Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Printed Pages ATC's

I signed up for a swap where we are to use printed paper on our ATC's.

I chose the Ads from the newspaper for my background and painted them with some Mica watercolours. I then rubbed some Brilliance ink on cardstock and stamped my images with Versafine.

I had one extra piece of cardstock with the printed paper left so decided to play around some more and here is what I came up with. This one was rubbed with Mica Magic and Distress inks, then I put some transfer foil around the edges. The image was stamped with Colorbox Fluid Chalks.

A special Dare

On CC Swaps, Sweetpea had a challenge-Double Deuce Dare where she sent a number of items for us to alter and send to a partner. Part of the challenge was that we had to use 75% of the items. Unfortunately due to an illness in my family, I forgot to scan all the pieces prior to creating my art piece.

Pea sent a frame, scrabble pieces, a plexi-glass piece, slide mounts, pictures, twill fabric, some bellies, an AOL disc tin and a bottle cap. I managed to use most of the pieces along with some other items of my own.

I made a little book for the inside, leaving the inside of the tin plain.

I have sent my finished piece off to my partner Denise and sure hope she likes it as much as I enjoyed working with all the fun pieces.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Another workshop

I took a second online workshop from Karyn Gartel. This one taught us some terrific techniques for painting and adding images. I am so glad that I decided to take the classes as they were a great experience and I learned a lot and feel more comfortable with experimenting. These are two examples of my art from the workshop.

Art dolls

I recently took an online workshop with Karyn Gartel and we made some art dolls. I found the experience very enjoyable and learned a lot of different techniques.

These are some of the ones I made during the 4 week class.

Another Swap

The latest swap I participated in was to create a card or some other item representing a house. I got out my foamcore, paper, paints, stamps, embellishments and some pictures and set to work. I painted the paper using a technique I recently learned in an online class, stamped some words and images on it with white pigment ink. I cut out the foamcore in a house shape and did the same with the paper and adhered it to the foamcore.

I made the roof with some sequins that my friend Annie had sent me, and added some gold rick-rack to finish it off. I had some picture frame charms which I used for the windows, and put pictures underneath to represent a family.

I added some stickers and other embellishments to finish it off and was quite happy with the results. Just hope my partner Sue, will be pleased with it.

Tall and Skinny pages

Over on CC Swaps Sweetpea is hosting a Tall and Skinny book, where we create pages with animals and children, but not the norm. They are to be riding the animals, fish, birds or doing something unexpected with them. I finished mine and will be mailing them off in the next couple of days.