Monday, February 27, 2012


I tried my hand at a new technique I found called Ghosting.  To do this you start with a page painted with black acrylic paint.  After that use Color Wash to spray on a pattern using stencils or you can just random spray.  You need to use Color Wash and not Mists, that is very important.  After this is dry use Gesso to pounce onto the black (don't brush on) and then you will see the color bleed through the Gesso. I used another stencil (Star) to add the Gesso to specific areas.

This was my first attempt but I can see from the technique that it could make some pretty cool backgrounds for pages once I start playing around with it a bit more.

Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mood Changes

Last weekend my husband was being sweet and trying to be interested in what I was doing in my craft room. He wanted to see what I was doing.  I went ahead and showed him my journal which is what I have been doing the past few weeks.  As he was looking through it his comment was "Wow, those pages are so different.  You can really see how it changes according to what mood you are in."  Well, this is no news to us who create but for a guy who "Plays with Dirt" for a living and doesn't have one creative bone in his body this was quite profound.

I guess from looking at this page you will be able to determine my mood at the time. This was so different for me.  It's taken a while for it to grow on me, now I'm happy with it.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

MIA, I know...

Or, maybe it's MIUA (Missing in Un-action).  I'm a bad bad blogger :(  I've been on overtime mom duty this past month and it's starting to slow down so I thought I would pop in and say hi!

Just wanted to share a cool find with you all tonight.  I really love Shiva Oil Paintsticks and have really wanted to get more. (I only have 2!)  They are a bit pricey so I haven't taken the plunge yet.  I've been on the look out for something I can use in the meantime until I can buy more.  I need something that I can use my fingers with to blend and shade.

I found STAPLES!!!! Oil Pastels... Tons of color and so much cheaper.  They are so CREAMY :)  I love them.  They are easy to blend and you get so many colors! If you are looking for an alternative, give them a try!

Thanks for popping in.  I'll be back soon to show you a few journal pages I've done this past month.
 Just got to get the camera out!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Scrap N' Art Magazine

Check out the February Edition of Scrap N Art Magazine 
 I was published in the "What's Love got to do with it" Readers submission section.  
It was a mini LOVE album that I created.
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