Sunday, February 24, 2013

Grow Poppies

I just love to draw and paint poppies.  This painting was made using my new Tim Holtz Distress paint dabbers.  They are wonderful to use.  The stamps are Studio 490.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Homemade Stamp Valentine Card

This was a quick Valentine's card I made for my daughter.  I used fun foam to make a rubber stamp.  It is super easy.  You use a bamboo skewer to emboss directly on the fun foam and the indentation stays.  Trim the stamp close to the edge.  Then I took a paint dabber and applied the color to the stamp.  I turn the stamp over and placed it on my card.  I used a brayer to evenly apply pressure to the back of the stamp.  Remove stamp and the image is on the card.  I then used the dabber around the edge of the card.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Flower Power

I have been taken several classes as you know and this is another exercise.  It is in my art journal .  I am finding the pages are impossible to photograph flat.  I should try scanning.  I used Neocolor II watercolor crayons to add the color to this drawing.

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Today I went to one of my favorite art supply stores Jerry's Artarama. They have so many wonderful brands. I am like a kid in a candy store. I love to look a paper and found this awesome paper pad by Faber Castell called Black Paper Sketch Pad. The pad was only $3.50. It is a little thin but I used it for this effect. I first drew my picture with a Uniball Signo White pen and then colored it in with my scrumptious Caran D'Ache Neocolor II crayons in Turquoise Blue, Yellow Green and Ruby Red. I used them with out water. I love the effect on the black paper.
The paper is very thin. I can't decide if I should mount it to a piece of book board to give it some strength.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Kitty and Me

I made this journal page using watercolor crayons, Pitt markers, Tim Holtz stamps and washi tape.


Sunday, February 3, 2013


Another one of my girl drawings.  Her face is a little flat.  I did this one a few months ago but I am still working on shading.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Foil Flowers

In the Lifebook 2013 class a few weeks ago we learned how to make foil flowers.  This is my interpretation of the assignment.
The foil flowers are made by coloring coffee filters with dylusions spray inks and assorted stencils then tearing them up and glueing them to foil.  I then took different size circle punches to punch the circles out of the paper foil.   After placing five sizes of paper foil circles together with a brad in the center I curled the edges to reveal the shines underside of the foil.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Mix Media Playing Cards

This project is part of Lesson Five at Lifebook 2013.  These cards were so much fun to make.  I used acrylic inks and ranger paint dabbers for the backgrounds.  Stamps are by Studio 490.