Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring art pages

I'm welcoming Spring! It comes pretty slow here, but there are signs it's on its way! This is the front of a composition notebook to be used as a journal. All the pages are lined and there is no artwork inside. Just for writing- I have one for notes I take at church and another for a daily diary.

On this page I did some journaling first so it's a little more subtle. And no stenciling- I think I may add some :)
Have a colorful week!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

shells for sale

Here is my slug/snail page:

I made kind of a mosaic for the shell. Since it is so cheery and comfortable the snail wants to offer it to all!
Here is the page again with some added elements:
I don't really like the added paint paper... oh well, maybe I'll change it later.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

star gazing

Happy 1st day of Spring! We had snow all morning...
Here  is a new page-

Lots of colors and layers- the orange is some spray fabric paint in neon colors. Works pretty good, but much thinner paint than I'm used to working with.
Here's a funny stamp I found at a thrift store:
Whoever heard of making slugs as a design for stamps? I mean, snails yes, but slugs?! So of course I had to get it- for 25 cents, how could I pass it up? I am busy with other art projects, but no pictures yet. Mostly sketches for some fused art quilts I want to make. Maybe pics soon...
Have a great week!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A new page

I tried something new  again. I think I saw the idea on Clothpaperscissors.
Not a great picture... anyway I stamped on a used dryer sheet and the adhered it to the page. They are in the upper right corner and lower left corner. Kind of a cool look.

Next time I might try covering the pages with stamped dryer sheets and then paint OVER them to see what happens. I have TONS of used dryer sheets. For any quilters out there, I've heard they work great as the foundation for strip blocks.
Have a great week!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Feeling Plaid

Someone I know had on a cute flannel shirt in yellow, white, black, gray, and turquoise plaid. I liked the colors so much I thought I'd use them on a journal page.
Of course it is also a leftover page so the stamping is under the yellow paint.
This is the stencil I used to make the plaid- a leftover from scrapbooking days.
You'll see more of this on other pages as a leftover. After I used each color of paint, instead of cleaning the stencil I just turn a few pages, put the stencil in and then press the pages together. Most of the paint comes off on that page and I can switch to another color. Saves me time and doesn't waste paint! Plus I have a start to another page in the future.
Hope you all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Recent work

Hey all! Haven't done a whole lot of art this past week... But here a some of what I have done.
This is a page in progress. I tried out scraping paint through a stencil. It give a really cool texture, but uses a lot more paint. Still it makes the page "touchable". The yellow I scraped through punchnella reminded me of fish scales so I drew a fish around them!
I'm also starting to explore painting/collage on canvas. Here is a WIP
We'll see how this progresses. Right now this is titled "Under the Sea". This is an 11x14" flat canvas. I also bought these 16x20" regular canvas.
I want to do a boldly colored abstract for my bedroom. And this is one of the sewing projects I've made for my beautiful granddaughter>
Isn't she cute?! Hope you all have a great week!