travel photo art

Trying different things out playing with the art journal. its snowing again so its a great time to get to play…water colors pens and markers…Also some texture magic from delta. I think they have done away with their line used to see it everywhere , now can’t find it any more . We did find some at Ocean State lots. BUT I BOUGHT ALL THE WHITE ONES…. LOL….. in Peterborough,N.H. Cant wait for Milford to get ours opened love that store…  well I have more another page to show but still putting the final touches on it…..

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breakin in my homemade journal….WATERCOLOR

Well I decided to play , It was snowing and nothing else better to do, got the nerve up to paint in the new homemade journal I made….. I just wish I could remember who’s Journal I saw this  painting in… well its basically someone else s  dandelion  idea…

But I came up with make a wish on my own.. Theres so many videos and art groups out there its WONDERFUL, that so many artist share there ideas and techniques. well as always I kind of do some of this and some of my own things…. Used watercolors in a spray bottle with a little water mixed in. and water color brushes,Bic marker, Zig  millennium pen for fine line detail….and WHITE OUT PEN… YES I KNOW !!! really I love the effects of the white out pens…….. shows up a lot really makes things pop out at you. I didnt have any markers or pens of white.. so this is what I had on hand and been using it ever since and I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! took 2 days off playing but I got a two page spread and a single page……. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Not to bad I really need to work on my hand writing some more..

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This was a lot harder to do but LOVE THE WHITE OUT AGAIN……small tube of water colors in a spray bottle for back grounds.and water color pens, were a bonus found them at Michael’s for$ 4.99……. love it when that happens…..

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Mix media art journal for my Grand daughter

She is always looking threw my art journals and telling me she loves them. She is a very talented young girl , and loves to paint, watercolor, draw , So I am surprising her with her own art journal to do with as she likes…..OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

cone shape’s Halloween challenge……..


So the challenge was cone shape decorations for Halloween….. And Well I love mine … Had some help from my grand daughter Elizabeth, she tore the napkins and cut the paper for the shingles witch is another project… LOL… so We have been  very busy creating the halloween   fun …

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAstarted off with poster board type paper and made cones. then used our great glue recipe .. which is below……

 

Step 1:Squirt 3/4 cup of Elmer’s white glue into a measuring cup.

Step 2:Add 1/4 cup of water to the Elmer’s glue in the measuring cup. Alter the measurements to make the amount of decoupage medium that you need for your project. The ratio of glue to water is always three parts Elmer’s glue to one part water.

tear paper napkins in strips add the glue mixture with a sponge brush. layering all around to give the cones strength. paint the colors in sections add the fluffy fur for hat rims.orange for the pumpkin man, green for the witch don’t forget to give her a cone nose…… and of   COURSE    MR. SKELETON!!!!!!!!!!

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THOSE BONES THOSE BONES!!!!!!

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working on Fairy home made from bamboo and paper clay

started off with a bamboo place mat….

about to be a fairy home, for the yard....

about to be a fairy home, for the yard….

with some cutting and gluing.. then I made a paper cone and added paper clay to get the cone shape.. and glued it to the house.a paper cone then add a paper CLAY cone on it.And then came some paint…… paint paint … some  Grandchildren helpers gluing leafs and pink rocks…grammy waiting on the jems and more rocks for the helpers who want to make this with me. TOO CUTE , gotta take photos of them helping….

 Don't you love the drop paper to protect table..LOL.

Don’t you love the drop paper to protect table..LOL.

butterflies ,leafs, rocks, a Gem.

butterflies ,leafs, rocks, a Gem.

And now this is as far as we got.. we have more to do , so the house will get updated…..

mean while I am working on some small parts of the home stuff…Like wall paper and flooring.. Rug.. table with small basket of {paper clay fruit} and a knife made from a Barb-q stick. and a   popsicle  stick ladder,stool for siting. more things coming soon… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

journal page with tissue paper and watercolors……………

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You can find this wrapping paper everywhere, I bought this at the Dollar Tree. along with glue sticks.  cut to size of your journal .

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Now these watercolors are just as good as the pan watercolors and are really great for adding  pearlescent  color

Now the BEST part is you can find these beauty’s at Hobby Lobby for little change…..get ready $4.99 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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found one of my paper embroidery cards

paper embrod

I stamped then did some  embroidery and added some beads to it. This came out so sweet…  I love it  I may have to do more of these…….. I do love my paper crafts……

Mix media ART Greeting card

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOh I love the Queen’s Ann flower and my Cricket cartridge

lyrical letters has it …. I wanted to make a stencil out of it but that didn’t pan out.so instead I cut 2 -5 inch and 2 -3 inch flowers …{press connect button  then shift, spring and the cut  button  .   then press repeat and cut again.} I had a hard time getting it to work but thanks to the new group I joined on Facebook , I got help..I used my favorite paints by Lumiere, stamps odd ones to worn out to read.. LOL… INK IT UP INKS,  Elmer’s glue,  pens and sharpie markers…..

