Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Another Etsy Listing

Here's an altered book I just listed on Etsy. The metal front was embossed and distressed and attached to the cover with eyelets. The inside has a niche for hiding secrets! Interested?

Sunday, January 27, 2008

100 inchies in 100 days

A swap that I am hosting is due in March, but I'm done! So here it is. There is a piece of vellum in front of each page telling a little bit about the inchies following. The cover inchies are ink and webbing sprays.
These are copper and have been distressed, embossed and inked. Nice dimensional inchies. These were done for a christmas inchie swap - black, gold and white webbing spray, gold paint, christmas stamps.
I had an old calendar book that I scrapped paint on, then embossed stamp.
This was a painting I had done on watercolor paper, then cut up. As you can tell, I was having a problem with my sewing machine.
These were done for a collaborative project that 8 others worked on - it was for 100 inches.

I use a calendar blotter on my desk and this is where I usually wipe off stamps, and inks and such. It always looks cool when they're cut down. I use it alot for ATC backgrounds.
This was a test I had done on cotton towel with inks and stamps.
This was distressed inked paper, embossed stamp.
I hope my partner enjoys this little book!

Friday, January 25, 2008

New collages on Etsy

Here are the newest collages I have listed on Etsy. This one is called a "It's a Thin Line". It's 5"x7" and is mounted on canvas board and ready to hang.

This one is called "the King of all he sees". The king's face is made from paper clay and is mounted on a canvas board. It is 5"x7" and ready to hang.

Interested? Click on the Etsy link to the right.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Cleaning up

Started unmounting my stamps, and I found these keys that I had bought a year or so ago. Decided to put them on etsy. Interested?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I love ATCs

ATCs are the most fun to do. When I first started making collage stuff, I had a real problem making it small. Now I prefer it. I purchased the Seven Gypsies ATC Holder to hold my ATCs in a place that I can see them as opposed to a binder. It really helps when creativity takes a day off! As you can tell, I used book pages in each one.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Spirit House, Frida and Collage

Spent the day just making all kinds of things. Started out with ATCs, then moved to the ones shown here. This collage is for Vintage People with Wings. Going to New Zealand!

These two are for a 4"x4" Frida swap, partners to be chosen soon. These were fun!

This was probably the hardest swap to do - not sure what a spirit house is, but I hope my partner likes it. The front and back pieces are aged copper (both real and fake).

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Things with Wings Swap

Lastest for this very fun swap! This one is called "bird in hand" -it's a mix of 5 different things: A postcard I received from someone, sticker clouds, a piece of paint technique chip, one of the photos I had taken in a cemetary and a piece of vintage scrap.
This one (called "watching the nest" ) has a handpainted background, a tape transfer, rubons and another vintage scrap.
A "distant sky" is a paint chip, tape transfer and butterflys.
"R is for Rooster" is just different papers and a little marker here and there.
"big bird little tree" are all stamps on a sticker background (the green hills). The bird and tree "leaves" are filled in by gel pens.
"Prim and proper" done on watercolor paper, sticker roses, the flowers along the side are from a vintage flower sticker that I trimmed and the vine at the top is hand done. Of coarse the butterfly wing is from Dollar Tree. Love that store!