Tag Archives: collage

Artful Recycling, Journal

Last October I started my journey in artful recycling by creating a journal out of paper scrap that was in my recycle bin. The idea started when I saw Ingrid Dijkers recycled journal on her blog and challenged myself to do … Continue reading

Posted in 2009 | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Christmas Snow and Altered Book Pages

The “Artic Storm” that was predicted finally arrived in Northwest Oregon this morning. Here are my perennial flower beds.  I cut most things back a few weeks ago, but left the snapdragons, rosemary and carnations thinking I would cut them and bring … Continue reading

Posted in 2008 | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Playtime: Paper and Paint No. 2

Here is another background paper that I made.  This one also has lots of colors, but is a bit muted compared to the “Fiesta” paper I did a few days ago.  What you see is just an 8.5 inch x 11 … Continue reading

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Organic Backgrounds: Week Three

Today we added more and more textured layers to our canvas’.  The white circles were made using an empty Scotch tape roll. These pictures are lighter than the actual canvas.  I think that is because I scanned them rather than … Continue reading

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Playtime:Paper and Paint

It is not often that I sit down at the art table and don’t have a deadline to meet or an idea already formulated.  But, last night I decided just to sit and play with paper and paint.  I pulled out … Continue reading

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Organic Background: Week Two, Canvas Two

I finished the second canvas for Paulette Insall’s Organic Backgrounds on-line class last night.  I like this one – the periwinkle blue really makes the canvas POP!  I also added a layer of letters using a tangerine color, very subtle, but … Continue reading

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Organic Backgrounds: Week Two

We have begun our second week of Organic Backgrounds with Paulette Insall.  Her latest video showed us many different ways of adding layers – using items like stencils, stamps and your paintbrush!  Below is my first canvas with these new … Continue reading

Posted in 2008 | Tagged | 1 Comment