I got the general lay out by a tutorial from

Mystic Tulip Mixed Media

any questions add them here under comments… ok more photos of this card for my Sister Mary Jane. shushh she doesn’t know it.. LOL……..

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Napkin Wire Ballerina

a basic wire frame of Ballerina…

Mod Podge or homemade stuff. thin torn napkins {separate the layers so its thin…}

cover with glue the strip and wrap on the wires…..

Let dry ……

make dress glue string for hair.. add a tuttu skirt………….

please show me yours …..

Christmas chair HAT!

I made one because they were too expensive at the stores and on line . Dollar tree is my FRIEND…. LOVE that place… All you need is a red table cloth with a white fuzzy side …. cut to fit your chair in a triangle shape sew red side for the hat and the white fluffy side for the trim….. a bell or pompom for the tip… OK Photos worth a lot more then my typing… show and tell…LOL

Santa chair HAT by rosebudinnh

Santa chair HAT by rosebudinnh

Altering game pieces into Steampunk Book

Well you have been seeing them and wanting to try this, My art friend,  Edie Cournoyer  Made a great video on this  on youtube….     visit her for more great videos and ideas….

 

Wow such fun….. remember you can make this book about anything Christmas birthdays, any thing you’d like…. remember to leave Edie some lov for the video…..

and here’s my vision of this project… so fun…..

Game peice Steampunk book

Game peice Steampunk book

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made a beaded wire link to open and close bookI didn’t have the other type game pieces on hand , I seemed to have misplace them.. So I used my /Children’s wooden Domino’s  WITCH I BOUGHT at the DOLLAR TREE…HOOT,HOOT! painted them glued them and cut them to size. and added the folding pages decorated, then made a bead wire closure to hold the book closed  till I want to open it. works wonderful  I might turn the next one into a necklace …..

Felt artist trading pins…oldie but goodie…

Felt artist trading pins

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1. choose colors for felt fibers and photo.
2.cut the heat and bond
3.Iron heat and bond to felt
4.cool and peel off paper, save paper to reuse as needed.
5.cut into strips
6. cut into 3 pieces.
7. add fibers and strings,cover and Iron again.
8. add flower photo more fill ins as needed , fabric glue works well.or you could randomly sew.
9. add untill your happy . add fibers around edges to finish off.

face s are fun to paint

I am  practicing, painting faces its a paint over the face lesson to learn where and how to paint the eyes and nose ect. in the correct areas and it also help s you to notice where the shading goes. I really like how this is going. and hope to do more of this type of painting.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANot to sure where I am going with this one but its in the Halloween booklet… so need to think more any ideas? lov to know what you think, I should do….

and hes my other Halloween fun page……………….

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scratch napkin torn art off the list of things to try…..

I have been wanting to try this napkin torn art collaged on paint layers and white napkins . found some perfect ones to use..And like how this one turned out added some white lines with my white out pen.

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Dance of the dragon fly….

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here”s the photos , now lets see what you can do with them .

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Any of various large insects of the order Odonata or suborder Anisoptera, having a long slender body and two pairs of narrow, net-veined wings that are usually held outstretched while the insect is at rest. Also called regionally darnerdarning needledevil’s darning needleear sewermosquito flymosquito hawk,needleskeeter hawksnake doctorsnake feederspindle.
Regional Note: Regional terms for the dragonfly are numerousthe Dictionary of American Regional English lists nearly 80 of them. The greatest variety of terms is to be found in the South, where the most widespread term is snake doctor (a name based on a folk belief that dragonflies take care of snakes). The Midland equivalent is snake feeder. Speakers from the Lower South and the Mississippi Valley, on the other hand, are more likely to refer to the same insect as a mosquito fly, mosquito hawk, or, in the South Atlantic states, a skeeter hawk. The imagery outside the South often alludes to the insect’s shape rather than its behavior or diet: speakers in the West, Upper North, and New England call it a darner, darning needle, or, less commonly, a devil’s darning needle, and those in the Upper North also refer to it just as aneedle; those in Coastal New Jersey, a spindle; and those in the San Francisco Bay area, an ear sewer,that is, a creature that sews up your ears.
now you can change things add things  what ever ….. I will post mine now so you can see what I did.  Cant wait to see what you all come up with.post a link here to yours…. later ………..
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I got so excited forgot to write dragon flies dancing……………….

Zentangle white out art

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStarted out with doing some Zentangle art .    then some white stenciling of different sizes of circles with  paint… and some red script stamped on the white paint. Using regular  ACRYLIC Paints.

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Yup I like the way this ended up totally different  from what I wanted but loving it any ways………. now for my next art adventure………….. later……….. going to cut out some card stock paper to make  some faux chip board… for the next project…. later………….

 

making Stencils for mix media art…..

