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Tiny Accordion Book

Inspired by Tammy at Daisy Yellow I tried one of her fun little accordion books.  You can cut 3 books out of one file folder.  The little books measure about 2.5 by 4 inches when they’re closed and there are … Continue reading

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What am I saying?

Something about doors or windows in art that really attracts me!  Outside looking in–Inside  looking out–Welcome, c’mon in–Keep out!  Those symbols can have so many different meanings.  It may be that they evoke all those feelings at once.   I’m … Continue reading

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Extreme Memories

Loved doing this page!  Another one for my Swatches journal in Kelly Kilmer’s online class.  The prompt here was “Something that humbled me.”  Nothing like spending some time in a vastly different country on the other side of the world … Continue reading

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Fresh Perspective

Another page from my small Swatches Journal class with Kelly Kilmer. Prompt here was, “In my head….”.  One of the constraints was use colors in the background you wouldn’t normally use.  Right away beige popped into my head, I’m more … Continue reading

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Swatches Art Journal

Having fun making my little 5 x 7 Swatches art journal in Kelly Kilmer’s class.  http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oWZy90YDhdg/UUd11sBvp_I/AAAAAAAAtGo/zn4MeCZxYQc/s1600/attachments_2013_03_18.jpg Every week in my e-mail she sends 7 collage prompts and templates along with a list of things to try in the collage.  At … Continue reading

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Garden in a Tunnel

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Tried this on a whim.  The Cloth Paper Scissors – Jan.-Feb. 2013 magazine issue had a 2 page tutorial on making a tunnel book.  It sounded intriguing  so I gave it a shot.  Of course I went a little further … Continue reading

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Can’t play the accordion but I can make one!

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One of the first things I did in the New Year was to finish this “birthday book” for my little niece.  Actually her birthday was at the end of December but considering I started it the day before I had … Continue reading

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Drank a lot of tea to make this book!

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Accordion fold book Here’s the accordion fold book I’ve been working doing on and off for a while.  Challenge was to create something from used tea bags.  Basic book is watercolor paper but all the surfaces are covered with tea … Continue reading

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