Thursday, December 3, 2009
I started experimenting with Tim Holtz's Distress Reinkers, Pearl-Ex powders and Glimmer Mist. I misted this page with Tiger Lily Glimmer Mist and let dry. Then I mixed in a small mister, Tim's reinker for Spiced Marmalade, Copper Pearl-Ex powder and water. I misted it over the top of the Glimmer Mist. You'll notice that this mixture tended to bead up quite a bit. I think I may have sprayed it on too thickly................I like the way it looks anyway and will be using it. The Spiced Marmalade is one of my new favorites. ")
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I have had a lifelong love affair with words, text, alphas, etc. I love using them in all my artwork.
This is the Library Card Pocket mini-book that I made for my friend, Sara, in our local art group. I painted some watercolor paper with thinned down red and let dry. Later I added the swipes of thicker red and used a leather tool to make imprints into the thicker part of the paint. I used a small lid and dipped it into ultramarine blue and made rings randomly on the paper. Lastly, I dripped green paint over the paper. After it was completely dry, I made the book covers for this mini-book.
I chose to do definitions. Thus, the title "Define It!"
Each page inside has various words defined and tags in the pockets that continue the theme. I used little tabs on the fronts of the pages and attached typewriter alphabet stickers to them so that they spell out "DEFINE" when laying closed. I attached the red ribbon underneath the covers and then added a red velvet leaf to the front of the book.