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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!


Another New Thing ...

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately, but I haven't had time for much 'playing' of late.  But today, instead of spending the day with my crafty friends at my local scrapbook store, I stayed at home and attempted something I have been putting off for a while.  (Oh, and no one was going to be there today anyway, so why not stay home and play in my pj's, right?)

One of the girls at the store, Karen, is the cutest, most bubbly and sweet young women I've known in a while.  She is a very busy mom of three little girls who are into all kinds of things like skating and gymnastics.  When she can, Karen finds her creative escape in art journaling.  She uses hard cover books and turns them into her journals, and she is really, really good at it, too!  And I have been envious of her talent for a while, but the whole 'using an old hard cover book' thing has had me stumped for a while, so I never 'went there'.

Then, a while back my Mama gave me an old (1972, so not THAT old) Singer book on sewing.  It is large, and heavy, and my first thought was ... what a cool book for an art journal!  Then I sat on it for a while because I didn't know what to do with it!  And finally I asked Karen how she started her books, whether she glued all the pages together, or what, and she sent me to a video and it helped a lot.  (I can't find the link to the video OR the lady's name ... as soon as I can get it from her AGAIN, I will put it in here.

Anyway, that was weeks ago, and I actually gesso'd (gessoed?) and painted the outside of the book, and the first couple of pages in the book a while back, but never did a page ... until today.  It's not great.  It's not even good.  I found out I need to get a better quality of black ink pad because the one I used ran really bad when I went over it with Mod Podge!  And I wish I had left the clock off of it, but it is what it is .....

I would really love it if the ink on the bird stamp hadn't run and if I had left off the clock and frame!

I used Anita's acrylic paint, an old bottle of shiny 'puffy' paint for the white line, washi tape for the pennant flag, a couple of old stamps, and coated it all with Mod Podge.

I love that washi tape!  I outlined the 'pennants' with a black Micron .05 marker.

The quote says "Change in this life is inevitable.  How you roll with it is up to you!" 

Thanks for visiting today!  Blessings,

1 comment:

Karen said...

Awww, this is the sweetest post!! Now, you will not only be addicted to the gelli plate, but art journaling too!! So proud of you!!