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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Batiks and Stitches

I don't usually cut into my lovely, collectable Batiks.  
(smiles)  But today they were calling my name. 
I made up three post cards for a Quilt Design group mail 
art swap, and four Abstract Design post cards for a
future All Sewn up (stitches) group mail art swap.  




Saturday, April 15, 2017

Using Bits From My "Stash"

A little bit of this, a little bit of that:  a snippet, a clipping, a piece of painted shrunk Tyvek, the "drop cloth" paper from spraying through stencils, some paint pushed through the backing off a strip of sheet rock seam tape, stickers, rubber stamped images, pieces of scrapbooking paper, cut-out's from really ugly gift wrapping paper, gold paint pen, a post card background that turned out too yucky to view, and layers of leftover painted Deli wax paper. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Ink Blot Designs With Paint

What simple fun this was!  What do you "see?"

Acrylic Paint on Deli wax paper

Acrylic paints on Deli wax paper

Acrylic Paints on Deli wax paper

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SPRING: Waxing Poetic

This new poem is printed over 
my own photographic images 
of springtime flowers:   

It's Spring!  It's Spring!  Oh, lovely Spring!
When flowers bloom and birdies sing.
And clever insects on the wing
the necessary pollen bring.
Bright sun with warmest golden rays
brings promise of idyllic days.
Green buds emerge, then leaves uncurl.
Soon, rising fiddleheads unfurl.
Now newborn lambs and calves will run
as children long for summer fun.
White wispy clouds drift overhead.
Bright colors crown the flower bed.
Small "peepers" in the swamp will sing
their proclamation:
"It is Spring!"

Monday, March 13, 2017

Green and Blue Makes- Black? Envelopes

I needed some smaller envelopes for Artist Trading Card swaps. The backgrounds are smooshed acrylic paints.  Although these look black, in reality green and blue predominate.  I had fun using rubber stamps and embossing powders for accents.

These two post cards were made with the same paint colors:

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Cut And Shuffle Squares

The Spring Hill catalog arrived with so many enticing pictures of gorgeous flowers, I wanted to order most of them.  Instead, I had to think of a way to make art with the pictures.  This idea was #8 "Reassemble" among "50 Creativity Exercises" in The Collage Workbook Book
by Randel Plowman.
Purple Lilies and Roses


Pink Lilies

Red Peonies

Fancy Peonies

Peach Roses

Hens and Chickens

My secret technique?  Backing each picture with 
full-sheet white labels, then cutting out the smaller 
pieces (either 1", 1+1/2", or 2+1/4").  
I glued the squares to card stock bases 
to make the designed cards.