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Four Artists, Twelve Months: Month #1 – “JOY”

And month number one is in the books!  We’re checking in with our four abstract artists who have started a year-long collaborative project using Ampersand Gessobord!  Each month the four artists will create a work of art on a 12″x12″ Deep Cradled Ampersand Gessobord with a defined theme. Then, at the end of the year, all of the artworks will be displayed in an exhibition. Refer to our original post for the details of this fantastic collaboration.

The first month’s theme is “JOY” and is to be interpreted using warm colors. Each artist was charged with creating a painting that shows “joy” as they interpret it, using their own unique approach and style.

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Project: Cradled Gessobord – The Seed Lady

This project was going to be simple and fast. I intended to rub Distress Inks onto a 12 x 12 cradled Gessobord and do some stamping with StazOn Inks. I had chosen Flying Seeds, Blossoming Woman and a long stamp with rows of dotted lines. I thought I’d enhance the woman’s hair with a light cream-colored pencil and hang it on the wall. Continue Reading >>

Four Artists, Twelve Months – A Collaborative Project on Ampersand Gessobord!

A CALL TO CREATE:  ABSTRACTED STATES OF MIND is a year-long collaborative project between 4 abstract artists who describe themselves as being “connected by friendship and a call to create.” Each month the four artists will create a work of art on a 12″x12″ Deep Cradled Ampersand Gessobord with a defined theme. Then, at the end of the year, all of the artworks will be displayed in an exhibition.

The first month’s theme is “JOY” and is to be interpreted using warm colors. Each artist is charged with creating a painting that shows “joy” as they interpret it, using their own unique approach and style. Each artist uses different mixed media applications, so it should be an interesting outcome! Continue Reading >>

Mounting Photographs to Ampersand Panels and Finishing with a Floaterframe!

Did you know that Ampersand panels are great for mounting photographs?  And when you match that with one of our new floaterframes you have a BEAUTIFUL presentation that makes a wonderful gift for that special someone. How cool is that? Continue Reading >>

Project: Gessobord – Peace, Love, Joy

Prop this festive little Gessobord panel onto your mantel, surround it with greenery, and wait for guests to pepper you with compliments! And be sure to make several to send home with them – it’s an ideal holiday gift, easy to make.

Because the color palette isn’t the traditional red and green, and it features ferns rather than pine branches, this artwork can remain on display year-round. The message of peace, love, and joy resonates just as much in April and September, not just December. Continue Reading >>