Showing posts from November, 2008

Sneak Peak

There have been a few things that I have been working on the past few months that were for publication and I haven't been able to share them. Here is a sneak peak at a couple of pieces of art that I've done for the Daily Window website.If your not familiar with Daily Windows bags click on one of the icons at the top of this post or the link and you can see some of the great handbags they sell. These bags are a great way to showcase your artwork or to even show off pictures of the grand kids.This second piece is a little different from what you are use to seeing from me. I have worked with fabric on and off for years. I even did the quilt thing for a while. I recently scored a bunch of vintage lace and trims at an estate sale and couldn't wait to do something with it.Another fabric piece I made has been accepted for publication but you will have to wait to see that. I'm so excited I can't wait for the book to come out.Both images used are from Paper Imagery Designs.…

Gesso Resist and GPP Street Team

I was blog hopping this weekend and came across Michelle Wards Green Pepper Press Street Team Blog linked from another blog that I read regularly  Pam Carriker's Blog. I love Pam's art!!!  I've been planning on doing one of Michelle's challenges forever but just never got around to it.When I saw her current challenge, Properties of Gesso I knew I had to do it. I am a technique junkie. I love finding background techniques and trying them out. I use gesso in my art all the time and I know I've stamped with it but  I'm not sure if I've used it as a resist. I happened to buy some index cards at the dollar store on Saturday and thought I would try the technique out on the cards. I'll either use them in my journal or just keep them as technique cards. I did the resist on one side and on the other I just stamped the white gesso. I really didn't leave the gesso to dry as long as Michelle suggested to get a complete resist but I love the way my cards turned …

Arty Accomplishments

Doesn't it feel good when you feel like you've accomplished something? I've been busy this past week finishing up some art projects that I committed myself to. One project is way over due in my mind. There was no time limit set for this project but I've been feeling like I've had something hanging over my head just knowing that I promised two pieces of art. So hopefully they will be going postal next week.On another note I can't believe my six months is up with the Paper Imagery Designs DT team. These six months have just flown by. Technically my six months aren't up until the end of this month. So I still have some work to do.I've decided to apply again. Lori and Melissa are two of the best people I've ever worked with. Their image sheets are top quality and I'd be proud if they decide to have me again.If your interested in apply for the new designs team go check out the blog. Lori is taking applications until the end of this month. They are ad…

Technique Thursday

For a couple of months now I have been posting a new technique on the Paper Imagery Designs blog. If you'd like to learn how to do the technique I used on this and the previous post atc background go check out the blog. Paper Imagery Designs is looking for some new Design Team members. If your interested you can find that information on the blog also. Thanks for stopping by! Arlene

Winter Beauty ATC

This weeks weekly challenge is Winter Beauty on the Paper Imagery Designs yahoo group. This is the atc I came up with for the challenge. It is a little bare on the top right hand corner but the element I planned on using has mysteriously disappeared. Did those pesky little art fairies, that love to steal my supplies visit me lately? They must have because this is just one of many things I have put away and can not find. My family thinks it's funny because I am forever losing something. Mind you whatever it is is not really lost. I am sure I put it away and can't remember where I put it. I bet your head is nodding and you know exactly what I am talking about...........If you haven't visited the Paper Imagery Designs website lately you should. Lots of new stuff added in the last week.Have you seen the blog lately? This months Design Team challenges pieces are awesome. Thanks for stopping by!ArleneTechnorati Tags: ,,