Art by Helen Grossman

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Location: Lakeland, Florida, United States

Hi, My name is Helen Grossman. I like to paint, read books, and learning a new forms of art and techniques. I love to learn and experiment with different medias and surfaces, like clay, paper, beads, gourds,it is always something new here to learn and grow. When I am feeling burn out I am reading books or taking my brushes and paint. Back in Ukraine I learned a decorative folk art style of painting called Petrikivka named after village it was born. You also could see some of my work on Instagram, @helldg123. Thank you for stopping by and if you have a moment, I would love to hear your feedback. Helen

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Some Altered Bottles

Those bottles had been motivated by challenge on Cloth Doll Artistry (mixed-media) studio, and me having stock of bottles, just one day , from soda mostly , there are a few results of my experiments. The day came :) First picture. Blue bottle painted from inside using glass paint and then baked. Decorated with tulle, some dimensional paint, a top - electrical bulb, painted also, some bling, beads inside. Rounded one - from Michael's, painted outside with glitz dimensional paint, stuffed with tulle and beads, some embellishments and a ball on a top from some winter decoration. The bottle below - regular soda glass bottle covered with tissues and modeling paste, I had one that was very liquid, almost like pva, face mold by Sherry Goshon I had for some other projects :), some branches from tree, spray painted and then decorated with some things I had around. Two more bottles in work. Now, I justified saving glass bottles and jars. I'll show what I did with the jars using one of the links on pinterest. But it will be another post. As my son is saying - Ta-da for now! :) Hugs, Helen

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

ADQ Bridal Challenge

I was so thrilled when I was told that my doll was accepted for publications! I was on those clouds in front of which I photographed the doll :) Thank you so much for accepting my work! Now, when the publication is out, I could post some pictures. The bird was made out of felt, each piece of the wing is made out of felt and fabric for texture and layering, legs made of wire and wrapped in tulle. I really had fun doing that bird but have to tell that photographing a white felt - was not easy at all. Have a great day!

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