Sunday, September 18, 2011

More Inspiration Showcase AND Another Wendified Steampunk Tag

Another early morning with Jennifer McGuire's wonderful Inspiration Showcase online class.  The last time I was so eager to see the new project and get going was during Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas, 2010.  Yep, I'm liking this THAT much.

Today Jennifer focused on stamping with other than ink and/or stamping on other than paper.  Here are my samples.

 stamping with markers

 stamping on canvas and stamping on vellum (wing)

 stamping with paint and paint texture (wing)

 painting with markers (my favorite, I think)

stamping on acetate and bonus rolled canvas rose technique


Meanwhile, I'm not neglecting my other favorite places to hang out online.  Over at the EWV (Everything Wendy Vecchi) yahoo group, list mom Lori announced the latest Making Art! challenge.  Well, she announced it last week, but I completed my piece yesterday.  The challenge is based on the project on page 27 of Wendy's second book, but if you don't have it, all you need to know is that you should include a face and polka dots.  Since I'm in the steampunk tag swap over at ATT, I fulfilled this challenge with just that.  I think it's a fun piece.



They're subtle, but there are polka dots in the background, achieved with one of the techniques from the Inspiration Showcase classes. And the dots came from a Wendy stamp.   The gears on the left are on an Oxford Impressions stamp, and (mostly hidden) is a very cool stamp I bought at Absolutely Everything last year, but sadly, I have no idea who makes it.  The gears are both grungepaper, cut with Tim's mini mover and shaper dies and from the idea-ology line.  More polka dots made with glaze pens.

But the star of this show has got to be art chick from Wendy's Art Rules set.  I did alter her up a bit.  First of all I gave her a big hat, which is often seen in steampunk images.  I just cut it freehand from some scrapbook paper, my intention being to use it as is.  It is a great paper with embossed gears from DCWV, but it didn't pop with the background, so I covered it with clear embossing ink and black embossing powder and that did the trick.  I also enhanced parts of her face with glaze pens.    More polka dots on the hat, and another of those birds I did yesterday when following along with Tim's technique on the Inspiration Showcase class.

14 comments:

Dorothy said...

All I can say is WOW Eileen!!
Love it all!!

Celeste said...

Looks like you are really enjoying your class.... Such great techniques you are learning.
Your taf is fabulous.

Maurene said...

Great pieces from the challenges. Will see you and Pat in a few days on the cruise.
Maurene (Toronto)

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh WOW.....LOVE the first bird!!!!! Very cool....that tag is awesome!!!! Absolutely LOVE those colors!!!

SusanK said...

I am not a big fan of art chick but you've really made me look at her with new eyes on this tag - super job!

Vic said...

Another rocking tag! And your technique birds are very cool.

Maria said...

Gosh, I'm so bummed I miss the cut-off date for registering for this class! I'm loving your technique posts and will get that class going as soon as it re-opens! I haven't started my steampunk tags yet, but I sure hope to receive one of yours, so artfully done!

Marva said...

Oh these are awesome! I haven't even started but am watching all the videos! Love your pieces below too! I was going to birds for my shape! LOL!

Patzee said...

Love all the layers and how you steampunked that art chick! Great colors, too!

Lisa :) said...

LOVE the tag!!!!

Diann said...

Your Wendy tag is quite wonderful and I can tell you are really enjoying your online techniques class...I like the stamping with markers one this time! Diann

Tami Roth said...

Loving your artistic birdies, Eileen!!! Thank you for sharing and I'm looking forward to the pdfs that you mentioned-thanks again, hugs,
Tami

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm loving your Wendy tag! You've given art chick a serious makeover and your colors and background are amazing. I'm signed up for J's class but haven't had time to play yet. Your birds make me want to find time!

Lori said...

This is AWESOME! Love Art Chick's makeover, that hat is so cool! And, those little white dots add so much to the tag, really, really cool effect! Thanks for joining the MAC!