Thursday, February 18, 2016

fairies and a helpful hint

 I love my alphabet stamps, but am just about rubbish at stamping them neatly.  A while back, I learned a little trick for keeping things neat--you probably already know this one, but if you tape your letters together, it's a whole lot easier to stamp the words.

 The blocks for these letters are different sizes, so I butt the rubber end up against a ruler, and then

slap a little Scotch type tape across the top, carefully flip, and then tape the other side.  This trio of words were stamped on watercolor backgrounds, cut out, and the edges inked:

SO much easier to manage, especially when dealing with small spaces, like an artist trading card.

You can see this little fairy's sisters, along with more details on her background, in my share today at Altered Pages.  Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate your visit!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

collage backgrounds. and a mess. What's on Your Workdesk? #350

A new layer of stuff over the Valentine stuff---the workmat is nice and painty!

Making collage backgrounds, I'm planning on color copying these and cutting some animal shapes out of them.  It may not sound like a plan, but there's a plan here . . . we'll see how it goes, and I'll show you how it turns out next week, success or no.    :)

Happy What's on Your Workdesk, everyone!  See you around the blogosphere . . . want to join in?  Stop by Julia's for all the details.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

mixed media Valentine hearts. What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #349

My friend Julie came over, and we had a much needed art day. This is the result for me--some collaged, painted, textured hearts for Valentine making.

The book of Poe is a thoughtful gift from my friend--thank you, Julie!  :)
Gold highlights on the texture.

Happy WOYWW to you!  If you're not a desker and would like to know more, Julia says stop by for more information---HERE.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

fairy dust

Been playing with some new fairy stamps from Faerie Song--I feel a Shakespeare something coming on . . .
You can see more in my share today at Altered Pages.  Happy Thursday, everyone!  :)

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #348

Trying out some new fairy stamps, on watercolor backgrounds.

And a couple more atcs for the 52 card swap Jessica Brogan is hostessing:

These are tempera and Pitt pen, with a little bit of crayon.

Maybe I'll see you WOYWWing this week?  (If you aren't familiar with What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesdays, you are welcome to stop by Julia's to find out more information, and join in, as well.)