I have made some stencils for glass etchings and different types of stencils for projects using different items, Plastic coating for furniture covers, it was really hard to  cut in small areas but great for a silhouette, and for etchings or paper stencil. Also used heavy card stock and then coated it with crystal lacquer, works real well , that’s in a later blog that works with Cricut …….  So now the stencils results for Vinyl  contact paper its real hard to get it to cut and do the corners or peak cuts but if you take your time and re cut it does work.The good thing is contact paper is large enough to cover all at once.

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now when using a magazine photo , I really love this idea of USING package tape. tape your photo right over the picture you want then cut out the details, This is a favorite right now, lov this idea. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

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Who doesnt love Captain Jack Sparrow?
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plastic furniture cover stencil                                                                HOW ABOUT JOHNNY DEPP IN PLASTIC,   Cry BAby!!!! LOL PUN INTENDED

so in summery I found it easyier to  use packing tape over others, And  still working with the cricut ideas, for later post. let me know what you use and how they work out. thanks for sharing. And thank you for your e mails its great to hear you like my ideas, and others  Id love to take time to give shout outs of thanks  to Debra Buckland …

http://artycrafty.wordpress.com/

and to Terri Sproul

https://www.facebook.com/groups/294679150583745/

Thank you for your inspiration…..

making my own stencils….

I have been playing with different types of ways to make stencils. I used clear transparent contact paper, it s really hard to get good cuts on this.  I thought it would be great for protecting the papers from paint inks or what ever I throw at  My home made stencils.  I”ve used plastic furniture cover material in the past , also it was real cool because it sticks well to stencil on your paper.  But STILL didn’t get a clear cut. I did make some stencils of my own designs of Johhny Depp …{CRY BABY}  and Dave Matthews and some others a while back. for glass etching.  It took days and was a real long process and I didnt use a coating on them and could only use them a couple times.. But Then I was taking  some FREE ART CLASSES on line. From  Terri Sproul on facebook. {Tell HER I SENT YOU…} A little plug for a friendly Artist. Any ways  she was cutting out photos from magazines using the  silhouette’s as stencils glue the photo to card stock place PACKING TAPE TO FRONT AND BACK of photo then cut out. the tape will protect your stencil, from all the fun things You throw at it .. Like Texture magic, spackle plaster, ECT.

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Using water Color tubes in place of GELATOs

Wanted to play along online with some artist but I had not gotten my hands on Gelatos YET… LOL so went for the next best thing I have on hand….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI bought these a while back at the Christmas tree for $2.99 good deal, LOVE THESE wonderful colors……….. First thing was doing a photo transfer on one of the double page journal.I spread my Gesso medium on the page not to thick, then put the photo I printed on my computer{ I use Kodak Printing paper for my photos}now I needed to burnish the photo down real well so there’s no air bubbles..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI used my fingers then a bone folder to make sure. I had a few mishaps .. But redid it and let it dry over night.

Now spray the photo with water bottle so its good and wet, nor rub the layers of paper off. Keep wetting as you go The paper will roll up and reveal your photo, so pretty…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext I chose red, yellow, and orange. added the colors with my fingers and smeared on the paper, then in water  and spread out till I liked the color strength..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALove playing in paints with my fingers.. If the colors to dark just use a wet paper towel and dab it it will lighten the color for you. spray more water and dab again if you want it even lighter.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARepeat  with other colors you can even blend them in to each other.

next I added some texture I wanted it to dry fast… then I used more Gesso just a tiny bit smeared and took newspaper and made a print transfer with it same as the photo only take of while still wet.   And then used my stencils with some Gesso on my fingers.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext step I cut three hearts out of gift wrap paper glued them down , then stamped butterflys all around the edges.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthen highlighted the bee and butterfly with black ink and a stencil brush. Also added Dragon Flies and a lady bug with my stipple brush and stencil.

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then added inspire ,giggle ,create….. Hope you enjoyed the process…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes we just CAN’T EAT CROW!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI played with the brown shoe polish and water sprayed works well also pens and black markers sprayed water to make the black run… fun…

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black and white challenge

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Every one loves free e- magazines….

So I have my collection on pinterest and thought maybe it was time to share these wonderful free magazine that I found  over the surfing on the internet I do.

http://pinterest.com/rosebudinnh/online-magazines-for-free/

 

Dream big

Dream big rose_thumbplaying with my new stippling brushes working on inks and paints also tissue pasting.stamp on tissue then add glue mixture  or mod Podge to attach it gives a see threw look, very pretty… need to keep it straight, and not let the tissue fold when applying. just trying out new ways instead of glue then stamping.

blending black,white,red background for art

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAstared with white outline frame using a old credit card or mail trash credit cards,{lol}  paint red  from middle down then wipe card clean and with credit card scrape a black line at bottom area of page, now mix white paint and red so looks slightly pink scrap a layer on the top area.

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