Sunday, October 28, 2012

Lightly Dance

Gelato Play in my Art Journal

We are feeling a bit of cooler weather and fall breezes here in central Florida, which we don't have very often.  We usually go straight from HOT to our version of cold.  We are all enjoying our beautiful Mini-Fall and I thought I'd do a little tribute page in my art journal.

Golden Gesso and Ground to prep the paper.
Faber-Castell Gelatos for a pretty and soft blended background and for coloring the leaves.
I used Ranger Archival Black for stamping the leaves.
The leaf stamp is one that I carved using a Speedball carving block and tools about 15 years ago.  I found it in my stash and pulled it to play!
Journaling printed on watercolor paper with my injet printer and distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and glued to my journal and coated with Glossy Accents.
Added little dew drops to the leaves with Glossy Accents.

Happy Fall Everyone!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mixed Media Mondays

Hope Blooms

Mixed Media Mondays with Tracy Weinzapfel Studios
Acrylic on Gesso Art Journal page.
I used paper cut flowers from an old song book, rub-ons and sticker letters along with a tiny splatter stamp. There are little white affirmations scattered across the page that you have to look close to find. 

I used black half pearls for the flower centers. Lots of dabbing with a baby wipe and spritzing with the water bottle and drying with the heat gun.

Once I finished I sealed it all over with a light coat of PPA matte.
The picture doesn't do it justice because as usual it is 11 pm and I am taking pictures under those home fluorescent lights that make everything look funky.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2012

October Tag

Tim Holtz posted his October Tag for the 12 Tags of 2012 ealier this week and it was a fun Halloween tag with lots of sparkle and fun spiders!
I didn't have any printed tissue wrap, so I created my own by stamping on white tissue paper.
I used some regular acrylic paints to paint up the background and blotted with baby wipes to soften the look like Tim did with his Paint Daubers and it worked like a charm!
I dug through my stamps and found a fun Martha Stewart set with spiderwebs and spiders that worked perfectly!! Then I misted the whole tag with Perfect Pearls.
The word Boo and the Skull and Crossbones are from grungeboard packs and I  used Studio G Glitter Glue to give the word and skull a bit of sparkle.
The October calendar is from the Idea-ology Lost and Found Sticker pack.
The big sparkly spider and the little glittery bat were left over from when I made my riveted metal warehouse a couple weeks back and added just the right touch!
It was fun to get inky for a while tonight, and a bit of creative playtime was just what I needed!

Friday, October 05, 2012

Classes with Tim!

A Fun-Filled Weekend

I took four classes with Tim Holtz at She Scrapbooks in the Villages in Lady Lake, Florida last weekend.  It was a fun filled weekend and here's a few photo highlights from the weekend!
I'll be back this weekend to edit the post and give a few more hightlights.  In the meantime I wanted to get some of my pictures posted.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Distressed Goodness

Classes with Tim Holtz at She Scrapbooks

Had tons of fun this weekend at She Scrapbooks in the Villages!  Here's just a sneak peak of some of the projects we worked on and the fun we had. 
I have to head off to work in a few, so I'll have to do another post later with more details and pictures.