Friday, April 29, 2011

Artsy Addict's First Blog Hop

ABOUT THE BLOG HOP
Hi everyone, welcome to my little spot in Marion Smith's 1st ever Artsy Addict Technique Blog Hop! I am both thrilled and honored to be a part of this blog hop.  If you are here, you should have come from Lily Marquez blog! If you came from somewhere else and want to follow the Artsy blog hop, the start point is Angela's blog! Angela worked hard to put the blog hop together!

There are great techniques being shared and loads of great people to meet and there are even some giveaways!  See below what I'm giving away!

MY PROJECT/TECHNIQUE
This is my project! 
My multi media canvas is inspired by my love of hills, water, flowers, birds, butterflies and bird cages. You can watch the full video.

For the blog portion, I am focusing on the birdcage. The cage is made of MDF and is sold by Kaisercraft.  I used gold Rub'n Buff which I bought at Michael's. I then used/poured Gold Detail Embossing powder which I heat set.  It comes out nice and shimmery! Later in the project, I decided to dry brush some black acrylic paint to age it a little.






THE COMPLETE PROJECT VIDEO
(FYI - I have uploaded a new version with slightly better audio 05/01/2011/15:09) Finally, I was able to upload it!  Thanks for your patience and for taking the time to visit, read, watch and leave a comment!

 

THE ACTUAL RUB'N BUFF TUTORIAL




You know that scrubbie from Ranger?  Well it is great for more than getting ink off your hands!  It does a great job of cleaning off your brushes (just use it from the top of the bristles towards the bottom).  You can even use it to clean ink or glue off your brayer! And it lasts and lasts!



MY GIVE AWAY
To be eligible to win the following prize, you must be a follower of this blog and leave a comment at the bottom of this blog entry! You have until 1pm EST May 2nd to enter. I'll draw the prize later that Monday!



WHERE TO NEXT
Your next stop is the Purple Lily Studio!

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm going to "hop" around, too. That cleaner sounds like a good thing. Love the bird cage techniques.

Hugs,
Janie

scrappinchic said...

Love this technique...gonna try it soon!

Chrys said...

You are very talented! And very generous with your giveaway, some lucky winner will be very happy!!!

Lynn said...

this is beautiful! great giveaway!

savyjade said...

I love how your project turned out. Very pretty! What a generous giveaway. TFS!

Donalda Martin said...

Thanks for sharing.... Love the bird cage technique.

Carole RB said...

Bonjour M-C

Quel beau canvas tu as fait. J'ai bien hâte de voir le vidéo. Je reviendrai demain pour voir. Habituellement je ne fais pas les blog hops mais cette fois tu me donnes le goût de le faire. Je vais donc "zieuter" ce qui a été fait.

Merci de nous donner la chance de gagner ton super Blog Candy

Bonne fin de semaine

Anonymous said...

M-C you are amazing! I love that bird cage and the whole project. Everything you do is so beautiful!! Miss you.....
Angie :)

Carolyn said...

Beautiful work! Love the project.

Flora Garcia-Alvarez said...

Beautiful work... I love your painting :) this bird cage is very popular i love it ....

Limor Webber said...

great technique and giveaway!!!

peggylee said...

so love your art piece and I have some of those bird cages...whooo thanks for sharing!

Peggy Lee
http://pegbaker.blogspot.com

The Queen Bee said...

Wow you are an amazing talented artist I love your painting. I am really enjoying this "hop" I love your giveaway as well.

FreeSpirit~Lisa said...

Love your project .I know the technique is the birdcage and that was cool but i have to say I really liked the background !

Snickerdoodlin' Journal said...

What a beautiful finished project. The birdcage lloks so gorgeous amongst the hills and flowers. Thanks for sharing this with us.

hugs
Darlene

Pocono Pam said...

Beautiful technique! TFS!!!

Teri said...

I love your canvas's. i bought some but still haven't done anything with it. do you have a tutorial for the canvas? Thanks for sharing your technique on the bird cage!

kellyjp29 said...

Hoppin' on in to see what you have created and I love it, I have yet to try a multi media canvas maybe someday! Kelly (walkelmol on yt)

ClassyDify said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! More spending for me...lol! TFS!

Julia Smith said...

