Saturday, June 28, 2014

Paper Dolls



 Paper Dolls

It has been too long a time passed when I last  posted in my blog ... just got caught up with other things in life ... I hope I can  renew my interest in mixed media projects with the help of my artist friends in JournalEaters group ... speaking of JournalEaters ... here they are (more or less ... I cut out their faces from photographs & pasted them onto fashion model bodies from magazines ... no photoshop for Michi!  Not adept enough at the computer!  LOL!!!)  Have fun, creative friends!



Thursday, April 18, 2013

GreySave's 7th Annual Race to the Park! Picnic & Charity Auction!



It's nearly time for the May 11, 2013 GreySave's 7th Annual Race to the Park! Picnic & Charity Auction ... my retired teacher buddy, Louise Winders, has worked so hard for this organization ... when she asked me to bead this greyhound amulet ... I just had to say "Yes." ... I didn't know it would take me 3-1/2 months ... but oh, well ... it's for a good cause ... here are photos of the front and back of the amulet ...

Please click on the underlined title to link you to Greysave's webpage and events calendar ...

Good luck to Louise and all those loyal volunteers and sweet rescue greyhounds!!!!!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Fun with Greeting Cards!!!!

 I found myself needing greeting cards this month ... my retired public school teacher buddies and I like to get together to craft so I was able to produce some cards this month ... the first one has a Paper Bag Studios image ... edges were sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink ... I used Liquitex Ultra Matte Gel with a touch of Titanium Buff acrylic paint mixed in a scraped across punchinella aka sequin waste with a plastic palette knife.
 The second one is also a Paper Bag Studios image stamped on scrapbook paper ...
 Another Paper Bag Studios image suitable for a "man" card ...
 A card I made for my aunt ... this is my favorite childhood photo taken on her mother's farm ...
 A Cricut image ...
 Paper Bag Studios ...
 Paper Bag Studios ...
 Paper Bag Studios ...
Stampsmith ...

It was fun getting my fingers inky and painty again ... crafting is TOO MUCH FUN!!!!  THANKS for visiting!!!!!!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Latest Art Journal Pages

 I'm catching up on posting some of my artwork ... this is a page from the round robin art journal group I belong to consisting on some local artists ... one of the artists is Karren Davis ... I used Sizzix dies for Karren's costumes ... OnyxXpressions stamps for her horses ... Stamp Gallery for her Dachsund ...
I love kitties!!!!!  These stamps are from OnyxXpressions ... PSX ... Hampton Art Stamps ...
This is our group's June Black and White Art Journal ... I had the opportunity to work on our "fearless leader's" journal this time ... Toni Federe ... Stamps are from Stampers Anonymous ... Tim Holtz ...
This month our challenge journal page was "A favorite summer memory" ... mine was a camping trip with the entire family to Pismo Beach when I was very young ... that's my sister, Janice, in the photo ... mom and dad ... and myself in mom's arms ... I spritzed color over Heidi Swapp "Ghost" letters then outlined them with Sharpie water-based paint markers ... the stamps are Stampers Anonymous and Tim Holtz ...


This has been an art-filled month!!!!  Have fun, everyone~!!!!!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

More fun with beading!!!!!!

Hello Artsy Friends!
I've been obsessed with beading beading beading!  I just can't get enough of beading!  Here are some of the projects I've worked on lately . . .

The first bracelet is a mixture of round seed beads, hex beads, twisted bugles, and Swarovski bicones . .

The second piece was a challenge for me . . . the beaded beads were a first for me, but I love the results . . .

The third piece is a simple yet fun use of diagonal drilled diamond shaped beads . . .

The fourth piece is totally fun!  A hummingbird necklace!  I fell in love with it the first time I saw it!

Thanks for visiting today!  Have a great week!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Round Robin Art Journal #2

 Hello Artist Friends,
I was taking the free Strathmore Papers Traci Bautista Online Workshop ... Traci Bautista has a new book coming out ... Doodles Unleashed ... I totally loved her first book Collage Unleashed ... I was inspired to re-visit her paint scraping technique with a lighter touch ... voila!  A background for our Round Robin Black & White Art Journal!  I used an old photo of myself when I was a 3-year-old flower girl for my aunt!
This is the same technique with a picture of myself as a toddler with my dear, departed mom ...

I'm inspired to play with more of my "toys" I already have at home!!!!!

Have fun y'all!!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Round Robin Art Journal


Hi Everybody,
I belong to a Round Robin Art Journal group of local artists . . . we meet once a month and trade art journals to work on and bring back the following month . . . here are a couple of pages I did for one of the members . . .
The first one is a page with my favorite childhood picture . . . the background is acrylic paint scraped on with a palette knife . . . stamps are  stamped with  pigment ink and heat embossed with  embossing powder . . . I used punchinella aka sequin waste and used acrylic paint to scrape over it with a palette knife . . . stickers and collage images were added and covered with dimensional glue like Diamond Glaze for added emphasis . . . stamps are from Judikins and Sunday International

The second one is a black and white transparency that was given to me from one of our members . . . I used Sharpie Permanent Markers on the back of the transparency and sprayed it with Denatured alcohol and let it drip unti I was pleased with the result . . . then I laid it down to dry . . . the pictures were amateurish Photoshopped (I really know very little about Photoshop) to get it as black and white as I could and whited out the background . . . the background was painted with Sharpie markers  scribbled in a paint palette spritzed with denatured alcohol and applied to the background with a brush . . .
Have fun!