In 1578, underground tombs containing the remains of thousands of Christian martyrs were discovered in RomeRead More
Sara was only 17 at the time of her death and was accused of being a witch. You see, the young woman was born with rather striking featuresRead More
I remember when Sandra first sent me a picture of the Artists’ Model piece. It literally took my breath away. Immediately my brain went into overload at the endless possibilities with this piece.Read More
Hey everyone! My name is Stephanie Jones Rubiano and I am so delighted to be here as the Relics & Artifacts Guest Ambassador this month!Read More
I believe that our life experiences shape so much of our interests and passions. Throughout my childhood, our family moved often, we lived in both ordinary and extraordinary places. One such place was Puerto Rico.Read More
I am, and always have been FOREVER a BELIEVER of do-it-yourself (when possible) and even a believer of the IMPOSSIBLERead More
On my recent trip to Europe I saw many frescos, mosaics and murals. I am drawn to the beauty that they hold, whether it be the color, texture or composition.Read More
Hi My name is Etsuko and I am so excited to be the Relics & Artifacts Guest Ambassador this month. This is a great opportunity and honor to me.Read More
My inspiration for this piece was the countenance of the stern-looking god, who I decided was Poseidon. And of course, Poseidon would display his most valued treasure in an ornate Ostensorium.Read More
Hi all! This is Gwen Lafleur and I’m thrilled to be the Relics & Artifacts Guest Ambassador for May! I’ve been a fan of Relics & Artifacts since they first were first released, so it was a lot of fun for me to have this opportunity to come up with a project to share this monthRead More
This FUSE Collaboration with RubberMoon has been particularly Inspiring and Invigorating. Each and Every Piece holds within it the Creative Energies of Artists United in the blending of their talents.Read More
“She was beautifully out of place. Sometimes I believe she intended to be. Like the moon during the day.”Read More
I hope you're having fun as the Collaboration between the Relics and Artifacts Ambassadors and the Design Team from RubberMoon combine their artistc flair to bring you unique takes on both companies.Read More
The combination of the Artists from Relics & Artifacts and RubberMoon has produced some beautiful Creations and today is no exception. Here is Darlene Madden.Read More
The artists of Relics & Artifacts have joined with the artists of RubberMoon Stamps for a unique collaboration called Fuse. Today’s installment features Relics & Artifacts Ambassador, Heather Thompson.Read More
Visual artists seldom get to collaborate with others to create a piece of Art so we're presenting a series of pieces created by two or more artists.Read More
Our RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Yorick Skull is a limited edition hand cast matte resin craft blank, ready to alter.
Having young children at home and the fact that they STILL think Momma is fun and "the best Momma in the world," my art is highly influenced by them. It tends to reflect on what we are actually doing around the house or in the gardens or what we seem to be watching at that given time. Also seeing that my daughter, Olivia, and I share an art room together she gives me her honest, heart warming opinion on EVERYTHING.
I mean, when she doesn't like something, she will usually give you a better way of doing it in her eyes. So when it came to the "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall" piece, we were talking about how we wanted it to look and we had the movie up on the screen. Olivia was pointing out details in the walls and torches and things evolved from there until it was time to make the torches.
So with Apoxie Sculpt® in hand, (she gets to mix it up for me and then play with the left overs because I can never measure the perfect amount) I struggled, and then struggled some more, and then mom duties where calling and I had to make supper. She asked if she could help. I thought, "Why not? Let's see what the girl's got."
I was happy to see I wasn't the only one that struggled. She would manipulate and twist and turn and with much delight, the torches were done, and not by me! As proud as Olivia was of her handiwork, I said, "Well we better put them where they belong."
So to give credit where credit is due, Olivia, the little scutlper that she is, did in fact, make the beautiful torches. With some expert "Olivia guidance" of color choices, this "Best Momma in the World" finished the paint details that made the whole project seamlessly come together.
A collaboration of the minds, our rendition of "Mirror Mirror on the Wall" was completed and Olivia is one proud artist.
*Inspiration from Walt Disney's 1959 "Snow White", the main villain, "Evil Queen"
Relics & Artifacts® Facia Familiaris
Relics & Artifacts® Dresden Star Chain Gold
Relics & Artifacts® Ostensorium
DecoArt Media Gesso
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Titanium White, Quinacridone Gold, Dioxazine Purple, Primary Cyan, Metallic Silver, Burnt Umber, Paynes Grey, Primary Yellow, Cadmium Orange Hue, Carbon Black Metallic Gold
Amazing Casting Resin
Stampin' Up! Embossing Folder
Antique Iron Frame with mirror (from Italy)