I've been up to a whole lot of no good lately. Here's some proof:
Shimelle's Pretty Paper Party has been re-started for a group of us, so I have done my first scrapbook page for months on Tuesday. I don't want to stop now!
This one uses a Bazzill cardstock base and some various patterned paper from my stash. I cut the title with my craft robo three times and stuck one on top of the other, coloured the edges black and covered them in teal Stickles. Voila! Fake Thickers. :) Font freaks, this one's called Wish I Were Taller.
I bought this Carousel Horse stamp over a year ago and I tried colouring it in with markers and it just looked a bit silly. I think it's best in a "shabby chic" situation with Distress Ink. The flowers are made with old dictionary paper and a Tonic Studios flower punch. They are coloured with Distress Stain and the middles are filled with Distress Stickles. No, I am not paid by Ranger!! I should be. :) This is a highly layered creation with die-cuts, stamping, direct-to-paper inking, and who knows what else! It took all day to get to this stage but now that I've done it, it can be easily reproduced. I think the hardest thing in crafting is deciding what to use and where to put it. :)
Safely at home with my paints and other supplies, I have had time to play. This is take two of my dubious Erlenmeyer-Flask-themed Art Journal cover. I think it's done now, but boy did it look strange the first time I tried making it! I Gessoed over half the background and re-painted the flask itself, added a fire underneath it and it's fine if you don't look at it too long. Look away now and you might not figure out there's a serious anomaly in the cork area... :) I plan on going back and fixing that soon. Don't look at it though! :) You're still looking, aren't you?
The point of most journals is to write in them, so I am making Art Journal pages that have room for the written word. This is the first page. I just squished some paint and stencils around and got this. It's nothing particularly original, but it's mine and I love it!
What's over the page?
You'll find out soon. Maybe even tomorrow. ;)
3 days ago