Monday, February 20, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
This spread was done with a wall paper base and toilet paper casting. The color was applied to the casting with markers and Perfect Pearls. It has yet to be journaled. ( Toilet paper casting: Mix some glue with water to thin it down. Choose a rubber stamp that has good deep pattern detail. Lay one square of toilet paper over the stamp and use a stiff brush and glue mix and "pounce" the glue in the grooves. Do this 5 times. Take a towel and press the excess moisture out of the toilet paper while it's still on the stamp. Carefully peel the toilet paper from the stamp and invert. Put on a pan and bake it on a low heat until the casting is dry. Paint or chalk as you wish)
Monday, February 6, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
The page was gessoed and then sprayed with Glimmer Mist. I messed with it some and then sprayed it again and added Perfect Pearl spots. Just threw them on... the fiber patches are Bernie Berlin's fused fiber technique. ( That involves laying down a piece of paper or cardstock, laying a piece of fusible webbing over it, putting down your fibers, topped with a couple more strips of webbing and sprinkled with embossing powder. Put the "sandwich" between non stick craft matting and iron on cotton setting. The whole shabang will melt together. When cool, peel off the craft sheet) Purposely, I didn't make these patches "pretty". Nothing's pretty about waiting for test results about your child.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
This double page background is gessoed with tissue paper over it, then covered with matte medium. The glass mirror is a magazine picture with part of the glass made transparent with packing tape. (Secure packing tape on the image and wet the back and rub gently until the back paper is gone. The ink from the front will remain.) The lady is printed on transparency. The words are stamped and the music is torn from a vintage book and distressed.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
This page I used some of the existing graphics in this 1919 book. The page color is done with chalk and then sealed with fixative, then stamped. The tag is patterned card stock. I took a strip of this cardstock and made a transparent "tape" with it to attach the tag. The binding was reinforced with ribbon and then chalked over.
To make a tape transparency, pick a piece of patterned cardstock or any graphic that was laser printed. ( Inkjet printing is another whole matter).
Apply a piece of clear packing tape and bray it down so that it's tight. Soak the piece in water until the paper on the back rubs off easily. Volia!! a transparency.
Friday, January 6, 2012
This is the inside cover of my BOD. Fancy-cut envies hold a "goodbye" to 2011 and a "Hope" for 2012. the stamped envies are decorated with artist trading cards. The marposa are stamped and embossed transparencys dusted with Perfect Pearls. The envies are glued to wallpaper .
This is the cover of my Book of Days 2012 with Effy's group... This is my first serious, major, altered book. I have helped my grandson with one, but he really did it himself.
My word of the year is " Acceptance"... The book will center around accepting what happens in life, the things I can change, and the things I can't. It's great therapy!!! Even the beginning has proven refreshing. I hope to keep blogging about techniques used in this epic..
The cover of the book is acrylic paint, medium, napkin, feather, fabric, and mullbery paper.