Sunday, November 30, 2014

Faces Art Journal - Face One

I am starting a new art journal to practice painting faces.  I'm challenging myself to paint faces.  The journal has 22 pages so I'm shooting for 44 new faces.  I'm excited about this new journey!  I highly recommend Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's "All About Faces" video. I used the Dylusions Journaling Block to make the lines in the background.  The background is actually yellow, but looks yellow-green in the photo.  Thanks for coming by my blog!  Stay tuned for more faces!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Redhead art journal page

Another art journal page.  I'm having fun painting faces.  I need to get some better small paint brushes.  I used Dina Wakely and Stencil Girl stencils.  Thanks for coming by my blog!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Try Now art journal page

Today I decided I would continue on with the face painting experiment.  I'm encouraged again to keep trying!  Thanks for coming by the blog!

You'll Never Know Art Journal Page

I can't draw.  I've had a DVD from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer around for a while "All About Faces."  I watched it last night and decided to give it a go! The tag on this spread is the second face I tried to paint.  It's not great art, but at least you can tell it's a face!  I am encouraged to continue experimenting and trying to draw/paint faces.  Thanks for coming by the blog!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Season's Tweetings variation

Here's a variation on my original Season's Tweetings Christmas card.  Red glitter paper!  I think I like this card better than the red one.  Thanks for coming by my blog.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Season's Tweetings Shaker Card

At the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group, our November swap is a Christmas greeting card swap.  I love the Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows stamps.  I got the matching die cuts.  I decided I was using these stamps and got it into my head I wanted to do a shaker card.  I researched shaker cards.  Here's what I came up with!   I used a Martha Stewart punch for the big snowflakes and coated them with Rock Candy Distress Glitter.  The shaker card snowflakes are sequins.  Wow!  It's a lot of work to make a card like this.  ACK!  I like the end result though!  Thanks for coming by my blog!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Flower Power art journal page

For this spread, almost everything is Dylusions - the flower, skull  and alphabet stamps, leaf stencil, and ink spray.  If you use the Dylusions spray inks over a gesso'd surface, they are muted, very muted.  The gesso sort of acts like a resist to the ink spray.  I used a Dina Wakely stencil in the background.  The dots and rings are made with an Ellen Hutson stamp set. I used Posca pens, glitter Sharpies and Stamper's Big Brush pens to color in the stamped images. Some of the flowers and skulls are popped up using Ranger foam adhesive. I had fun making this!  Thanks for coming by my blog!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Faces art journal page

I bought a couple of magazines yesterday at the grocery and when I got home, I started cutting out images.  I bought fashion magazines, but I need to pick up some other kinds.  I recently took the Dyan Reavely and Dina Wakely Back to Back class.  Dyan used magazine images in the class.  I assembled the images that I wanted to use first.  The face on the "awaken page" was really too big for this size journal.  I could have scanned it in and printed it smaller, but I wanted to just use the original magazine images. For the background I used a Stencil Girl Stencil first.  I stamped 2 whole sheets of deli paper with a Dyan Reavely alphabet stamp and heat embossed them with black embossing powder. The deli paper is sort of transparent and allowed the stenciling to show through a little.  After applying the deli paper to the pages, I started gluing down the images.  I used Posca fine point paint pens to add details. The butterflies on both pages did not come from the magazines.  Thanks for coming by my blog!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

More Calendar Covers

Here a couple more of the covers I've made for the handmade calendar swap I'm hosting at the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group.  I used Stencil Girl and Dina Wakely stencils and Dina Wakely stamps.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Make a Wish art journal page

This is an art journal page I finished last night.  I used Dylusions stamps, stencils from the Crafter's Workshop  and Stencil Girl, acrylic paints, glaze pens, stamper's white big brush pen, modeling paste and remnant rubs.  Thanks for coming by my blog!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Just Go Play Art Journal Spread

I love color, paint and stencils.  Sometimes I go a bit overboard with too many different colors and patterns.  I used stencils from The Crafter's Workshop and Stencil Girl for this spread.  I started by applying acrylic paint using a palette knife in the background.  Then I got out the stencils and used black paint.  I used modeling paste in a few places with a stencil.  I made a few drips with an off-white acrylic paint.  I had fun making these pages!  Thanks for coming by my blog.  Leave a comment if you like!