Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Airbrush experiments

You know, there are moments when I get all caught up in my art and I forget why I first started this blog.  I was chatting with a friend (Hi Vickie!) tonight and she reminded me that every now and then, I should just talk about what's going on in my life!

So, what's going on in my life?  ART!  LOLOL!  I am in a creating blitz this week designing classes for San Diego.  They may never get done as I seem to be going quite slow...until today.  Susan come over to play and all of a sudden....all of the ideas were right here.  I think I finished up 3 classes today. Perhaps what I need is a full time assistant!

If you've never taken the time to read my first week of posts, you'll never know why I started this blog.  I just reread them and realized.....I was probably the first or one of the first "inchie" designers with my layout that included 49 one-inch photos of all bad hair days throughout my life!  LOL!!!  50 years of bad hair.  It's just who I am!

And can you believe that I grew up without a TV?  Imagine that!  We have a TV in every room in the house now.  But funny thing, Kerry is off to LA this week and I don't think I've turned the TV on once.  I really believe that when you grow up without it....it's quite easy to live without it.  Most of my closest friends know that about me and they know to call me when something happens (like 911) and tell me to turn on the TV.  LOL!!!

I promise to start adding a bit more about what's going on in my personal life....but honestly, this week...it's truly all art!  When the "cat's" away.....all I'm going to do is play!!!

I'm brushing up on my metal repousse and this was my first little sample. It's a palm tree  wrapped around a candle and my base was a cricut diecut. Pretty cool.

but look what happens when you take the copic airbrush to pewter - you can literally create your own piece of colored metal.  I LOVE this!!!

For this one, I used a rubber stamp.  I thought it looked a bit like seaweed!  LOL!

This piece has some great depth to it as well:

I finished this one off - I think it could be a pendant....but I also think it would look cute on a card.  Not sure what I'll do with it....but next, I want to do a couple of seashells!

No, next I want to airbrush on friendly plastic!  No.....

OK, I think that list is endless!!! Who knows what I'll do next!  It's what makes being an artist so much fun!!!


Rustic Diva Designs and RP Gardens said...

That is so cool! Great color.

Lisa West said...

copic airbrush. I guess that is new to me. And did you hammer the stamp imprint. I love metal and have only colored it by heating or using alcohol inks. Lisa

Jen Lowe said...

Thanks Diva!

Lisa, Copic is a brand of alchol ink based markers. They have come up with a system that you can use them with an air compressor or a can of compressed air and they spray on like an airbrush. They dry immediately and work great on metal, acrylic, glass....ok, just about anything!

No hammer involved for this project. It's a rubber stamp and Ten Second Studio tools (or MercArtUSA). It's quite fun, I love making them and really should do more.