Our next Guest Ambassador is the amazing Tina Walker! She is a world renown creative who's mixed media style is unique and easily recognizable. Let's get to know Tina a little better.
"Hi! I'm Tina Walker and I am a lover of all things creative. By day, I direct the International Trade Department for a major footwear retailer and create in my spare time. Art is an outlet that allows me to keep my sanity and is a retreat from my daily career responsibilities. My latest creative passion is all things mixed media, including art journaling, assemblage, and fabric art.
Mixed media is a perfect discipline for me, encompassing multiple products, mediums and design techniques. My project selection and medium choice is constantly changing. I love to experiment and I believe there is no such thing as a bad mistake. All ‘mistakes’ are a chance to learn and try new ideas. As I always say, "You can always cover it with gesso and start over."
I am truly blessed to be part of this amazing community and I hope I can bring a bit of sunshine to your crafty world!"
When creating assemblage projects, I love combining the old with the new. This combination simply makes my heart full of happy. There is something about the hidden story and history of a vintage finding mixed with new, unwritten pieces that is a match made in heaven. And, it give me an ‘excuse’ to go junkin’ shopping! But who said you need an excuse? Ha!
I have bin after bin full of vintage ‘junk’; it may actually out number my new products but since most of my vintage finds are one-of-a-kind, I have to buy them when I can (at least that is what I tell myself).
The biggest thing to remember when combining old objects with new is that the color, texture, design of the old piece can always be changed. Sometimes I’ll use a piece as is, but quite often I change it with a little gesso, texture paste, and paint. It doesn’t take much other than a little imagination.
Relics & Artifacts® pieces are the perfect match with my vintage findings. Since they can be modified to match whatever style or design esthetic you are looking for, they are a must have product. Using the same color palette or texture is all you need to marry the old into the new.
Tina has graciously created a Snapguide to illustrate how she achieved the marvelous finishes and textures in this beautiful piece.
Relics & Artifacts® "Papillon"
Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Adhesive Metal Sheet