Saturday, July 21, 2007

Creating Away---First attempt at a Collage...

I am trading with Jacque....one of her collages....for one of mine. I have never made one before....and I have been wanting to. I had bought a bunch of canvases awhile back So here is the start of mine. I have to wait until Sunday to get get to a scanner and have copies of the pictures made.
It will look a little different. This is an original photo I have of my grandma, so I am going to have to go and make a copy of it. I have a picture of my grandpa playing with a dog, that I thought I might cut out and place in the top corner.

I started by layering tissue paper and decoupaging it, sanding it down. Then added a pearlescent paint and sanding. Then I cut out circles of adhesive, covering them with microbeadsand then I took ink and painted around the circles (outlining in black and deciding to make them into balloons). Then I added little crystals, cut out holes and thread ribbon and rubbed on the saying. Jacque recommended that I add an old fashion grandfather clock to show times gone past. I like that idea. I think I will decoupage that on. (Don't tell my mom...she will be amazed that I am actually taking someone's advice. LOL)
I wasn't thinking too clearly as my background is hard to coverup. Plus, it is going to be hard to part with this collage. I am going to have to make a similar one for myself.

Monday, July 16, 2007

New Penny Black Stamps

I received 2 great Penny Black Stamps in the mail todya...so I decided to try them out before going to the doctor. A lot more fun than studying for my Antropology test...which I better go and do after posting this.

The first one I used water colors (which Sheld said he liked better). I titled it..."Need a Lift"
The second one needs almost no introduction....reminds me of Rocky. "Your Highness"

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Busy Night & Morning

Yesterday, Sheld and I went to a Gold Mine....(I will try to post some of the pics later.) We did this for my Geology class....EXTRA Credit. Geology is definitely not my strong point. I am in trouble since Sheldon is getting his degree in Geology.

When we came home...I decided to get busy and clean up my craft space. I found an over the door organizer and it is working great so far. (Less than 24 hours)
But, I have been creating...I made a little card for a friend and 2 sets of ATCs.

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