Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Play day Tuesday

I had a bit of a play day are the results of my experiments:

This first set is made by melting wax crayons onto Anaglypta wallpaper using an iron.
Next, stamp an image on white tissue paper with Versamark ink and cut around the image. Sprinkle embossing powder on it, and place the piece of tissue onto the waxed paper, and heat with heat gun. The image will pop, and the tissue will sink into the wax becoming almost invisible. I loved seeing the transformation.

The next set is made with glossy card – my project uses card from LocalKing.
Ink up the card with about three colors of Distress Inks with a sponge. Dry with heat gun. Place a stencil over the card, mist with water. Remove stencil and blot with paper towel to remove water. You get a ghosty image, which I quite liked. I have not used Distress inks with glossy cardstock before. Quick and easy background for a card.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011


This notebook showcases pieces of the Anaglypta wallpapers. I sprayed washes over them, paints, inks, and embossing powders. The letters are from a game. (I love those)
I then bound the covers and text pages with the stab bound easy. If you click on the photo, you can see the glitter from the glass beads.

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Fabric journal - SOLD

I made another fabric journal - they are wonderful to make, all the luscious fabrics and trim~~~~

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December pages

I have been working on my altered books as well as art journal pages. There is so much wonderful inspiration on the web. However, I learned this: At one point you have to stop reading the books and watching the videos, and start inplementing what you have learned and discovered.
Here is a sampling of my playtime.

The photo below shows a quartet of coconut goodies on the right, a gift from Iran. They were yummy delicious.

This pic shows a page from my art journal, my first time playing with Soft pastels. I stamped the flowers and just coloured in with the chalks, and did my version of a scenic background! I used a waterbrush with the pastels, then some letter stickers.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fabric Journal - SOLD

This fabric journal has a new home!
This one has fabric covers, and paper signatures clothed in fabric. The papers are scrapbook papers, plain and patterened, and also some Stonehenge papers for writing and also for photos...whatever the heart desires!

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Leather journal

More pages finished in my inspire journal...again using up my stash of images

Super Heroes and villains !

The circles birds are from a serviette..isn't it cute?

The left page is littered with Claudine Hellmuth's foam stamps... I couldn't resist that dressform stamp.

The next two are some pages in stages. I have added some serviettes to the first one.

This next one I added some gold stamping with Claudine Helmuth foam stamps...I love them!

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Leather Inspire Journal

A little while ago I was playing with some paint techniques on various types of papers. I decided to make the papers into a book, and covered it with leather, with a couple of teeth (fake) in the binding!

Here is another view, showing the medallion made by stamping into air-dry clay with a text stamp, and painting with Lumieres.

This is the inside cover

Lots of paint layers, stamping and tissue

Pieces from my desk, plus some stenciling

The next spreads are still in the UFO stages!
The techniques are mainly paint spread with a credit card, painted again, then stamped on with foam stamps and water, then scraped again.

Right side has gold stamped on the painted page, with a piece of weblike paper, the left page has glare!

Water splotches, then scraped

The right page has gesso, with a round object squished into it when wet.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Encaustic cover Journal

Here is a journal cover I made from two pieces of packing material - corrugated cardboard! I ripped the top layer off in a few places, then added paints, stencils, and molding paste. I then covered the whole piece with encaustic medium. I do like the look of it, kind of etherial, don't you think?

The inside covers are painted with acrylics and stenciled with bubble wrap...a fave of mine.

This one has molding paste through sequin waste...another favorite!

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Leather Covered junk-mail booklet

I started this book a while ago - using junk mail for the pages. The stock is very stiff and makes wonderful sturdy pages...some of them are double, some are triple folded, and some have flaps on all four sides...amazing advertising formats...great for an altering person!
There are four signatures and over 60 pages of collaging, painting, stenciling; you name it, it's in there!

Here is a sampling of some of the pages:

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fabric Journals

These are my newest journals:
This one has fabric covers, and paper signatures clothed in fabric. The papers are scrapbook papers, plain and patterened for writing and also for photos...whatever the heart desires!

This next one has a fabric cover with silk flowers and lace, and text-weight signatures, 64 pages in all.

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Fabric Book

These are a few of the pages from my newest fabric book. I have been working on this book for months, just enjoying the journey!
I put the pages together with an old ruler, the spine is leather.
The pages feature transfers, and ephemera that I have made just experimenting with various techniques.

These two medallions are made with air-dry Model Magic.

 This is a tissue flower, and a photo slide from days gone by!

Lady transferred on to fabric from an old advert.

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