Monday, February 28, 2011

Graphic 45 Design Team Call art submission By ArteDar

ARTEDAR'S own design of an ALTERED DISH SOAP CONTAINER into a DRESS FORM and WIRE SKIRT and a tissue and crape paper skirt.

An ArteDar original pair of art dolls made with muslin fabric and painted with acrylic paints and covered with tissue paper.

An original design of a Captured Faerie by ArteDar. I gave a Ustream class and shared it with all who were interested in making their own.2011

An original hand drawn Steampunk Gurl colored with Prisma color pencils on a wood mixed media board with chain hanger.

An original Altered book by ArteDar made into a 'Pocketbook'.An original design by ArteDar of an altered book made into a 'Pocketbook'. An Ustream class was recorded for all interested in making their own. 2011

This is an original design. I made a gel medium transfer of a Steampunk Debutante woman image onto muslin fabric, and then designed a wire skirt and stand with handmade flowers of the same G45 papers.

An original design of an Altered pair of ladies Sunglasses with Graphic 45 paper, On the Boardwalk with an altered candy box to hold a mini album designed by ArteDar.

Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante paper used for an original chipboard mini album that is stored in an altered cigar box. Hand made flowers made with same papers.

An original design by ArteDar. The dress form is Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante transferred onto muslin fabric and fashioned with a wire skirt and G45 paper handmade flowers.

An original design by ArteDar. This is an altered dish soap bottle made into a dress form. I printed G45 Steampunk Debutante rose paper onto muslin for the lower part of dress form. G45 papers for the handmade flowers and wings.
I gave a free Ustream class on how to alter the dish detergent soap bottle into the dress form.

An original ArteDar design of an altered file folder made into a large card with photos, handmade flowers and trims.

An original ArteDar design of a Captured Faerie. This design was given as a free class on Ustream.

An original design by ArteDar of an altered book made into a 'pocketbook'.

An original ArteDar design of an altered book with G45 papers and trims.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

List of supplies needed for the Captured Faerie class

I'll give a second class on my style of the Captured Faerie this Saturday at 6 PM E.S.T. If you would like to make one along with me here is a list of supplies you will want to have ready. :)

Pick a color theme you love!!

*hot glue gun and glue sticks (3 or 4)
*clear bottle (bar~b~q, salad dressing or what you find),
*Straight twigs or sticks longer then your bottle~ very important,
*Girly image of your choice pasted on card stock for stability (nothing too flimsy like copy paper)
*wings (feather, paper, tin, clip art or what you like),
*any of the following of your choice, potpourri, moss, faux fiber for the inside of bottle,
*glitter of your choice,
*faux flowers (silk, paper or any of your choice)
*sissors and heavy duty shears to cut twigs
*Mod Podge and brush,
*tissue papers, book text, music sheet, napkins papers of your choice for the outside back of bottle.
*lace, ribbons and trims of your choice.

I hope to see you there!

The most amazing thing happened....

I'm still in disbelief...I was one of two picked as winner in the Marion Smith's (Prima Flower Lady), 31 Day Challenge, 31 Vids, 31 Goals. She said she couldn't pick just one and said we were tie. I'm so humbled and proud at the same time. I was thrilled and not only get some of Marion's new WONDERFUL Vintage (metal) Trinkets and new Prima product line but that wonderful title of "winner". What a challenge and journey it was. My goal was to try and create art every day and try to get something accomplished in projects that were not finished. I DID IT!! 'cept for two days when I was packing up supplies, tools and photos for a live crop I was attending. I'm still making art almost everyday and that makes me happy. One of the other benefits from this Challenge is that it has brought so many like minded people together. I have subscribed to so many and now I can continue to be inspired and share art with so many awesome gals and guys.
I also had been chosen as one of the 'Featured Artists' of the 31 Day Challenge by a wonderful gal named Laurel (screen name scotia9338 or LaurelfromNJ) She sent all of a special art tag she made....I LOVE the Steampunk tag I received....just wonderful.
I've also learned a little more about recording videos and I am actively contributing to the art community on USTREAM....a live broadcast of me making an art project with a lil' give away gifty. I stream on Saturdays at 6 PM E.S.T. Come join, it's free and you can join the chat or just watch...lots of fun!

Here is one of my latest Altered Art projects. I used an empty dish detergent plastic bottle and transformed it into a dress form. I was inspired by the Winter CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) DCWV (Die Cuts With a View Paper Co.) They used life sized dress forms to display their new paper line....what wonderful couture dresses the artists had made....just amazing and so beautiful....can't wait to get my hands on the new line of papers to play with.