I am on holiday and the weather here is so hopeless(it's actually snowing again!). Anyway, while tidying up in my studio I came upon this packet of blank bookmarks that I probably got well over a year ago.... The perfect excuse to get busy and make some little gifts for arty friends.
This little row of houses are meant as fridge magnets for a swap in an art group I belong to. They were great fun to make and so useful in using up little scraps of paper. They are quite small, none are bigger than ATC size.
Yesterday while blog hopping I found out about "Paste Paper". I had never heard of it before but it sounded like so much fun I just had to try it. I made my paste from wall paper paste and coloured it with acrylic paint, I then used stencils and stamps to texturize the papers. If anyone would like to use these as background papers, please feel free to do so.
Felt like doing something totally different for a change. For some reason I felt |I wanted to escape into Faery World today and decided to practise drawing fairy faces. Here is one of my attempts. The next big challenge will be to draw the body as well and put the fairy into a fairy landscape...
Decided to play with crowabout and use some of their wonderful collage sheets for my journal. Here is the double page for week 71. The main image on the left page is from freebees on the "Land of Nod blog Land of Nod
Today I painted this litle folk art style painting on a wood panel which |I managed to get in the States. I burned the outline of the girl and then used acrylic paints, stamps some masks etc etc to do the rest. The face was done with prisma color pencils. I called her Butterfly Girl.
This is a little 6 x 8 canvas. I covered it all over with newspaper scraps from this week's Saturday paper. I then collaged and painted over it and added some stamping. The words are random words that called out to me as I leafed through the same Saturday paper.
This is a little portrait I did on a 5 x 5 canvas. I have been doing an online portrait painting class with Sharon Tomlinson here This is a first attempt and I am not very happy with it yet.I feel much more confident doing my faces with pencils and maybe a little paint. This is done with folk art acrylic paints mostly. I'll need a lot more practice!
A while back I joined a Ning site calles "Roses on my Table". Here are 6 ATCs for a swap on that site with the theme of Alice in Wonderland. I had not made any ATCs for ages and ages, so it was good fun making some again..
Yesterday morning I got back from my trip to the US and I would like to start by saying thank you to all my blogging friends that wished me a good time. I had a great time even though the weather was unseasonably cold. Maybe that's why my first page is all about blooming and blossoming. I can't wait for spring to start. This is just the background to my page before having done any actual journalling.
Just got a whole lot of new stamps from a brilliant place called the Stamp Smith. This is the image that I first saw on Docraft and really liked. I asked the friend who has used it in an ATC, where she got it. Well she borrowed it from a friend who got it from ebay as a one off. But.... it had a title. I googled the title, and hey presto found the site. They have great stamps and offer a really friendly fast service. I highly recommend them!
Gothic Arch Trifold inside
Back of Gothic Arch Trifold
Gothic Arch Within the Heart
Gothic Arch, the Key
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