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…

 

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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new project coming soon…this is a sneek peek of whats being used..

419FbUX85gLWorking on some ideas that I’ ve  had brewing , just didn’t get the items ,  ink , or something was missing to work on it..  Well I am back on this one… MORE INFORMATION COMING … just wanted to see if I could get anyones attention for this one. any guesses?

 

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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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Dance of the dragon fly….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthe sealer is still wet but shes pretty much done now….

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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

shabby chic ribbon tube………………… How do you store your ribbion?

ribbon spoolThis is one of my spools I made from ribbon tubing, I glued two together added some paper clay to it and thicken the top and bottoms. flowers, leaves,balls ,butterflys are all made of paper clay.even the key is made of paper clay. then I sanded them and painted them some were put under the uv lamp …. more on that later….

photos OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese are really pretty my photos didn’t do it justice, I really love how crafty things can make you feel good after its finished, and you pour your self into it.. I got so into making these that all the details and additions started coming to me and I just had to make them so I went for days finding packages and things to use as molds, and just dove into it… keys leaves, butterfly’s, I even made my own roses buy pinching and sculpting the paper clay… then made some red velvet looking roses, and well that’s a whole NEW post… So a little by little I”ll add on….. still feeling bad can’t seem to shake this cold, week 2….. I hate calling the dr. and going …..

 

 

Why… yes I really am a princess!

well I added another page in my upgrade magazine art book, I still lov that this book used to sell clothes and now its my art book……. Here’s the latest page.. I played with paint splatter using an old tooth brush. then used a tooth pick for the small lines of gold. drew the girl and cut her out glue to the page and painted her with acrylic paint,used some pearl ex powder to help her shine then sparkle gel pens in her hair… 

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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….

 

 

 

 

 

new flapper girl purses ideas

I have been so busy with the holidays and family events and yes…. facebook….. that I seem to post less of my art works and things… I will try to be better at posting more. Sorry… this is some photos of a flapper being born. hahaa…..First I drew her out line with a pencil on canvas material ,then cut it out.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

next painted canvas with Gesso then painted her flesh tone and gave her some black outlined features yes it is sharpies permanent marker.


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Used Black suede for her hair, some really fun textures here, brown thin suede for her scarf, her hat is made of leather..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe flower and decoration are from an skirt , I had it’s sewn in black thread and made of cotton.

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recovered the purse with pretty blue sparkle material, the photo doesn’t do it justice.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext I took the Sharie and turned the inner material black it was a funky blue jean I didn’t like so went with black inside gave it a whole new pretty look….
added some more bling….lol

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATADA………love my new deco purses, need to find more to redo… hahaa……….

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