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Friday, July 24, 2015

Forest - Woodland Book

Ok this is in the style of Nina Bagley from years ago ... I have always loved this style but only not got around to making my book ... hopefully you can click on the photo to enlarge them if you wish ...


I was going to make wired-beaded connections for all of the book but the arthritis in my hands wouldn't let me so I did a big mix or styles 


this it the front all of the pages/book covers I used are different sizes and I bound the very small book to the larger one with chamois and elastic band to the door knob


the brass butterflies and fairies and fairy house in the trunk of the tree is what I love about these pages, there is a butterfly wing in the little glass case under the sitting fairy


these pages are all about the deer that live in the forest, on the left side I used a transparency that I heated the edges to make it curl and give it more dimension 


these are more about the forest leaves, the page with the FOREST letters is actually an envelope pocket, and the leaves with copper butterflies I made from clear acrylic and leaf tapestry is also a pocket page with the tags of a fairy and mountain scene and Mr. Audubon that were made by friends in a tag exchange 


these are the last pages and devoted to the forest/woodlands in general and I made a earth stick that is wired to the side of the last page, there are beads and word drops also (they are made by using dictionary pages or music pages with wire and diamond glaze or crystal lacquer) 








Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Gesso-Vaseline Resist Technique

ok to start with do all of your coloring and stamping prior to the Vaseline and Gesso ... I used an Archival Pink Ink and Distressed Blue Ink ... be sure to stamp your image in Permenate Ink ... after all is dry take your paint brush or finger and apply Vaseline where you want the image to show thru, be sure to apply a heavy amount ... now brush your Gesso over all of it ... let the Gesso dry then use a paper towel to wipe the areas where the Vaseline was, do this till all areas are free of Vaseline .... oh when all was done I took the same inks and did a couple of swipes over the Gesso area, just because ...


Saturday, July 04, 2015

#7 of AB RR

This is the last in the RR this session ... the theme is Butterflies and Birds, it was fun working with this theme since they are two of my favorite subjects ...








Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A few more cards ...

I was messing around with some scraps and then decided to make cards out of the good ones ... 


this was just playing with re-inkers and alcohol inks and washi tape


this was using the same stamp and alcohol inks and oil pastels and water color brushes


the black one is clear embossing powder with background stamp then rubbing ink on it and rubbing it off , then the yellow one is color pencil and pop up partial images and the beige one is die cut with velum sandwiched in between cardstock to create a window


these are just using up left over scraps from a previous project ...

Friday, May 29, 2015

# 6 of the Altered Book Round Robin

This books theme is "In My House" and we were to complete that sentence with words and art ... so this is what I did ....








Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

#5 in the Altered Book RR

This book had a theme of Green ... and who is better at Green than Mother Nature ... hope you enjoy






This on is just tags and pockets


This is the sign in tag I made for her book




Wednesday, April 01, 2015

One eyed wire work ...

Yep I said one eyed ... I had cataract surgery last Wed. and can't do much of anything in art since I have one eye near sited and one eye far sited .... it will be another 4 weeks before I can get glasses to make the far sited eye see things up close ... sooooo I am doing things kind of one eyed ...

This is some wire work I am working on for a mix media book I will be doing in July at a retreat, the theme is Woodland/Forest ... I have lots of ideas running around in my head so I am trying to get some of the ephemera done in advance so I can do the construction at the retreat ....




I am pretty pleased with my butterfly ... it's wire, diamond glaze (left to dry) then I painted, with a very small paint brush, alcohol inks for the colors and small wire with seed beads to decorate the body ... I may do another one when I get both eyes to see if I can get the wing proportions better


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

#4 in the Altered Book Round Robin

This ladies theme is "Mica", I love to work with mica in altered books but truthfully I forget to use it so this really excited me ... I immediately thought of bottles of mica holding butterflies ... and then a window into another butterfly world so this is what I came up with ....








Thursday, February 26, 2015

Playing Tag yesterday and today

I have just wanted to do some scrap stuff on tags and demnitional stuff too, and I really needed some stress relieving .... so this is what I came up with ... you can't tell much about the demnition in these photo's but it's there ....



Monday, February 23, 2015

# 2 of the Round Robin Altered Books

This one is for Gwynn ... her theme is Vintage layers, layers, layers in white and neutrals ... the white scrap with pearl buttons is off a Vintage gown, the little girl is my mother-in-law on transparency ... I think you can probably tell what the rest of the things are ... enjoy, click to enlarge




Friday, February 06, 2015

# 1 Altered Book Round Robin

I am in a round robin with 6 other people so this is my book and I am sending Graphic 45 paper and images and paper to each person to make their own little diary for their spreads ... I will show all when I get the book back about August of this year ... when it comes back I will finish the leather closure, hope I put enough length to it ... I love working Altered Books ...