Friday, September 16, 2011

Play time!

Every now and then I get trapped in my house because one of my kids needs my was one of those days. The good news is that I had a chance to play with my inks and stains and mists. For the record, I love watercolor paper. Ever since Dave Brethauer was here and showed us how to use watercolors and twinkling H2O's I have been experimenting with the paper and different mediums. I have also fallen madly in love with the Unibind for making books. So last night I decided to create an Art Journal with the Unibind and watercolor paper. I decided to title it "My Mind's Playground" since it will become the place for me to "play" with my favorite stuff.
On the title page, I printed some of my favorite fun "pins" from Pinterest. Then I layered Distress Ink, Radiant Rain, and white acrylic paint. Love the way it looks like a graffiti covered wall.

When I created the journal I had a bunch of half inch strips of watercolor paper left over because the cover is 8.5" x 11" and watercolor paper is 9x12. One of the things that I learned while playing is that watercolor paper takes the Distress Stains beautifully. The colors are bright and vibrant and well, gorgeous. I colored each half inch strip with a different color (Barn Door, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Broken China and Dusty Concord). Once they dried I used a 4.5" piece of Sookwang tape (Score Tape) to piece them all together into a rainbow stripe. I used to do quilting and the first real quilt I made was a pattern called "Trip around the world" using a strip piecing method. So I did the same thing with the paper.

Once the paper quilt was complete I covered the entire piece with Versamark Ink and embossed it with two layers of UTEE. I cannot even tell you how beautiful this is in real life. The photos do not do it justice. I put in it a cute white frame I picked up at Ikea and it will eventually hang in my craft room. That is IF our house ever gets built...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Benefit crop for Boy Scouts

Scrapping for Scouting
Saturday, Nov 5, 2011
at Eastern CT University, Willimantic, CT

  • An all-day Scrapbook event to benefit The CT Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts at Eastern CT State University.

    Raffles, Door Prizes, Vendors, Make & Takes, snacks & refreshments. Food Court available and admission includes a $10 food voucher.

    Sponsorships and vendor space available.

Visit the website to register for this all day crop.
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