Thursday, February 28, 2013

More Gelli!
I made this journal page today with a gelli print background.  I added a lot of stamping and  collage, but, the background set the color scheme.  It was a quick and easy background!!!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Gelli print background

I've been making backgrounds for my art journal with th Gelli plate.  So much fun!  I am going to be taking Carolyn Dube's class to learn new techniques using this amazing tool.  Check out her blog!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It Takes Courage

I started this page today and had no idea where it would take me.  I collaged the background and added the face, but, then I did not know where to go with her.  I tried adding hair, but, nothing it did not feel right.  So I went with a turban.  I have witnessed this courage first hand.  My daughter,  and my niece both have had canacer, twice. They were both in my heart as I created this page. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Paint over collage

Today I tried Julie Fei Fan Balzer's paint over collage technique. I have never worked with a Stabilo All pencil before and I found it pretty interesting.  Drawing a face on the collage and painting it with acyrlics was new for me, too....She has some big hair, but, I tried something new and overall, I was pleased with it.


Violet was made from a pattern by Jill Mass.  Isn't she sweet?

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valintine Art Journal pages

Well, since Valintines Day is this week, I thought I would make a page in my journal with hearts on it.  I got a Gelli Arts plate this week and spent all day palying with it yesterday.  I took Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's online class to learn how to use it.  A great deal for $15. Check out her blog.  I used some of the deli papers and waste papers that I made for these pages.  The hearts were acutally, the freezer paper that I mixed my paints on.  I did two pages...because, it took me forever to do the one with the hearts.  I just kept adding color.  I really struggled with it.  It's pretty dark, but, it is what it is.   The o second page was much easier.  I seemed to be more inspired when I have a face to work with. he body is a heart shaped zentangle I did a long time ago.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Art Journal

I drew the figure in my journal and colored her with watercolor crayons and panpastels and shaded with a graphite pencil.  I rubber stamped on the bacground and then colored the background with the crayons and pastels.  I then stamped some more.  I messed up stamping the word "dream" but, such is life!

Collaged flowers

I tried to paint this picture at a place called, Paint Party Studio, in Mobile Al.  I was  painted with acrylic paints.  I ws not hppy with the results, so, I decided to do a collage instead.  I traced over the images and grabed some scrapbook papers, book pages and gel medium and covered the canvas.  I then rubber stamped some images, painted the background with Studio paints and glued down the flowers.  I then used more paint and the Faber Castell big brush markers to shade and cover the images.   I then did more stamping and added some rub ons.  It's measures 16x20. Here is a before and after photo!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Art Journal

This is the process I use to make my journal pages with the faces on them. I make cloth dolls and art quilts, so I draw and color my faces on fabric with watercolor pencils. I then take a photo of them and resize them with photo editing software. I print them out and take them to Office Max and make a toner copy. I also make my own background papers. I use watercolor crayons and a graphite pencil to alter the original picture. Hope this answers your question.