Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Clipping and Gluing...

Lately I haven't been in the painting mood. I seem to be most interested in doing collages so that's what I'm going with. I sit down with a stack of magazines, a pair of scissors and just go for it. Here are some I've been doing. None of them are finished...

This one still needs background color and pen work.

One side of this spread has background color but not the other.
Plus I'm going to add more pen work.

This one is my favorite so far.
I may only add some pen work...
I like the white background.
What do you think??


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day...

Today I went to Legacy Commons for the painting group but also to hand out valentines. I made 55 valentines and could have used even more. I handed them out to everyone until I ran out.

Here are some of the ones I made...


and here is a close-up...


I used cereal and cracker boxes for the substrate and then tried to use up some of my stash of scrapbook papers...I barely made a dent. These were simple and fun to make and seemed to be enjoyed by everyone.

I hope you're all having a lovely Valentine's Day!!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

A New Journal Spread...

Recently Cathy Bluteau offered her lesson from last year's 21 Secrets for only $5 so I took advantage of the bargain. It was a class about collage and doodling which are two of my favorite things.

This is the spread I created...
(sorry about the curl on the right top corner)


Here is the left side...


And the right side...


I enjoyed doing this spread. Most of it is bits and pieces from scrapbook papers, a couple of roses from a magazine, a bit of washi tape, a small copy of one of my paintings (the girl), along with a bit of doodling. I did most of the backgrounds with markers and colored pencils. It doesn't show but all the little centers on the flowers on the blue strip above, as well as the dots on the stylized floral piece above are done with a metallic bronze Sharpie. It just adds a bit of sparkle which I like.

Today was grocery shopping and errands. We just got home and I'm tired so I think a nap is in my future!