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The Making of a Fox Collage

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The Making of a Fox Collage

  ☞For full details on how I create collages using magazines, check out my ebook. Whenever I draw a person or an animal, I always start with the eyes.  I know I should draw out the basic shapes first, but for me, if I don’t get the eyes right, the drawing doesn’t work.  This is a challenge for me working with torn paper art.  I need to work from the background to the foreground.  Often the eyes are the last part I work on.  It really bugs me as I look at the empty stare of the sketched eyes while...

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Sunflowers in a Vase

Sunflowers in a Vase

Original Post: March 2014  It as been a long and dreary winter in Ohio this year that doesn’t seem to want to end.  When the weather is above 20 degrees, I go out to my garden to look for any sign of spring.  A sprout from a crocus, a bud on a tree, something… anything!   Yet, I’ve found nothing.  It’s so depressing. When I went to grocery store, I saw sunflowers in the fresh flower section.  Sunflowers are so bright and cheerful, something I need in late March, so that became my inspiration.  What I like  about this painting,...

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Wilma, Our Beloved Cat

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Wilma, Our Beloved Cat

Our sweet calico lived to be 17 years old, pretty good for a cat.   My husband, Mark, already had Wilma, before I moved in with him. That’s something that attracted me to him , his love for animals.  Wilma was a very affectionate cat with a beautiful, long, silky, coat.   She adopted me right away by taking residence on my lap and purring up a storm.  Years later, on the night before she died, she climb onto my lap and fell asleep.  I didn’t want to move her.  Her body was so frail at this point and we knew...

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How to Make a DIY Projector for Art

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How to Make a DIY Projector for Art

Whenever I make a piece of art that’s larger than 16″ x 20″, I need a way to project my original smaller sketch onto the larger canvas.  I’m looking into buying a real projector, but in the meantime, my homemade projector is doing the job. Keep in mind, it’s less than ideal.  The lumens are so low I can barely make out my drawing when I project it onto the canvas.  For my paper collages, I really just need the rough outlines so I can get the proportions correct and this is doing the job.  Bottom line:  it’s cheap, gives...

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How To Emboss Copper Foil

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How To Emboss Copper Foil

Note:  This article originally appeared on an art blog I had with three other women, Check This Art.  Since we discontinued the blog, I thought I would repost a revised version here for those of you that are interested in this project.  It’s not a recycled project, but an art form I played around with for a few pieces.  I’m a bit clumsy and ended up cutting myself one too many times, so I moved on to something less dangerous. This embossed copper foil art project is really easy to do, pretty inexpensive compared to other art projects, and makes...

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