An afternoon on Grandma's South Porch
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Friday, December 26, 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
We are invited to my Brother in-laws house for Dinner tomorrow. I decided that I wanted to make a new beaded necklace to wear to dinner. I shopped my stash of paper beads to make this necklace. I made the beads from cereal boxes. I had the Bee pendent, and seed beads in my stash also. I don't remember where I bought the Bee, but I remember thinking at the time that it was a Great Find. I really like that way that my necklace turned out. I used 24 paper beads, and 75 seed beads.
Monday, December 22, 2014
I bought a package of alphabet index cards at a thrift store for 25 cents. I have made them into a small Art Journal for 2015. Each card is 4' x 6". If I do a 2 page spread I can do a 8" x 6" journal page. I put the pages onto 1 1/2" rings so that the pages can be taken out while I work on the pages. When the journal is open the pages lay flat. I have made the front cover and I am looking forward to 2015 so that I can start working in this journal.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
I made myself another paper bead necklace. I used a cereal box to make the paper beads. I bought the cereal because the box was mostly an olive green color. I used 26 paper beads and 83 seed beads to make this necklace. I made the pendent using Graphic 45 paper. The Couture collection. I recycle almost every cereal box that comes into our house. I use the boxes to make covers for journals, paper beads, and mixed media tags.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
Pen & Ink with Watercolor.
When I finished this painting I decided to put a quote on the page.
I used a stencil for the letters.
While writing the word, (doesn't ) I made a mistake with the letter E.
I almost cried because this is a Pen and Ink page. I tried to correct the E by going over it with more ink, that did not work. I was upset of course because I have just ruined my whole painting. Then I tried correcting the letter E with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, and it did the trick. You can still see on the painting where I had the problem, but it was way better then it was. You have to be sooooo careful when you put Ink on your page.