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Monday, November 28, 2016

Finished (Paper) Ornaments


Yes, I did get into the glue and glitter...


 















Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Some Holiday ATC's etc.

Using advertising, bits of old Christmas card and stickers, I put these little cards together quickly:





Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Repurposed/Upcycled Holiday

I thought I could make non-Holiday-themed art with Holiday leftovers, but...  Nice try, yes?  Strips of wrapping paper, bits of advertising, pieces cut out of last year's cards all volunteered for these collage post cards:





Woven Strips of Wrapping Paper,
Advertising, Part of a Holiday Card

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Last Minute Gifts - Post Cards

These post cards are a head start on a group holiday post card swap:

Gelli Plate Printed Acrylics/Stencil Background, Painted Drywall Tape "Ribbon"

Wrapping Paper & Ribbon

Gelli Plate Printed Acrylics Background, Painted Drywall Tape "Ribbon," Collage

Fabric Background, Glitter Glue "Ribbon" Stripes

Wrapping Paper Background, Ribbon, Glitter Glued on Berries

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Progress on the Paper Ornaments

Different Shapes
Some with gold tops and holes punched out


Sealed with Gloss Gel Medium

Still more to do.  Maybe I will add glitter glue stripes or swirls, then cover the backs and add strings or ribbon hanging loops...

Monday, November 14, 2016

Starting Some Paper Ornaments

Although I had ideas for making fancy, paper-based ornaments, I realized that if I wanted to make up quite a few in a short amount of time, I would need to streamline my design and assembly process. I used acrylic paints on the Gelli Plate printer to lay down color on some packaging cardboard, then pulled out a triangles stencil and some rubber washers to add patterns to the backgrounds.

Red, green, white, and several different gold paints

On the back of the painted cardboard I traced around a sealant container to make circles, drew in the tops and the loops which would be paper punched for a string or ribbon hanger, and started cuting them out.


I'm quite sure glitter glue is going to insist on joining the party!  And maybe some other shapes will follow the circular ones.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Remember Finger Painting?

There is a challenge to painting only using your digits rather than a brush of choice.  Nevertheless, this was fun.  I pushed textured paint through a stencil on the last two post cards:












Saturday, November 12, 2016

Beachy Watercolor & Collage Post Cards

These four were made up for an IF I COULD GO ANYWHERE mail-art group swap.  I have happy memories of hours and days spent at the beach on the East Coast.