Artistcellar Blog

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Hello beautiful souls,

It's that time of year when everyone is making their handmade gifts. I am really excited about the little mixed-media jewelry shelf I created for Christian. As pretty as piles of jewelry are on your night stand it's nice to hang them up on a pretty little holder. You can also use this holder for keys and other trinkets.

I started out with a scrap piece of wood. I gesso'ed the base and painted it with watercolors.

Next I began adding layers by inking on some of my favorite labyrinth stencils: Chartres, and Anasazi. I added some white inks with the Arabian Nights series stencils to create some layers.

Next I added some clear glittery embossing powder to create a little depth and sparkle. I finished off the design with a Metatron's Cube. I used some modeling paste, fluid acrylics, and metallic inks to give it a spacey metal feel.  Next I used a dremel to pre-drill some  some holes in the bottom of the shelf for my hooks, and then screwed them into the base. Voila! Instant wall art and jewelry shelf!

Being a bead making and jewelry designer it's exciting to make a mixed-media piece to tie all of the art together!

Happy Creating!

Love, light, and creativity,

xoxo Genea

Hello beautiful souls,

I have had chakras on my mind. I created a lovely collection of pieces that I can't wait to share with you :) I took a scrap of wood from my old job and laid down some rainbow colored watercolors, and then layered them with some distress inks and the flower of life stencil. 

Next I used some texture paste  and the pocket stencil chakra series to create 3D chakras on top. I used my heat gun to dry the paste and as you dry it the texture will inflate, puff up, and round out. I sponged on some black fluid acrylics and then used some Inka Gold to add some sparkle and metallic. I finished off the design by adding some white inks and the chakra 2 pocket stencils.  Next I screwed in some hooks so I had a pretty jewelry holder :D

I even took a little video of the shelf since it was too pretty not to capture all of the details :)

Now you know one can't have a pretty jewelry holder with no jewelry, right? So I decided to make some pretty shrink plastic chakra pendants with the chakra 1 and 2 pocket stencils to match!

I turned them into very simple necklaces on a thin waxed cotton cord. They are so dainty and pretty. They are so light you barely feel them on, so they are perfect for your new everyday jewelry. You can find these in my facebook group. Oh and I even took a video of the jewelry with the shelf.

What do you do to stay in your zen space?

Love, light, and creativity,

xoxo Genea