Posted in Art Journal

Come on Vogue

Prima DollsI love Julie Nutting Dolls even though I’m a tomboy.  The beautiful dresses and poses of the dolls made me think of the song “Vogue” by Madonna. I love the quick, complete coverage of Dylusions sprays that I used for the background. Then I added a few Dylusions stencils for depth.

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It All Started With a Box

Box 1 Box 2Here in North Carolina we have  a place called “The Scrap Exchange.”  It is a creative reuse art center.  I love going there and explore all the new used materials. Every time I go I always find something to bring home.  I bought several of the green boxes from “The Scrap Exchange.”  I wanted to make something for my niece for her birthday.  So, I transformed the box into the cute carrying case for my niece.  You can find more about “The Scrap Exchange” here.

Posted in Documented Life

Art to the 5th

Art to the 5th Academy

Documented Life Project

The Journal

Last year the Art to the 5th Academy had art journal prompts each Saturday. I really enjoyed the prompts.  You can view the past challenges here.

April Theme
Color Safari (Exploring Inks and Paints)
April 11
Art Challenge:  Acrylics
Journal Prompt:  Cry Me a River

Art 5th Acrylics

I chose Art Challenge:  Acrylics

I have been taking an online class with Daisy Yellow called the “Novel Approach Altered Book Art Journal Workshop.”  I’m trying to learn to blend acrylic paints so they appear softer.  Everything I have been playing with lately seems to involve squares, so why fight it.

Happy Creating

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Now what?

backgroundDonna Downey’s Inspiration Wednesday is so much fun to watch.  She is so creative. While watching the video,   I decided to play along.  Usually, I do not have the same materials and supplies that she has, so I use what I have. The small Dyan Reaveley journal was perfect for this technique.  I punched holes in various pages before I began to play.  I substituted the tape she used for the mesh you see above.  I used fluid and high flow golden acrylic paint on the background and then covered the page with gold paint and acrylic glazing liquid.  When I wiped the gold paint off, some of it stayed in the mesh. I loved the background so much I couldn’t finish the page.

How do you continue to add to a journal page when you love a background so much?