save those Clementines creates?…

OKAY so cool to turn into caddys .  used homemade glue.. {look in search my blog} and glue paper towels to create helps keep it sturdy and helps cover up the staples they use. do as many layers as you like. painted mine black to go with the napkin collage design . make sure you peel the 2 layers of paper off the napkins first.

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pencil , pen, paint brush holder… in the tube glued to the frame wood piece.

peeled the layer of napkins and glued with my glue mix to paper towel…. pretty napkin design….  This holder is made for holding all my book sewing things. painted sides black

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Glued napkins to sides  and then painted the sides black..

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a better view…

 

valentine journal spread

I was playing around with ink sprays, and texture magic. I am running low on that stuff so I decided to make my own. with the baby powder…….Its like a cross between spackle and mud… I must have had been holding my tongue wrong , because it s working more like quick sand then a medium , and  When it finally dries  . It cracks and falls off what a mess. I think I’ll just buy it instead… LOL… 50 percent off  coupons are needed… well I scraped it off and started it over again. so the  dimension isn’t quite what I wanted on the cupid angel. but shes good  for now until I get more texture…

 
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Can I have some more petite marshmallows in my hot cocoa?

Journal52 Facebook group

 

Week 6 Prompt: Window

For this week’s prompt, think windows of opportunity, the view from your window, beautiful stained glass windows, quotes about windows – whatever resonates the most with you. You can paint, doodle, draw, collage – or a combination of all of the above – whatever you are most comfortable with!

this one was different it was a start of a winter photo taken by one of my sons and I printed it in black and white . then used my water color pens and white out for snow and water colors for my raccoon, layered the windows wit double sided sticky tape to give it the depth. and added plastic from projector sheet for window..  its so cold out and stormy the poor raccoon’s looking for pietie marshmallows for his HOT cocoa… {from running Scared….. Mama. Mama! Out here! Hey, Gonzales. ….. Can I have some more petite marshmallows in my hot cocoa?

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Leave a little SPARKLE where EVER you go!

I finished another journal page , I wasn’t sure about adding it to the Journal52  Faceboook group , but decided to add it..  .And  Wow was surprised at how many comments I got there, And likes. I am thinking no one reads blogs any more that facebook is where everyone is now a days. but I am keeping this account , I am too old to learn any more new ways. LOL… Hopefully I can get more people back to my blog so I don’t need to link and chase.. I am using TLC CREATIONS  I love the freebies and so happy I get to use them.. Thank her whenever you can.. they are wonderful…

This piece of art was a lot of fun I finally got some new Dylusion’s INK SPRAYS!!!!! I love Christmas money… LOL… anyways I used the words quote from tlc , my new sprays,magic marker {black} for the stars, and then Crystal lacquer.. OH I DO LOVE THAT STUFF!!!

And HERE it is…………What do you think???????????

 

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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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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

 

 

Prayer shrine

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI made this pin and put Mary in the charm, Back in the old days they would take photos of the love one for the inside and place a lock of hair ,  first communion medal , holy medals , or prayer beads. And placed On the back a prayer card or tribute. I used my parents cards from the funeral home. I took apart the left hand side and used the cardboard insert inside and placed a small bit of fiber stuffing {like used for stuffing teddy bears} and covered the board with yellow felt, I didn’t have any velvet.made a brooch to place in it.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthen I added the photo of Mary to the right side and put the glass back on it, and glued my trinkets to the glass with E600 glue

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPainted the outline braid on the frame GOLD.. and some of the words metals were silver so O painted them gold, to match.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPainted the outline gold,and Cut the large square triangle into corner pieces and glued on.And added the key for center …

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFinished front of my PRAYER SHRINE….

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABack of my PRAYER SHRINE A TRIBUTE  TO MY PARENTS…..

PHOTOS I USED

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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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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…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

black and white challenge

used acrylic paints black and white…on my recycled Blair order magazine.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA More

upgraded catalog into art journal.

gesso magazinegesso and glued a used DYER SHEET to the magazine cover first. then gesso the page.

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Glue a couple pages together for extra strength also helps when you  apply the gesso, OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMake sure the Gesso is dry before doing your next set of pages.you can leave a couple pages without Gesso and glue water color paper or other types of paper for you art journal, what ever you want to do, as long as you have fun doing it.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAyou could even add photo paper and use those Inks you ve been wanting to try. LOL….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I trimmed the extra paper from the sides. and made it all look even.  Then I tore some green paper and glued to USED DRYER SHEET.  Next I Painted the sky blue, and watered down the paint.Dabbed it with paper towel to give it lighter puffy cloud look. made some knot stitch flowers of yellow and some of blue.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAnext I added Shimmer to grass blades, with watered down Pearl Ex powder.next I sewed the glass green beads on , for a flowery look.And the Yellow flowers got a golden stem of gold thread..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen I added my tree which is made from Sisal Twine,I untwisted it and pulled apart and finger painted it with black and Brown Acrylic paints. also made a nest also with Twine used more paint and added yellow for a slight tinge of color change on the nest. cut and glued branches in place. and tree. added a 3d puff behind the bird. {The Bird was a gift from a swap came with a bunch of die cuts from CANDY LOWEKE.. Which a big thank you for this … Love them….

Ill share what I do with this book as  I do the pages. thanks for the comments, its always great to get them….

 

 

 

 

 

Annie’s Crafty Adventure challenge at Craftylink

This weeks challenge is called “Mixed Manos Mania”!

1. Use your hand in your piece.  Trace it, take a photo, whatever works for you.  Just go with it.

2. Use a quote that has something to do with hands in your piece.  Here is a ilink to where you can find some: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/hands.html

This is the one I used:

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
Maya Angelou

 

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Use a quote that speaks to you.

3.  Use two of your favorite colors in you piece.  I used pink and blue in mine.  What are your favorite colors?

Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!! As always please share your photos, questions and comments below.

And I  decided to go with earthy tones and  mulberry papers and a tree drawn on a hand.. it took along time to make up my mind  what to do but alas I came up  with this

TREE SPIRT

TREE SPIRiT

cloth and paper mix media art card

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The flower is fabric , I sewed the white lines by hand and used sharpies to color.Couldn’t find pink string so I used white string and colored it with the same colored pink marker.The seeds are mini paper brads, yes I used it on the fabric… I never follow directions, just go with the flow and try not to rock the boat. hahaa… hopefully this will get me back in the crafting spirit..

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