Tag Archives: backgrounds

Juicy Watercolors!

Watercolor postcards mailed out today for the MMSA watercolor swap.  Wasn’t really sure if I would get this one in this week but when I started playing with my paints I couldn’t stop.  I would have made a 4th card … Continue reading

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Come Alive!

All ready to go.  Sometime in the next few days I should get a list of 10 names from iHanna.   Address, stamp and write a short note and they’re on their way!!  Then just sit back and wait patiently  anxiously … Continue reading

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Inspiration when you least expect it!

Last weekend we did some volunteer work at our local metropark.  It was a small Spring carnival mainly for little kids–a clown, crafts, junk food and game booths with all those kitsy little prizes.  I was assigned the ladybug bean … Continue reading

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Layered Goodness!

Four more cards ready to go.  This week’s swap is “transparent layers” and, boy, did I have fun playing with this.  I started out with some transparent watercolor washes on paper, added a few stamp images then a layer of … Continue reading

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Mail Art

Cards are in the mail!  Three postcards I finished for the MMSA (mail  me some art) purple/green postcard swap.  I did all over collage in bits of purple and green, added a leaf stamp and a quote from one of … Continue reading

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Green Leaves…mini-tutorial

Trying something a little new.  I started by filling my paper all over with pieces of magazine paper ripped into chunks about 1-2 inches in size.  I looked for textures in green since I know I wanted the final picture … Continue reading

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Oh, the roads I’ve traveled!

Tried this little experiment I read about in an art teacher’s magazine at the library.  (Just browsing while I was waiting for my husband to finish up some research).  I glued a map page in my journal (8×10) and covered … Continue reading

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Easy-peasy journal backgrounds

I’ve had these gel sticks for quite a while, ordering them from Amazon when I was ordering yet another few art books.  Finally I got around to giving them a try.  Thought a good use for them might be a … Continue reading

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