Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Spirit in the Studio...

Yes, I have the xmas creative bug!  Here is a photo of my glass ornament wreath I have made for my front door...
I started it on an old grapevine wreath - no easy task I assure you!  Then I used E6000 glue because I thought the hot glue gun might break the ornaments.  After becoming almost asphyxiated with the fumes I took the risk and went for the glue gun.  It worked so much better and was much quicker too!
I hope you can see the detail....

Then last night I worked on my new portrait and I'm mostly done - might do a little more on the background.


I used caran d' ache watercolor crayons and titanium white heavy bodied acrylic on the face and hair.  Then Golden fluid acrylics and gesso with various stamps and a bit of glimmer mist for the background.  I wrote my sentiment and word with a .05 copic multiliner.  The lighting makes the words look faded but they're not.

Hope you enjoyed my process!

Music in the studio was my favorite xmas album of all time - "Wintersong" by Sarah McLachlan.

Happy xmas creating!

Forever in art,  Jessica

8 comments:

Liette alias Pixelle said...

your christmas decoration is wouawwwwwww....!!!
I would like to have one like this, very original!!
the result of your drawing with the Tam's technic is fantastic...you could teach it if you want...I am sure of that...one day, may be...

Sharon::SkiesArt said...

Oh Jessica........Your wreath is gorgeous!!!!
wow that was a project and well worth it.
I love the green door too. Perfect backdrop for the wreath.
Your portrait is lovely, she has eyes like you!
the background is yummy.... love everything about it.
Keep those creative juices flowing!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Hi Jessica,
Thank you for the visit & kind comment on my blog :)
Wow!! Love your wreath! Absolutely Stunning!
Just had a quick peek through your blog, and you have created some awesome artwork!
Glad I found you in Blog-land :)
Jan x

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Thanks for stopping by Jessica! Your wreath is AMAZING!!! And your painted girl is fabulous as well! We must be very similar in our creative little selves...it's fun to switch up and try everything I think! Great work!!!

aimee said...

your front door! OH!! i want it!!

Kristin said...

Ooooh, it's just so beautiful! I love the pretty colors and I'm sure the shine is FAB! I love it, xoox

Sharon Lingren said...

Jess.
I love your wreath! I can see you have been a busy bee in the studio this week. I'm glad you've gotten bit by the xmas bug! Post pics of your tree for us too! Love you, xoxoxo

MeUpcycled said...

Agreed...the wreath is gorgeous, especially against the green door!