Thursday, September 25, 2008

So it was a dream

My friend Gaye came down to stay for an 'arty weekend' recently.  After completing the assembly of a combined birthday art piece for our friend Kasha, we decided to have a little play for ourselves.  This is what I came up with using phone book paper, various paper scraps found in my drawers, Golden glaze and other bits and pieces.  I decided to keep it and hang it on my new 'art wall'.   

Shut up in a Cage

This is a hanging piece I made for a monthly swap I'm involved in.  The bird theme is a favourite of mine.  The smaller background consists of various papers with a wash of cream paint.  The tree is stamped on tissue paper and glued over top. The larger background is a page from an old phone book glued to matt board and painted over with various Golden paints and glazes.  I then stamped the flourishes and filled in the open areas with a white gel pen.

This piece is a 'mate' to another previously made for myself to hang on my new art wall and will upload it soon.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bright papers vintage style

Well, here is my first post. This blog will allow me to share some of my creations with those of you who share my passion and desire to create. More importantly, this will be a personal diary of my journey in the world of paper arts and mixed media.

I made this card using some torn pieces of bright scrapbooking paper that I knew I would never use as it was.  I decided to challenge myself into making the paper appear more muted and in keeping with my vintage style.  The background consists of torn bright patterned paper and various text from old books .  The stamping is done on old dressmaker's pattern tissue and glued overtop.  The girl is stamped on a piece of card that I applied crackle paint to.  Various embellishments complete the card.