Flip Envelope Journal

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4 or more envelopes

attach your envelopes  spray stamp or paint.

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flip envelope book you can make into a SCRAP BOOK or a JOURNAL.

I used this beautiful paper from Recollections signature paper pad collection…. then used some decorative tape on the edges. and added paper snaps and string to open and close it.

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stamped the env and added papers

I add some paper for either photos or journaling.. I plan on adding photo card and placing it in the envelope with the bike photo.flips open left to right.

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Memories has an envelope slot to add more fun items………

Also added papers to the inside of env…..  LOVE THE LIVE SIMPLY… statement

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more pockets ….

I have a thing about feathers , its a sign of angels watching over us. so I added a plastic window with Feathers made of paper in it…. I still have so much more art work and things to do.. but thought Id share this now…

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flip side

 

Recollections signature paper pad collection

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…

 

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

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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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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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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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Torn magazine paper art…

I have been wanting to try this for some time its on the long list of things to try. And its alot of fun kind of like putting a puzzle together, but more fun tear your own shapes. The first thing to do is to draw a shape on paper and cut it out, I did a bird.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAdraw the size and shape to add to your page . cut it out with scissors, then figure out colors you want to use and tear pages with the colors out of magazine. then tear with your fingers in to shapes you want to fit your drawn bird, place and look it see if you like it , then glue it in place, you’ll get so that you guess the size pretty quick.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I decided to do another bird for the other page so this time I made torn background scene and the bird. I got so involved I forgot to take photos. But I am sure you get the idea..OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

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

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.

PAINT AND PEEL….with ranger non stick craft sheet…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAchoose 4 or 5 paint colors, I use acrylic paint for this, apply paint in strips squeeze it out add some dots ,circles whatever designs you like.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASpread out the paint making it smooth , but not to deep , just sort of smoothing out and spreading , not to thin because you’ll be peeling it..now let DRY….. Waiting is the hard part…..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow that it is good and dry, peel the paint….the under side is usally the PRETTY side….. but which ever you like the best…

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Add glue the the item you wish to glue the paint too, I like to smooth the glue out with my fingers then apply the paint  and smooth out air bubbles . you can use any type glue for this.  you can use this on any thing paper,wood,journal pages, ect..

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I apply-ed this one to paper clay… I have used it on ATC’s and then rubber stamped on it with jet black ranger ink…. oh so pretty will post photos other things I have made this way… later

new page for my upgraded catalog journal

tape runner and foils

tape runner and foils

I added a page in my new upgraded journal, I decided to use up some of my foils and experiment with my glue arts Glider gun , and it was so fun.    I applied   random strips all over the page,and then I took different color foils and rubbed them on, worked out GREAT.

all the fun foils I bought at A.C.Moore when they had mix media art classes , boy do I miss those classes they were so fun! this is a much shorter verison as I deleted the original post by mistake….LOL

Hope you try this method its really fun and different love the look, let me know if you try this, would love to see yours.

my {SHE} girl art

a few years back it was called she art and they were mostly done with blank faces and no arms showing so it was easy to draw. no feet or some of them  just had a long dress. Well any ways they are back in again.  But now its girl art..    what ever face no face they sure are fun to make and there’s so many books on this art and Artist are all ove rare making with them, so here’s my spin , might as well add me to the list.. haha..She art girl.

A really fun and crafty place I have found………………

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The people here are so great , And it doesn’,t matter what level your on because the low cost of classes are great……….like $10.. and up   check it out ..Joining  the GROUPS are  FREE …. Join in on  ALL FREE classes, live on line at  Tuesday Schmooze day!!!!

I love my new found home there………………….. stop by my page there and leave some love…. see you there…………

feathers made out of paper you say…………naaaaa… well see for yourself…

paper feathersthese are so much pretty in real life. but I do like my scanner better then taking a photo for this…. These would make excellent BOOK MARKERS for the readers out there, and so easy to make while watching the Boston Bruins beating the C’s  , yes it was OUR NIGHT……….GO BRUINS…

 

upgrading or altering a ballerina valentine

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA My grandchildren will be getting valentines mail ..Snail mail…..

