Thursday, August 6, 2015

Image transfer the easy way!

Exciting class this month at Everything scrapbook and stamps Art Journal class night. Learned really cool technique using  packing tape. My car image was transferred using the packing tape technique. 

OMG this was the easiest way to do image transfers. If you have never tried this technique I suggest you get out your packing tape and give it a try. 

Do you just love the sneakers image? Stock it to some packing tape and have it soaking in some water for few minutes to seal the transfer. 

This image is going into one of my next journal pages.

What is your favorite image transfer technique?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hand quilting begins

My first hand pieced quilt top Berries and Bears by Cindy Blackberg finally comes to a finish and it's time for me to take on the hand quilting. 

I have always admired quilts that have been made 100% by hand.  After attending Cindy Blackberg class back in February 2014 I was hooked on hand piecing and fell in love. 

Now it's time for the next step to quilt the top by hand too. 

Things I am learning really fast are:
1. Not as easy as it looks
2. Fingers get really raw and sore. 
3. Keep air down low if you are getting hot flashes 
4. Dogs can't wait till you are done to get under your quilt!!

Happy quilting, 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Yummy gelatos in my Art journal

Michelle over at Everything Scrapbook and Stamps was handing out yummy gelato's this month and guaranteed No calories gained after indulging in playing with the Gelatos.  This month our art challenge was to use 3 gelato colors and spread them using a glaze. Once colors blended I spread a thin layer of gesso to lighten the color. 

Next I added more color using a heart stencil and molding paste. This popped the color again but with awesome texture in this layer.

The next layer was random stamping using similar ink color for more texture. 

Lastly I stamped and image and words to finish my page off. 

The page reads "because when you look around this life is pretty amazing... remember to not let others take advantage of you".  A message I need to focus on lately. 

Happy with the results so calling it a night!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A girl can only dream...

That's dreaming about going back to those younger years and playing with my Paper dolls again.  Well thanks to Julie Nuttings we can play with paper dolls again. 

I had the pleasure of getting to take a class with Julie over at Everything Scrapbook and Stamps last month. I took two classes. The first class we used her amoir tags. Loved the size of the Tags and how you can open the doors and hide words inside. 

The second class was a banner class. Perfect for hanging in my studio. Another cool option for the banners Julie shared was to use them to decorate a gift bag. 

I was enjoying my younger self playing with paper, colored pencils, scissors and glue. The perfect weekend! 

Happy crafting!!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Art Journal Night at Everything scrapbook and Stamps

I look forward to this night out every month. It's my night to hang out with local art journal junkies like my self. The best part Michelle always surprises us with another cool technique. We have been meeting for several years now and she still teaches us something new. For $10 a month its well worth it!  If you local try it out. She offer's the class 3 times a month.

Now here is a peek at my page in progress.

 First we started with book paper then washed the page with watered down gesso. 

Then we added some Tim Holtz paint and added some thick guess to the bottom of the page and sprayed some paint into the gesso and with a knife added texture and drips. 

After lengthy drying time we stamped and used stencils to finish off the page. 

I thought it reminded me of bubbles of thoughts running around in my head. So I added my word FOCUS -listen to your inner voice!! 

Perfect for my DLP challenge for this week. If you are interested in the Documented Life Project , check out  the Art to 5th girls site for this weeks challenge here Week 12 Challenge

Calling it done!! 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Art Journaling night at ESS

Despite my inability to walk for the next 2 weeks as I recover from foot surgery nothing could keep me away from attending Art Journaling night at Everything scrapbook and Stamps. Michelle always has great techniques to teach us and we have the chance to use art medium we may have not played with before. Of course, I usually fall in love and have to take some home. Love that store as her supply of Art supplies is awesome.  Never have to wait for the postman to drop my art supplies.
This weeks page was made with Dina Wakley paint, stencil and stamp! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Weekend with DJ Petitt

I've been admiring for many years DJ's yummy books and so excited to have finally met her and learn her amazing techniques to creating those gorgeous books.

We spent 3 days at ESS in Lake Worth,Florida learning to paint over a photo image making it look as though we painted it from scratch. Then take bits of fabric, lace and fibers to make signature wraps.  We painted our pages with paint washes and created texture using things like combs. 
Here some work in progress sneak peaks...

Once all the pieces of our book was complete DJ walked us through the book binding technique and Ta Da we had a fabulous book to take home.

Thanks Michelle for bringing DJ to Florida and Nancy for the good food and DJ for sharing your love of art with us! 

Made lots of new friends and look forward to seeing them all again one day!