Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Use Your Wings



This is a card I made a few months ago but never got around to posting.

I used the Impression Obsession butterfly die and manually cut the backing for it.

The rose is an old Recollections flower on top of a frond punched out with a Martha Stewart punch.

The top layer background piece was embossed with the KaiserCraft roses embossing folder and the bottom layer was embossed using the Stampin' Up Square Lattice folder.  The layers were then cut out using a Tim Holtz die Stacked Deckle.  The chipboard Use Your Wings is also by Tim Holtz.

I haven't been posting much lately as I am working on several large mixed media projects and haven't made cards in months.  My latest project is an apothecary shadow box for my nephew, Zach, who is graduating in 2020 from WVU School of Pharmacy.   The first step of this project involves making tons of mini pharmacy textbooks to put on a shelf within the shadow box.  I'll post a tutorial for making mini books soon.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Altered Album for Ben


This is the inside cover of a 3 ring binder photo album from Hobby Lobby that I altered for my nephew, Ben, who is in his 3rd year of college.  Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of the cover of the album in all the rush to get this in the mail to him.

I cut him out of this photo and sat him on a book stamp by Deep Red:


Since Ben is leaning toward a major in Psychology, I typed up page about his astrological sign, Libra, and how a Libra makes a good Teen Therapist due to his ability to listen and not discriminate, and other fun facts:



The inside of the back cover is more photos that I cut him out of and layered:


I filled the album with photos that Ben hadn't seen in print yet, along with all of the Christmas family portrait photos taken over the years.  This way he'd always have these photos of his own to share with future family members.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann



Saturday, August 11, 2018

Trials and Errors


This is an 8.5" x 11" chipboard that I covered with a variety of paints, waxes, and inks.  I am extremely new to Mixed Media art, this only being my fifth project or so.  I'm still not used to what paints react with what inks, etc.

I painted the chipboard with white gesso and then did some stenciling with texture paste and added the gears and pieces from a cut up Foundry embossing page.  Then I sprayed on a variety of ink sprays only to find some were very dark and would not lighten even when diluted with water.  The pink area came out a bit darker than I like.

This collage reminds me of unicorns and fairies --- the colors, anyways.  It's the first attempt at making a Mixed Media collage that was intended for a female.  All my past projects were ones that I made for my nephews.

Guess I'll try to punch some holes in it and add it to a journal I want to start working in.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann