Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
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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.
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MY PISANKI IN A POLISH REED BASKET
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Abandoned Sled watercolor
This painting was entered in a show at Glenora Music and Art Festival, where I won First Prize in Watercolor!. Then I was in the Hammondsport, NY Art Show, by Keuka Lake, and actually won BEST IN SHOW! I was so amazed and happy to receive such recognition!
I was inspired to paint this when I remembered sledding down the hill in the winter with my brother and sister. We had an old-fashioned sled like this one which could be steered with the bar across the front. It was fun sliding down the hill and then climbing up to slide down again. I think this kind of sled was wonderful! I hope you feel nostalgic when you look at it.
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|I have always been fascinated by Currier and Ives paintings. This is my |
impression of one of those paintings.
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ACRYLIC PAINTING: Meandering Stream in the Winter Woods
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I cut these snowflakes out of computer paper, size 8 1/2 " squares. Sometimes it is easier to trace a paper plate and start with a circle. Then you don't end up with a "square", unnatural snowflake. These are beautiful when placed on a window, so that you can see through the negative spaces. Gorgeous!
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SCHERENSCHNITTE (German Paper Cuts):
The heart shape is fun to work with in paper. First, you choose a piece of paper with the color that you want and fold it in half. You then draw half of your design with pencil and cut out the negative spaces (holes) with a pair of sharp-pointed scissors. When you have a design that isn't completely symmetrical, like the boy and girl in the heart, you cut out the heart leaf design first and complete the cutting of the people separately. Otherwise, you would have two identical people face to face. When the design is unfolded, the delicate paper cut is glued carefully on the card stock background and matted..
Posted by Felicia at 8:43 PM
HEARTS IN SYMMETRY Paper Cutting
I measured and lightly drew lines with pencil from the center of the poster board, horizontally and vertically and then from each corner. Then I proceeded to cut out 4 hearts freehand with no patterns (by folding and cutting half of a heart each time). I saved the inside cutout as that was also a heart. Then I had hearts with heart holes in them and regular hearts. I did this with a multitude of different colors and paper and many different sizes of hearts. Then I began to arrange the hearts from the center outward. I glued some right-side-up and others up-side-down, every which way that was pleasing to me. From the scraps I added curlicues to give the piece pazzazz. As my poster board was not square, I added a line of hearts across the top and bottom, to balance off the piece.
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Valentine Design Tea Bag Folding
Tea Bag Folding is a fascinating folk art to learn and is very rewarding when you understand the folds in creating your design. The paper with repeat designs can be found online and downloaded, to use for your creations. The 1 1/2" squares are cut apart and then folded into intricate Origami (Japanese Paper Folding) shapes. I usually fold my card stock paper in half to make the card, measure horizontally and vertically with a light pencil line, and then glue the shapes where they look the most interesting to me. Pieces of rolled clear tape can be used so that you can move your shapes around until you decide on your finished placement.
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Sunday, December 6, 2015
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
POLISH PAPER CUT..."CIRCLE OF ANGELS"
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Monday, October 26, 2015
Jack-o-Lanterns Carved with Hot Knife
I buy the plastic pumpkins and draw my design in pencil. I cut the hole on the bottom so that I can save the stem. Then you can get little blinking battery-operated lights. I cut out the negative spaces with a hot knife that you get with woodburning tools. It is quite hot, so you have to be very careful not to burn yourself. These jack-o-lanterns last forever and can be used year after year.
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