Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2011 January Calendar swap

This looks better in person.
The background is stenciled and layered on watercolor paper. With a January 2011 transparency laid out on my computer is layed over it.
Simple but nice.
The quote is:
Two road diverged in a wood and I
_I took the one less traveled and that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

November 2010
Artist trading cards for the Scrapadoodles monthly ATC swap!

I used modeling paste for the trees. Absorbent ground in the back ground. Black bird confetti and a little leaf punch for the leaves.

It was really cute!

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Cute altered Calandar booklet

This was a fun exercise in altering I did with my friend Darlene at her studio.
We used an inexpensive calendar with a plastic cover. We collaged over the booklet inside and out not to thickly because the plastic cover has to go back on. I carry it in my purse it is to cute.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Decorated File folder

I gessoed a file folder. Glued some black and white papers to it. Used some rubber stamps. Painted transparent blue and gold with gel medium. Drew images with black paint. stamped with foam stamps using gesso. Dripped pink ink over the surface.
I think it needs something else. I plan to glue scrap book paer to the inside and sew around the edges.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November Art Every Day

I am taking the challenge to do Art Every day for the month of November. I will probably post once a week or so. About what I am doing.

This week I have been making decorated file folders to keep papers in. I have the outside mostly done but I still have to put some pretty paper inside too.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Model draw session at the Read and reread bookstore last night! Sure was fun to be drawing again!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween charm bracelet with added charms

I found, made and added more charms to my bracelet. All the charms are Halloween or the colors of Halloween. It is so fun to make this charm bracelet and to wear it too.

Even more Halloween ATC's

More string wrapped Halloween ATC's

Halloween artist trading cards

String wrapped Halloween cards for the Scrapadoodle trade.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Vintage resin tin

I love this altoid tin! It has a vintage look and it is so interesting to me. I think I need to make more!

Halloween spider resin tin

This is an altoid tin I stripped painted and decorated with charms and resin.
I love resin!

Halloween charm bracelet

I love this bottle cap charms barcelet. I think it needs more charms so I have to make some more.

Spider matchbox

I used crackle glossy accents inside the match box. I am not sure if I like it or not.

Resin, metal black cat matchbox

This adorable matchbox is made with aluminium foil ,copper paint, patina and rust then coated in resin and topped with clay pieces with a cute black cat coated in resin inside the match box. .

Black cat match box

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I want to go back to the 1960s!

Here is my Artist trading card for the Scrapadoodle's ATC trade for "what era do you most want to live in."
I actually tie dyed the paper towels! LOL. And hand cut the fringe.
It is cute though, huh.
This is the rough draft. I may add some more elements and not make it so symetrical.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tags Workshop at Mixed Media Club in Fredericksburg, VA.

I am guiding a tags workshop at the Fredericksburg Creative Center for the Arts Saturday, September 18, 2010
Bring some supplies( paper, embellishments, yarn etc.) to share and some scissors and some glue and we are going to make some tags to use through the holiday session and for your altered books!
It will be fun!
Frdericksburg Creative Center for the Arts
Sohia Street
From 10AM-1:00PM or so.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Goddess paper doll back

Goddess paper doll front

This paper doll is going into an altered book round robin book! I hate to give her away.
But I have another one I am working on for me!

Venus .......found a home!

This piece sold this weekend at GoldBenders Jewelers in Fredericksburg, Va. she found a good home with a poet who writes about Venus and loves playing Scrabble. A match made in heaven!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A few piece of paper cloth I made yesterday.

More paper cloth

To make your own paper cloth you will need.

Freezer paper
cheese cloth (or some other thin cloth)
Liqutex gel medium (or thinned glue of your choose)
scraps of paper, thread, lace, etc.

1. Put down the freezer papaer and cover with a layer of the medium.
2. Lay down a piece of cheese cloth.
3. layer scraps of paper, string, with glue until you like it.
4. Let it dry!

Paper Cloth

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Angel series

These angels are about measure 4 x 4 inches their are three of them, but just two posted here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another coffee cup painting

I like this one the best.

New coffee cup

Her is a new coffee cup it is about 5 x 7.

Coffee cups for my show at Griffin Coffee shop in March 2010!

This is a piece that needs a little something more like words or stars? I am asking my friends for advice.