Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mixed Media Collage - Dreams

I felt like creating last night, but had no real plan when I started this one.  I painted the canvas with Lettuce Acrylic Paint Dabber (I just opened the bottle and poured out some paint...dabbing was a bit too much for an 8x10) and went over it lightly with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  I then dry brushed with Gesso and sprayed the whole thing with a mixure of water and pearl Perfect Pearls.  I cut the dragonflies with my Cricut and painted them with a Wild Plum Acrylic Paint Dabber and adhered them with a Zig 2-way glue pen.  I used the stamps from the Tim Holtz Flights of Fancy set that I purchased at Michaels.  I stamped the images in Wild Plum paint and the words in black Archival ink.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Still on My Altered Puzzle Piece Kick...

This is my latest puzzle pin.  I used Distress Crackle Paint in Fired Brick for the background and stamp a flock of birds in flight from the Tim Holtz Lost and Found set.  The rest is gold wire, beads, a bit of bling colored with Red Pepper AI and a couple gold bird charms.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Embossed Tassimo Packaging

I decided to try out this recycle material on a simple graduation card for my neice.  The stuff embosses great, but is a small pain to attach since it wants to curl up.  I ran it thru the Xyron and it crinkled a little.  I was able to emboss most of it out with an embossing tool, but...  Other than the rolling issue, I think this stuff is great.  I'm going to try alcohol inks on it next and see how that works.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lots of Activity...but no finished projects...

I've been really busy, but not with creating...sadly.  The weather has been great, so we've been doing lots of work around the house.  We actually got a good bit done on the deck railing yesterday. 

I did, however, discover in my quest to reuse/recycle items into my art that I can use foil/plastic packaging used for items that must remain air/light free (in my case the package that holds the boxes of Tassimo cartridges and the package from tuna) with the Cuttlebug.  It embosses really well.  This is great since this 'coated' material is not collected by our recycling provider. Wonder what I can do with this...stay tuned.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I'm Still Here!

I know I've been gone for a while...between travelling for work and my brother's visiting for Mother's Day, I haven't had much time for sad, I know.

My DH flew my brother's in to visit for Mother's Day.  It was a surprise for both Mom and me...whatta guy!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

More Altered Puzzle Pieces

I just love making these puzzle piece pins.  I've made these in green...for earth day...ok, not really...I just like green.   I used the same Adirondack Lettuce Paint Dabbers on both.  Once dry, I stamped each with a different pattern in Stazon ink and coated with spray on glaze.  I accented the first with clear micro beads, twisted silver wire with green and cream sead beads and a charm that says, "Unique".  I accented the second with copper micro beads, twisted copper wire with brown and copper sead beads and 2 copper butterfly charms.  I adhered the small butterfly charm with Glossy Accents and hung the large butterfly charm from copper wire hidden inside the twisted copper wire.