Friday, May 3, 2013

Altered Tin

I altered a tiny altoid tin. I used the alcohol inks on the tin, the wooden flower and bird. I added lace from an old pillow case my grandmother made when I was young. Inside I lined the bottom with fabric. It's a perfect size for rings or earrings.

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Washi Tape

Art Journal page using washi Tape as part of a challenge.
I love the quote "Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander".

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Awesome Pig

The background pages are gelli prints and I glued them into my journal. This particular journal is an old altered book. I copied the pig in b/w from the original canvas I painted before I gave to my GD, knowing I'd want to use again at some point. Since the background is so colorful, I wanted to show the gelli prints and I did the rest in b/w. I found this quote on Pinterest and thought it perfect for the page. "Weird is a side- effect of Awesome".
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013


We had a challenge over on PAO for the 1960's decade. I chose to do an Art Journal page using the psychedelic colors of that era. It all started with a background that I didn't really like and a piece of scrapbook paper that had green flowers that reminded me of the 60's. In the finished piece you can't see either of the two things but the were the bases of the design. I depicted and journaled some of the things that were significant during that era.
I really love the Volkswagen bus coming out of the psychedelic starburst. That's my favorite part of the page.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pop Culture's Conscience

I saw this shared on Facebook this morning and immediately thought of the pop culture challenge. What is more pop culture today than Facebook? Bill Cosby is saying what I think so many times when I read some of the posts. The title is "Pop Culture's Conscience".

I wanted it to be sort of plain so that the words would stand out and speak for themselves. I had done the background on Friday. It was doing a faux wood grain crackle using glue and gesso, then distress stain. I liked how it turned out and wanted the background to show in whatever I decided to put on the page. The two ideas seemed to fit each other.

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