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Mona Pendleton | Thursday, March 31, 2016 @ 9:00 PM | , , , , , , , , ,

Happy April! There's a new challenge up on The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog! This month we are asking you to create a project featuring dimension:
Here's a trio of close ups of my multi-dimensional project:
I altered and upcycled a mini burlap covered canvas. I started by removing the burlap then applied Wendy Vecchi crackled texture paste. Once the paste worked it's magic, I sponged on Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added lots of texture to the little wooden house using a Stamper's Anonymous brick stencil along with texture paste followed with various Distress Stains and the roof was coated with an application of embossing enamel:
The die cut heart was covered with a generous application of Distress Crackle Paint followed with Vintage Photo Distress Stain then embellished with a trio of flowers and die cut foliage:


Speaking of texture, while my daughter and I were treasure shopping for her vintage market, she spotted this shabbified vintage trunk for me. It found a new home next to the fireplace in our family room :)
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you enjoyed my project! Please be sure to visit The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge site for loads of awesome inspiration from the DT and for complete details on how to share your mixed media creativity with us! Remember, this month we have a sponsor who is offering a fantastic prize to one lucky player! Like the lottery, you have to play to win!
Be Sweet ;)


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Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, March 30, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | , , , , , , ,

Hi there! Today it's my turn to share an art journaling project on the Prima blogI was really inspired to create a couple of art journal pages featuring beautiful paper clay designs made from the iron orchid decor-Vintage Art Décor Moulds along with a variety of other fab Prima products.
 I started with a collaged background using an assortment of pretty papers from the Salvage District Collection then added lots of texture using white crackle paste along with the netting stencil. Once the pages were dry, I randomly applied a variety of products including: Color Bloom Sprays, Mica powder and acrylic paint.
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Here's a visual of many of the products used to create these art journal pages:
For color inspiration, I joined along with the March Prima Product pick.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my projects. Please be sure to visit the Prima blog for loads of awesome inspiration!
Be Sweet ;)
Prima product list: 573782-Color Bloom Spray Mist Soft Teal, 573904-Color Bloom Spray Mist Peony, 573942-Color Bloom Spray Mist Glistening Waves, 963200-Finnabair art alchemy Acrylic Paint Metallique Vintage Rose, 962500-Finnabair art ingredients Mica Powder Green, 961671-Finnabair art ingredients Glass Beads Crystal, 961398-Finnabair art basics Matte Gel Transparent, 961442-Finnabair art basics Heavy Gesso White, 961503-Finnabair art Extravagance Texture Paste White Crackle, 961466-Finnabair art basics Clear Gesso, 847517-Salvage District Collection-Chateau, 847555-Salvage District Collection-Louis X111, 847524-Salvage District Collection-Palais Royal, 814656-iron orchid decor Cling Stamps-Texture, 961275-Finnabair stencil-Netting, 814779-iron orchid decor-Vintage Art Décor Mould - Baroque 1, 814786-iron orchid decor-Vintage Art Décor Mould - Baroque 2, 814793-iron orchid decor-Vintage Art Décor Mould - Baroque 3,
814809-iron orchid decor-Vintage Art Décor Mould - Baroque 4, 814816-iron orchid decor-Vintage Art Décor Mould - Baroque 5, 814813-iron orchid decor-Vintage Art Décor Mould - Baroque 6, 814991-iron orchid decor-paper clay
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Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, March 29, 2016 @ 9:46 PM | , , ,

Hi! I hope you are having a great week! Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers and one that I really want to master at painting. I've taken on line painting lessons as well as following along with dvd tutorials from several of my favorite artists and I think so far that I'm really enjoying Gary Jenkins style of painting Sunflowers the most.
Today I have a 11" x 14" gesso painted canvas art board to share featuring sunflowers inspired by Gary Jenkins Sunflowers video tutorial:
Gary makes it so easy so fun and easy to learn how to paint. He paints with such charisma and enthusiasm you just want to pick up a brush and give it a try!



I'm joining along with Paint Party Friday:
I hope you have enjoyed my painting as much as I enjoyed creating it :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)

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Mona Pendleton | Monday, March 28, 2016 @ 3:39 PM | , , ,

Hi! I hope you are having a great week so far! Today I have an 11" x 14" gesso painted canvas art board to share featuring a couple of rose inspired by Gary Jenkins Beauty of Oil Painting video. 
 Thais painting started off VERY different than what you see here.! Lots of room for improvement :)



I'm joining along with Paint Party Friday:
Thanks so much for looking!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, March 27, 2016 @ 9:49 PM | , ,

Hi there! Yesterday we celebrated my sweet daughter Angie's birthday. I made this birthday card for Angie featuring a trio of fun succulents which happen to be Angie's favorites plants :)

For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current Freshly Made Sketches:
Thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great week!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, March 26, 2016 @ 9:31 AM | , , , ,

Hi there! Thanks to those for keeping my sister in your thoughts and prayers. Haven't received an update from my BIL in a couple of days regarding my sister but as the saying goes, no news is good news. Surely she is resting and gaining her strength. I'll keep you posted. Today I have a 11" x 14" painting to share that I painted using Heritage Acrylic Paints.
I painted this as I followed along with David Jansen's Paint It Simply's Peony and Roses Quick Compositions video tutorial. It's my first time painting with these paints and for me personally, there is definitely a learning curve. I don't want to throw in the towel just yet. This painting was painted using only 6 colors of paint on my palette. The variation in shades and values came from mixing the 6 basic colors. 
I definitely have A LOT of room to grow but I'm having fun with the creative learning process and everyone has to start somewhere. All of my favorite artists including David Jansen remind me of the same thing, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE...



I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday~
Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Be Sweet ;)

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