Thursday, September 11, 2014

TBT "Deux Vagabonds" Altered Book Page

This is an altered book page I made last fall. I happened to decide to work in this book again, and saw this and thought it was worth another post.
It is sort of hard to see, but there is a lot of texture going on. I used texture medium through stencils on certain areas. There also is quite a shimmer to some of the paint.

There is a chill in the air and fall is definitely on the way. This is a good layout to say hello to Fall.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Altered Book Round Robin - Life is a Journey

This is a spread from another round robin I am playing in. The theme is Life is a journey.

Women in History - Art Journal Round Robin

This is the first round robin of this type that I have been in. We made our own journals using the Teesha Moore tutorial for her 16-page journal from one sheet of paper found here. I used a scraped paint background, then stenciled over it with Donna Downey stencils and used some found objects for further mark making ala Traci Bautista's Printmaking Unleashed. Then I used washi tape, dry-walling tape and perforated tape pieces to add more texture. The cover has a piece of ephemera that is a portrait of Mary of Teck.

Inside cover spread has sign-in tags and a page featuring Elizabeth I. 

 Back cover

Inside back cover flap

Saturday, September 06, 2014

House ATCs

I have had a wonderful summer where I got to spend lots of time making art. Here are some ATCs that I made for a House Theme swap.

Each one has a door that opens with a little tiny picture inside. I used lots of backgrounds that I made using Traci Bautista's Printmaking Unleashed techniques.

And then even my husband wanted one, so I made him a bookmark.