May 19, 2018

Mixed Media Altered Box for AALL & Create


Good day ! Today I am sharing a project I made for AALL & Create

I altered this box with the beautiful stamps by Olga.
I stamped them on the surface of air dry clay.
The clay parts dried in a few days, I then used Finnabair's rust paste sets to highlight the depth and emphasized the shadows

The background of the box was stamped with mulitple layers of Olga stamps and also using rust paste on Kassa's stencil with a stencil brush.




I used the follows products:

#17 by Kassa Hayselden
#22 by Olga Heldwein
#50 by Olga Heldwein
you can find these products at https://www.aallandcreate.com/boutique








thank you for looking !

May 17, 2018

Mixed Media Canvas "Just FEEL"

Sometimes I think picture(image) speaks more than words do.
This is a work that is exactly how it is.
I want you to watch . and then FEEL it.









if you feel it. then my task is finished.
if you dont feel anything,  maybe come back later after some time.

May 16, 2018

Mixed Media Wooden Piece for Lindy's May color challenge




It is already the mid of May and have you seen the gorgeous colors palette fm this month 's Lindy 's color challenge ?

here is my DT reveal for this month.








I am inspired by the purple and yellow colors and I used the element of flowers(pansy and acacia ) to express it


Colors used 
Spray -
French Lilac Violet/ California Poppy Gold/ 


Embossing Powder -
Sunset Yellow Orange/Aurora Amethyst 


Magical shaker 
California Poppy Gold



Welcome to ZOOM in to see the stains I made with the gorgeous embossing powder !

As you perhaps already knew, purple is my fav fav color so it is rather easy for me to work on it but yellow is slightly challenging as it blends into another color easily. but with Lindy's you never need to worry abt !!


We still have much time for you to apply ! come join us !!!






May 12, 2018

Mixed Media Wings Sign for AALL & Create


Hello all, I am very happy to share that I will be designing for the very famous stamp maker AALL & Create for the next few months.

My first project will be this sign with feather wings. This project represents what my Chinese name means " Beautiful feather of wings



I have used the follows products to create this unique sign.
Stamp -
#11 by Fiona Paltridge
#38 by Kassa Hayselden

Stencil -
#16 by Kassa Hayselden
#13 by Bipasha BK

You can find all of them at www.aallandcreate.com/boutique









Using Kassa and Fiona designed feather stamps on waterpaper, I fussy cut them all and colored with Lindys sprays Voodoo Violet Blue, Midnight Rendezvous Raven and French Lilac Violet.
Then I glued them layers by layers to create a pair of wings.
The background was decorated with BK's beautiful stencil and final touch with Tracy's phrase stamp



I hope you will be inspired by what I created. We can literally use stamps on ANYTHING. not just stamping or cards or tags ! Try it out !!

Thank you for reading !

May 10, 2018

Mixed Media Altered Traditional Bento box "Box of Treasured Memories"

I had an incredible experience during my trip with John just last week. It was so amazing and inspiring, I have learnt so much , not just abt art and creating, by in a more psychological way.

My mind was(is) so full of imaginations and ideas with vivid colors and active images after this trip of all the experience, wonderful people, beautiful supporting smiles, meaningful places that I visited, the topics we have discussed with so many different people and the life stories we shared have now became a part of me forever.


And I wanted to have something to remember, to hold onto, so here I made this work. "Box of Treasured Memories"



This was originally a traditional Japanese style lunch box (bento bako) with 3 pieces as a set. In Japan, we serve this type of special premium lunch box to VIP guest and each section of it has different good food inside made with good quality material and love.



I used the technique John taught us in the collabo workshop to alter the surface of the bento box. I used Finnbair impasto and metallique plus some wax for the colors and highlight. I am completely happy with how the cover turned out and it looks sooo amazing in real :D (PLEASE ZOOM IN TO SEE THE DETAILS )


On the second level, I wanted to create the ancient and historical feel/touch of the Stone museum we visited where we received so many inspirations. I picked some of the stones there as the texture background. The pic of myself and John teaching was the highlight of this trip so I cannot possibly dismiss that.I altered a stencil brush into a pen, that brush actually was a dried up brush of John. I "stole" it when he was not looking lol and at that moment I already knew I wanted it to turn into a pen (it is really weird as we hadnt went to the pen store yet at that moment lol)  



I also made two tiny books to store some of the little piece here and there in the trip. The receipt where I bought my first Ice Americana :D (which is totally a MIRACLE since I never drink coffee haha) and the bus ticket on the way back home etc




On the final level, it stores one of my fav jewelry made by John which I actually ordered last year when he started creating them. The piece has the perfect tone of purple blue and rust just how I LOVE. It has a wing on it which also represents my own name (which means beautiful feather of wings) and the word ART that is the center of my life right now.



 Underneath the jewelry necklace is one of the photos we took before our classes started. It recorded the perfect moment of us with the excitement of abt to start the class. I am a LUCKY girl who got to have this honor to teach along side with him. and I ENJOY the whole experience so much



I hope you like how I tell this story of the treasured memories!





May 6, 2018

Mixed Media Altered Steampunk Hat

hello all, I have an altered hat to share with you
One of it is so tiny that is good fit for dolls even.



They were actually those straw hat you can find in any craft store or floral arrangement store.

I created the big one as a gift to My dear friend John when he came to Japan last week.



The small one I actually added a clip so I can put it on my hair lol
at this moment, we are debating if we should make it into a workshop. Unsure yet





let me know what you think !
ワークショップにすべきかどうか 今検討中です
ご意見ぜひ聴かせて下さい

Apr 28, 2018

Mixed Media Altered Medieval Knight with Lindy's Gang

Today I am to share a technique of how to use Lindy's on slick surface to alter gorgeous off the page projects.
We always find some beautiful items that we want to give them a new life, only to find that they are slick surface like plastic, which will not hold the paint unless you sand it pretty hard.

Here I have a SOLUTION for you !!!


Lindy 's products:
Moon Shadow Mist Long John Silver
Starburst Gag Me With A Spoon Gray/Silent Night Silver/Screamin' Banshee Black

I have a tutorial video here for you


 you may ask, WHY not just use the normal primer like gesso ?

Because first, the gesso or modeling paste etc will not hold the paint and will fall off after a while.
Secondly, sometimes spray on white gesso it is too soft but spray on black gesso it is too dark. By spraying on chalky paint finish, it gives another color combinations more than white/black gesso can offer. You can try your color palette of chalky finish paints THEN with different colors of Lindy's sprays and you will find INCREDIBLE effect !!!

 Please ZOOM in to see how beautiful the colors are .
The most important : it is so easy to achieve !!



I hope you will try it out and if you have any inquiries do not hesitate to let me know !

Mixed Media Altered Traditional Bento box "Box of Treasured Memories"

I had an incredible experience during my trip with John just last week. It was so amazing and inspiring, I have learnt so much , not ju...