okay first off! I HAD THE MOST WONDERFUL time in Puerto Rico! The women and men I met there.. were so welcoming and fun and so open to this new way of art. Most of them.. almost ALL of them had never even done or seen a mixed media art project before.. so it was so fun for them to allow me to really take them on this new adventure. We laughed, we cried (cause you know I have to tell my story as to why it's so important to me)it was just a great experience all together. Loved having my friend Mer there with me. SHe was so helpful and kept me going when my body was done from teaching for 10 hours straight! lol. Yamille was awesome too. She is a wonderful girl and has an awesome store! I am going back in june for her big event she puts on each year to teach again. Can't wait.
Also wanted to give a big shout out to my two oldest boys.. Parker is turning 15 today and Braden is turning 16 tommorow! Holy cow seriously? I am getting old! lol..
okay . so a few months ago I was in my studio creating and I kept thinking.. I wish I had doodled rubons, I wish I had this paper.. i wish I had.. lol and then i got this hair brained wild idea that i really really wanted to come out with my own paper/mixed media line! I knew I didn't have the time or the means to create it and develop it myself.. but I really really wanted it, not only for me but also for my customers as well!
I have always been a huge fan of Pink Paislee and their work and their products. I also adore Rebecca and her husband Barry.. and just threw caution to the wind and contacted her and told her about my hair brained idea. now you have to understand that when I was developing product for Chatterbox.. and for most companies.. it takes 4-6 months to develop a product, source it.. have it made.. etc.. and here I was contacting Rebecca in NOVEMBER and telling her I knew it was a long shot but I would love to have this product ready in 2 months for CHA~ lol.. and she being the amazing person she is.. said.. HECK YES let's go for it!
So I am SUPER excited to be announcing my new partnership with Pink Paislee for my She Art line.. and we are hoping if this line goes well. we will come out with even MORE products this summer.. more masks, stencils, rubons.. and hopefully even other art mediums!
So here we go.. first off I was so excited about getting to see it all in person.. and play with it. To make samples for packaging and the booth.
AND YES.. that is a vintage plastic doily design.. my favorite one!! Had to do it for my girl Ann Marie..:)
anyhow.. here are the rest!
Of course I had to do a mini 6x6 paper pad.. with all the prints and patterns on it. And as you might have guessed.. its SUPER bright. I also did each of these prints in full 12x12 sheets!! for those who love the bigger size as well!
and of course.. RUBONS.. had to do some texture rubons.. for fast projects!
so you all know how much I LOVE doodling.. and love stitches.. and since no one makes rubons stitches anymore.. you know I had to do it! lol
and of course.. I HAD to do a mask/stencil. I LOVE this doily.. it is one of my favorite ones I found a while ago.. a vintage plastic doily used for home decor and had to recreate it as a mask. I have already played with it so much! Used it with sprays, modeling paste! so awesome. We really wanted to do two masks.. but just didn't have enough time!
and then of course.. DIE-cuts.. I wanted to create a pack of die-cut that allowed ANYONE.. those who have never tried mixed media art and those who want quick easy accents.. to be able to simple put them onto a canvas or a piece of art and have a finished project easily. Of course they still need all of the fun stuff like shading, textures, rubons and other things on them.. so there is still room to play.. but this way ANYONE can make a she Art girl in no time!
and last but not least.. Tissue paper. you all know how I love using tissue paper on my canvases.. LOVE it. This is one part of the line I can't WAIT to expand on for the next time around.. lots of fun patterns and designs and colors!!
so that's it!
so excited about this new adventure with Pink Paislee. They are an awesome awesome company to work with. I will be demoing my new line in their book at CHA from 2-4 on sunday & monday so if you are going to be there.. come stop by! I will also have my new stamps there as well from Unity.. The Pink Paislee products aren't shipping until the end of February.. so i will be waiting PATIENTLY to get them into the store! lol
okay.. maybe not so patiently.. lol
anyhow.. so thats it!
thanks for letting me share!