Beautiful project, love all of it, especially the background. Thanks Julia www.straydreamsblog.blogspot.com

Angelia said...

loved it :) and am a new follower
TFS
angelia
www.angeliaspapercrafts.blogspot.com

AngeeLeeButler.com said...

What a great project. Your artwork is fantastic.

Sue C said...

The birdcage looks fantastic. I can't wait to see the how-to video for an up close of the full technique. Thanks so much for sharing the technique with all of us!

Barb:o) said...

Very inspiring as always! Great give away too!

Anonymous said...

awesome................ thank you it was beautiful =) kandi rivera

nantastic said...

Would I love this giveaway. But I hav e gotten soooo many ideas from this hop, it won't matter. Winning, lol. Love the whole project.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

SlomoMom said...

Love this hop, so many great techinques and fantastic giveaways!
TFS Love the scrubbie tip!
New follower
slomomomcbl@gmail.com

M-C said...

Well I was finally able to upload the video that goes with this project! It is a bit of a mess, lol! I put it together around 2am and did the narration after that! There is even a clip that is out of sequence and I didn't even notice while doing the naration! Still, I hope you can enjoy i, if you choose to go and view it!

kbgirlygirl said...

What a beautiful project!! I will have to try this technique....Thank you for the chance to win this great giveaway!!

Leslie Owens

kim.scrapper said...

Your artwork is amazing and I didn't realize Michaels carried the rub and buff, thanks for the tips, Hugz....KimScrapper YT

Christine said...

Wow this is gorgeous!!!

As soon as I can get all better from these unkown volitile headeaches I am goimg to try this I just love it!!!

Praying im all better soon cant wait to try these techniques I even have rub and buff whoowee!!!

Thanks for sharing and inspiring!


{{NJ Hugs}}

-christine

neddie58 said...

Man too cool I love mixed media

Scrappin Crafter said...

Very nice project!! I have never used Rub and buff! I will have to try it! TFS!

Jenni
Scrappincrafter@hotmail.com

Gayle said...

Wonderful tips and techniques. Thanks for the giveaway!
ladym at utahis dot com

Debbie said...

So beautiful!!!

famillemarleau said...

Love your mixed media canvas. This is a great technique. Might go and buy the Ranger scrubbie to keep my brushes clean.

crafty jo said...

beautiful canvas and great technique tfs off on the blog hop now lol .xxx joanne

JAnnBDesigns said...

Painting is so peaceful. I really loved watching you even though I couldn't understand what you were saying. :) I've never tried rub-n-buff but it looks really cool. Great Job! ~Judy

Mariam said...

LOVE LOVE this!!!!! Stunning project!!!!

Teela said...

REally neat piece of art! Love the bird cage! Great giveaway, too! Hugs, Teela

Ronni Hall said...

Well.. If I win we would have to meet up huh? :-) pretty papers... This could convince me to scrap a little again...

iggysmiles said...

Awesome technique!! So glad I found this blog!! TFS!

Hugs,
Shelley

Lucy said...

Thanks for sharing -- I love learning techniques that I didn't know before :)

HeatherMitchell said...

Thanks so much for a chance to win this awesome prize pack your canvas is beautiful i just adore it thanks so much for sharing each step with us your great!
loves and hugs
Heather Mitchell

Susan Neal said...

Very, very cool M-C! Would love to play with all these supplies.

Teresa said...

You are so talented....loved your video....Miss seeing you in person.

Cricket's Daughter said...

Tried to listen closely but could not make out most of what you said....tried it on all 3 of my computers, thinking it was my computers....but it looks like a great technique. TFS and have a great week.
Hugs,
Sherry

tdleitch said...

Love this. It's beautiful!

Donna said...

Hoooooooop,lol very nice goodies

Donna donna knt on fb

Kristen said...

Great blog hop post! I have some of those wooden pieces too and haven't used them yet! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win some lovely goodies!

ClassyDify said...

OMG!!!! What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much for your generosity!

scrappy chic said...

gorgeous project, love the birdcage!

Lynne said...

Loved your project M-C!

Chiara said...

Great technique! I just purchased the birdcage die and I can't wait to try this technique! Thanks for sharing!

Gopi said...

I found your blog via your youtube channel and I love it! I'm most definitely a follower of both. You have some great projects and this one is especially pretty. The cage is super cute!

Thanks for putting together the cool giveaway! Look forward to learning who the winner is :)