I wish I had copied down who shared the technique. I like it. You take watercolor paper, glue stick on pieces of old book pages, then glue stick over the bits and let it dry. Then I laid out 2 lines of paint, brayered through and onto the now dry paper. I wiped off the brayer and with pressure, brayered back over the paint - away from me - removing some of the paint from the bits of pages. It's a resist technique. Once everything is dry, you are ready to rock and roll. TFL!
I love this challenge site...and this is a wonderful theme. Hot air balloons are gorgeous...I found a lovely one at Digital Collage Sheets. Using Delta and Golden paints and inks, I did a lot of dabbing and misting, and more dabbing on the background. And here is my 4x4 "Fly". Thanks for looking.
This is the first time I've created something for this challenge site hosted by Wil, Femmy, Hermine and Pepeetje. The image for the challenge is so beautiful. So, I did a 4x4 and enjoyed every minute of creating "Lilly". Thanks for a wonderful challenge!
Here's my piece for Theme Thursday's Time. I used an AlphaStamp image, and steel-toed MaryJane paper. I overstamped on the image with a silhouette of flowers, used Ranger Gold to emboss only the darned stuff wouldn't melt. Don't know if powder gets old, but this stuff didn't work well...so I added a little copper and gold foil here and here. The words are small, but they say "Time stood still in her garden".
What a theme - I believe I should go for jungle animals or something like that. But...(oh dear)...I have a Stampotique Originals stamp by Daniel Torrente that I absolutely love. She's definitely a strange little thing, probably a wild little thing, too. I used chalk to color my background, Paper Artsy stamps colored with my granddaughters pens and my little wild thing. I even hand-lettered, probably something I shouldn't do...and here's my "Wild Thing, I Think I Love You".
TMTA's theme is "Frog". I have had a frog stamp that I've had for a while but never used (anyone know what I mean?) So, like wow, I can get it inked up and go...I've been trying to overstamp, create a shadow - but I need more practice...but I stayed with the ATC. I found some black and white checkerboard ribbon and some corrugated black cardstock. I smeared on green, blue (I think it got lost) and a little purple inks. I used the flourish stamp with the little butterflies and used some glitter, and here's my little green guy and he wants you to "Get Happy". Thanks for looking!
I'm a little late...I was out yesterday at a wine tasting festival. Nice day for Father's Day here...a little breezy. Took my son and his little girl out to eat at Okra's, a Louisiana style restaurant. You know, Father's Day is always hard on me...long ago, when I was 14, my dad died in my arms from a massive coronary. Back then we didn't know anything about CPR, there were no real EMTs, so it really was terrifying. I was going to make a tribute to him, but somehow this was just a hard task. Having two sons who are dads eases the sadness, but even after all of these years, the sadness remains, along with happy memories, it's all mixed together. Anyway I didn't get my postcard assembled until just now. It's made from bits and bobs of things...so I hope you like it!
I made a tag for this great theme. The image is from Altered Arts Magazine's strips of images. The background is a doily sprayed with walnut ink and butterscotch spritz. Now if only I could get things straight on the scanner! Wait...let me get the ladder... :o)
I'm late! I'm late! Theme Thursday is doing Flourishes. I used background paper from Paper Artsy and Inka's flourishes stamps (what are we going to do now that she's no longer selling her wonderful stamps?) and a happy image...and here's my offering from the theme of Flourishes!
Gothic Arches hostess, Nancy James, has given us a great challenge of Yellow and Black. I haven't had a chance to look at the arches done so far, but those I've seen are simply wonderful! I had a hard time deciding which image to use...but finally settled on a Hotel Paris theme.
It was a gorgeous day out today, I spent a little time getting my share of Vitamin D! But then I decided to get busy on my arch. Hope you like it.
There's a new challenge blog on the block! Three Muses - Ann, Marie and Bev - brilliant artists all three are running this challenge site. Their first challenge is to alter Mona Lisa. So, I found an art deco lady in furs, and used a collaged background colored with H2Os and a few bits and pieces. So, congrats Muses...here's to great art and lots of fun!
Somerset Studio magazine had an article and pictures by Lynn Perrella about a typesetter's tray. It has all those nifty sections in it...and I have a best friend I love very much. We've been friends since 4th grade. Well, I don't see her much. She still lives in my hometown of Chicago in our old neighborhood. She collects Eisenberg jewelry, I didn't know what it was, but it's pretty neat. So, I try to find a piece for her for her birthday and Christmas. I blew this past birthday and picked a rather odd looking piece. I could tell from her note that she thought so, too. Gee, I felt so bad, I found another piece! I'm not a great one for wrapping packages, but the minute I saw the typesetter's tray, I knew I had the perfect box for her present. One little cubby would have done it...but I decorated a lot of them, and put her little Eisenberg elephants in it and covered it with piano roll paper. I had an absolute blast! I hope Cindy will like it, too!
Putting this one together took me a few days. Her name is Mysterie and she's available at DigitalCollageSheets. I used Delta Texture acrylics, Golden paints and plain old Delta paints all mixed together...I didn't measure or take proportions. When it looked good, I stopped and applied it to my arch. Used Perfect Pearls, ribbon, stars and a discarded pendant.
Born and raised a city girl (Chicago). Now I live 23 miles south of D.C. Have loved art all my life. Primarily self taught. Raised 3 sons solo and they are my pride and joy. I have a 7 yr old granddaughter and a 2 year old grandson. They are the apples of my eye, and I hope they will love art as I do.