May 14, 2007

Graffiti Art - Cheap Tricks

Yeah!! I got to put my skills from Traci Bautista's class to use! I did several large backgrounds and cut down for my 4X4s. The trick was to make them look like finished work.

It suddenly occurred to me that I used some of my favorite
Cheap Tricks in these swap pages ... the larger punchinella is so fun to use; puff paint is so cheap and I love the look of it ... 3-D doodling ... how fun is that? And my new cheap trick I learned ... I found this paint at Wal-Mart called Xtreme Paint by Tulip. It is similar to a glitter paint. It has a clear binder with neon colored flecks in it. The binder dries so clear ... it disappears on the page almost except for the confetti flecks suspended in the paint ... but painting over it and wiping away some of the paint for a semi-resist effect was so cool!



Graffiti Art 4X4s

13 comments:

Joanne Huffman said...

Karen, how cool is that! Your papers are lovely and your slide show is really impressive. What a neat way to display your work. By the way, did you know I tagged you for 7 random facts? It's on my blog.\Joanne

Kris Henderson said...

Each and every one is a masterpiece.
I really love your choice of colors.

Connie said...

These are great Karen! I love how textured they all look. ...and the webshot presentation is fab - easy to view...
connie

Karen Owen said...

Karen, These pages are fabulous! So much texture and color.

Karen

Judy said...

Hey Karen, You're getting very fancy with this slide show stuff. I'm impressed with your media skills and your artistic talents. These pages turned out great.
Judy

michelle ward said...

karen - thanks for entering the crusade. very cool slide show there girl! love all the color and texture. what is a punchinella? i'm a product dunce. thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Nice pieces,can't wait to see the book in person! Joy Logan
auntjoy4u@comcast.net

kathy mc said...

What a cool slide show Karen. I love it!
~k~

Sigrid said...

This is awesome, the slide show and the art it is showing :)
Thanks for your cheap tricks!

belinda said...

what a clever slide show! took a class with traci at art & soul and had a blast. didn't get to work with 3d-paint though. yours looks fun.

Becky New said...

WAY cool! And... very inspiring! (so much for cleaning house today... lol!)

Crafty Green Poet said...

the slide show is a great idea and the artworks are lovely. Thanks for sharing some cheap tricks too!

Penny said...

Love the slide show...the art is gorgeous! Your ideas are fabulous!