Monday, October 12, 2009

Embrace your Inner Bad Girl! Follow me on a new adventure with Project 52!

Recently I was selected to a be Bad Girl for Project 52! I'm thrilled because not only will I be stretching my artistic abilities with a fabulous team but also will be encouraging others to embrace their artistic dreams!! This is a year long artistic journey that I have committed to and I hope you do as well! Every 2nd & 4th Monday during each month you will see a new challenge posted to do as well as the design teams (DT) interpretation of that challenge. Well today is the first challenge!

The first challenge is HERO. I had a lot of fun with this challenge! Being that it is the month of October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I decided to make my "Hero" a breast cancer survivor and superhero! For selling purposes she'll be called "Hope" for this challenge I shall call her the "Pink Avenger" - Saving the Tatas One At A Time! Thought the world could use a little humor! Not to make light of women battling cancer but to spread hope and joy even in the worst of times. I will have included a tutorial in the Project 52 blog on how I created this piece. I hope you like it! It's completely different from my normal art but I had fun creating it!

Here she is, "The Pink Avenger"! Sassy, isn't she?



Here are some helpful tips in getting started in mixed media:

  • Never throw anything out! Even bits of scraps can make or break a piece. Look at everyday objects in a new light. This will make you have lots of stuff lying around but you never know when you'll need or want to use it! I even keep my cup cozies from Starbucks, it makes for great texture in pieces!
  • Gel Medium is your best friend!! I use Golden Gel Mediums in all my art it has so many uses! Invest in a bigger jar you'll need it!

More to come later!!

Our Design Team Members have opened up their Studio Blogs featuring Tips for Beginning Mixed Media. You can have a chance at the Bad Girls scrumptious prize shown on the Project 52 by visiting each blog and ending up at our P52 Gallery and P52 Forums!

Remember: Have fun! Embrace your Inner Bad Girl Artist!!!

Now GO CREATE!!!

Aimée AKA Mazer

61 comments:

  1. ooh cute piece and thanks for all the great links

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  2. good morning Aimée
    she is F A B U L O U S

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  3. Love your canvas! My Mom is a Breast Cancer Survivor- she's definately my hero....you've inspired me!

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  4. Thank you all!!

    Amy I'm so glad I inspired you! Happy to hear your mom is a Survivor too!

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  5. Your pink avenger is beautiful indeed. She speaks of hope and beauty and strength...she speaks of life and living and encompasses all of who we are as women.

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  6. love it! i want to play too! :-)

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  7. This is awesome!!! Great tips too!!

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  8. great idea - it is so beautiful!!!

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  9. What a joyous canvas! So positive! Your tutorial is excellent and will help me alot in taking on this challenge.

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  10. Such a beautiful, inspiring and timely project - thanks for sharing your ideas

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  11. Oooh!! Your pink lady IS sassy!! I definitely am all for saving the ta-tas!!! Love your work!!

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  12. What a cool project and I love the name you gave her!

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  13. Great papers and elements! And great news on the breast cancer research scene! I have been saving "stuff" for ages! Can hardly wait to jump in and use it :)

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  14. Very pretty! Off to check out the tutorial!

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  15. am quite sure i am gunna have to get more mediums....thank you for your part in this..am gunna love all this learning

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  16. Thank you all! WOW this is overwhelming!! :) So glad this inspired so many of you!

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  17. Nice use of many materials. It all comes together very nicely.

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  18. Love it!

    ~Robin
    http://robinredd.typepad.com/west_coast_scrapper/

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  19. I love this...what a fantastic tribute to breast cancer awareness, survivors, and those fighting now..
    This is truly inspirational.

    So many new techniques for me too. This is so much fun and I can't wait to start playing.

    x0x0x
    Madzie09

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  20. Oh! I love your superhero! What a good subject.

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  21. totally love the pink avenger!

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  22. Love the idea of using the starbucks things. (might have to go get myself some coffee just so I can use it :)

    I really like the beadwork on your piece as well. Very nice!

    ~ ms_moey

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  23. I can 't wait to hear more of your tips Aimee!!!! Your talent is so inspiring!!!! YOU ROCK!
    xoxoxoxoxoxox!!!!!
    JA

    P.S. How do you leave that custom message under "Leave Your Comment"?

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  24. your canvas was one of my faves!! so beautiful!thanks for the tips, too!
    B

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  25. Love your lady!! She is a fighter and sassy and spunky!!!

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  26. love Love LOVE this canvas! Very whimsical about a very serious subject, and most survivors would agree we need humor to keep our perspective and continue the fight! Great job!

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  27. I love that leaf hat, so clever! The bead work at the bottom is awesome too!

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  28. never throw anything out is my mantra too! LOL

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  29. WOW, if I kept everything I'd be drowning in a sea of 'lovely things to keep', but it's good advice!

    Lovely to see your work and your process too.

    Annie B

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  30. Hi Aimee, she certainly is sassy - I love it!
    Also - grinned from ear to ear because of the converse boots on the Wanderer I just saw on Melange Team blog! sweet
    Pam

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  31. Love it!!!! Off to do the blog hop :o)

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  32. her face is just perfect, aimee!

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  33. I think blog hopping has a great element for inspiration!

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  34. Wonderful blog! Lots of inspiration here!

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  35. very pretty, I've never used gel medium. Maybe it's time to try it?

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  36. its a inspiring artwork and im blogghopping for project 52!

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  37. love your canvas love the bling on the tatas!

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  38. Aimee...your project is very pretty in pink and it carries such a meaningful message in it. thank you for doing this ;)
    You are so creative.am already looking fwd to your next project ;)-jaz

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  39. my third hop!!!! this is just too much fun! But I keep getting sidetracked on everyone's blog!!!

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  40. "never throw anything out" yea, that's all of us for sure!!
    love your sassy hero.

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  41. really gorgeous--love the sequins!

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  42. Very pretty and artsy. Thanks for sharing. And great tips.

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  43. Definitely sassy. I love your take on the hero part of the challenge.

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  44. wow! that was nice to make a piece inspired by breast cancer awareness , I love how you said , " saving the tatas one at a time , thats a cute sayin'. off to the next blog , thanks for the inspiration! : P

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  45. Beautiful Art Work. And congrats on making the team :)

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  46. oh how funny..being a mixed media artist i had to giggle about your first comment aboutsaving everything..and that is such an understatement..just wait until you have been doing it a while...i need a bulldozer at this point...lol!

    i have to tell you! your piece is amazing and gorgeous~! this blog hopping is so fun..i am meeting so many nice peeps..and seeing so much inspirational art!
    hugs!!!

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OXOXO

Aimée

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