Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Heartfelt Seasons- Chunky Book

Here is a chunky book (4"x4") made from Ten Two Studios digital sheets, the elements. I glued paper hinges to bind the pages together.
The spring and summer pages are from the "Together Elements" and the "Sweet Elements".

The fall and winter pages are from the "Angelic Elements" and the "Festive Elements".

Friday, July 23, 2010

Little Green Cabinets

I bought a ton of these little cabinets when they went on clearance a while back. I did use two green collage sheets from Ten Two Studios.

The cabinet on the left has a four page pullout with images on both sides. Some of them are rubber stamped.

I covered the cabinet with dictionary pages that were colored with walnut ink and drew some landscapes on the narrow side panels before gluing them on.

The cabinet on the left was painted white and distressed a little. The images on the front has a microscope slide over half the face. The other half is on the side.

I did not make anything for the inside. Maybe I will save it for some special letters.

The back side I added some other paper pieces from the green collage sheet.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ink and Watercolor swap

Here are my artist trading cards for a swap I am participating at http://www.illustratedatcs.com/ As you can tell I am still greatly inspired by my trip to Spain.

I saturated my paper with water then just picked random colors from my watercolor pallet and dropped them on the paper. I used my heat gun, because I hate waiting, to dry the background. I used a .005 micron pen for the landscapes.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Spain 2010

I was so blessed to be able to return to Spain this summer. It was a mission trip with my church. Through some generosity of some benefactors I was able to make my trip. Rather than give the usual tourist trinkets, I am making some "thank-you" art.
Some of these art pieces are watercolor, or watercolor with ink. The northern Spain landscapes were just amazing...
This one was a pleasant accident. I spilled some coffee and paint on the paper before I started. I added more color and darkened in some around the inked in parts so they would stand out more.