Via the One Pretty Thing site, I found Marianne's Songbird blogand a tutorial on creating Plaster Roses.Aren't they just beautiful?
I will have to pick up some craft plaster and try the tutorial. One can never have enough roses. Visit Marianne's blog for the details. She is also having a giveaway. Hurry up and enter because it ends on Friday, February 26.
I worked with decorative tissue paper which turned out to be quite a challenge. The pearl embellishments did not want to cooperate with me either.But, as I put my roses into the box for the post office, I was sorry to see them go, especially the polka-dot roses.
I guess I'll just have to make some more roses for myself.
If you love books, especially books related to Art, you need to check out Better World Books. Here's a quote from their site, "Better World Books is a self-sustaining, for-profit social venture
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I recently purchased this book, How to Draw and Paint the Figure with Impact, by Sharon Pinsker for a grand total of $8.56. (BetterWorldBooks is now selling it for $5.98.) The condition of the book is new. On Amazon, this book costs $16.49, excluding shipping costs.
I liked the fact that I got a good deal on the book, free shipping and I was helping to fund literacy. Let me know what you think of their site.
I usually use people in my art. This time I used an image from the bird kingdom. Notice the matching party hats. Can Spring be far behind?
The border of my postcard is sheet music from the late 1920's. I covered it with a wash of turquoise ink. The paper is so brittle from age that I had to carefully paste it on, in pieces, with a glue stick.
Visit SPA and see what the other artists created for this theme.
Cupid is this week's theme on Sunday Postcard Art (SPA).My postcard background is actually fabric from my stash.
Initially, I chose an image of three women who seemed to be waiting for their Valentines to arrive. I cut the detailed image out and then tinted it with colored pencils. Well, after all that work, the image did not look good at all. So I ended up with the simple idea that you see below.
Be sure to visit all the other Cupid postcards displayed on SPA. Happy Valentine's Day.
According to the Pantone Web site: "Designers bring splashes of sunshine to the runway for Spring 2010.
Vibrant brights add a sense of excitement to the color palette, while
practical neutrals provide a safety net for cautious consumers."