Thursday, September 30, 2010

Art Journal Gypsies Week 2

Here is week 2 of the AJG prompts. This took a bit longer, getting all those images, but finally, lots of cutting later, I finished up!

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Delight in the Journey

Here is a little file booklet I made from a diecut kit. They were various sized mini files - it is mostly stamping and coloring with Distress Inks...then some ephemera - stickers, rub-ons, flowers. I punched two holes in the spine, and stitched with waxed linen thread, adding some baubles. Stamps from Tim Holtz and Time to Stamp.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

GPP Street Team Crusade #21

I went to previous Crusades, and am finding quite a few that I would like to try. Here is the "Irresistable - Wax rubbings" version of it. I used the Anaglypta Wallpaper which is textured paintable wallpaper as my 'stencil' for rubbing. The papers are gorgeous, more than my pictures show. I used 8 different patterns on lightweight columnar pad, light fabric paints, and of course crayons. Easy peasy backgrounds. Give it a try.

Here is a scan of the right page - cannot seem to get a good image at all...sigh. Click on the pics for a larger image - it does help!

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Collage and Doodles

This is my attempt at doodling, my version of it! I decided to practise my doodling, which right now is quite non-existent in my spreads. Do you think I would pass the test if my life depended upon it? lol
I used up bits and pieces that were on my worktable, from either experimenting or torn pieces, vintage newspaper clippings, paper flowers - you name it, I grabbed it! The background is H2O's which explains the shiny parts (camera does not like shiny)!

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Stencilled Tags

As I was playing around with stencils for the Street Team, I got the bug to make a couple of tags. Most of the inks I used are Distress Inks.

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GPP Street Team Crusade #44

Hosted by Michelle Ward
This Crusade is called ‘In a Scrape’ and involves painting with old credit cards.
You squish a few colors onto your page, then spread with the CC. This is just plain ole fun! I started with opaque acrylics, then whittled down to translucent paints, some watercolors, sometimes gesso. Then when it was dry, I painted over stencils with the CC. I love using stencils and masks.
This is my first entry, but I will definitely visit the previous challenges and try them.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Take time

We are back in action...yayyyy! Art Journal Gypsies, that is! Go to the site to find out what it's all about.
If this is something that interests you, please join us.
I have chosen "CUPS" as my image for the duration of the lessons.
Here is my offering - this was a lot of fun to create...lots of napkin collage and stenciling.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Were you a reader of pulp fiction? I bought a book from the library, and am using some images from it. So cool! However, nothing in that book was !
The right side spread is a stamped image of an Asian lady, which had the same colour scheme, so they got together! The two other images, the man and the woman, are from the Grunge master, Tim Holtz.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

School days

Here is a School Days spread done for the September Challenge at Altered Books Yahoo group.
It has to include a pocket - I used the library book pocket; I just love those.

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3 Envelope booklet

Well, the summer has been absolutely fantastic! There has been some days devoted to artwork, but not as much as in the cooler weather, so here goes---->>>
This is a 3 envelope booklet I put together from online instructions. I don't recall where I found it, (it has a weird way of putting together) but this is what I came up with. Nothing fancy, but I did enjoy all the inking, stamping, glueing, etc!

The back page (left) is a plastic kitchen tile, a rose image covered with glass bead gel. Hard to see in the scan but it is so pretty. The front top right has a UTEE piece that I stamped on.

I love using stencils, made from just about anything.

More stenciling.


A variety of flowers parts, inked and embossed with EP

The heart is heated Tyvek.

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