Sunday, February 22, 2015

Jennibellie's Birthday Bash

I signed up for Jennibellie's BB on    It's her birthday today and she gave away a free class! So sweet and generous!
 I wanted to make the community project, a flag/banner.
 Not having done any sewing in years I used paper and paint and lots of mod podge.
I started with 300 lb hp watercolor paper that I'd been saving.  I wet it, dripped acrylic ink and sprayed some more water and let it run.  Dragged the end of brush through it too.
I'm a little addicted to the Martha Steward punches, polka dot washi tape around the edge. I used a stamp from, added beads; and charms from Industrial Chic by Susan Kazmer.   I'm so happy with how it came out!  Thank you Jennibellie!

Lifebook 2015

Where did the time go?  End of week 8 already.
These classes are so much fun!  Some of the work and teacher for that lesson.

Jill K Berry

 Rachel Rice

Tamara Laporte

Patti Ballard

Rachel Rice

Violette Clark

Mati Rose McDonough

Joanne Sharpe

Violette Clark

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Lifebook 2015 week 2

      I had a large jar for the next lesson, and stick on tags available.   Mostly made from pastel colored tissue paper, some textbook pages, duck tape and matte medium.

And my favorite part was adding a flameless pillar candle with a timer.   Love the glow!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Lifebook 2015

      My first year with Lifebook and it's already far exceeded my expectations.  Although I rarely have taken an online art class and been disappointed,  we're only in the second week and I love it.
I'm sorry I didn't join sooner!

The warmup exercise for the first week.  I'll probably use this for the cover at the end of the year.
In the envelope I've written my intentions for the new year.

I haven't gotten to the second assignment for the week,  the "Beacon of Light".  Instead I painted over a gessoed page in an old textbook.   She sort of is a beacon.

Making tags.   I cut up watercolor paper and worked in several mediums.  A few I had already 
painted in watercolor and scrunched up plastic wrap.   The rest were in fluid acrylics.   I used doilies and old greeting cards for stencils, and a few stamps.     A couple of the seashells were local.  I enhanced a lot of the white doily areas mostly with a white Sharpie poster paint.   I'll probably write more on these, and make another batch. Now to get more ribbon and change the raffia.