Sunday, June 30, 2013

She is A Cover Girl

I made my Book Page Girlie into a Cover Girl. I took 2 pieces of 5" x 7" matt board and covered the boards with book pages, painted the covers orange, wiped the paint off with a baby whip, then made purple circles with a dixie cup, and used pink to put dots on the covers. I added my Girlie to the front cover. I used my Bind it all to bind the journal and added fabric, and paper beads for embellishment. I like the way my little journal turned out. :)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Book Page Girlie

I like this little book page girlie. Ink and colored pencils.
I will either make her into a card, or make another junk journal and put her on the cover of the journal.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Folk Art Girlie

For this 4 x 6 Mixed media piece. I drew a Folk Art Girlie, then colored her with colored pencils. I painted a canvas panel turquoise, then dipped a Dixie cup in purple paint and made purple circles for the background. I cut my girlie out and glued her to the canvas. Then added a few embellishments, and walla  her she is my Folk Art Girlie. :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


I made this fun Journal with 2 pieces of cardboard that I cut to 6" x 9". Then I covered the boards with book pages, then painted them turquoise. I wiped much of the paint off with a baby wipe, so that you can still see the printing on the book pages. I added a Zentangled Rose to the front cover, some fabric and paper beads to embellish the journal also. I made a button and band closure for the journal. I like the way that it turned out. :)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Basic Knit Socks

I finished knitting another pair of basic socks. I always keep my knitting bag right next to my chair in the living room, just in case I feel like knitting. For this pair of socks I cast on 60 stitches, used the classic heel and toe. I used a size 1 1/2 needle. Deborah Norville yarn.

Girlie Art Journal page

For today's Art Journal page, I drew a Girlie, and colored her in with colored pencils. I think that I used every shade of brown that I had for her hair.  I painted my journal page with pink acrylic paint, that I sprayed with water to lighten the color, my journal pages have had such a dark background color lately. I decided to lighten the background up a bit. I used rub ons for the wording " Do what you love. Love what you do. The butterflies and the green leaf are also rub on's. I added a bit of bling here and there on the page, just to add a bit of sparkle. :)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Zentangle Bird

Gelli Plate bead necklace

I made myself a new paper bead necklace and I just LOVE it! For the paper beads, I took book pages and printed on them with my Gelli Plate. I used pinks, purples, blues, and greens. The I cut them into 1 inch, and 1/2 inch  strips, and rolled them into beads. I used 12, 1 inch beads, and 24, 1/2 inch beads along with seed beads and other purchased beads. I really think that it turned out cute. I am Happy with this necklace. I am going to make more Gelli Print beads for sure.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Zentangle Cat

Zentangle Rose

A Zentangle Rose on my shaving cream, alcohol ink paper.
I think that it turned out sooooooo Pretty!!!

Pretty Print.

Do you want to know how I made this pretty print on this paper? Well let me tell you. It was very simple. I put some shaving cream on a paper plate. Then put a few drops of alcohol ink into the shaving cream. I took the end of a paint brush and stirred the ink around. Then I placed my piece of paper on top of the shave cream, lifted it off, and scraped the shaving foam off of my card stock. And Look at the Pretty print that I got. I am soooooo going to Zentangle on this paper!!!! I Love it!! The idea for this project came from the Summer issue of Card Maker magazine. Great Idea!!!!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

The lady and the lighthouse

I had so much Fun making today's art journal page. I had a lighthouse and a Lady and decided to put them together. This is a collage of torn pages from magazines, and book pages. I don't know why but I like torn book pages in my collages. I used two colors of green paint, and two colors of blue paint in the background.
After I glued down my pieces of paper I went over them with paint, before the paint was dry, I wiped a lot of it off with a baby wipe, so that the papers would show through a bit. I like the way that this page turned out!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Zentangle Rose Card

I wanted to make my rose Zentangle into card. I wanted to see what the rose would look like with a bit of color. I like pink with black, and white.

Zentangle Rose

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Art Journal page

I started this page with the paper doll in the front.
The girl in the green dress, and went from there.

Book Page Paper Bead Necklace.

I made this Beautiful paper Bead necklace with Book page paper beads. I cut up book pages and rolled them into 1/2 inch beads. I used 34 paper beads, seed beads, and beads that I purchased while on vacation in the Black hills. I just LOVE the way that this necklace turned out.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Paper Bead Flower

I made a paper bead flower.
I will probably use it in a mixed media project!

Gelli Plate Flowers

I made these flowers using my Gelli Plate, acrylic paint, a flower template, book pages, and scissors.
I Love the way that they turned out. I will use them in mixed media projects.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Gelli Plate Fun!

I bought a Gelli Plate, and I Love, Love, Love it!!!!!
I played with it a bit last night, and made some Fun prints.
This morning I decided to Zentangle on my prints.
This is what I got!
I tore 3 of my monoprints to size for the background of my Zentangle.
My ink did smear a bit while I was drawing but not to bad.
Love the look of this Zentangle!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Blue Skies and Butterflies

Today's Art Journal page, I call Blue Skies & Butterflies. I used ink and watercolor paint for this page.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Art Journal Page Mixed media Collage

With this Art journal page my plan was to Let go, Trust myself, and have Fun!!! That is exactly what I did.. I will tell you a little secret. I started this page with a secret message, then painted over the message. just part of letting Go!!! I Love this Page!!!!!

Buffalo Tooth Necklace

My husband and I went to Deadwood last week for a little Get away. We had a very nice time. We did a bit of shopping, I was looking for beads. I wanted to buy beads to mix in with my paper beads, so that I would have a unique and one of a kind necklace. I went into this one very small shop in Hill City. As I was browsing around I saw a Buffalo Tooth, and knew right away that would be perfect for my paper bead necklace. What a Cool find!
With those purchased beads, seed beads and my paper beads, this is the necklace that I came up with.
It is for sure one of a kind, and unique! I LOVE it, and I am going to enjoy wearing it this summer. :)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

1890's Mixed Media Art Journal Page

For this Art Journal Page, I used water color paint for the background. Blue, brown, and green. I stenciled 2 green fleur de lis on the page with a green water color pencil. I fussy cut the image of the lady from an image that I got from  The Graphics Fairy    This is an image of 1890's Ladies Fashion. I colored the image a bit with blue , and terracotta colored pencil. I added a feather, and a sticker embellishment to her hat.

Mixed Media Art Journal Page

For this Art journal page, I used water color paints, acrylic paint, a Tim Holtz ticket, and a moth accent form K&Company. First I colored the background purple with water color paint. Then I made some Modeling Paste. I used Baking soda and gesso. I just put some gesso in a Dixie cup, then added baking soda and mixed the 2 together until I got the consistency that I wanted. I laid a stencil on my page and went over it with the mix. I lifted the stencil and got an Amazing design. Then I added a Tim Holtz ticket that says Adore. I used a green water color pencil to paint a swirl on the page. I put the moth on top of the swirl. In the upper right hand corner I added a green flower sticker, then put a heart sticker in the center of the flower.
I painted the modelling paste with Folkart metallic paint in the color Peridot. I just love the metallic paints. They add a bit of sparkle to my pages. I am going to for sure make modelling paste again on future pages I just Love it!