Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sharing Brings Inspiration

When  I  took  Christy  Tomlinson's  She Art 2  workshop  last  year,  she  had  a  guest  teacher  one  of  the  weeks,  and  it  was  Junelle  Jacobsen  who  shared  with  us  a  very  fun  rolled  paper  technique.  And  then,  Christy  made  a  you tube  tutorial  about  it  that  you  can  see  here--




So   I  decided  to  put  my  own  spin  on  this  technique  with  my  house...


.....and  my  cupcake....


...followed  by  a  good  cup  of  coffee...


I  used  my  painted  pages  that  I  showed  you  HERE.
This  is  very fun  to  do  and  VERY  addictive!

And  then.....I  was  reading  my  latest  issue  of  Somerset  Studio,  and  I  had  to  share  with  you  this  article  by  Carolyn  Dube  about  making  your  own  artist  tape  (another  love  of  mine).   I  love  these  decorative  tapes,  and  when  I  saw  her  article,  I  knew  that  I  had  to  try  it.    All  you  have  to  do  is  get  the  plain  white  artist  tape  and stick  it  onto  a  non-stick  surface  (I  used  wax  paper),  and  have  fun  with  it---just  like  painting  your  own  papers--

(sorry  for  the  blurry  pic)
....which  I've  already  started  to  use  on  my  2  rolled  paper  pieces...



This  is  why  I  love  the  online  art  community--everyone  is  here  to  help  and  encourage  each  other.   Why  keep  these  things  to  yourself??   I  get  as  much  excitement  showing  and  sharing  any  tips  or  techniques    as  I  do  discovering  them  and  trying  them  out!

And  there's  one  more  thing  I  wanted  to  share  with  you.  I  found  this  on  a  facebook  friend's  page--LOVE  it!










 

38 comments:

rachel awes said...

that rolled up paper IS as delicious as cupcakes!!!
wowieeee. + that tape's
fantastic! i love how you
pick up all these gems
+ keep folding them into
the delight of your art!
xoxox

NatashaMay said...

This is gorgeous, Diane! I already saw them on your FB. :)So yummy! And I love the tapes I just wonder how good they stick after that.

Tina Eudora said...

Wow I love it Diane, all the fabulous color and paper! I love it when the art almost jumps off the canvas and seems so alive! It has given me a few new ideas and that is always a welcome thing...
Tina xo

Lisa D. said...

This is great Diane! Christy has so many fun ideas.

I'll have to give this tape a try.

Have a great day!

Buffy said...

That cupcake and coffee is just adorable. Love all of them.

Dianne said...

your creations are gorgeous...really love these canvases! thanks for sharing these inspirations...

Janet Ghio said...

I absolutely love that cupcake!!!

Emelie said...

Love the rooled papers, MGB Coffee has a firm foil seal after the lid comes off, I ave rooled them and can use the adirondak ink on them I think, after I unroll them of course. I like the tape idea, frequently I want to add an interesting border to a painting.

The roll really adds dimention, and yours must be quite firm.

Yes inspiration, and even the smallest thing ,not large like yours today can spark something for the artist.

Bren said...

Alright a log house! Love all the pieces you created with your paper rolls and home made tape. Love seeing your creativity at work

Tammy Olson said...

That's pretty cool. I've never seen this. Thanks for sharing. They really make your work "pop". I love that cupcake! Great work Diane.

Isabel said...

Love this post and Love Junelle:O) Love her work. I must try those tapes!!!I didnt know they where rolled up paper!!! I Love the look gorgeous!!!!!:O) Thanks for always sharing:O)

*jean* said...

they are all just wonderful, diane! i agree, i think the ideas shared in blogland are so inspiring!!

Wax Beach Artist said...

Diane, these are so fun and colorful! Thank you for sharing the video and your beautiful mixed media pieces. And that frosting.....looks yummy!

Kristin said...

Oh wow! THIS IS AWESOME! I LOVE your rolled pieces - the cupcake! And your backgrounds to support them are brilliant. Thank you too for sharing the video - I really must remember to check out Utube more often! Thanks for sharing sweet Diane, xoxox

Juls said...

wow!!! these are just gorgeous works of art! Hugs Juls

Joyfulploys said...

Diane...I love, love that rolled paper technique! I like your homemade tape. I have used masking tape and the medical cloth tape you can pick up where band-aids, etc. are sold. Your work is so inspiring...I hope you are having a great week...I am.
Cheers,
Mary

Lisa Graham Art said...

Diane, you just do everything and you do it so well! Your cupcake is my favorite. Thanks for sharing all the inspiration!

J. Beaudet said...

Thanks for sharing:) I really like the cupcake and the coffee cup! They're all wonderful!
Jennifer:)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I admit I like your controlled rolls (say that three times fast) so much better than the ones in the video. I really MUST try this technique in my altered book, too. Love what YOU did!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Diane, I LOVE the way this looks. It adds such cool dimension to your pieces. I just love that cupcake!!

Dorthe said...

Oh it is looking so funny and great Diane- the cake is wonderful-I will see the video when I get some time :-)
The 3 dimentional effect is gorgeous, dear.
Hugs-Dorthe

Kathy said...

Diane, I have to wonder, do you ever sleep?? It amazes me how you find the time to try all these ideas and never seem to be at a loss for what to do next.
That's a great quote!

E Makes Art said...

These pieces are so much fun! And thanks for sharing those inspiring words you found on facebook!

xoEsther

Faerie Moon Creations said...

How FUN!!!! I just adore how you used these rolled papers and included them in your style of art. The cupcakes are so darn cute! :) The tapes are very neat, too. I haven't had a chance to review my Somerset Studio - but I will definitely check the article out!

Lynn said...

Your boxes using the combinations of learned techniques are adorable, artzy as all get out and FUN!!!!

and yes to the three statements at the end of your post too!

Cameron said...

Awesome stuff!! Thank you for spreading the good ideas!!

Gollywobbles said...

Wow, what a great added dimension to your work. I would so love to watch you in action!!

Healing Woman said...

Thanks for providing the link for the video. I watched and love it and especially love what you have chosen to create using this technique. Those boxes are amazing.

Heather Henry said...

Always in love with your art, as well as inspired and in awe..... Wonderful pieces. Love them all!!

Plumrose Lane said...

How lovely! Just found your blog and thoroughly enjoyed visiting ~ so many delicious eye-candy creations!
♥Sharon

Tammie Lee said...

you know how to have a good time
i love how you try so many things...

Flo said...

It's funny, I also used this technique this week!
I like your version of the cupcake.
Flo
http://fiorelladesigns.blogspot.fr/

Gaby Bee said...

Your boxes are awesome, Diane! The detail and colors are totally amazing. Love the 3-D effect!

Your tapes look fantastic too!

Have a lovely weekend!
Gaby xo

Kristin said...

Ha! How funny about the lost supplies! I swear, I keep a clean house, but it looks like a bomb went off in the studio! Picture me sitting in the mush pot, surrounded by supplies galore - and very often not finding a thing, lol!
BUT your space is so neat and tidy! Have a great weekend, xoxo

Ophelia said...

Gorgeous!! All of it! Wow, I am so amazed and inspired!!!

Connie said...

Thank you for the incredible video, I can not wait to try this technique. It has so much texture and personality. I love what you've done with it, especially the cupcake. I so excited! Connie :)

Becca said...

Yes I remember this technique but haven't tried it. Looks awesome on your artwork!

Debbie said...

I love what you did with this cute technique! Beautiful!

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