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Four Artists, Twelve Months: Month #2 – “BOASTFUL”

My, time flies! We are now on month # 2 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 second month’s theme is “Boastful” and is to be interpreted using complementary colors. Each artist was charged with creating a painting that shows “boastful” as they interpret it, using their own unique approach and style.

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Project: Claybord Flower Power Panel

 

It’s always a bit risky to give ‘wall art’ as a present, but if you know the person’s taste and décor it’s a win-win! You get to enjoy the time spent making the gift and the recipient has years and years of enjoyment from it.

My Flower Power Panel is designed for an artist friend who loves flowers and gardening. She’s into mixed media, loves texture and pattern, and her favorite color is turquoise. I’m going to include a blank cradled Claybord and a package of air dry clay, along with a sheet of rubber stamps (the ones I used for the flowers!) as an extra surprise! 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 >>