Tuesday, May 21, 2013

5x5 Mixed Media Art

Full Sail University is hosting a Summer Art Show called 5x5 @5pm. All we had to do was pickup a canvas, create an original work of art and submit it for the show next month. It will be available for sale where all proceeds will go to benefitting the FS students. 

So naturally, I reserved a 5x5 canvas and created a mixed media piece which I always enjoy doing. I started by choosing the scrapbook paper I wanted and cut out a design I liked. I began using Mod Podge and glued each piece down. I decided not to paint any part of it, so I used paper even around the edges. 

Then I sanded down the corners and edges of the canvas and distressed it with an ink pad. I followed up with a Q-tip and ink highlighting the lines. Finally, I finished off with a brown ink pad and just spread it across the entire canvas to give it a more distressed tone.   

Monday, May 20, 2013

May Craft Day

May's craft day was a mix of crafts. The official craft project was to create a magnetic chalk board out of a cookie sheet pan, but basically, anything craft that's being worked on is fair game.

The goal of a craft party is to have fun. One of my friends couldn't make it last month, but she purchased all the supplies for the Spring Bird. So that's what she worked on. My other friend and I worked on the chalkboard project, while others just came to socialize and enjoy company.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

April Craft Day

Now that we're in May, I feel a little behind for not posting the pictures of the April Craft Day from a few weeks ago.

The focus was the Spring Bird I had made a few weeks ago; however, only two of us worked on the bird, while others brought their own craft to work on. I focused on making the second bird as a gift.

I enjoyed making the second bird so much that I my original one for sale on Etsy, as well as the option for a custom one.

Here are a few shots of what everyone else worked on.