hello hello! Well I am writing this from Sunny but not so warm California. I am here with Allie and we are attending CHA Winter 2013.. (Craft and Hobby Association). It's the big wholesale show where manufacturers of Crafts, Art, Scrapbooking, etc.. debut their new product to us Retailers so we can order them and get them into our stores! I am excited because my second Release with Pink Paislee is being debuted as well! I have new rubons, stencils and printed coffee filters coming out!
AND.. I know i have talked about permanent sprays.. and those are still in the works.. but will probably more of a late spring release! I was sent sample of the products before I left and I played a bit with them and wanted to share with you some of them! These won't be available in stores until march 1st (SOO LONG AWAY lol).. but YOU KNOW without a doubt as soon as they are available we will have them! I will also be designing some new stamps with Unity that will be coming this spring as well! CaN'T WAIT!
and OTHER GOOD NEWS ... Pink Paislee is already re-releasing my favorite doily stencil, my stitching rubons AND my paper pad from last summer! So those will be available too! wahoo!
So want to see some peek? here we go..
The rubons.. of course I designed exactly what I would want if I was using them on canvas. They come both black and white to a page. I have Scallops and Doodles and lace and doilies and flourishes and so much more! 3 Different styles!
They are so fun to add texture on cavnas (I will show you some below in a project I made!)
Then of course stencils..
A Vintage Lace Doily, a fun doodle themed stencil and a flower stencil with 6 total shapes on it!
And last but not least.. printed coffee filters.. ALL of you know how much i LOVE to use tissue paper in my backgrounds.. and I wanted to come out with something similar but not quiet to fragile.. but still had the same weight and transparent nature that tissue paper does. I also wanted to do a print on them so they could be overlapped under or over paint or other papers for even more texture and depth. PLus you can use sprays to color them or transparent paints! AND the best part.. you can also use them to make flowers, birds, dimensional objects, besides just using on backgrounds for canvas. LOVE Them!
So.. of COURSE I had to play with them.. and make something.. I started with just canvas to create a backgrounds.. didn't have anything in mind for what would be on it eventually.. just wanted to play and create!
I I used the printed coffee filters above to create layers in my backgrounds.. See how they are transparent enough to see some of the color and texture underneath?
I also messed around with another canvas I was working on.. and put some on it too..(my big canvas from a few weeks ago.. the girl with a face.. still finishing and adding to her!)
LOVE love love this print!!
then I added some paint and liquitex inks for drips and of course stamps for texture! and added MORE tissue paper and paint. Also started adding Rubons!
Then i used the stencils and added texture and design with those..
once I got the background just where I liked it.. I honestly wasn't sure what I wanted to put on it.. so I just started writing words on it with my doodle pen. I wrote things like courage, brave.. forgiveness, she was true, she was calm.. and from those words I starting really feeling another indian girl.. but this time I wanted to have her be a little more simple..
At first I went for just short hair and had planned to do a headdress on her..
but she just didn't feel right.. so I decided to add a side braid..
and then she just started to come together..
I painted a simple dress on her but used my stencil with paint to create an embossed look around her neckline. I also painted some feather earrings.. and of course added a lot of shading with paint. Some cheeks.. and something I don't usually do.. but I added a nose. I felt like she needed one to kind create that indian ethnic flair i was going for and i LOVE how it turned out. Even though she doesn't really have a face.. with the nose she really does have a deeper personality.
You can see all the fun stuff like the coffee filters, and rubons and even the stencils!
I still feel like something is missing.. of course she needs words and I already have i mind what I want her to say... but I also want to add something to her hair as well. Maybe just a detailed wrap weaving in and out of her braid. Something. But I ran out of time before leaving for CHA.. so I will have to finish her when I get home!
Soo.. there's the sneak peek! These will be in the store End of February, 1st of March.. I SOO wish it was sooner!! But that is when it is shipping to ALL retailers.. so we all just have to wait lol.
See you Wednesday when finally officially anounce my three new spring classes! xoxox
oh and THANK you to everyone who signed up for the May Art Retreat! They are Officially sold out! THANK YOU!! can not wait to have you come stay with me!! I had a lot of people email me about a fall retreat..
the only reason I hestiated doing one was because my son is a senior this next year and plays football (it's his one true love). And I will not miss a game.. kinda sappy that way. So i had thought there was no way I could do a retreat because I would need to go to the game on friday night of the retreat.. BUT ive had so many request for a fall one.. i started thinking.. the retreat women can either come with me to the game OR stay and paint at the art studio.. :) So I am considering it and will anounce soon if I do decide too. That way those can start saving now.
ALSO I will post soon the exact dates of the Mexico Retreat. For those that emailed with an interest to that one too! Happy Monday!