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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Seam Binding and Paverpol

Here is a link to my first project for Paverpol!

http://paverpolusa.blogspot.com/2016/07/seam-binding-and-paverpol.html



So excited to be a part of the team!


Here is the finished project...



Friday, June 24, 2016

I Made It

WAHOO!
So excited to announce I made the DT for Paverpol!
 
 I'm Kim, I live in Tucson, AZ, I am in my 40's and am married to a fantastic guy named Dave. 
We have 3 children in our blended family...all over the age of 19.
If a person needs a label, mine would be "Crafter". 
I just love to craft, it's my outlet and what keeps me sane.


I am looking forward to working with not
only this wonderful product but
with each of these ladies!

Can't wait to show you what I create.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Excited To Apply To Paverpol

Hi!
Wow, it is surprising to me how long it has been since I posted anything!

Today I want to show a canvas I made to enter
for a design team position with

http://www.paverpolusa.com/

The company is new to me but seems to have
some incredible products for all sorts of art projects.

Check out their FaceBook page here.

No matter what I am making I like try to
start out with an idea of what I want to create:
theme, colors, words, even layout
before I get to creating. Once I have that I like to gather the 
embellishments, paints, sprays, etc in a box or tray.

 My collection of embellies I may use


Some flowers and what not I may use...color doesn't matter because
I will gesso over the whole thing before adding my colors.


The start of my color choices.
I never limit myself with a color palette.

Now that the thinking part is done I grab my canvas and
start to add my texture with stencils.



Once I let that dry I start to lay out my embellishments...it's
funny how sometimes what you start out with ends up back on the shelf 
or in a different spot on the project!


Once I get them where I want them I glue them down and start on the gesso...
making sure to get it all over and into everything. 
Then start with my colors. I used some Tattered Angels, Lindy's and Jacquard paints.


This is the hardest step to describe in any detail because a lot of the time
I will just grab a color and start spraying...hoping it will work out
with the other colors. BIGGEST thing is to let it dry before
adding new colors. Or they can start to muddy up a bit.


I will wait a day or two before I decide a piece is finished and
will usually end up adding more paint or spray!
This piece I had to just stop myself and say it's DONE
after I added some micro beads, mica flakes and some pigment dust here and there.


 I took 10 pictures and none of them look like what the canvas really looks like
but here we are. LOL

I hope you like it
and wish me luck!





Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Some Projects...

 I am completely ashamed of myself.
I have not kept up with my blog or the posting of my projects.

No excuses...I haven't done it and I need to make up for it!

I am applying for a design team position at
a company called Paverpol and of course
the want to see your blog...that's when I realized I have
not done a dang thing in a long time!

So here are some of the projects I have created over the last few months...

This is a book/album I made using watercolor paper

 I used a lot of texture on the cover and
just played with paint on the pages...
 I added plastic sleeves so I could add pictures or
notes on the tags
 Painting palette


12 x 12 canvas page

 These is what I call a fram-age...
combination scrapbook page that can be hung, framed or kept
as a page in a scrapbook
Large multi canvas project that I made for a friend who had a little girl
 I wanted to try an ombre style canvas...this is what
it turned out like

 16 x 16 shadow box canvas
 12 x 12 fram-age only made out of wood so it
can be hung or set into a table top holder


And there are a lot more but figured this was pretty good
to start!