Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Mon Ami

Another fun to create journal page - water colour portraiture surrounded by collage, stenciling, and stamping

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Welcome to MY World

LoTs of FUN creating this layout ...
multi-media includes everything (but the kitchen sink) : doodles, acrylic paint, markers, stencils, drawings, stamps, drywall spackle, coloured pencils, scrapbook paper, magazine cutouts, Mod Podge, gesso, water pastels, washi tape, .....

Tuesday, 16 April 2013


feelings, thoughts, memories from days gone by...
collage of a water coloured face, acrylic paint background, doodling, stamping, and letters cut from magazines.

With Spring around the corner - where are your thoughts?

Friday, 5 April 2013

Happy Earth Day 2013 - April 22nd


Seasonal Palette: April

photo credit: The Ranger Ink Blog, Seasonal Color Palette: April

Ranger Ink has posted an April challenge to create projects that feature Ranger Ink's earthy color palette.  The quote on their photo speaks volumes to me as a Canadian, eh.  Seriously I love the palette and was overwhelmed with inspiration.

My project began as an art journal page and finished as a greeting card.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Photo Memory Box

Hello Bloggers, today I am sharing  with you a tutorial for an altered wooden photo memory box I made using Graphic 45’s French Country collection paper.  The box has a 4”x 6” photo insert, with lots of room inside to hold treasures.  The techniques are versatile and can be used for a number of projects.  Let your imagination soar.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

How to Make Your Own Gesso

I use a lot of gesso in my art journaling, now with this cost effective recipe I can use even more.

DAP Plaster of Paris Dry Mix, 2 kg

1. Slake your plaster of Paris by mixing together 1 part plaster of Paris and 4 parts water. Let the mixture sit until the plaster settles to the bottom. Then pour off the water and mix again. Repeat this process three times. The plaster reacts with the water. If the mixture gets warmer than when you started, repeat the process. If it appears to be the same temperature as when you started, then your plaster is slaked.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of 2013

Well Tim has outdone himself.  This month's tag features his new metallic distress paint.  So many beautiful patina items; and the dragonfly, stamped first direct on the tag, then again on clear plastic - cut out and attached. Lovely.

Okay, what metal trinkets do I have in my stash?  I was inspired to use metallic acrylic paint to achieve the patina on the metal buckle, chipboard letter, and the black and gold steer.  The stained crinkly ribbon was a must - and the blue rick-rack and feather coordinated perfectly.  This was a fun project to get the creative juices flowing.

  Thanks for stopping by.

~ Terry ~