Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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page 2 (back of page 1)

I've fallen in love with mini albums. Here is a page( both sides) of my newest album using popcorn bags I got from I stuck two together as they are fairly lightweight. I will probably also make a smaller album with these same bag and fold them in half for a shorter page.
I distressed the white bags to make them vintage looking. But for a new spring look, the white is great and doesn't need painting.
I got this cool label in the mail wrapped around a small item wrapped in paper with this label. I had to save the label and put it in my journal. I don't want to be thrown away either (how I felt a few years back when my husband left me). I also didn't want to throw away this background which was too busy to do any journaling on.

Copies of Ephemra

I scanned two tins I have advertising bikes and printed them and added to a journal page. I also distressed with Tim Holtz stains to age them.

Friday, December 9, 2011

2nd Annual Chiyogami Paper Givaway

It boggles the mind to think what I could do in my Journals and many other projects if I won this paper. Don't you dare join and compeat with me!  ;)

Oh I guess it's OK. here's the link

Monday, November 21, 2011

Here I have pasted some of my zentangles. The pages were painted with a variety of paints and inks first. The one on the left includes a stamp of gold cracked design. The mandela on the right was my first one ever. I am doing a lot of them now.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Journal Cover

I finally painted my Journal cover. It took 3 coats of Gesso to cover in a crosshatch pattern that makes it look like linen. Then I used my new stencils to do the color work and my micon pen 03 and my copic markers to do the title. I hand cut a butterfly rubber stamp but when I printed it I smeared it so I took a handi wipe to fully smear it a little larger than the stamp. I then took a die cut butterfly I had, about the same size, and glued it on after and colored it with copic markes. I then sealed the cover with a light coat of low oder sealant spray.

Friday, November 4, 2011

I was trying out a new product, to me anyway. The Zig Memory System Writer Chalk Pastels Dual tip Markers. I figured what better way to test out marker that looks like chalk than on a chalkboard.
 I painted the page with slightly watered down black acrylic craft paint to achive the chalkboard. Then wrote using the white pen that comes in the set. Actually I have 2 sets both with the same 6 colors but with different tips. One set is a fine and large bullet point, and the other set is a small and large calligraphy tips. I used the large calligraphy tip here.  Fun to hearken back to my youth!