News-E-Zine Summer 2005
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The New ART !!
the Mask Swap
is complete and the Gallery
The FABULOUS eye candy in this gallery
was swap I hosted on the Bmuse
The Serendipity Background ATC swap is also drawing to
a close. This swap was a 2 step process where each participant did a
background page that was sent in, cut into ATC size cards and then the
cards were shuffled and sent back out for embellishment. You can view
the backgrounds and the finished cards on these three pages.
Background ATC swap
Background ATC swap
and Group 2 page 2
click on image for a larger view
"On Fire" by Denise Taddeo
5x7 Collage on Canvas
Denise created this collage as part of the Bmuse Yahoo
Group's Heat Wave Challenge. She not only graciously let me add it to
the newsletter but she included instructions on how she did it as well.
1st coat of paint is a mixture (not blended very well)
shimmering gold & glossy cream. I let it dry about 30 minutes and
put a second coat of a blend of deep red mixed with glazing fluid. I
randomly put this layer over the canvas, leaving some of the first layer
showing. Since it is glazed it doesn't completely cover the underneath
layer. I then put gold metallic paint on a large sponge stamp and randomly
stamped this for color and texture. I did the same with another color
of red with a different rubber stamp to give the fan-like texture. With
a writing pen's end, I dipped into a bluish paint and made little tiny
circles randomly on the canvas surface just to add a little more texture
and color. I let this dry about 30 minutes. I rubbed a dab of gesso
on the canvas where I wanted the face to be so that not too much of
the background would show through her face getting a clearer image.
I printed my image in reverse onto mat photo paper and transfered the
image with gel medium onto the canvas (I did not let the gesso dry but
about a minute), making sure the face was placed over the smeared gesso.
I let the gel medium set about 10 minutes and pulled the paper off and
rubbed the excess paper poo poo off of the image and painted a final
glaze mixed with just a tint of yellow gold paint over the entire surface.
I also scratched writing into the surface of each layer of paint while
it is still wet so that the layer with underneath would show thru.
ArT Project #1
your own magic wants Project Page
ArT Project #2
Covering small glass vials with
art and instructions by Kathleen
Clay Faux Jade Bottles Project Page
To view more projects and techniques that were previous
newsletters you can link to them from the Projects
and Techniques Directory page.
Exciting NEW WebSite!!
In the Spring of 2005, variaZioNE (ZNE) began as a group
for mixed media, collage, altered art, assemblage, mail art, and rubberstamping
artists and enthusiasts. Less than six months later, the group is international
in scope, and it continues to grow every day. The strength of the group
lies in its strong commitment to artist and art promotion. The group
actively promotes its member art, and hosts numerous art and ephemera
swaps and art contests.
Group founder Chelise Stroud Hery, and fellow artist
moderators Julie O'Neil, Kristin Hubick and Emma Fashokun provide overall
direction for the group with the help of a dedicated steering committee
of over 125 artists. Counted among the hundreds of overall members are
Joanna Grant, Lani Kent, Tracy Roos, and advisory member, Claudine Helmuth.
To see our member galleries, and learn more about ZNE visit us today
Bmuse Color Collage Sheets are available on the
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Fabrik-Paper Collage Sheets are nearly tear proof, with
the texture and pliability of linen, lightweight, slightly translucent,
the soft natural white of this media gives the images the softer, printed
on fabric look without losing the detail of the images or the color
saturation. Sew it, glue it... perfect for paper and fabric collage,
art dolls, mini quilts, and collage on canvas...sorry it is not machine
washable but can be gently hand washed without soap and it doesn't ravel!...AND
it is half the price of most fabric collage sheets.
click on image for a larger view
by Michele Decker using the new Fabrik- Paper Collage Sheet images
The glass vials used in project #2 are available on
the $ ephemera
The Bmuse complete line of Artist
Trading Card Supplies 7 styles and weights of ATC/ACEO canvases,
slightly oversized, self-sealing plastic sleeves for heavier weight and
embellished ATCs, 9-pocket binder pages....
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