Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Where's Waldo?


Travelling for work again. Be back soon.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Method Playground - Challenge 64

Method Playground Challenge 64 is mine! I challenge everyone to creatively use CARDBOARD on a layout, card, altered item, or other project!

AND...I'm offering an awesome RAK to one challenge participant....keep reading.

For this challenge, I created a layout with a storybook feel, using cardboard to create a textured background (the white, lined paper the Mad Hatter drawing is on) and a tear away look (the corrugated kraft paper).
One challenge participant will win Mathe Le Van's "Stencil Me In" (a $25 value!). This book contains 28 reusable stencils and all the ideas you need to apply them. These stencils work awesome with spray ink!
Layouts for this challenge are due by midnight Eastern, Sunday, April 4. Come play with us!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Method Playground Challenge 63

For Method Playground Challenge 63 we were challenged to use White-Out on our pages. I created this art journal page using White-Out tape for my journaling spots:

Journaling reads "the plight of the artist is to make people feel that which that can not name".

I also tried out a new photo transfer technique on this page. Worked like a charm, and ..... no laser print copy required. I will post the how-to soon.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Playing Around... my new art journal. Seeing how the pages hold up to all I will eventually do to them. Not bad...
Fortune reads "You eat too much Chinese food".

Okay, not really, fortune actually reads "Your life is a daring and bold adventure".

Record Book

We're in the process of cleaning out our spaces at work in preparation for some construction and reorganization. So, lots of us are purging things we've held onto for years. I was bequeathed this little vintage jewel on it's way to the trash:
It's about 7 x 11.5 and was nearly full of ledger sheets, only the first 50 pages or so were missing. The pages are heavier than regular paper, and have nice vintage color. So my first thought was that I had just met my next art journal.

So, while watching TV the other night, I liberated it of all but the middle sheets of each signature, to give me space in which to work. I ended up with a ~40 page art journal. I just need to do a little repair on the binding.
I also ended up with about 250 loose pages to use on other projects.