Saturday, July 27, 2013

Still Life with Pears

My pear still life from one of Dion's lessons.
I fell behind with posting here during a visit from my mother and sister. However, I have been working my way through lessons in Dion Dior's Mastering Twinks online workshop. The workshop focuses on how to use Twinkling H20s luminescent watercolors to bring out their best qualities.

The workshop is fun and I will be posting more projects soon!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Where Have all the Foam Stamps Gone?

Image from Heidi Borchers ' stamp-making tutorial.
Do you recall just a few years ago, when you could find foam stamps everywhere? Places like the dollar store, craft stores, and kids crafts departments near and far stocked them.

Because they work very well with paint, and also on the Gelli Plate, I was looking for them, figuring I would have no problem locating them. Apparently, they are no longer popular for crafting because I searched high and low and had to finally purchase some on Ebay. (They can also be found on Etsy).

Guess I should treat my foam stamps very well, so they last a very long time!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

ICAD Month Two

Fourth of July Mixed Media Collage
Well, I have now entered my second month of the Index Card a day Challenge being hosted by Daisy Yellow. I am having so much fun! I have been testing out lots of techniques that are new to me. The Index Cards allow me to test them on a small scale, which is less intimidating that a big, blank journal page.

One technique I have become obsessed with is using opaque items like tissue paper in the collage. Here is a selection of recent cards I have done: