Thursday, February 12, 2009

Old days!?

In the old days or say 20 years ago? when we didnt have Tim Holtz and distress ink we used actual things like that shoe polish that Dana mentioned in her post to me. We also used actual coffee and tea and actual elmers glue ahahha

Of course with all the cool stuff they think it is faster, which brings to mind i was at a flea market last weekend and some guy yes some guy is selling tshirts that was dyed with Oklahoma red clay mud! and they were cool, little stiff but very dark clay red and prewashed so you won't turn red!

He had vintage american flags i loved them! He also sold red clay dirt in kerr jars for us to be adventerous! hmmm i think we could make tags? but archival/acid free hmmm i wont tell if you wont! lol

Gesso is my friend part II

first one just coverage with gesso, second one you can see getting coverage and last spraying with walnut ink for a vintage look.

Last you start decorating!

Gesso or Not?

Oh, i love gesso it has been my freind for so long! Well i broke down and purchased some of Claudine Hellmuth gesso, of course she has paints too!

Long time ago in painting and compositions classes I learned so much about gesso. It is a great coverage as well as a nice texture to play with. Of course i never used products for what they really were for. Thats how you find happy mistakes! la la!

Here hopefully are some pics, her Gesso is so premium creamy and very little goes a long way most are fast drying. Nice way to cover something dark to lighten with a new color as you will see. I will post pics later. so keep a watch!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Trunk Show

Feb 14th, ok before you have those hot dates come out and see whats hot in my trunk show of suitcases. I am starting to get more boxes open and cleaned out yeah! and so the newer stuff will be at 10% - 20 percent off. Rest is clearing out at 75% off!
Come out and see me! got a question contact me at