Friday, May 24, 2019

Stiffen It to Make it Behave!

I have been stiffening cheesecloth and burlap...vintage music sheet and book pages.

Then I have been inking and stamping them.

Then I have been die cutting them...along with aluminum cans.

All to make these awesome clip-on flowers!

I clip them onto my plant hangers, and my granddaughters love to wear them in their hair (not to mention my senior friends!)

So here is the video on how to do it all...enjoy!

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Friday, May 17, 2019

I love alcohol markers for dimension and texture!

Coloring is one of my passions.

I have enjoyed it since I was a little girl.
I made clothes for my paper dolls and enjoyed designing and coloring them.

Now, after several years of designing stamps for 3 companies, I have started a YouTube channel, where I am sharing what I love to do. 

And it is a mixed bag, my friends...drawing, coloring, painting.

Collage, Mixed Media, much to share and pass on to you.

Here is my newest video, where I show you how to use alcohol markers to add texture and dimension.

Thanks for stopping by...enjoy the journey,

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Using Magazines in Collage

Magazines seem to be something that eventually get thrown out or (if we are lucky) get passed on. As an avid yard-saler, I find magazines for practically nothing. I love paper, so magazines that are downloads, or paper free don't interest me much.

There's just something about holding that page-filled periodical that feels you are taking a tiny vacation...a little time for yourself.

Then there is the tearing or cutting!

Talk about therapy! I can tear, make a mess, then organize my colorful pages while I keep my husband company in front of the T.V. 

I can use the colors, textures, words and images in collage, mixed media and cards. It's a seemingly endless source of supplies as well as 


I love collage. It's fun, relaxing and fulfilling.

See how magazines fit into this amazing art form.

If you like this video, please do me a favor and SUBSCRIBE and SHARE it with other paper lovers you know. More videos are on the way!

Enjoy the journey,