Sunday, April 27, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Free tutorial on how to make a clay cover mixed media collage for an art journal or smash book DIY art project
Sunday, March 23, 2014
My studio is being featured today in this friend's blog; thank you, perhaps you can come by and leave a comment, thank you http://valleerose.blogspot.com/2014/03/ld-photography-great-etsy-shop.html?showComment=1395617879652#c5447997339986055182
Saturday, October 26, 2013
I am very excited because I have been playing around with homemade modeling paste. It is quite fun to use stencils and slather on some white paste on a collage page and lift off the stencil and see the magical white impressions on the page. I got this home made recipe from a video by gauchealchemy on you tube. It works great and it saves soooo much money to make it yourself. So here is the recipe ( you can also look up the video if you want to see it made) one air tight container one part white acrylic paint one part talc powder baby powder ( $1 at the dollar store) 1/2 part white glue or mod podge ( this is what I used) It will end up with the consistency of frosting ( do not eat it lol) stir a lot ….. put stencil down on heavy weight paper and spread the paste over the stencil and lift straight up. Wait to let it dry or dry with your heat gun. Wash your stencils and utensils right away, this stuff dries hard. Just look at the photos to see how easy it is.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
I seem to be captivated by the theme of the Titanic and making art journals. I love this one; I used some Graphic 45 paper called "Time flies" and an image of a Titanic boarding pass with a blue Swarovski crystal ( for the Heart of the Ocean gem in the movie). Lots of blank pages and hand made folder/envelops that is a good place to put your receipts and post cards. I am putting this up for sale in my etsy store.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
I love this new paper from Graphic 45 , steampunk debutante. I made these calendar covers with this paper and some embossed wallpaper. You can use these with a new calendar next year. I have them in my etsy store and will probably make a couple more since they are so fun.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Does this ever happen to you? Here is a $1 solution. I got these baskets at the $1 store and I put my fiber and yarn balls in by color. Then I thread one strand out of the hole and pull it when I need that particular yarn. I can pick up a colored basket to match my project and put it on the floor next to me while I work and then put it back up on the shelf when I am finished. Hope this helps with your tangles. lol
Friday, June 14, 2013
Suddenly, I am captured by Steampunk art. So here is an art journal / travel journal/ smash book. I used lumiere metallic paints and Tim Holtz clock pieces and distress inks to make the cover. Inside all of the pages are hand made and have lots of pockets and tags to put photos or to journal on. It is my first steampunk art project and I am pretty happy with how it turned out.