Sunday, February 17, 2008

Brid Tip-In Page

This month's Tip-in (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch page was birds. For the front of my page I painted a background using cheap acrylic paints and dye reinkers. The first one was way too dark, so I put gloss medium on it, and used it as a background. I had to borrow the bird stamps (thank you Mary!) because I don't have any, and then I found a sheet of Basic Grey rub-ons in our local craft store. Who knew rubons could be so much fun! The images, front and back are from etsy. The back was inspired by the background paper that I just needed an excuse to use.

Friday, February 8, 2008

More credit cards and acrylics

Once I got started, it was really hard to quit! Here are some more examples. One with a lot of different colors scraped over yellow. One with reds and oranges, and then very thick yellow scraped on top wiggling the credit card in waves, another with reds, oranges and browns, and a mini-folder that I hope to use for my little beauties. This one was scraped first and then sponged with gold lumiere paint.

Credit Cards and Acrylic Paints

I was introduced to this technique by the Next Generation Stampers' Group and finally got a chance to play around with it a little today.

I've posted some of my results here.

Blues, greens, and yellows were my first attempts. The first one I did was mixed with lots of matte medium, so the colors are more transparent. Then I used the paint closer to full strength and finally, since there was a good but of paint on my nonstick sheet - I just put the third sheet onto the craft sheet, and then added some texture with a paper towel.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Little Beauties

I am participating in a swap on CC Swaps that requires 10 little beauties. I chose the smallest size for mine - 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches for mine.

I absolutely loved doing these, I made myself a rule that every background had to be something from my scrap basket. Those who I have swapped with in the past may even recognize some of them. One of the things I like best is that since I'm not making multiples is that if I have 1 image, 1 embellishment, 1 tiny bit of scrap I can use it.

Pointy Party Hats

I recently participated in a swap where the theme was pointy party hats. Knowing of course, that everyone looks better with a party hat, I chose an image from a Ten Two Studios CD. The word stamp is from Stamp Camp. I used one of the backgrounds that I had made for the Background Noise challenge for these. (Oops, those were really supposed to go in the journal, but I got carried away!)

A special thanks to Trish Bee and all the Art Venture members. Thanks so much for encouraging, prodding, and pushing those of us who have a little trouble leaving the comfort of our usual zones into new and ever more exciting artistic endeavors.