Showing posts from March, 2008

A Cardboard Journal Question

Linda from Italy said...
""I like it. and the flowers are made by hand with black pen? Your work is collage or has transfered images in it? thanks and compliments."" By the way I loved your Alice in Wonderland collage. Here is the link for anyone interested in checking it out. Hi Linda thanks for reading my blog and asking a question. The flowers were made by stamping black stazon ink with a flower stamp on top of a background I made and cutting them out. For the background I used Ranger distress inks on a sheet of music. I smeared the ink pads around and then spritzed with a water bottle and let dry. All of the images are collaged on to each page of my journal. Added Feature. I'm not sure how many none english speaking people visit my blog but I have decided to add a translator to my blog for those that do visit. I know I apprecitate the feature when I run across an artists blog in another language that gives me the option. Have a great …

Collage Boards~~ A Cardboard Journal

Back in the November/December issue of Cloth Paper Scissors I saw a technique that I knew I had to try. The article was written by Katie Kendrick. Using plain old card board recycled from boxes and cheesecloth ( see previous post on my major score of cheese cloth ) she created a beautiful mixed media journal. The old world feel of her journal called out to me. Pictured above is my practice piece I made following her instructions in the article. I pretty much flew by the seat of my pants without any theme, making each page as I went with whatever I had on hand. Some of the pages I love and a few of them I could do without. Over all I am pleased with how it turned out. I've got a theme picked out for the next one and am busy collecting items to use.

My practice journal is small, 5 1/2 inches by 2 3/4. The next one will be a 5 x 7 and I will have more room to create in.
Here are a few of the pages.

Have a Happy Easter!

Major Art Supply Score

I've had a great two days this week scoring supplies and just had to share with you. Thursday I ran into my local Joann's to see if I could find the latest issue of Somerset Studio. I had a 40% off coupon I wanted to use before it expired. For a couple of months I had a project in mind that required some cheesecloth. The last time I bought some to use for cooking it cost an unbelievable $4.99 for two little squares. So on a whim I go back to the fabric department and ask if they have any cheesecloth not really expecting them to have it. So the very nice lady working the cutting table says, sure it over here and I follow her to the area where thread and notions are sold. She points down to this huge box and says here it is. The box is about 38 inches long. Knowing how much I paid for that tiny little pack I bought a few years ago I just knew I couldn't afford it. I tell the lady thank you and pick up a box and open the lid to see what it's like. Well it's cheeseclot…