Thursday, April 21, 2016

This is my wonderful life - IW cocktail napkin

This weeks Inspiration Wednesday started with cocktail napkins. It was amazing to see the stashes of people's hoarding of cocktail napkins. I had no idea and had been missing out apparently, since I had zero napkins.  I eventually went out and started my hoard with three bright and shiny packages. I used this pattern and some Tim Holtz plastic words for the message, with silver around the page edges for a grungy affect. It was a fun and simple way to make a page, which I will keep in mine for a quicky sometime.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Today was..... Art journal page

Art journal page inspired by "today was..."
I had a great day with my Dad creating a woodworking project I've been thinking about for a long time. The Adirondack Park sign project we worked on influenced this design in color, the blue tone being the great outdoors along with the nature leaf  panel. The text is tribute to the fun we had working together and these type of projects have always been where we connect the most.

Inspiration art journal book

This was my first foray into making an art journal book. It was a fun project. I used many of my favorite papers, tags and even old college notebook pages, all cut in different sizes and bound them to an old Dr Seuss book. I used my new crop aide to punch the holes for the binding and it worked great. I kept the all of the pages of the original book since I liked the colors and may gesso over part of the pages for an interesting background. It will be a fun one to fill up with my art journaling.

Friday, April 8, 2016

IW journal Live a life Inspired

Sounds like a great idea to me, live inspired, although much trickier for me than that. This was a fun lesson, I enjoyed the textures and colors. I'm still trying to embrace the grungy glazing but I'm not there yet. Maybe I can find a lighter color to glaze with so that everything doesn't get so dark! Otherwise, I like this with all the textures, patterns and subtle colors which is a deviation from the lesson. Good for me! Also, this was the first time I used the Tim Holtz distress crayons to add some color back in and create a color wash on the top half of the pages. They were very easy to use and gave a great effect.