Tuesday, October 29, 2013


This is a drawing I did this weekend. I am taking an online class called Joynal with Jane Davenport. I am still learning how to use colored pencils. I do like her thoughtful look.


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Handmade Book

This is a handmade book I made this weekend. I used Arches 300lb watercolor paper for the cover. The inside papers are made with Stonehenge white paper. I love the consistency of the Stonehenge paper. It is a wonderful paper for mixed media projects. You can use it with pen, ink, watercolors, acrylics and many other media types.

I used Distress Paints and inks to stencil the cover. The stencil is by Michelle Ward.



Sunday, October 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Tag

Today my daughter had a soccer tournament. I had to get my Sunday art mojo. So in between games I snuck home and made this tag inspired by the Tim Holtz Chemistry 102 class I just finished online. The background was made by applying several colors of Distress Paints to a craft sheet and misting them. I then took the tag and place it on the surface. I resprayed the surface several times and placed the tag through the drops careful not to pop the droplets. I used a Wendy Vechii stamp and stencil with archival ink. The happy birthday is from my collection of stamps by Clearly Vintage.
I colored the metal dog tag with Distress paints and dried them with my Heat It tool to create the bubbles.

I colored the rose with Neocolor II's and finished it off with a little Fruit punch Stickles.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Embossed Metal Tape Christmas card

I am taking the Chemistry 102 class from Tim Holtz this week. This is a quick card I was inspired to make using metal tape from Home Depot. I attached it to card stock before embossing. This is a new embossing folder I just purchased by Couture Creations called Sugarplum Ball. The paints are Distress Paint by Tim Holtz. They work extremely well on metal. The stamp is by Penny Black. I punched the leaves from a Martha Stewart punch and dripped Stickles on the leaves.