Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Back to the Blog World with New Mixed Media Journal

Even though I've been distracted by stuff that happens sometimes, I did manage some happy art time.  Being that things for me are only going up, I'm looking forward to even more fun art times and adventures.

Below are collages from a journal I'm working in with acrylic paints, oil pastels, paper, rub-ons, rubber stamps, images, and who knows what else by the time I'm done. 

Recently I'm really enjoying using Shiva Paint Sticks which is unusual for me because I don't care for oil paints. These are easy to use and I love the soft blended look after I rub it with my fingers on paper.  Have you used these?  Comment below to let me know all about it.  Haven't used it on fabric or anywhere else, but YouTube has several awesome videos on how to use these in many ways.  Here's a quick one for you. Enjoy!

'Till next time, enjoy your creating!!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Art Journal with Mixed Media

Hi all. Here are some journal page I worked on a few weeks ago.

The one above has a piece of pretty spring bird napkin, paints and the victorian boy is a “German” sticker which I got at one my favorite places in Adamstown, PA, Shupps Grove, the outdoor dealer market. I also added the Spanish words, “La Real Academia Del Amor”, The Real Love Academy.

 This familia (family) image, I believe is a freebie from the web. I added a gold butterfly.

 This page was a fun new try at integrating my drawing of girls that I have been learning and practicing for a while now. There is tissue, again, used in the skirt.

Mainly paints and stamping on this one. Don't you wish time would stand still?
I have also now done 2 craft shows with little success and it's extremely discouraging as you can image. Well, I'll list many of the items onto to my Etsy shop soon. I have some things there now including the two items below at extraordinary prices. Is it time to start Holiday shopping?

Have a wonderful week creating!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Collages

Well, I'm back after a much needed rest from blogging and after a few challenging months including family issues and major computer problems. 
Here are some things I've been working on.

This is a collage I made with paper, dried hydrangea, rhinestones, silk flower and an air dry clay piece at top. The substrate is a recycled mass produced poster on a mat board of some sort that one of my neighbors didn't want anymore in her house. This is my favorite photo of Marilyn Monroe.  I was going to use it for the bottle below that my daughter wanted, but she selected another Marilyn photo. 
I'm not quite finished with this bottle. Still waiting on a quote from my daughter that she wants to include of Marilyn's.
Here's a little glimpse of my craft room.
 until next time......


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Altered Bottles and Notebooks

Been busy creating more altered bottles and other things. I've done a couple of craft shows so I have some experience in that now and will try some others in the future.
 Here's a Christmas bottle made with a tag I had from last year which I cut to decorate this bottle. The other has an air dry clay piece I stamped and painted.

This one has metal buttons and a piece of an old doily and the composition book below was covered in paper, ribbon and silk flower.

 Are you more than ever more inspired to create since Pinterest came on the scene? I sure am. I wish I had more time to devote to my crafts. I'm still trying to learn to draw, sew more, and want to start making soldered jewelry too and my darn full time job is in the way, arghhh!

Enjoy the rest of the week and I hope you find the time to create,

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Virtual Party at Colorin Colorado

 Hola amigas!  Aqui es mi oferta para la fiesta de Colorin Colorado. Papel? Tijera? 
Hello friends! Here is my entry for the virtual party Marcella from Colorin Colorado is hosting.  This is an original collage made with upcycle vintage lace, vintage photo and delicate diecut frame.

Check her site for all the entries for wonderful inspiration.  Gracias Marcella por la inspiracion para esta fiesta!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Upcycled Glass Bottles - Vintage Decor

New bottles that I recently worked on. First four sold. The last two are available for sale, $12.00 plus shipping. All made from upcling antique glass bottles, jewelry, other upcycled supplies and ribbon.

 Leave me post Message if you're interested in the last 2 bottles.

Ciao for now,

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mixed Media, Resources, Videos

Altered photo frame with collage on the back.  I gifted this to my childhood friend in Buenos Aires when I visited after 35 years this past New Year's.


 This is a little collage on a piece of very thin wood. 

Have you ever tried bleach in your creations?  I haven't yet.  Here's some inspiration from Splitcoaststampers.

Have a wonderful week everybody!