Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Altered Book Spread - "A is for Apple"

Finished piece for my altered book swap - for a Big Girls Alphabet Book - A is for Apple

Below are the step by step photos of the process. I used the tutorial from here to make my background.

Gesso and dots for background,

Added three colors of acrylic paint -

Close up view of texture

Stamping and texture added.

Added apple from water color painting posted here.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Painting Apples

I've been enjoying a little foray in watercolor painting. I just did some apples, since I need one for an altered book project. I have been using opaque water colors. I really enjoyed doing these.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

"Fill Your Life with Color" Art Journal Page

This is sort of out of the box for me, but I was working on a prompt from Journal 52 "Color Swatches", and this is what I came up with. I sort of modeled the page after this page by Karenika. I really like her style, so I thought I would give this one a try. It is a combination of water color, stenciling and stamping with a little freehand doodling. I will definitely revisit this style some time in the future. Karen is so talented and I love her artwork.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Altered Book Spreads - "She Who Loves"

This is the latest two spreads from my 2014 Altered Book Round Robin - this one has the theme of "She Who Loves".  This was a very small book - so it was a little challenging for me. I am not used to working in such a small size.  But it's getting mailed out today. Woo hoo!

Love is a Many Splendored Thing