 

Have you seen the new Glitterville Book?

I have been goggle happy getting as many views of this book and I found on the Amazon book, sneek peeks……. 

I Saw this witch and thought I SO WANT TO DO THIS!!  I added it to my pinterest so hubby could find it.. LOL…. Under gifts for Rose… Any ways I have made 2 different witches and slightly different from this but still cute !

here’s a link to check it out. some cute projects..

http://www.amazon.com/Glittervilles-Handmade-Halloween-Glittered-Whimsical/dp/1449414524

I will post photos as soon as I get some without glare….. This is too fun, love what I could see of this book….

 

haunted house with spirits

I just couldn’t wait for my new Cricut cartridge so I started my card with out it.  I made my house by drawing over and over again and trying to size it just right.   I use bright Brilliance   inks for the back ground added by using a sponge. and dabbing , then I stippeled and added black ink . To blend the colors I used a baby wipe, works great….  rubbing slightly so it doesn’t tear or mark your paper .  Boo was made by Cricut {Plaintin school book cartridge} Added a personal touch by adding my grandchildren’s photos in the windows.

 I made the black button with polymer clay , easy tip for making these spray mist a water bottle cap with water, then push into clay . round a little ball and stick it to the clay in the cap pull up and it should come up easy… bake to clay package directions.

 

 

coloring book ,greeting cards

they look a lot better then they scanned  the scanner seemed to cut off parts of the cards the black is even all around the cards. Feel free to use the photos for your own cards I Google coloring book pages and get a lot of fun images to work with …

I Goggled a  free coloring book image of haunted house, then found script on goggle of haunted subject matter, I then used my create a card program to add script to the back of the house image,  rescaned it  then brought it back to create a card and resized it for the size I wanted  . and got this…

 feel free to use this, and share with me yours…. I am so gonna do more of this type of cards………….

 

rosette paper cristmas wreath

Ok I just had to SORRY, I promise I’ll share some other paper designs ,But I really had to do this one, After all the rosettes I made I couldnt let them go unused…….

          So much fun, and pretty also….. Iam working on some circle tree fold s which will be fun and differnt pace. Iam liking the way its going too. but thats for the next entry……….. enjoy… Thinking Christmas thoughts……………..

halloween candy cones

oh these are endless on ideas, so many ideas… and options… You know they arent just for christmas ,LOL. love making these cones fabric or paper…. I added fabric lace to the paper cones…  fun, fun,fun.  Is it halloween yet?

or if you need to have something Flameless, like me…. heres my verison…

halloween witches shoes……………

I kept seeing these shoes every where, And I thought how cute, but I could never find a free template or figure out how they were made… UNTIL NOW.. thanks to a fellow blogger who shared… so heres my shoes………… total fun and easy to make. Thanks to

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2008/10/28/

paper-witch-shoes/

 

how to make rosettes, oh so pretty.

how to make paper rosettes,  I’ve found that differnt lengths of paper strips  will makes a differnt look full or fanned.  The width of the paper is differnt so play around to see what you’d like. It depends on if your using them  for  a larger object or not.like a big gift, or a scrap book page.. All depends on what you like.

First I cut a straight edge ,and then a fancy dancy scissors  cut, for a more interesting effect.

Now fold tight accordian style flipping back and fourth,   I used my fingers to fold,  or you could use a bone folder. If you want a fuller fan ;add more paper strips.{Glue , OH I use FABRI- TAC } could use a glue gun. just need a good glue .

nice tight folds.

now punch out a circle to glue to the bottom side of the rosette.   Glue needs to be a strong one so that it wont pop back up. remember to glue the bottom first, You can leave it plain with a small circle on top or decorate with 2 or more circles, of differnt sizes. maybe add  a charm on it. explore have fun with it.

stamp or write a message in cnter of circle

I added a button jem to this one , oh so PRETTY…… cant wait to see yours……..

crown shaped cards

 
 
These cards are so fun , for children s birthdays!!!!
 
Enjoy share yours Id love to see them.
 
 
 
 
 

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