Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Beeswax and Fabric Tutorial

I just wanted to share my Beeswax and Fabric Technique with those of you who expressed some interest in using this medium in your art work.
Cool!
I know with some trial and error you’ll enjoy the technique and create beautiful pieces with beeswax and inkjet fabric photos!
What you do with your waxed images is up to you. 
Remember…Do You. 
The process is relaxing, as the aroma is warm and inviting.
Okay, here we go….
Enjoy!
DSC_3035 

8/6/2010
Tutorial has been removed to start a new venture.  Hopefully you will understand and support my efforts to create with such a beautiful medium as this one.
My heart to yours...Lovey

Seriously Loving the Beeswax!

It's official... I love the look of Beeswax on fabric!
Layers and Layers of Beeswax!
Oh My!
So Beautiful!
You know I had to add a little "Bling" to the mix...smiles.
xoxo
Make it a great week!

Created by Lovey,
Visit http://creativeworkshops.ning.com for information on joining my online fabric transfers class.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Palm Sunday

Wishing you a Blessed Palm Sunday and Passover.  
Remember the Blood that saves you was shed for you as a sacrifice and a token HIS LOVE.  
Let us not forget what Easter really stands for as we celebrate with our families.
xoxo, my friends.
Remember to Pray.

Created by Lovey,
Visit http://creativeworkshops.ning.com for information on joining my online fabric transfers class.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Vintage Pretty Days

DSC_2981
DSC_2983
DSC_3010
So my latest venture is playing around with beeswax and of course fabric, trims, lace and jewelry using digital photography to capture the look of …
“pretty nostalgia” 
This image was printed on inkjet fabric sheets, set by heat and then beeswax! I love the old time feel of it.  The trims and bling also lend to the “prettiness” and look of  the overall composition of the photo.
I just love Pretty!
DSC_3005DSC_3021

 DSC_3017
DSC_3026
Do what makes you Happy! 
Collect what makes your heart Smile!
Be Creative… even if for an audience of one.
Do You!
DSC_3019
DSC_3025
How very ethereal and nostalgic is this fabric image with Beeswax!?
I had no idea how the image would come out considering it was printed on fabric and not paper.  I am very pleased though with the way that it did.  I  like the composition of the digital image as well.  I believe I achieved the look of “pretty” that I was going for.
I have more images that I am working on.  As soon as I complete them I will post.
Make it a Great and Pretty Day!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Remember the Innocence?

Oh how I remember wearing Bangs!
Remember how we were so...
Innocent?
I hope those days of innocence aren't gone forever...
Let's remember the better times...
Kinder times...
A time of innocence...
And bring it back!
Hope.
Me...
Sweet Sixteen...
McDonald's Uniform
Big Bangs...
and 
Homemade Birthday Cakes!
Days gone by...
Innocence.
Okay, okay...the hand on the hip...not so innocent but I was turning sixteen after all...
Smiles!


Created by Lovey,
Visit http://creativeworkshops.ning.com for information on joining my online fabric transfers class.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Know that you are Blessed!

DSC_2943 
Isn’t it an awesome feeling to know how blessed you are? Sometimes we forget.  Especially when the world around us is so bleak. 
Outside of prayer, there isn’t much more that we can do about the ailing world, or the failing economy.  Some things are out of our hands.  We can’t stop a natural disaster from occurring.  Most times we can’t accurately predict one before it comes.  DSC_2942 Let us therefore be servants one to another.  Let us help those in need.  Let us be humble.  Let us love our families unconditionally.  Let us be that shining light in this world that appears to be so filled with darkness.DSC_2937Let us remember how blessed we truly are…even during these terrible times…WE ARE STILL BLESSED! 
Remember to let your light so shine for all those to see. 
You never know, your light may be all the light needed to truly make a difference in someone’s life.
My light is on…is yours?
xoxo
Lovey

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Vintage Jewelry Jackpot

Okay, so I have been on the hunt again for vintage jewelry.  I absolutely love scouting the web for broken jewelry pieces! Once again, I made a jackpot on Ebay as well as some of the local flea markets in my area.  No I don't have stock in Ebay..oh though I guess I should...smiles.  I was able to get quite a bit of broken rhinestone pieces in which I LOVE.  So if anyone ever wants to give me any rhinestone jewelry...I would be much inclined to say thank you without pause! I really love collecting these old pieces jewelry.
All of these pieces have some stones missing.  The clamps on most pieces are also missing.  I however, don't mind this one bit!  It's nice to include a piece or two on my collages.

Created by Lovey,
Visit http://creativeworkshops.ning.com for information on joining my online fabric transfers class

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Beauty Behind the Veil...

Those Eyes Unveiled...
Mesmerizing...

