Saturday, May 21, 2011

she knew she could conquer the world

I've really been getting into mixed media and collage lately and recently took Christy Tomlinson's online course "She Art".  I learned lots of great tips in the class and while I've been incorporating the ideas into lots of original stuff I just had to make one of the SheGirls from the class for my mom for Mother's Day.

SheGirl template and phrases by Christy Tomlinson

This is created on a 6x12 canvas and includes paint, ink, rub-ons, patterned paper, soft gel medium, acrylic ink, dimensional paste, dictionary pages, corrugated, stamps, drywall tape, a CD and I'm sure a ton of other stuff I can't remember right now. 

Lots of rub-ons, a stamp and acrylic ink used on this CD.

Acrylic ink mixed into soft gel medium applied with a foam stamp.  I'm loving how mixed media is helping me to re-embrace my HUGE collection of foam stamps that haven't seen the light of day for at least a couple, three years. 

I love TONS of texture.  Drywall tape is my go-to tool right now.  Soft gel medium and acrylic ink applied over a drywall tape mask and then inverted and used as a stamp, too. 

The scariest part of making a SheGirl...the hair.  I started out trying to make this one look like my mom's hair but I couldn't get it blond enough so she's a major dirty blond here.  LOL.  Paint and  ink.

I love how the boots and the grass came out.  The boots are made with corrugated.  The grass is dimensional paste mixed with paint and combed on.  Lots of fun rub-ons.  The edges of the entire thing are swiped with Tsukineko Brilliance ink, BTW.  Have I mentioned how in love I am with Tsukineko?  Luscious, luscious inks!!!!

I went with the floaty, swirly skirt for this girl.  Love mixing all the patterns.  And rub-ons, stamps and ink, of course.

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed making it. 



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwww! This is soooooooooooo AMAZING! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee it!! The way you did the hair is WOW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Diana Fisher said...

Amazing! I love this!!!! :)

Jocelyn said...

SHE is beautiful!!!! Love all the textures and colors!!!!

I am taking the class also and it is the BEST!!!! You did a Fabulous Job!!!