Seeing the Lotus blossom come to life while I put it together was awe inspiring. The mechanics, the perfect wood cuts, details upon details took my head for a spin.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
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
We celebrated Valentine's in true Relics & Artifacts® fashion with our #RAShadesofRed challenge. We had some many wonderful entries. Choosing our winners was a monumental task and after much deliberation, here are the results!
Congratulations to Iva Wilcox, our **FIRST PLACE** winner with her "Momento Mori". The color pop of red mixed with the luscious antiquing and exquisite design are simply marvelous. The tributary nature of this piece melted our hearts.
Our **SECOND PLACE** winner is Linda Carter! Her framed cherubs were simply beautiful and they just look so delicate and precious.
Congratulations to both of our winners. All of our Tribe members had superb entries and we truly loved looking at each and every one of them. Interested in joining the fun and having a chance to win major prizes? Join us on Facebook in our Relics & Artifacts® Tribe. Our next challenge will be announced soon and it's sure to be a (hint, hint) blast from the past!
This month's "From the Tribe" RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Guest Ambassador is a woman of incomparable talent. She's been in the industry for quite some time and has worked with a multitude of people to include Donna Downy. It is our pleasure to introduce DeeDee Catron as February's Guest Ambassador. Grab a coffee, a comfy seat, and let's let DeeDee show us what she's all about!
"I am a Mixed Media Artist | Instructor | Designer sorting through the ever expansive mixed media world in an effort to conquer ALL.THE.THINGS. I can never settle on one medium or one technique and I truly love to throw them all together. I live in Las Vegas and I teach classes both locally and abroad. I also offer occasional paid eCourses and tons of free mixed media demonstration via my YouTube channel."
DeeDee's work of art is absolutely mind blowing in its composition and construction. We'll let her share the story.
Hello Relics & Artifacts Tribe! I'm super excited to be here today sharing a project I worked up specifically for Sandra and the amazing team. I've been a long time fan of the girls who work the Muse and Toil was a labor of love inspired by each and every one of them.
Toil started out as a political statement and evolved into a much more personal expression. It's about keeping the balance between respect and courage.
Between wants and needs,
Between light and dark,
Between life and death.
It's about the inner struggle and which wolf we'll feed today.
Toil encompasses a lot of symbolism and there are a lot of struggles on the piece. The contrast in texture between the smooth resin and the harsh grungy masking tape is so appealing. The full figured Renaissance style face versus the feeble old skeleton makes my heart race. It's always fun for me to start a project, watch it morph, finish it and then talk about it. When Mr. Catron saw the finished piece he blurted out, "It looks like a mausoleum!" and I was so happy about that! It wasn't something I INTENDED but what a cool final effect, right?
What do YOU see when you look at Toil? What emotions are stirred, if any? I really look forward to conversing with you about the art. ♥
DeeDee's art invokes thought and is every bit as evocative as it is provocative. She's so graciously put together a Snapguide tutorial for you on how to create a piece like this one. Beautiful, powerful, thoughtful and so full of soul, we thank you for sharing your creativity with us. For more about you can connect with her on her website, Facebook, Instagram (@deedeecatron), and YouTube.
Relics & Artifacts® Egg Shrine
Relics & Artifacts® Archangels
Golden Fluid Matte Medium
Golden Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic
Golden Heavy Gel
Liquitex Glaze Medium
Liquitex Gesso (P) (White & Clear)
DecoArt Media Gray Fluid Acrylic
UmWowStudio Star Confetti Chipboard
UmWowStudio Angel Wings Chipboard
Stabilo Marks All
Amazing Crafting Products 2 Part Clear Cast Resin
Mona Lisa Gold Foil
May Arts Ribbon
Tim Holtz Rubons
Tim Holtz Alterations & Configurations Box
Sand paper, scissors, heat tool, clay tools, baby wipes, canvas strings, plastic skeleton, paint brush, measuring cups, stir stick, vintage italian text, paint cup, water, coffee, graphite pencil, vintage dictionary page, masking tape
This project has so much meaning to me. I made it for my daughter for Christmas. We never really know what life is going to throw our way. It is full of so many beautiful moments, and we hope, very few tragic ones.Read More
Internationally recognized mixed media artist Andrea Matus DeMeng’s symbolic, powerful works can best be described as phantasmagorical. At a glance the viewer is instantly transported via discordant shapes with a feminine aesthetic. Andrea hopes to inspire others to live creative lives and pursue their dreams of transformation.Read More
It is time again for our monthly "From the Tribe" feature. This month, we share a lovely project from the talented Kim Williams. Let's get to know Kim a little better!Read More
Many times in life, there are important milestones that change the path that we are traveling.Read More
Much of my featured work has been on a larger scale, generally canvases and other pieces that are 8 x 10 inches and larger. With the latest RELICS & ARTIFACTS® release, I took a different approach and began experimenting with working on a smaller scale which has made me discover so many new possibilities of creating with the Relics line!Read More
Inspiration, it just hits you. It has a way of sneaking up on me in the middle of the night, during a conference, on a trip, whenever I'm quietly driving, I just never know, do you?Read More
This journey started with a skull in my hand, this Ancient Soul that begged to be worked on.Read More
RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Ambassador Louise Nelson was inspired by a timeless art style that was all the rage during late 18th century France.Read More