Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I'm not overly thrilled with the way this bead journal page turned out but it's not terrible. Hopefully, I will learn and improve.
On the bright side, yesterday I was in Toronto and went to the John Bead Corp. outlet store. Way cool! Vials of beads for twenty five cents! I stocked up. I also bought a very pretty tiara. Fun! The magpie in me was over the moon happy.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I love winged things! I also enjoy participating in the Mixed Media Monday challenge when I have the time and inspiration. This week the theme is wings. It worked out perfectly with this page. It is another page from my time book. Thanks for looking!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Nancy made a pocket in this same journal from the dyed coffee filter. Clever use for the filter!
Friday, January 15, 2010
My friends and I got together to share art today. What a blissful way to spend an afternoon! Oh my, what fun! The four of us play together really well.
Each of us took a technique from Diane Trout's Journal Spilling book and shared how to do it.The top picture is from Lois's journal. I shared the crayon resist technique. We did crayon rubbings and then painted over them. Lois did her rubbing over a journal page that already had some lettering on it. Cool.
The next picture down is a page from Nancy's journal. Mary Lynn shared the glaze pen resist technique. You draw with glaze pens and when they are dry you do a watercolor wash over them. Fun.
The next picture is a page from Mary Lynn's journal. Nancy shared the watercolor crayon and gesso technique. You lay down some color with watercolor crayons and spread the color with water. You then apply gesso over top of the color. The gesso adds great texture. Cool.
The last picture is my coffee filter colored with food coloring. Lois shared this dying technique. Any absorbent paper will work. You can then add these papers to your journal. Fun.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
There was heart felt sharing and caring, laughing and smiles throughout the day. I am truly blessed to be a part of this warm and generous group.
Carmen on the left
Carol on the right
Barb on the left
Marta on the right
Bottom picture- Lois doesn't she look happy!
Aren`t they all beautiful!
Oh yeah, there was some shopping involved in the day as well. Wyndham Art is within walking from the church where we meet so at lunch a number of us walked over there. I bought some beautiful Pebeo iridescent paint in orange and pink. We also made a stop on our way to a small craft store. I bought some fibres and really sharp scissors.
I told myself I wouldn't post anything of a personal nature on this blog but I today I will break that promise. As I want to brag about my husband. He made supper for us so it was about as perfect of day you could have. Any day that I don't have to spend time in the kitchen is a good day!
Friday, January 8, 2010
This is the page that is behind the pop up page in my last post. It's interesting that you can see the sequins better in this picture. The sequins dangle from the pop up if you look closely in the last picture.
Have a sparkly day.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
This is a really big journal and I can't get everything in one picture. This is the best that I can do. I hope you get the idea.
I absolutely adore pop ups. Check out Robert Sabuda's books. He does amazing pop ups. I'm not in his league, yet. But I still loved to make pop ups in my altered books and journals.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I promised I would show another use for Iridescent Stainless Steel (Coarse) by Golden. So, here is a journal page with that paint and Giconda soft pastel pencils. The coarseness of the paint feels gritty almost like sandpaper because of that it really grabs hold of the pastels (probably any soft pastels will work). I have not used any fixative on top of the pastels and yet I cannot rub the pastel off. It works really well. Let me know if you give it a try!
Here is a close up.