Monday, October 6, 2014

Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns


Jack-o-Lanterns Carved with Hot Knife



Monday, July 28, 2014

ICONS by Felicia Dvornicky

Our Lady of Czestochowa  2013

                             St. John the Evangelist 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

MANDALA DESIGN

I used a ruler, pencil, and markers on
white paper to make this design.  It's
very symmetrical and colorful.  I like
to incorporate my feelings in my art.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

CHINESE PAPER CUTTING: Year of the Horse 2014



I used colored computer paper and cut out the horse with
sharp pointed scissors. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

MANDALA BY FELICIA


I took a MANDALA design class at Franklin Street Gallery in Watkins Glen, NY.
I used a compass, ruler, and markers to make a design which displayed my inner feelings.  
                       
                                          

"GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES"



I like to draw in my sketchbook when I am
watching television.  I felt like making lines
moving to the Vanishing Point.  I traced all
the lines with markers and then colored in
the "squares" with various colors.  This design
reminded me of the checkered flag that is
waved for the winner at stock car races.  We
have Watkins Glen International Raceway, 
which is about 20 miles from here.  I think you
can see the waving flags, as you look carefully
at my drawing.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MOTHER'S DAY PLASTER PYSANKY PINS

This is a project that can be done in your classroom.  You will need plastic teaspoons, Plaster of
Paris, a plastic mixing container, pin backs or safety pins, acrylic paints, and brushes.  First, mix
the plaster by using water first and adding plaster.  Pour plaster mixture level into each teaspoon
and place pin back or safety pin in wet plaster.  Let dry.  They will pop right out of the teaspoon.
Now you have a smooth egg shape to paint your design.  When finished, coat with clear nail polish.
Don't dump the extra plaster down the sink.  Just squeeze the plastic container, and it will crack off.


PYSANKA IN A STAINED GLASS DESIGN






I started with black dye on my egg and waxed lines that I wanted.
Washing the egg in Dawn Dishwashing Liquid and water, I removed
the black background.  Now I just dyed each color and waxed over it,
creating a stained glass appearance to my pysanka.  These are special
dyes that you can get from PysankyUSA.

Friday, May 9, 2014

"JOSHUA TREE"

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

PISANKA SPECKLED TURKEY EGG


Pysanky Eggs with Christmas Designs 2013



COLORED BEANS ON HOLLOW EGGS...


1 comment:

LaReta said...
It was nice meeting you Felicia. Thanks for stopping by Oak Hill. These eggs are beautiful. I homeschool my children and was wondering if you teach any classes? What an art!!! Blessing to you.
LaReta

Ps The tea bag folding is beautiful too.

Christmas Ornament Pysanky Eggs

       These are  Pisanki Christmas ornaments that I created for a show.  They are made from real eggs that were blown out to make them hollow.  Then I applied melted beeswax in lines and designs which were then dipped in dyes of different colors.  I then covered them with high gloss polyurethane to make them shiny.

PYSANKY REPRESENTING NEW YORK STATE (Especially Elmira and the Finger Lakes Region)


PISANKI ON A DRYING BOARD





The board has sets of three nails spaced in triangles, the tips protruding, so that varnished eggs can balance on them as they dry.  There are 45 nails, which holds 15 eggs.

SCRATCHED EGGS....SKROBANKI

1 comment:

Foster said...
I am always amazed at how beautiful these eggs are. Wow.

WOODBURNING & MARKERS DESIGN ON WOODEN EGG

Using a wooden egg, draw design with pencil on the surface.  Heat the woodburning tool and trace all the lines so that they are burned into the wood.  I used permanent markers to color the egg and then varnished it.


PISANKI by Felicia


1 comment:

sanne said...
Omg so cute. its like real art.

xx sanne

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

COLORED SEED BEADS GLUED ON HOLLOW EGGS






I prepared two eggs by blowing out the insides and cleaning them with water.  Then I drew lines on the shells where I wanted to glue beads.  Seed beads are very tiny to work with and can be picked up with toothpicks and placed carefully into the tacky glue, setting aside to dry.  I did a little at a time, as this is very tedious work.  The egg on the left had the background filled in with gold glitter.  

This is a good way to save eggs that have been cracked.  The seed beads cover up any blemishes. 

MY PISANKI IN A POLISH REED BASKET

1 comment:

Anonymous said...
Gorgeous work!

MORE PISANKI BY FELICIA










1 comment:

Passionate in the Finger Lakes said...
You continue to be an inspiration to me and I am so proud to be a part of your family. "Creation begins as a figment in my imagination and can develop into everlasting beauty." I just made that up as I was thinking of you.

PISANKI BY FELICIA






Saturday, March 22, 2014

PISANKA EGG DECORATING BY FELICIA

The scratched eggs are called "Skrobanki" and are made by dyeing the eggs first and scratching a design to reveal the white egg shell.  I dye the egg first and then very lightly draw pencil lines where I want to scratch off the dye.  Then I use an sharpened nail or Exacto Knife to scratch the shell very
carefully, since the egg is so fragile.  I don't want to put a hole in the shell.  Sometimes when the white lines don't look clear enough on a regular pisanka, I scratch the white lines and then varnish over the egg to seal it.



The second group of pisanki are Batik art and represent butterfly designs on the egg shells and done with beeswax and dye.  With this method, I draw on the white or brown egg shell, which has been blown out to make it hollow.  I draw lines lightly with pencil, (don't erase mistakes...just don't wax over them).  I apply the melted beeswax by heating the pisak in acandle flame, scooping up some wax and drawing on the egg shell.  Each dye bath is done after the wax, light colors to dark, until the whole egg is dyed and waxed.  Then the wax is removed by touching close to the candle flame and wiping the melted wax with tissue.  Varnishing is the final step, to make the eggs shiny.

For anyone out there who is a Pysanky Artist, I have just discovered a new group of people who work with eggs and make the most impressive pysanky you will ever see.  The group is:
PysankyUSA.com     You can see the eggs made by the artists and even purchase supplies.  Check out their site.

PISANKA EGG DECORATING




Pisanki are made with melted beeswax that is applied to an egg shell (which has been blown out with a special egg blower).  Thefirst lines on the egg will be the color of the shell, which is then placed in the yellow dye and dried carefully.  The next lines and shapes will be yellow, if you cover the yellow design with melted wax.  Putting the egg shell in orange gives you a new color to work with in wax.  Green may be added before the orange dye.  The final color will be brown, blue, dark green, purple, or black.  Finishing the process includes cleaning off the burned wax by carefully melting it in a candle flame and wiping with a tissue.  A high gloss polyurethane makes the design permanent.  These pisanki are very fragile and must be handled with care.





PISANKI AND WOODBURNED CROSSES




I decided to decorate wooden crosses with similar designs as pisanki eggs.  I drew on the bare wood with pencil first and then proceeded to burn the lines into the crosses using a woodburning tool.  It has different types of points that become heated to a very high temperature and actually burn the lines in the wood.  I colored one of the cross designs with permanent marker and then varnished the crosses to make them permanent.