As a Photographer and Mixed Media Artist, I am definitely in my comfort zone creating Art Photography, Metal Art or Handmade Art Cards. Some of my work hangs in Art Galleries and has been published in numerous Art publications. Currently, I also have the honor of being an ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2016 for ImagineCrafts/Tsukienko.
I live in sunny Tampa, FL with my husband and have made a full-time career creating amazing art. I'm hopeful you will enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
DOG DAYS OF AUGUST
BY: Mark Melnick
It’s August and those dog days of summer are here. While it’s too darn hot
for the dog park, or an evening walk, there’s no reason why we can’t stop and
celebrate our pets. Here is a cute invite for a Bark Mitzvah, 1st Birthday,
which can be customized for any doggone occasion you like!
Time Required: 30 minutes
Cut a piece of colored card stock to any desired size. Tape to your craft mat using painters or washi tape. By covering the entire piece of card stock with strips of tape, you can then decide which pieces to remove for striping in the next step.
Remove tape where striping will occur. Take Sponge Dauber and Ink stripes onto card stock. Pigment Ink works best and will not smear once dry.
Remove remaining tape and allow ink to dry completely. Take focal image and adhere to the card stock.
Some people have annual parties for the Oscars, Tonys, or the Emmys. But us, well, every four years we throw a fabulous party for the ultimate awards program, the Olympics. This Foyer Card is perfect for this occasion, and easy to customize for any awards program.
Summertime fun with VersaCraft and All-Purpose Inks in bright colors. What better way to enjoy some homemade Sun Tea than on some handmade canvas coasters - colorful and absorbent!!! Skill: Beginner – Intermediate / Time Required: 30 minutes Drying Time
Summers here in Florida hardly invoke thoughts of anything close to Winter snow, or Reindeer for that matter….so this StencilGirl Blog Hop was truly a challenge. I chose the StencilGirl Mandala Stencil #2 to create a unique snowflake design for this retro-feel Christmas Card. Utilizing ImagineCrafts Palette Knives, I spread ImagineCrafts Clear Creative Medium [mixed with Vanilla acrylic paint for color] over the festive card stock. The sentiment is embossed with a mixture of ImagineCrafts EMBOSS White and Shimmer embossing powder.
When I chose the CAS-ual Fridays Casual Comfort Stamp/Die Set for this Blog Hop, I planned on creating a more upbeat card. Recent events forced me to change my mind - unfortunately there are times when we need to send a sympathy card.
So, starting with an original photograph of a Calla Lily in my garden, I took one of the Casual Trees Fri-Dies that seemed to mimic fern leaves. I embossed a two-layer piece of card stock for a deep embossed result. Then, using the coordinating stamp, I colored the leaves with VersaFine Ink in the Habanero and Crimson Red colors. The interesting white veining is the result of the embossing technique.