At Summer CHA a new line of ART-C mixed media embellishments was introduced. You can read about it more here on the Little Yellow Bicycle blog. I had to find out more about it. So this September during ScrapFest at the Mall of America, I asked my good friend, Liz Hicks, to introduce me to her friend Thom at C-Thru Ruler Company. C-Thru owns the brands: Little Yellow Bicycle, Deja Views and Art-C Mixed Media Products in addition to the C-Thru line of products. Besides the new products I had heard about, I had been wanting to meet with them for a while, because their offices are so close to my home, here in Connecticut. It just seemed silly to me that I hadn't hooked up with them yet! Well a few weeks and planetary alignments came to pass and I have been offered a wonderful opportunity to work with them. Of course I gladly accepted.
I officially started October 22nd, and hit the ground running making samples and a project for our upcoming workshop at CHA-Winter in Los Angeles. I am the Education Coordinator for the Art-C brand, responsible for sample work, a design team, teaching at CHA and creating an education program. I am very excited to work for such a wonderful company. I was able to tour the facility last week and see their operations up close and meet the people behind the brands.
There are so many exciting things being discussed. I am really looking forward to what we'll be doing in mixed media, home decor and paper arts in the coming year. Doesn't it give you goosebumps? We are going to have so much fun!
Throughout all of this I am so grateful for the constant support and love of my friends and family as I start on this new adventure.
They've been keeping me busy, but I wanted to stop for a moment and show you a little of what I've been up to. So without further ado – let's get ART-C!
Here is a closeup of a mixed media collage on a canvas pillow cover.
I 'painted with paper' to collage her hair. I used a variety of beads and gem stones to decorate her wings and an earring embellishment.
I drew my Art-C girl with graphite pencils, watercolor crayons and acrylic paint.
Then I made a couple of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) with the printed frame and image tablets and monogram letters. I love ATCs and how you can create a little vignette or mystery on a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" surface.
I colored the images with Copic Markers. Isn't the depth amazing? I likened it to an enchanted, hidden garden. I love how the Ephemera packs add just the right touches in each color family.
And now I have to get busy on a couple of projects. But I thank you for stopping by today. And make sure to go to the Facebook Fan Page for ART-C and give it a 'Like' so you can stay in touch with all the fabulous things were are doing. Are you ready to get ART-C? The first releases are shipping now to stores!