Created by Lovey,
Visit http://creativeworkshops.ning.com for information on joining my online fabric transfers class.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Angel's...Wings

When I create my photo collages...I never know how they will turn out.  I don't plan the design ahead of time so I'm always waiting to be led... by my desire to complete them.
I ask within myself...
What direction should I take to create this piece and complete the layout?  
...and...
What will the piece speak to my heart when I'm done?  
Like I mentioned, I never quite know what to truly expect... so I try to expect well...the unexpected and that coupled with my earnest desire to complete the task... will produce the final result.
This way whatever the path I take...however I'm led to complete my project...I'm ok with it...and I know that there will be a finished and heartfelt piece that I can share with others...
if I listen to my heart and just go with the flow.
  
So my friends on your path of creativity...
don't get weary in your well doing...listen to your heart and just go with the flow!
This one spoke...Angel's..."Wings"

Created by Lovey,
Visit http://creativeworkshops.ning.com for information on joining my online fabric transfers class.

Friday, March 5, 2010

When I Gaze At You...I Wonder...



When I gaze at you I wonder...
What your life was like?
What was special to you?
What your eyes beheld?
Who you were?
When I gaze at you I wonder....

Everything about you!

Created by Lovey,
Visit http://creativeworkshops.ning.com for information on joining my online fabric transfers class

Monday, March 1, 2010

Beauty is in the Eyes of the Beholder...

A few weeks ago I came across a few auctions on eBay that really caught my attention.  I was looking for antique folding cameras just to see them...no real intentions to buy...just look.  Well as I searched through the auctions I found several absolutely beautiful now antique...folding cameras...ooh lala!  I couldn't believe how beautiful they were.  Some were quite expensive and then there were some that well...just were not!  
"Beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder," I thought to myself.  
Seriously, how could anyone part with such beautiful items?  
It was then that this epiphany hit me...
"Everyone may not see beauty the way I do!" 
Whoa, it's true...smiles.  
Maybe for some, the cameras represented just another part of history not really relevant anymore. 
"Hmm very possible." 
Maybe for others...no real beauty was/is seen in them at all...just another old camera.
One of the sellers told me he just didn't want it anymore.
"Ohhh...Okay."
I'd even venture to say that there are some who view these vintage cameras as simply "old junk..."
(Oh My!)
Well what I say to that one is..."Thank You!" 
"One man's junk is truly another woman's treasure!"
Maybe parting was Such Sweet Sorrow...
In which I totally get yah on that one...smiles.
So at any rate... I have to admit that after seeing these marvelous cameras...
 I began searching for the best price to buy one for myself...yes!..
Fulfilling one of my hearts desires...to own a vintage antique beautiful old folding camera of my very own!
Whew! 
Looking was over.  
Beauty won out and had to come home to me.
I was on a new mission....Buy a Camera!
I went through several listings before I came upon these three antiques! 
Two of the cameras are Kodaks and the other a Polaroid.
 I ended up paying $12.00 for the Polaroid, and about $14.00 each for the Kodaks!! 
Okay, I had to go back and verify the prices...
the Kodak Camera's were about $17.00 each not $14.00...my mistake. Smiles!
Non the less, I couldn't believe the prices and when the cameras arrived...
I couldn't believe the beauty!
All the bellows on each camera were/are in perfect condition.  
The shutters work and when pressed I can hear the cool clicking sound of the metals!
The bodies of the cameras are also in excellent condition...considering that they are now really old antiques.  I am completely excited about the opportunity to collect these beauties and add them to my collection of "Vintage..."
It's like unvieling a beautitful present...when closed it's concealed...
Then the big reveal when opened!
I Love It!
I must admire them now...and pass them on to my sons for later...
but until then for the beauty of it...I love the craftsmanship!
Truly Beautiful to Me!
What Beauty are You Beholding Today?
 Created by Lovey,
Visit http://creativeworkshops.ning.com for information on joining my online fabric transfers class

Older Posts Available...Click ABOVE!!!

Older Posts Available...Click ABOVE!!!
DON'T STOP HERE...OLDER POSTS AVAILABLE!
Related Posts with Thumbnails

Love is My Religion

My Kindest CindyLou

PatinaMoon

Photobucket

Lani's Inspirational Artwork...

Thanks Martina!

Thanks Lynn!

Thanks Marlynn!

Thanks Lovey...HeeHee!

Thanks Lovey...HeeHee!

Art Saves

CRESCENDOh.com
Guest Curator the Week of December 20, 2010

You'll Find Me Here Under Link Parties!

OWOH My Giveaway!

I WAS FEATURED HERE! 2/19/10..SO VERY SPECIAL TO ME! THANK YOU JULIE!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

My Images

The majority of the images I use in my art are from images I've collected over the years on the net...in the public domain and some that I have purchased.

My OWOH 2010 Winner!

OWOH 2010 Win!

OWOH 2010 Win!
Thank You Mryna!

Us...