Saturday, December 18, 2010

journal background

I'm finally packing for my trip to Maui.  My anxiety level rises as I cannot make up my mind what art supplies to bring.  Just imagine- one whole week without worrying about household chores, chauffeuring children, and office work!  That's a total of 7 days that I can spend time doing art leisurely.  Just the thought of it makes me want to jump up and scream "yayyyyyyy"!
Anyway, I prepared some background spreads in my journal that I'll like to share.  They were made using techniques I learned from other artists.
front cover.jpg
phone book.jpg
masking tape.jpg
layered wash.jpg
cling wrap.jpg
melted wax.jpg
scrap paper.jpg
sewing pattern.jpg
wax resist.jpg
alcohol w:collage.jpg

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

butterfly atc

As promised, I am posting pictures of my butterfly ATC cards.
butterflies, tilt left.jpg
butterflies, tilt right.jpg
I am rather pleased with the result.  What pulls the theme together for me is the pair of vellum wings that I decided to add at the very end.  Sometimes you just get the feeling of "something is missing" or "it needs something else".  I found my answer in these wings.  I even thought about adding color, but chose to leave them plain.  And I am glad.  I hope Twyla enjoys them as much as I had fun making them.

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