Monday, May 21, 2012

wow, 300, then frames and some journal pages

Wow, my 300th post, a bit of a milestone!  Thank you to all the people I have met and talked to over the last 300 posts,  You have all given me the impetus to keep creating when I didn't much feel like anything.  You have all helped me to grow and develop into a working artist.  Thanks.

This ATC is from a variety of collaged fabrics, including some fabric paper and lace, overlaid with painted fusible.  The two frames are little metal bits I collected from resourcerescue, a while ago.
I have all sorts of strange bits, don't I?
After having the weekend off, I haven't much to show, although I have almost finished two projects.  One is a swap for the fabric book group at stitchin fingers, and the other is my piece for Tangled textiles.  The TT piece is due next weekend and the theme was 'green'.
The stitchin fingers swap should have been posted a week ago, but I just kept fiddling with it and it will probably go out on wed now.  Naughty me.  At least it is an australian person, so it will get there reasonably quick.

Anyhow, I thought I'd show you a couple of journal pages
I actually like this one, although I am still humming and hahing about redoing the writing.  I used stamps I made from puffy foam using the art studio's cuttlebug and some tim holtz dies.
I just mounted the foam on bits of perspex scrap with rubber cement, and voila'  some new stamps.  In the spread above, I used a range of inks, and the white flowers I stamped with versamark clear, them embossed with clear.  The green wash was added after and is resisted by the embossing.
This page had a few experiments in it.  The background was  red acrylic paint, sprayed with water then blotted, which gave a distressed sort of look.  The flowers on the left were done with modelling paste and a stencil, then when dry, I added pastel with a brush and sponge.  I started the flower with just a red and green marker, just lines, but didn't like it, then I used crayola slicks and a damp brush to shade them in.  The writing was a uniball broad white.

My digi inspiration for today is below.
Have a good few days.  See you Wednesday.