Monday, September 14, 2015

Gift Tags

Just got this brand new "leaf punch" from Michael's Craft Store for gift tags to send out with my Etsy items - I'm loving it!

Summer Crafts

This summer, I experimented with new materials; such as Martha Stewart's Glass Paints, as well as Liquitex Acrylic Paint Markers. The glass paints are AWESOME - to make your work dishwasher safe, all you have to do is wait 21 days for the glassware to cure, or you could bake them in your oven to speed up the process. Martha Stewart's Multi Surface Paints work the same way. 

The Liquitex marker was cool for about 5 minutes. For what I used it for (the shoes below), the nib wore out very quickly. Although the nibs are replaceable, I definitely won't be buying this product again. For the same amount of money, I always have better luck with the Micron Pigma Brush for the small details that I do on shoes/ other products. I love micron pens because of the archival ink that doesn't bleed or fade over time.

Old TOMs shoes painted with Tulip Brand Soft Fabric Paint, then detailed with the Liquitex marker discussed above.

All glassware above was painted with Martha Stewart's Glass Paints & Multi Surface paints discussed earlier.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Baseball Season

In honor of baseball season, GO PHILLIES! 
Visit my "Art by Aut" Etsy Shop to purchase your own handmade baseball bracelet! 

Ben Franklin High School

I cannot believe how quickly the past 5 months have gone. To promote our art class at BFHS, I decided to make a class blog to show off the work of my students! Click this link to see students work

BFHS Art Final Project inspired by American artist, Chuck Close:

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Anchor TOMS

Spent my Easter morning painting shoes!

High School Art!

Geez, a lot happens within a year. After my LTS ended at Saucon, I landed a full-time permanent position in the School District of Philadelphia. It was definitely a transition switching from elementary to high school, but I think I love it just as much! Here are just a few pictures I have taken over the past few weeks. I will be making a separate art blog just for them! See below for student examples!