Thursday, May 2, 2013
Here is a simple way to make an easy image transfer using vintage paper and packing tape and alcohol inks. Some vintage book pages make excellent transfers without having to make a copy of the page. Look at these photos that illustrate how to do this with a straw to blow the inks around the back of the transfer. You can then use these taped images for tags or for journal embellishments.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Have been working on prayer journals recently. I love the way the mixed media collages turned out on these journals. They are a combination of layers of different colored tissue paper collaged with gold stars. The small color photographs help to make these journals different than others I have made. I feel pulled by my religious background and my current work to explore the idea of prayer and support. These two journals incorporate some of that energy. Both are offered in my etsy and artfire shops.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Thank you to all my friends online who have been so generous with their time and images. I am going to post some vintage postcards ( from 1907-1915) here on my blog for you to use for free. They are large files so you can download them and use them in your art or scrapbooking. I would only ask that you do not resell them. Please feel free to pin this if you like. Thanks and enjoy. This first card is from the divided card era (1907-1915) from the marks on the back I am pretty sure this came from someone's postcard collection that she kept in an album. It has not been sent by mail. This was the golden era for collecting postcards; they were the twitter of their time. Before postcards you needed to write a letter to correspond with your friends. This idea of writing just a little on the back of a picture and just sending it was a novel idea. I am selling some of the better of these original postcards in my etsy store. It is a chance to own a piece of history that is over 100 years old. You can then scan them and use them over and over again in your art. Happy creating.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
I am addicted to Pinterest and one of the pins was how to paint and make domino pendants. I had to try my hand at it. These are some of the results. If you want to see more just go to my etsy store. The snow day pendant is made with clear beads and pearl ex flakes and Swarvoski crystals, the antiqued Glinda is made with gesso and crackle paint, and the Eiffel Tower Paris is made with alcohol inks and a stamp. Get some dominos and some paints and have fun.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
I have discovered paper clay and molds for my mixed media work. Martha Stewart just came out with some started kits that have everything you need to make paper clay embellishments. I love polymer clay but it is so heavy, has to have a dedicated oven, and the set up and clean up takes me lots of time. The good things about the paper clay is that the items are really light weight and can be affixed to a substrate like paper. They can be painted, dusted with perfect pearls, have glitter added to it and .... they cure over night in the air. Needless to say, I got out my clay molds , my paints and my imagination and went to work at my craft desk. Here is a sample of some of the easy embellishments that I made. There are also 2 examples of how I used the flowers in an art journal that I am making. I will start to experiment with more challenging designs next. I will take photos and post how I am making these in my next blog. Fun, fun, fun