I’ve been busy this past week! Not just with life and work, but busy in my craft room. I owe you 7 projects, so here they are!
Day 26 -Tonight I whipped together this mixed media collage page in my tiny journal. I’m funny like that – some pages take months and months, I go back and add an element here and there, others I do from start to finish in a couple of hours. For this page, I started by gluing a page from a vintage school notebook, and painted it using a doily stencil and some pretty colors. I then added the collage elements, and lastly I covered it with a clear plastic that had silver zodiac signs and stars on it.
Day 25 -For today’s project, I grabbed the bicycle stamp set I recently got, and made a set of 4 notecards. Short, sweet, and oh so cute!
Day 24 -I made my first ever book! Well, ok, it’s a lame book compared to all the books people hand stitch and all of that, but it’s still cute. I used a chipboard square I had that was pre-printed with a cute cherry. I backed it with some plain chipboard, and lined it with purple paper I had a big stack of. I clamped that all together, and then drilled 2 holes into the top. I added a couple of binder clips, and voila!
Day 23 – For today, I completed another tiny zentangle, this time in black micron pen.
Day 22 -Here’s another art journal page I started forever ago, and didn’t know what to do with. I have this thing for rainbow colors, especially when it comes to arranging supplies in my craft room. I find it very visually stimulating. So, I have some papers and bits that I know I’ll use for paper crafting, organized by rainbow colors. From this stash, I made this page. Just randomly cutting out bits and pieces of textures and patterns and gluing them to the page. The page sat like that for a long time. I finally decided today that I didn’t want to over-do it for this page, I didn’t want to add too much more, as the background was so pretty. So, a little black paint for contrast, and I think it’s done.
Day 21 -I’m working on finishing up some of my unfinished pages in my art journal. I had done most of this one awhile ago, but just finished it. I started by gluing SNOOZE in chipboard letters, and gluing the image of the sleeping lady. I then base coated with white and blue acrylics, completely covering the chipboard letters so they blend in a little. After that was dry, I added some detail to the background, including stamping the letter Z in all different fonts on the right hand page.
Here’s a closeup of my favorite part of this page. After stamping the Z’s I laid a clock shaped mask over the page, and dabbed a white ink pad around, which I then embossed with clear embossing powder. Then, I rubbed a blue ink pad over the area, and that made the un-embossed area (the clock) stand out. I love the effect, especially the how the Z’s are hazy looking. <3
Day 20 – Since I’ve been feeling the embroidery bug lately, I decided to do some embroidered inchies. I only got 3 done, but I’m definitely going to do more in the future!