'Put a brush on it' PaperArtsy Blog Topic 8

Hi Everyone, I have made brush doll today and this is PaperArtsy Blog topic#8 my project which you can see there. I enjoyed this project so much, please pop in to the PaperArtsy blog and you will see more fabulous designer's project.
Thank you. Etsuko xxx



Hi everyone, Hope you have this wonderful season and you are doing happy crafting!! Today I'd like to share with you PaperArtsy Blog topic Turquoise using fabulous Seth Apter's stamps, paints and Baked Textures.

I love Seth's mixed media fine art, his unique work of art always fascinates me and it is amazing to see that the materials the deals with will magically transform. Today I tried the mixed media configuration using his stamps and so on.

First, I made turquoise color background.

I collaged pieces of book paper and painted them with white gesso. Then I painted them with TurquoiseGreen Patina and Hey Pesto.
Also I used EM35, EM36 and some Seth's stamp with his Baked Textures: Chunky Rust, Rocky Road and Ancient Amber, this made the background a bit thicker with the lovely texture from the embossing powders.

And repeatedly I also added Neocolor pastels and Fresco Paints to get a satisfying turquoise color.

This is the finished background work.

Next I made three pieces for layers. 

First I painted mixed Mud Splat, Mahogany and Buff on White Smoothy Heavy Card then I randomly splatted Turquoise and Green Patina. And I embossed ESA07 stamp with DeepSea Baked Texture
This photo is focal point, I stamped ESA06 by Sepia Archival on Smoothy White Card. Then I made the SEEK EYE watch frame using Rocky Road and Beeswax Baked Textures with ESA11 and EM39.

Finally I made word Experiment from ESA08 and third piece of layer from ESA06. The word Experiment embossed by Rocky Road on tissue paper and embossed ESA06 item with Chunky Rust on another black painted paper. Both of them cut and pasted to the place shown in the photo. I embossed by Patina Oxide Baked Texture with some splat stamp the overall. And I painted by London Bus Fresco on the book paper then rip it thinly and stuck it vertically to be the point.

I made the combination of turquoise and brown, but the brown tone was difficult. 
I thought that it would be fun if I tried various colours to be the medium, and I put the word 'EXPERIMENT'. I think the combination of colours is a very enjoyable task and turquoise is a very attractive color. 

Thank you so much for visiting.
Etsuko xxx


PaperArtsy Topic 6 Fish

Hi everyone, Today I'd like to share with you Wall Hanging 'Fish Dreams' using clay and fabulous Elenazinski Art Fish stamps ZA31.
My husband loves the sea and who has a hobby of fishing, until a little while ago he went far and caught fair size fish but now he plays at a nearby fishing grounds. I thought this is a small gift for him.

Elena's fish stamps are very fun and interesting. So I chose one of the sets, and made the project with the fish as the motif.

First I made fishes using polymer clay. Polymer clay is easy to make a shape and can be stored for long if you don't bake.

I made all the fish shape by the stamp set ZA31 and baked it in a 300 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes then after cool down I applied white gesso.

Next I made the background to become a pedestal according to the size of each fish with the Heavy Gray Board. And I added three small blocks to fix whole shape.

I using Grunge Past, Art Stone and White Crackle Paste for the texture of each block then finished with White Gesso. Media Crackle paste is always satisfying make a big crack. I used matt soft gel from the top because it was easy to peel off after cracking.

Also I used Grunge Paste around each block and embossed it with some stamps and added some textures.

These fish were all the same colours, first I was filled with Smurf all over these fish, painted watered Inky Pool then I dry-brushed by Snow Flake. I did not use any other color than blue that I wanted to make it simply.

Applied blue Neocolor to the rim of each block add water and dried it I applied Treasure Pewter. I then connected those blocks with wires. (This photo shows the top)

(This is the bottom.)

The bottom of the blocks had a paper beads fringe. I used Fresco Paint - SmurfBlue LagoonInky Pool and Snow Flake with PaperArtsy Brayer and stamped Seth Apter Mini EM35 stamp.

I added some beads and connected it with a wire.

