"A true Artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others." -Salvador Dali-
Luna Blue Gifts
Polymer Clay Art by Julie Timis
This week has been a very busy and productive week. I was so inspired to create new mixed media designs. This one is a spiral bound sketchbook (11.5 x 8.5 inches). It has a lot of textures and paint layers. I wanted to create shades of blue and green and I’m pretty happy I nailed it. Paint layers are gesso, metallic blue and metallic green acrylic paint, Lindy stamp gang spray, viva inca gold and Tim Holtz distress stamp. Texture used are crumpled parchment paper and cricut cut outs painted with Tim Holtz distress paint “olive”. Flowers and leaves are made of polymer clay. Other embellishments are glass cabochons and accent pearls. I also custom covered the inside of the sketchbook and added ribbons to secure and tie sketchbook cover and it also creates a nice accent.
I’m so happy for the opportunity to create a new mixed media journal design. This journal is like a garden. It signifies life with roses, bee & hive. I had a little bit of set back while creating the background colours. It was a challenge to get it right and at the same time, making it sure that it will go with my clay embellishments. After, 3 hours of work, the result was satisfying and surprisingly beautiful. I say I am pretty happy with it. I love a good challenge 🙂 The hive texture was cut from a cricut machine using 100 lb smooth card stock paper. I painted it with tim holt distress paint “copper”. I used black thick gesso, silver acrylic paint, lindy stamp gang sprays and viva inca gold paste for the background cover. I highlighted the roses, leaves and other embellishments with washed out black acrylic clay. This journal is sealed using PYM II spray to retain colours. It is perfect for everyday use.