Monday, November 25, 2013


atcs I made for a swap I do with the Facebook group I'm in (Scrappy Divas).

mixed media piece

A new mixed media piece I'm playing with!

Monday, October 7, 2013

artist trading cards

I've recently gotten into making artist trading cards (or atc's as they are called) and boy are they addictive! I joined a swap on the Scrappy Diva's facebook group and these are the ones I made for my partner!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Winter mixed media piece

I saw a mitten template on Pinterest the other day and got inspired to make a winter mitten piece! The base is canvas and I cut paper into squares and decoupaged it onto the canvas. I cut a mitten using the template I printed out and decoupaged it on to the dried canvas. I added texture using acrylic paint and then put some fake fur on to the bottom of the mitten with gel medium. I think this is soooo cute :)

Mixed media wall piece

I came across this Valentine paper in my stash the other day (and, No, I don't hoard paper :) and got inspired to make something to hang on the wall at Valentine's day. The base is a canvas and I cut the paper into squares and decoupaged it onto the canvas. While that was drying I covered a chipboard heart in paper tissue with gel medium. After those were completely dry I added texture with stamps and acrylic paint, added embellishments, and then glued the heart to the canvas. I love how this turned out!

Altered bottles

I've been noticing altered bottles on the web a lot lately and was recently in an antique store and saw these two little bottles. I chose vintage looking paper which I glued onto the bottles with gel medium. Then I tied black ribbon around the neck with some embellishments tied through the ribbon so they would hang down the front. Finally I took a longer piece of black ribbon and tied it around the neck and made a pretty bow. I love how these came out and they were super easy to make! I think they would make cute Christmas gifts so now I have an excuse to go to antique stores :)

Art journal page

I made this page in my art journal at the beginning of summer after I had been in my garden and got inspired by the butterflies I saw :) For the background colors I used Faber-Castell gelatos. You rub on the color (it is very creamy, like lipstick) and then I wet a paintbrush with water and blended the color and let it dry before I put on the butterflies and did the pen work.

Friend mixed media piece

I made this piece for a friend of mine who just got a new job! I"m soooo proud of her! The base is a canvas which I decoupaged a floral napkin to. After that dried, I added texture with stamps, acrylic paint and used faber castell gelatos around the edge. Then I glued on a wooden bird that I had covered with tissue paper, a flower, and some beaded stickers.

Fall hanging

This is a printer's tray from 7 gypsies that I decorated for fall to hang in my front hallway.

bridal mixed media

Made this for a friend of mine who is getting married soon! She was the flower girl at my wedding 19 years ago! Makes me feel old! The dress is mounted on a paper mache form I got at Michael's. The beading on it is all beaded ribbon that I glued on.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Some new mixed media pieces

The heart with wings is a gift for a lady I work with who is retiring. The flowers are for a mother's day gift and the artist wall hanging is for my art room!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spring mixed media

I'm taking an online class right now called "Art of Spring" that is taught by two of my favorite mixed media artists: Christy Tomlinson and Junelle Jacobsen. These are two pieces I made using techniques I learned from them! Trying to get in the spring mood but it's hard with half a foot of snow on the ground still!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Misc. Me journal

Bo Bunny has just released a new binder and pages that I am using as a personal journal. I like to collect quotes and so I am using this binder to hold my quotes and put them in there "smash style." The binder is the Vintage one (they have three different patterns to choose) and the inner pages are called "c'est la vie."

Saturday, February 16, 2013

My art journal

I must confess...............I've been hit by the art journaling bug! fun, fun! I use my art journal to practice new techniques. The journal I use is the "mixed media album" from Prima! Here is what I have done so far.

New mixed media pieces

Thursday, January 17, 2013