Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Creative Circle Blog Party Continues!!!

Welcome to the Creative Circle Blog Party - Eight Stops for Creative Adventure (including food)!!!
What could be more fun that that?  Seven friends and I have each developed a creative project to share with you on our blogs.  At the end of each blog, you'll find a link to take you to the next blog stop.  If you get lost, you can return here and find the list of blog participants at the bottom of my post for today.  But it might be more fun to just follow along!  Also, don't forget that once you have visited all eight stops, you can return to my Friday post and leave a comment about your experience to be entered into my weekend give-away.  (I'll actually pull entries from this post and the Friday post to avoid confusion.)

It's Sunday, and I've visited all the blogs. They're terrific.  Sorry there's no Scrapbook Sunday page today because I want to keep the party going and because once I started making Jacky-style cards, I lost all track of time.  I'll post those on Tuesday, along with any other projects I've made.  I'm definitely going to order a bunch of 8x8 photos and make a grid like Gemma suggested.  Plus, I bought buttermilk and pumpkin to make Sharyn's lovely cake!  And I'm thinking hard about Mel's cute little pieces of art, too!  Enjoy my project, and enjoy visiting the other stops in the creative circle.

Here's my project:  Patchwork Collage on Plaster
1.  Start with a 4x4 inch base.  I like to use plaster bandages (sold as rigid-wrap in the United States), but you can use watercolor paper, chipboard or any heavy cardstock.
2.  Tear three or four different scrap pieces of patterned paper into random shapes and adhere to you base.  I like to use gel medium for this, but any good liquid adhesive will work.
3.  Stamp or draw a heart (or other open image) onto your background.  If you're stamping, use a good quality, waterproof ink like Stayz-on.  If you're drawing, a charcoal pencil or a sharpie both work well.  If I'm drawing, I usually go over the image, using a fine paintbrush, with black acrylic paint.
4.  Create a wash of acrylic paints by watering down some of your paint.  Apply the paint to everything on your base, except the image and its interior.  Let dry or dry with a heat gun.
5.  Add other stamped images and/or collage elements.  The dragonfly heart uses a grungbord dragonfly, painted with crackle paint, and stamped images.  The bird king uses a German Scrap bird and a crown from a collage sheet.
6.  Admire your work and then move on to the next stop on our creative adventure:  http://www.scrappyjackylive.blogspot.com/

If you get lost, you can return to my blog and go to any of these creative circle participants:
My blog
http://gallorganico.blogspot.com/
Jacky’s blog
http://www.scrappyjackylive.blogspot.com/
Sian’s blog
http://fromhighinthesky.blogspot.com/
Mel's blog
http://ispeakmelsh.blogspot.com/
Sharyn’s blog
http://sharyncarlson.typepad.com/
Gemma’s blog
http://happybunnydesigns.blogspot.com/
Fiona’s blog
http://www.fionasflotsam.blogspot.com/
Lizzie’s blog
www.lizziemade.blogspot.com



Finally, if you're visiting my blog as part of the Blog Around the World blog party, the picture of my world is in the sidebar. The next gal in that blog trip is the the wonderful Kathy M, who lives about 45 minutes away from me, and who I have known for a long time. Just click here to visit her blog.  After you blog around the world, please come back and join the creative adventure!

33 comments:

Fiona said...

Wow fantastic work. Thanks for organasing this blog party.

scrappyjacky said...

I just love your heart collage...may use your instructions to have a go myself..thanks for all your work on this blog hop....have really enjoyed everyone's work.

Sian said...

Thank you for organising the party today Rinda! And for sharing your instructions..you've really made it sound as if I could manage it myself! See you again soon.

Amy said...

The best instruction of all is the 'admire your own work' one - great party Rinda!

Lee said...

GREAT idea, enjoyed my visit to each blog :)

Cherry said...

What wonderful projects. Great use of acrylics. Lovely blog too. Have a great day Hugs Cherry XXX

humel said...

Great, very clear, thanks Rinda - I love what you've done and will definitely have a play with this myself!

And thanks for organising the party, it's been such fun :-)

Beverly said...

I really enjoyed attending your blog party, such talented women. Gemma's post has inspired me to do the same with some fav photos to hang in the hallway :) Looking forward to seeing out your kitchen window!

Alison said...

great fun Rinda thank you!

Grethic said...

Great fun, I've really enjoyed eavesdropping on your party

Tracy said...

I loved this blog hop. It was so nice to see such a variety of things. I loved Gemmas photos, and also the cake! Everythign was lovely though

Lizzie said...

Lovely project Rinda. It looks so complicated, but sounds so easy!

Thanks for organising the Creative Circle Party, it's been such fun!

Nikki said...

I love these! I am just about to get to work on some canvases for my Grandma's Christmas gift and the plaster background will be a great addition to the piece! Thanks for sharing! (PS I'm also in Shimelle's class but mostly as a lurker--now I wish I'd been more active, looks like you all had fun!)

Jane said...

I enjoyed looking at everyone's blogs, some fantastic things on them!

humel said...

Me again :-) Now travelling the world.... And just had to say - how gorgeous is your view?! x

Amy said...

Back again - I'm very tired now! Love your view ... thanks for all of your work setting up both your party and being a part of the hop!

scrappyjacky said...

That's a pretty cool view you have.

Margi said...

Very kewl pic and I'll be back to do the Creative Adventure blog train as well!

Mina said...

wow Maria just stunning and so beautifully made, such clear instructions too...thanks for showing this
Mina xxx

Kathy M said...

WoW! You are busy today (but then when aren't you?). Thanks for the kind words.

Carrie/scrapchick said...

TFS! Hope to try this someday soon!

Irene said...

You are very busy but thanks for a view from your window! Lovely!

scrappyjacky said...

Thanks for organising all this,Rinda......and look forward to seeing your cards.

Becky said...

Fantastic collage - off to the next blog now :)

Mary said...

Lovely piece of art Rinda ~ thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

Gorgeous work, love it!

sharyncarlson said...

Thanks for organizing the blog party Rinda! It was tons of fun and I loved what everyone came up with. Thanks for the instructions on the mixed media piece. In the past it seemed overwhelming to know how to start something like that, but you've given me courage and inspiration!

Stéphanie said...

your projects are fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration

Lizzie said...

NOTICE OF AN AWARD!

Hi Rinda, didn't want you to miss this comment!

I have included you in the list of seven bloggers to whom I have passed on the Kreative Blogging Award.

Please visit this post on my blog :- http://lizziemade.blogspot.com/2009/11/days-work.html

and scroll down a bit to see the information

Regards, Lizzie

jenny said...

Hey I have got your good message and have to be a part of that party. I am very eager to see Christmas party going to be arrange at our home... Thanks.

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