Saturday, July 05, 2008

MM - Brag book/ Photo albums - Mini scrapbooks

A few more of these cool little brag books which are made with name badges!! They make a cool gift for anyone who has children or grandchildren, had a special event like a birthday party or christening, taken a trip or vacation or even for a child who has been to camp or field trip!!

Have also made these mini scrapbooks using the same technique that have little pages that you can scrapbook on instead of the photo pages.

These are at the Merchants Mill!!

I will be there tomorrow, July 6th, doing a hanmdade paper demo as their featured artist for this week!

MM - Art on a string

I created a few more of these cool pendants for the Merchants Mill - a little boutique where I have some of my items for sale! I used paints instead of inks this time and like the look better. I also made the string piece so it would slide back and forth and afford the person who is wearing it the ability to adjust how long it would hang. Neat idea! Thanks, Alida for the suggestion!! The summer is just beginning and it will be open 6 days a week!! If you are in Central Ontario on holidays, come and check out this little gem of a place!! Great ice cream!!


These are metal washers that I have painted with arylic ink - used alcohol inks last time. The one on the right has decorative paper applied to it on both sides - in this case - polished stone.

My Art - Journal pages

My last set of journal pages for our Altered Journal project!! Ancient Architecture was the theme and I chose to do a page on ancient bridges in China! I used a new to me technique which I am not sure has a name. You paste down your image and then paint the edges to include them into your background. I stamped the blue cardstock with Chinese characters and then pasted down some pieces torn from a Chinese newspaper and watercoloured over them. After I pasted my colour printed images down I added more watercolour to the page to incorporate the images into the page. I expect that the transparency of the watercolour made it not the most effective medium but I liked the results! I added Chinese in die cut letters and Bridges was colour printed. I colour washed over it so it would blend with the page. It has been a fun project!! I have one more set of sheets to arrive before I can bind all of mine together into a journal.