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Friday, December 19, 2008

BELIEVE JOURNAL

A handmade Journal I purchased but did not really like the covers. So I altered them!
A large foam stamp imprinted into Flexible joint compound, sea glass with melted Opals, Mica powders, Mica circle, paints, inks, dyed cheesecloth, bead trim. I pressed a rubber stamp into the molten Opals.
The bottom photo is the back. This I covered with hemp fibre paper, painted it with gel medium, and brushed mica powders onto it, as well as metallic colored paints.




FELTED CURVES

I started this piece with an odd shaped piece of cotton batting, to which I applied a variety of fabric paints. I then placed pieces of organza over it and felted it down. I placed wool roving here and there over the organza, felted that down, then did free-motion stitching all over, adding the flower trim. I made an image transfer onto glue-backed cotton and sewed that on. I put some medium on a piece of sea glass, 3 colors of Opals, heated it, and glued it to the bottom.


Friday, December 5, 2008

ENCAUSTIC WAX WOODEN FRAME

This is my second attempt (playing) with encaustic wax. The wooden frame is a child's learning tool. I waxed the frame, but used a medley of techniques on the wooden shapes, each one different.


FIRST ENCAUSTIC POSTCARD

Using Suze Weinberg's Hot wax stylus and encaustic waxes by KandiCorp.

NYMPH - molding paste on fabric


Sunday, November 2, 2008

FALL book spread

This is a FALL spread I am doing with the ABCanada Yahoo Group I belong to.

We each make an ATC pertaining to Fall, and send it out in the mail. That recipient has to make a spread with the ATC as the central focus.

Here are my pages:


Sunday, October 26, 2008

IN THE ROUND

Here is another page in my art journal. We journalled around an image that spoke to us. The images on the right seemed to call out to me - "JOY".





Monday, October 20, 2008

ART JOURNAL PAGES

I have started working on an Art Journal - this has taken me some time to actually begin. But what fun! I happened upon this great art journalling class taught by Vale.
Come join us.

Here are a few of my pages:






















Sunday, October 5, 2008

QUILTLETS

These are three quiltlets that I made for a Yahoo Group Swap.
The base layer is my fabric paper, to which I added the collage elements.






Saturday, October 4, 2008

BEESWAX AND TISSUE OVALS

I recently purchased my Hot Wax Stylus...wow, I am really enjoying this journey ~~~ all very new to me. I covered two cardboard ovals with melted wax, laid printed napkins (one layer) onto the oval, pressed with the stylus to melt and adhere the tissue. Then I dusted Perfect Pearls with a soft brush, and voila! instant art.The racoon is an image from a magazine which I just dipped into the melted wax and put on the oval. I added various colors of wax to the background then added the Perfect Pearls.


PAINTED AND STAMPED CERAMIC TILE COASTER

This is a simple technique where you paint a ceramic tile with gesso, then when dry paint with your favorite colors. Add pearlex powders, swish in; add dorlands wax and heat.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

TOTEM POLE CHALLENGE

This is a card made for a Group Mystery Challenge. It almost beat me; then I thought about the family thing, all being so close together forever....and there we have it! A card with bookmark inserted.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

IMAGINE PARADISE

This is the first page in a book I am altering. The backgrounds are painted with Twinkling H2O's, the heart is made of tyvek paper, the butterfly is a piece of foam I heated and imprinted with a rubber stamp then colored, the image on the right has tulle wrapped with jazzy thread placed around her head with a fabric flower glued to the side of it.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

FABRIC/PAPER ALTERED BOARD BOOK

I have uploaded an altered board book as a slide show on the left. The left side is paper, the right side is fabric. This was a lot of fun to make.

Friday, August 15, 2008

ALTERED CIGAR TIN



ALTERED BOOK COVER

This is the cover of an altered book that I just finished. I tend to do the covers last so they don't get scuffed up whilst working on the inside pages, weighing them down etc.


Thursday, August 14, 2008

HOMONYM SWAP

This is a homonym card swap I just finished with a rubberstamping group. My words were "bowled/bold".



BLUE BAYOU

More spreads







FABRIC TRANSFERS

These are fabric transfers using gel, glues, and fabric - also using glue-backed fabric. These are all a bit different, depending on the paper, the adhesive, and the inks. I will be using these in art quilts, following along with the book "Art Quilt Workbook" by Jane Davila & Elin Waterston.




FASHIONABLE - Altered Page

This is an altered page I just finished....the first page in a book I am altering. Again, there is no theme, just go one page at a time, as my muse directs!



Sunday, June 22, 2008

TAG SWAP

This is my offering for the TAG SWAP in my Yahoo Group ORSA - click on the link above to be directed there in order to join in on the fun swaps.
The tag background is made using the technique #6, Heated Pearls.


Monday, April 28, 2008

ZEN Altered Book page spread

Here is my Altered Book spread for the Yahoo group ABCanada challenge for last week.
This is the last page of a book I have been altering. There are no themes, just playing with images when I feel like it!




Flap closed



Flap Open, showing Harmony done with Dreamweaver paste and a brass stencil.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

DENIM, EGGPLANT AND FLESH

I made this card this morning for the letter challenge for April - DEF. The colours are denim, eggplant, and flesh. This is a continuing challenge for Stubby Stampers yahoo group.

AND HAVING FUN!

This is the last line of my Creativity Quote...and having FUN!


Friday, April 4, 2008

BIRTHDAY CARDS - SISTERS

We will be celebrating birthdays this month for two of my sisters, Des and Mo.

I made these cards for the occasion.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

TIME HEALS ALL

Another altered cigarette tin. This one is all about time being the all-'time' healer.




SEWING MANNEQUIN

This is one of my altered cigarette tins, tins donated to me by a friend!
- Sewing Mannequin - the first photo is the open tin.

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BREAKING RULES


This is the Breaking Rules spread for the ABCanada Yahoo Group. This one is using metals and pockets.