Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My First Mixed Media Swap Page!

Everyone has received their pages so now I can reveal my first ever Mixed Media Swap page. What an amazing experience it has been, especially being a novice.
I used Golden's Fiber Paste for the first time and will freely admit I am addicted...haha.  I will add here if you use fiber paste and then dapple paint on to it after it dries Beware the Peaks! My index and middle fingers had some very tender spots after doing 21 backgrounds and 21 moons in fiber paste...but what great fun! 
I hand drew the girl (one of about 13 variations...it was hard trying to translate sketch to art doll for this project) and painted her, but I wasn't happy with the flesh color so I scanned her into my computer and added some zentangle patterns from Studio Sherrie and paper background from Tangie Baxter Designs. I then printed her out on some medium weight carstock 21 times :-)
The quote reads "follow your inner moonlight, don't hide the madness" which is quote from Allen Ginsberg. 
Originally I had glass stones where you see stars etc.  But when I started to pack the pages to mail the stones started popping off!  Apparently hot glue will not hold glass stones even when the bottom is sanded...PANIC!  I grabbed an old CM mini punches and Hubby & I punched our little hearts out...PROBLEM SOLVED.  Definitely a different look, but at least they won't pop off.  Did I mention I learned alot?  Haha.
I have returned the living room to the rest of the family, for which they are grateful :-)  I've warned them though that there is talk of a second swap in a few months so don't get too comfortable..heehee.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a chance to follow your inner moonlight today!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

It's Never Too Late to Jump on the Caravan!

Finally! I did a page for the Art Journal Caravan.  I mean we only started in January and it's now June, so it was about time don't ya think?  Haha.  Our first stop this year was The United Kingdom.  My journaling reads :                           Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been fascinated by the United Kingdom. I remember watching British comedies with my mother, like Keeping Up Appearances, Fawlty Towers and To the Manor Born.  Then as I got older I started watching Monty Python and of course, Dr. Who.  Tom Baker was the Dr. when I first started watching and he had this magnificent scarf that went on and on.  Then when I was a teenager I started reading the romance novels full of highlanders and celtic warriors. It was only natural that I would fall in love with my hubby when our first date ended at his place and we watched the Vicar of Dibley together! All these years later and we still enjoy watching
Brit-Coms and laughing together.  This year I even got him to watch some Dr.Who on BBC America. We talk often
of the magical retirement years when we will go traveling.  First stop:
The United Kingdom."
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Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

SSAJ6-Perspective an Art Journal Challenge

Hello, Everyone! Welcome to June. I’m so excited about this month's art journal challenge over at Soul Scrappers. We’re going to have so much fun!

Did you know the archaic definition of perspective is "optical glass like a telescope"? This month we’re going to look at our environment through an art journaling telescope and see how our perspective changes. In other words we’re going to play with found objects!
I used some drywall tape and candy molds.  Journaling reads " I know there is beauty outside, I can see it if I close my eyes and look around me. I know there is beauty inside if I close my ears and stop listening. It's all about Perspective."
All the details can be found here.  I hope you join us.  Until next time...Happy Craftin'!