Saturday, May 15, 2010

More Journal Pages

It's been a relaxing Saturday and I've spent it doing what I love.  I've finished two more pages in  the new journal.  Supplies used:  Black Micron pen, white Signo pen, Portfolio oil pastels, and acrylic paints. 

A New Journal

I've been wanting to start a journal for some time and finally started working in one this week.  The photo is one that I took and turned into a sepia print.  It was transferred onto Fredrick's canvas and sewed into the book.  The petals were colored with a touch of yellow acrylic.  More pages later...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tiny Trinket House

This tiny trinket house is just perfect to showcase a tiny photo.  I've had the house painted and crackled for awhile but couldn't quite figure out how to finish it.  After Saturday's charm workshop, the rusty bow charm almost jumped onto the house.  I think it works.  Hand-rolled paper beads (thanks to Cracker Barrel for the lovely paperbag), two glass beads and a vintage picture of my dad and aunt complete the necklace.  The tiny trinket kit is available at Rock Candy Studios.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Doodles Under Glass

Here's a shot of a grid of doodles I've been working on.  It is  framed in a 12" x 16" frame and the doodle area is 10" x 13".  Some of the designs I like more than others but it was all fun.

This is a close up of four of my favorites.  I used 100 lb. Strathmore Bristol vellum and a .005 micron pen.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Charm School with Allison Revetta

Our art club came together yesterday in downtown Nashville for a day of making art.  Allison Revetta led us in a full day of charm making after being inspired by Red Lead in St. Louis.  The above charm is made of mica and old papers.  The photo is about 1" x 1.5" and is of my doll Harvey and me way back.

These pieces all feature wonderful patina and rust.  The photo is of my grandmother and her family.  The photo is about 1.5" wide and is mounted on dictionary paper and topped with mica.

This assortment features corner brads and various charms.  All images are somewhere between 1" to 1.5".

Thanks to Allison for a great day of fun. Our group spent a rainy day together doing something we all love.  Some of you may be hearing about the rain and storms here in Tennessee.  Sadly, upon arriving home from our day of fun,  Allison had to evacuate her residence.  Water was already in her art studio then and it has rained almost continuously ever since.  Please keep her and her family in your prayers.