Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Green Page - Handmade Journal

This is a  spread from the journal I made from watercolor paper. The top picture is  the full spread open. The bottom picture is a detail photograph of the lower right hand corner of the spread. 

The paper on the borders and throughout the spread were created by first using some cheap copy paper and sprayed it with some ink. I then used a heat gun to dry the paper. I rubber stamped images into  columns filling up the paper. The paper was then ripped into different size strips and glued along the borders and filling in other spaces.

The photograph I took in the bottom detail is an old house near Santa Fe, New Mexico. I made a copy of the photograph in black and white. The image was then hand colored with markers and torn to fit the page.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

More Glue Cards- Theme Hot

 Here are two more glue cards I made for a swap. The theme is HOT. Since we here in North Texas are going through record breaking heat I decided to incorporate the weather forecast in these two cards.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Collage Cards - Glue and Paper only

These are two 4X6 cards that are collage with just paper and glue. It is a challenge not to mess with it using other mediums.  It is a real exercise in restraint on my part

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Purple Page - Handmade Journal

These are pages from a book I made using a single sheet of watercolor paper. I found the instructions on Tracy V Moore Channel on You Tube. I love the idea of using a single sheet of paper and not wasting anything. I have made different sizes of this journal which working nicely for making something small you can tuck inside a backpack or purse to do impromptu art. 
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

CAT swap - Cityscapes

These artist trading cards are for a "Create A Theme " swap. The theme was landscapes, so I did a city landscape for my partners. I made one long piece that would be divided into four cards. I carefully marked where the cut would be so it would not cut off a good part of the cityscape. Each card has some person or people in it. If you look carefully you will see the cuts.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

From my window Barajas, Spain

This is an ink and watercolor from my hotel room in Barajas Spain, which is a suburb of Madrid.