I have finally finished a layout in my journal!! I have been wanting to get this journal going for sometime now. My plan was to follow along over at Jennifer Roger-Daniels blog Atistically Designed Diversions with her weekly journal prompts. I am not sure what the prompt even was for this but here it is anyway!! Maybe I will pay attention and follow more closely now, I am such a bad student!!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I've spent quite a few hours last night and this morning doing alot of blog surfing. LOTS of great art out there. I was sitting here looking at Maddie as she was playing on the floor and thought I should try to sketch her face. Now, I have NOT sketched anything for probably YEARS!! But this is what came from the pen in my hand. I only wish I had done this in my BLANK art journal!! Oh well, I guess I will have to try sketching on a more regular basis!!
Friday, March 6, 2009
These are the pages I did for Peggy's book in the Mixed Media Madams group. Her book theme is "What you see when you close your eyes" The top page I did with an old time movie theme but put on the Nickelodeon kids shows on there since that is what is on my TV most of the time. The bottom pages represents being a kid again!! I had fun putting these together this week.
I used a vintage silver fork (this one is dated 1847) and using heavy duty pliers bent the tines to form this ATC holder. I had recovered these forks from going to the scrap yard during metal collection. I have begun making several and they will be for sale in my Etsy shop later this week.
The Scan turned out a bit blurry on the bottom due to the real shells that are glued on to the bottom. I took a canvas and adhered torn music paper using Mod Podge and then did the painting part using regular acrylic paints. I got the sand effect on the bottom by first using gesso and then layering on the sandy colors. The real shells are ones that I picked up at the beach in South Carlolina when we were there for Brittany's boot camp graduation in November. Another completed piece by me ~ YEAH!!