News-E-Zine Winter 2005/2006
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year to all my customers! And wish EVERYONE a wonderful, healthful and
CREATIVE NEW YEAR!!
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The New ART !!
The "World is
Made of Color" 4x4 Swap.
are just 3 of MANY beautiful 4x4 collage pieces that were submitted
for this swap. Artist credits from left to right: Carly Hoobler,
Sherre Hulbert, & Sharon Ginsberg. Now use the following link
to see the rest!! "The
World is Made of Color" Gallery Page.
New Personal Gallery Page
decided that it was time to have my very own personal art gallery page.
So bookmark this link to check on what I am up too:) Here is a sampling
of what is there.
on image to see enlargement
This is an Artist Trading Card that I mounted
on a small masonite strip that was stained with Distress Inks
to match the colors on the ATC so that it could be used as a
small wall hanging. The background of the ATC was a piece of
patterened paper that I further distressed with inks, and a
floral stamp by Art By Moonlight. To blend in the image of the
woman from Catspaw
Studios collage sheet I used a blender pen to soften the
edges. The floral bouquet towards the bottom is from the Woodcut
Florals Black on Tan collage sheets.
ArT Project #1
Yes its true, the nearly perfect little Envelope for
your 4x4 Art Squares or Chunky Book Pages is the CD Envelope. In just
a few minutes you can create a great little presentation for your 4x4
ArT Project #2
Using wrapped backgrounds to give
your mini-art a true mini-canvas look.
to do wrapped backgrounds on 4x4 art and ATCs
the Asian style
mixed media collage above is a 4x4 collage on matt board mounted on
the NEW 5x5 Masonite
Art Mounting boards. The Asian Goddess fragment is polymer clay
using a mold from Backyard
Cards & Gifts.
When art goes astray and you get lazy - good things can happen:)!
The mixed media collage above was done
on the one of the 5x5
Masonite mounting boards. But is not how it started out. I was trying
to create with various paint smudges a background board for another
4x4 piece I had finished...just could not get the colors to work with
the 4x4 piece. But I know some of my best pieces are always unintended
I decided to collage the board itself. I liked the colors just not for
what I had intended. I had just finished the Vintage
Gentlemen collage sheet...so I used an image from that sheet.
To create more interest and texture to
the background I first added some peeled text: Basically how this is
done is take old text pages
adding glue only to the portions of the background that you want the
text to adhere to. Press a piece of text, sheet music, or whatever you
want firmly to the background and let it dry some but not completely.
The time will vary for different glues and humidity so doing some test
pieces is a good idea. Once the glued sections are stuck down and nearly
dry simply rip the rest of the text away. You can smooth down any edges
that lift by adding more glue.
Next is the advantage of being lazy. I
had a great woodcut floral stamp from Art
by Moonlight, but it was unmounted and I was too lazy to dig out
a block and my double stick tape so I just inked it unmounted and stamped
- the result was it looked more like a transfer image than a stamp since
it was not "perfect" stamp. So, as always never get to set
on what a piece is "supposed" to be, just go with it, learn
and have fun!
To view more projects and techniques
that were previous newsletters you can link to them from the Projects
and Techniques Directory page.
The First issue
"Rumor has it that ZNE is about
to produce its first hard copy Zine, with artwork from over 30 mixed
media artists included in this largely full color inaugural issue!"
will be open to ZNE members first in mid January and to non-ZNE members
sometime in February. Visit the ZNE
Website for more details.
Bmuse Color Collage Sheets are now available on the
what is that??
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
2 NEW Collage
Sheets from CatsPaw Studio!!
These and the other limted edition CatsPaw
Studio collage image sheets can be viewed using the links below these
pictures. And, there are lots of new art samples too.
Don't Miss the Ephemera Pages the Bmuse "Dollar
Store" and the "A
bit more than a Dollar Store" page.
The Bmuse complete line of Artist
Trading Card Supplies and 4x4 Chunky Art canvases 7 styles
and weights of ATC/ACEO canvases, slightly oversized, self-sealing plastic
sleeves for heavier weight and embellished ATCs, 9-pocket binder pages....
and there is
MORE...and keep reading we haven't gotten to the Special OFFER yet:))
12 New Bmuse Collage
the page where each collage sheet is found simply click on the image or
the title below it to take to you the page where it is sold and most have
art samples too...
and now for .....
for a limited time
only this sheet is offered at 40% off the regular price
Egypt - Collage Image Sheets
this collage sheet special has expired.
images from ancient Egyptian paintings. This 8.5 x 11 inch collage
sheet contains a total of 12 images for use in collage, art cards,
altered books ATCs, etc.
the above item is offered at a reduced price only for the duration of
this newsEZine and can only be purchased using the cart buttons above,
once the next issue of the Bmuse NewsEZine is online this collage sheet
will be moved to the regular collage sheet pages and will be available
at the regular prices.
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will ship? See the ordering
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