Monday, October 3, 2016

Starting From the Same Place: Artist Collaboration

OMG, I cannot believe I haven't updated this blog since June of last year! My only excuse is that once I joined Instagram, it was so much easier to just post there where my fellow art friends could see mine and I can see theirs. But I have missed it!
 I joined in this fantastic artist challenge hosted by Tina Walker, where we were all sent the same (or just about the same) materials to create an art piece with, and it involved over 60 participants from around the world! I must say that it was somewhat challenging, I haven't really worked with fabric and the biggest item in the box of goodies was a piece of fabric! And there were two other pieces of fabric to incorporate. It was easy to come up with the idea of the rolled back canvas as I had been wanting to attempt that for a while. I thought it would help give a fun, whimsical look.

I ended up painting the white/beige/black fabric green and making it my "grass" and added some little balls and glitter. Beacon provided (in our package of goodies) some trial tubes of their fabulous "fabritac" which made gluing the fabric and all the embellishments so much easier. The view master reel and gears immediately screamed "flower" to me, so that came together pretty quick. I used the thread to hand stitch the flower stem, and the wires to make hearts going around the flower. The stencil from Stencil Girl was used on the top canvas to make a pattern around the perimeter. The molded pieces (flowers, gear and dragonfly) were made with Amazing Casting Products Resin. The trickiest part was the dragonfly, I just didn't know where to put it! I glued my top, rolled back canvas onto the bottom canvas that was already painted/decorated. I was going for a window effect.

Here are a few close ups:

 I found this project to be very hard to photograph, there are a lot of details that don't come across on my lousy old iphone camera but if you click on the photo you can probably see the glitter and the heart wire thingies a little better. I used various kinds of fine and glass glitter, microbeads and Lumiere paint.

I really loved being a part of this project and having to step outside my comfort zone and use my creativity in ways I haven't in a while. I cannot wait to see what everyone else has created! The sneak peeks I've been seeing on Facebook are fabulous, so many different styles!

The group is titled "Starting From the Same Place: Artist Collaboration" 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I would love for you to leave a comment if you have a minute and let me know what you think of our collaboration.
Sarah xoxo

Here are the links to the ladies who have shared their projects on their blog. Please go check out the artists blogs to see all of the many different styles and techniques used to transform a bunch of random items and materials into stunning works of art! If you leave us some love there's a giveaway on The Amazing Casing Products blog so go check it out!


  1. What a fabulous design to use all the pieces, it's really cute!

  2. I seriously love the rolled canvas idea! Genius!

  3. Pretty, pretty! Love the way you sliced the canvas and peeled it away to reveal the HEART of your piece. :)

  4. This is so fun!!! I love how you created the tree! Thanks so much for incorporating my stencil design into your creation!

  5. How cool is this! Love your take!! Glad to have been able to create together with you in this collab 😊