Saturday, July 20, 2013

Scrumptious tags

Had a fun afternoon making this lovely tag in a class taught by my dear friend, Jo. Can't think of anything more fun that relaxing with friends and creating, especially when the temperature broached 106 degrees in my backyard!

Two new things for me: The large canvas flower on the left was much easier to make than I would've thought -- it basically involved cutting a flower out of canvas, spritzing it with various colors and rolling in my palms after each application. It frayed all on its own. The second new technique involved the smaller flower just to the right of the canvas one -- the rolled paper flower. It involved cutting a spiral out of text or music paper and hand rolling it. Made a cool looking rose-style flower that I then spritzed with bronze.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

What makes a house a home? Mixed media altered book.

Really loving getting into houses in my art. This is a spread in an altered book I did for a member of my art group. Love how her book substrate is cut into a house shape!