this weekend too!

45 comments:

Ophelia said...

I love these pieces!!! Best of luck with your show!

agnicy said...

Wow.... I love everythink !!!!
Great work!!!

Theresa said...

Beautiful D! I'm a big fan of the crackle paint too. Wishing you lots of luck for your last show. I know you've worked SO hard. Cheers to lots of customers!

Tina said...

That crackle is fabulous. Where do you get yours? Do you order it? Anyway, Hope your last show of the season is a great one. Your work is beautiful.
T

Jeanne Nelson said...

More beautiful pieces! Love your art, Diane, and wish you all the best with your last show of the year.

Trisha said...

Good Luck at your show!!

Cathy Bueti said...

Beautiful work Diane! Love these pieces! I have some distress ink that I have used and I love the colors they have!

Good luck at the show! :)

Letisha Elaine said...

so pretty, so much detail bueatiful x x and goodluck x x

Healing Woman said...

These are great. Thanks so much for talking about the crackle paints. I have had very bad luck with them..or rather, mixed luck. I will look up Ranger. Hope your last show of the season is a good one!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Love these...the colors, the patterns..all of it!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Love these...the colors, the patterns..all of it!

Joji said...

Have a great show Diane. Then get some much needed R and R...I have got to learn more about these crackle mediums you speak of. I'm so behind on that stuff.

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful!!!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Beautiful color combos Diane! Good luck with your show!

Buffy said...

Love them all,love how you put the little clocks in the middle of the sunflowers. Hope you do well at your show and get alittle shopping in.

Ansota said...

Three more beautiful pieces to take with you. Best of luck with the show and hope you return with a big smile on your face .. well I know you will!

Janine said...

Wonderful!

Janet Ghio said...

I like these new pieces-love that little dog!! Have a great show!

Janet said...

I really like these new pieces. I'm sure you get tired of doing Christmas themed pieces....I know I would.

Good luck with the show!! I hope you sell out!

roc said...

well how adorable! your work is wonderful! good luck at your show!

Janie Husband said...

good luck at the show, diane....your pieces are beautiful, as usual... ;-)

Christa Irell said...

Good luck at the show- hope you sell lots and have a ton of fun! Hope you get to shop too, it's always fun to shop in different places, even if you don't buy stuff.

Your work is gorgeous and inspiring! I even got myself some cigar boxes to make gifts from for Christmas... of course, I am a little intimidated, but charging ahead anyway, thanks to you! xo

joanna said...

Hi Diane!! I love these pieces! good luck on your show!

Debby said...

They are all so gorgeous, love them! Have a wonderful and fun weekend. Good luck with the show.
Debby

Jessie said...

Lovely work! xx

Dorthe said...

Diane, they are wonderfull- love all you added,--so much to look at, and discover- the autumn colors are so beautifull-
I have tryed crackle, too-but somehow never got what I wanted...maybe I should try the ones you did..
I wish you a -wow-show, with lots of sweet costumers-and great sale, sweet.
Hugs,Dorthe

sharon said...

I'm loving that crackle...never tried it! These pieces are so full of life and so much detail Diane.....just fantastic! Best of luck at your show!

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Best of all the luck in the world for your show!!

I am LOVING the crackle. LOVE it. It is like magic paint!

Valerie said...

I love how you unify all your elements and yet each part of the whole is interesting. Thank you for sharing!

Janny said...

I can see you where having fun, it's looking really beautiful!Great colours;o)

JoMo said...

Beautiful pieces. I love the colors. There is so much put into each piece, your passion & talent really shine.
Cheers,
Jo

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Sure hope you have a great time and do well! Love these pieces!

Nelda Ream said...

These are such fun pieces. Thanks for the tip about the distress paint. Good luck at the show!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

These are just amazing, Diane! Good luck to you on your show! Theresa

pammyjo said...

Your usual fabulous work! LOVE these pieces. :) Have a super show.

Emakesart said...

Love these. I especially love the one with the vase of flower/clocks. Look like you had fun!

xoEsther

heehee... my verification word is "rasynat"! What a funny word!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Seriously Diane, it's so fun to see your creations! Beautiful! Wishing you much success at the show, you deserve it!!!
♥Jenny

pinkglitterfae said...

Oh my, you are so creative! all these pieces look wonderful together, they are nice and cohesive. I love the crackle paints too, haven't used them that much though. I like your idea of putting paint over top. I thought because they were already colored, you weren't supposed to, but I think I will try that next time.

Good luck at your craft show!
xoxo
betty

Patti said...

Wow! You certainly did have fun! I have crackle issues:) but will keep trying with the Distress Paints.
Good luck at your show!!

MarkoManager said...

Nice post, i follow your blog!!!

Dianne said...

These are wonderful! Love them!

Diana said...

These pieces are great...I wish I could see them in person. I want to touch them. Love the clocks on the flowers.

Heather said...

These are just fantastic!!! I love them. I am going to have to do some crackle! I have always been a little afraid of it. I don't know why?

Katrina said...

Diane wow, beautiful!! You're doing great and really enjoying it all, very happy for you. What a collection you've got and I love the colours.
I haven't been in touch for some time and haven't been painting very much.I am pregnant and have been tired, but hopefully will start feeling more energy now I'm at the end of third month...all the best Diane xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can understand the joy of having a final show of the year, then being finished for the year. It must feel good.

I'm glad you like the distress crackle. I simply hate it. I've never been able to get it to work right. And it's supposed to be so easy to use, too!

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