Also I made the hanger with driftwood and made a title with inkjet shrink plastic.

This is the finished project. 

I wondered what to make this time but this wall hanger is just in time for the coming season,
and of course I made it fun. 
The finish size is 39cm (length) x 29cm (width). The difficult part of work was the layout so I added small blocks to free space and solved the problem. (Portion with seashells.) 
Thank you so much for visiting.
Etsuko xx


PaperArtsy Blog Topic #3 Mail Art Envelope with ATC Pockets.

Hi everyone,  I'd like to share with you PaperArtsy Topic3 Mail Art  Envelope with ATC Pockets project using Darcy's stamps.
I thought mail art Envelope is a good idea to store ATC. and it's fun to make and fashionable don't you think?

I started by the model of an envelope and these is the size. The dotted line is the folding line and the diagonal line is the margin to paste.

On the outside of the envelope design, I collaged piece of book page on the A4 Smoothy white card, clear gessoing over the surface, and I dropped Caribbean See, Limelight, Chocolate Pudding and Claret Frescos with water.

After cutting the sheet of paper and making it into an envelope, I stamped the character stamp of EDY 20, EDY 23 on washi paper, painted with watercolor paint, stuck to a tear-off envelope, stamped by HP1006 and I roughly painted by white gesso, to finish sprinkled chocolate Pudding. The a string tie closure I used back side paper and embossing EDY09.

On the back side, I using the Gelli Plate, the first layer was made with Green Olive, Green Patina and Chocolate Pudding and Caribbean Sea Fresco, and the second layer using Caribbean Sea Fresco through the Tim's stencil.

After I added to the back side Darcy's EDY20, HP1006 by Archival Jet Black, and  Lin Brown's ELB31 stamp by embossing powder.

I made ATC cards and coins using Darcy's various stamps, these are EDY20, EDY23, EDY05, EM02, EM04, EM14.

My first thought in mail art is a handmade picture postcard, but It would be possible to create works with a wider way of thinking.
I enjoyed a little convenient ATC case and made it, but I could not be satisfied a little because the inside design was a bit heavy this time.
I think you have more wonderful ideas, I'm looking forward to seeing them.
Thank you so much stopping by.
Etsuko xxx


Recently of my work

Hi everyone, here is almost Spring! How is your area?
I made works using various kinds of materials. I am still thinking about what to make from it.

 At first I made a bezel with soldering of copper and embedded the tiny heart from Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts 'Sacre Coeur ' that made of clay. While the solder was hot, I stamped 'Batic' on the solder to make a pattern.

 This piece, I stamped same Relics & Artifacts 'Portugal' on the watercolor paper by watercolor pencils to the background. Then I stuck the stamped 'Burning Heart' on clay. The background paper was torn off with water.

This little shrine is mostly soldered, and the heart inside is the same 'Sacre Coeur' as the first piece. 

She brush-doll is my first one and her face made clay, I used the mold for her face and fix the details. I made it so much fun so I will make another doll again.

Thank you so much dropping by, see you soon.

Etsuko xxx


PaperArtsy Topic#2 'Brayers'

Hi everyone today I'd like share with you PaperArtsy topic#2 'Brayer' with my project. mini tag book 'Flower Dreams'. And which you can see PaperArtsy blog is here. I'm using PaperArtsy wonderful new Brayer with Raquel's fabulous new stamps and stencils. Please check and visit PaperArtsy blog tonight!! 

 Thank you so much for dropping.

Etsuko xxx


Wall Hanging with Lynne Perrella stamps--PaperArtsy blog post

Hi everybody. At last, in December 2018 has become a little more and you are busy season for preparation for Christmas.
This is last post of the year for PaperArtsy blog and theme is Matchbox Art.
And I am very pleased that I posted an article here tonight. I used PaperArtsy Lynne Perrella's new fabulous stamps--These stamp series are a wonderful themes of ancient Egyptian art.
please drop in for a while.

I will make more works with this wonderful stamps and post it here.
Thank you so much for stopping by--see you soon!!

Etsuko xxx