Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mail Art

Today I was in the studio creating some lovely mail art that I will be sending out soon. Usually I will only stamp or doodle on envelopes, but this time I decided to use my Gelli Plate to create some incredible patterns and backgrounds.

mail art, stampington mail art, gelli plate prints

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Art Journal Flowers

I'm really loving using my altered book art journal.  The pages are holding up wonderfully and the smaller size is great for quick creations.  I recently received from DecoArt their new Media Line Fluid Paints, so I thought I would try them out on this journal.

art journal, flowers, media line fluid paints, decoart

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Card for my Son

I love making cards for my family and friends. Today my son turns 20 years old and as he gets older the design of cards gets more difficult.  Long gone are the cute little cards with cartoon animals or the number of his age.  

happy birthday card, birthday card for young man

Monday, July 21, 2014

Christmas Art in July

Our Christmas in July celebration is almost over and I couldn't let it end without creating a canvas with some seasonal art.  But, this time I'm not using my art journal or a canvas.  I've been given the opportunity to use a repurposed piece of pallet wood from Redeemwood.  

snowman wood canvas, redeem wood

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Chalky Finish for a Thrift Store Frame

I've worked with lots of different kinds of paints, but I've never tried chalk paint.  So when I found a floral print with a not-so-pretty frame at the thrift store, I knew I could save it and give it a new life.  
americana decor chalky finish paint, thrift store frame

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Flower Power Art Journal Pages

I couldn't wait to get started journaling in my new altered book journal that I had just created.  See tutorial here.  I decided to start trying different mediums, since I'd never journaled in a plain page book before, I wanted to see what worked best.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer of Color - Week 6 (last one!)

It's the final entry for my Summer of Color with Kristin at Twinkle, Twinkle Like a Star. I can't believe how fast these 6 weeks have flown by and I've enjoyed every minute of it.  

summer of color, raspberry tangerine lemon, week 6

Friday, July 11, 2014

Altered Book Tutorial

Recently I saw a You Tube video on how to alter a book into an art journal.  So, off to Goodwill I went to find some books to alter.  I already had some vintage books that I use for home decor and in my booth display during craft shows, but I wanted to preserve those.  I picked up a couple of books from the 1980's that were the right size and the pages had just enough vintage coloring to them.

altered book, art journal book

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