Sunday, September 26, 2010

More Challenge work!

I finally was able to photograph and upload some more work based on Challenge #44.

The first one is a page I had painted and "embellished" previously. I had used a paint that had a gritty texture to it, so when I scraped over it with the card, it removed that "grit" from the surface. It's impossible to tell in the pic, but it created a fabulous suede-y texture - so incredibly tactile - I love it!!

The second one is cool, minty greens that I then scraped over with white & wiped off most of it - I wanted a wash, or like a filter, not a "layer."

I can't wait to see what Michelle plans for us to do to these next!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Playing along with GPP Network Street Team!

This is soo much fun! I've been scraping everything since yesterday...I even had to go out any buy more paint today!

I discovered the GPP Street Team Crusades blog Saturday, and Crusade # 44 ROCKS! This simple technique has opened up an entire new world for me. I visited all the blogs of the fabulous ladies who had already completed the challenge and was so wired I painted most of the night, lol!
There are some incredible examples of great art at this site - go check it out for yourself -

The talented Michelle Ward hosts a challenge each month that I am going to push myself to try. I'll post updates as I explore this fun technique. Try it - it's FUN!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

This is my first foray into art journaling and altering books. I've been reading posts by several fabulous bloggers and oohhhing and aahhing over their work - I decided not to put it off any longer and try it myself!
I took a plain spiral binder that I bought at Office Depot and painted gesso on the cover - then I tore a piece of scrapbook paper and inked the edges and sprayed shimmery paint over it. I found some chipboard letters and a chipboard label; I painted these and then glued all of it onto the cover. Then I took my silver Sharpie paint marker and wrote "Isaiah 2010-2011" on the label and made some random marks around the cover.

Now, armed with my colored pens and pencils, I am ready to make my notes for this year! I am really looking forward to this study!