Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Oh, this is post # 100!  Spooooooookkkyyy!  lol

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Here's my latest journal page:

The background is sprayed with a homemade spray I made with reinkers.  All the pieces are glued down with matte medium (I used Daniel Smith brand, you can\find it here) .  The very back paper is some round ephemera pieces I have, I cut it half and glue the pieces down, then adhered the lilies magazine image I had fussy cut.  The leaf is an actual leaf I had dried between the pages of a book.  "LILIES" is hand written with a Sharpie® pen on a scrap of watercolor paper I painted Lime Green.  And the text is hand stamped (a Printworks rubber stamp).  How appropriate as what has a more wonderful fragrance than Lovely Lilies?!?
Thanks for taking a look!
I hope you are having a CREATIVE weekend!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Magnolia Journal page

Magnolias are one of my favorite flowers.  Awhile back I got a card from a friend that she had made with a magnolia she had put on the front.  A day or two later I got a card from another friend and she had used a Magnolia postage stamp to send it.  Then while out and about I had gone to an antique store that had a painting of a magnolia very similar to the one on the card that had a black background.  A journal page inspiration/idea started building in my head!
Heres' what I came up with:
I painted the background with layers of gesso, black acrylic, and dark green acrylic.  Then I used a Tattered Angels mask for the fence and used a makeup sponge to sponge two shades of green acrylic.  I used another mask and two shades of green again for the mask in the upper left corner.
I toned down the white on the postage stamp with green ink and also, edged the magnolia image I had torn off the card with the same green ink.  The page needed one more thing, I looked through a bunch of magazines and found the center image.  Everything was glued down with matte medium.  The magnolia from the card got a sort of cool texture, almost crackled.  Here's a close-up you can sorta see the texture:
  Cool, huh?
Here's a close-up of the masking also:
I really like how it turned out with the two shades of green.

Thanks for taking a look!
Enjoy the rest of your week!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ok, I'm ready for the REWARD!

Here's a journal page I made based on a fortune cookie fortune "Your path will be difficult but will be rewarding".
When I got the fortune my first thought was that it would be great for a journal page.  I've had it sitting on my art table for awhile.  While looking through ALL the stuff I'm saving for collage and trying to organize it I came across this winding river image I've been saving for just the right thing.  The two just seemed to go together!
The background is acrylics - maroon, white, and a drop of ultramarine blue.  They are blended and spread around with a palette knife.  I printed the words out on card stock.  I edged everything with an olive green ink pad to grunge it up a bit.  Everything was glued down and sealed with acrylic matte medium.
I put and extra REWARDING at the bottom for good measure.
Bring on the rewarding part!
Thanks for taking a look!
Now - go do something creative!

Friday, October 21, 2011

My Poor Neglected Blog & Postcards

I have been seriously neglecting my blog for over a month now. 
In part because my camera is not working, in part because I've been doing more organizing and consolidating my art stuffs (or atleast trying to) than creating, and partly just being lazy!
I have a couple journal pages I will scan soon.
And I've been playing around with Halloween tags and a few bookmarks I hope to share with you soon.

In the meantime, here's a couple postcards I finished yesterday and today:
 I painted a piece of watercolor paper green to start this pc.  Then sprayed it with Wild Plum Color Wash for the splots.  Then cut up some scraps of decorated paper I had from last year and glued them down.  Then punched some skull and crossbones out of same paper and glued them down.  Also glued down some Halloween confetti.  Last thing I did was edge the whole postcard with Black India Ink (my fav black ink pad).

This one is watercolor paper I colored orange with Inktense Pencils.  Then edged with Black India Ink.  And stamped the quote with same ink.  Then glued the image from a Just For Fun rubber stamp that I had stamped on a seperate piece of paper that had a watercolor background.

Hope you enjoyed taking a look at them and I'll try to post art here regularly!
Thanks for taking a look!
Now go do something creative!