Sunday, November 25, 2012

Bird re-do.



I bought this wooden bird from "Old Time Pottery". It cost me $4.99 . Actually,
I bought two of them... They've been kicking around
for a long time, waiting for a makeover.




Today I started working on one of them. I love the look of collage, so I 
covered the entire bird and stand with multiple papers.
 


When I finished, I sprinkled it with clear glitter.


I think she turned out cute. 
My plan is to put her into one of the Christmas "scape's"
along with some matching trees.

Saturday, November 17, 2012


If EVER there was a case for "Like mother like daughter" or vice versa...
this has to be it. Mom took a picture of HER head and put it on the 
body of a beautiful model that Bob had taken a photo with.
What a coincidence! My last blog posting (see post for last week)
was all about putting my head on a different body! And she hadn't even read
that post yet! I swear we are too closely alike!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

off with her head!


One of the things I like to do is take a photo of myself and put it on the head of something or someone else. I know that 'photoshop' is an easier way to do this, however, I'm not good at the computer so I do it the old fashion way of using an actual photo.


I used a photo (from another journaling assignment) took it to kinko's and had it copied onto regular paper. It's important that the 'head' you use is the same size as the one you are substituting it for. I use regular paper and not photo paper because I need to paint over the top of it. Photo paper will not allow you to paint over the top (too slick) and you need to be able to "apply"  (paint on) makeup!  Next,  I cut off the models head and slide and position my head until it's where I want it. 
Glue into place.


The papers, lace, collage, stenciling, stamping and arranging takes place next.


The finished journal page is done.
I am wearing this gorgeous dress and really cool "ruff", 
the neck piece that was popular in the 1500's.
I think next I'm going to put my head on a Victoria Secrets model!





Saturday, November 3, 2012

A new angel.




Next class, Nov. 17th 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM
at Paper Niche.
Fun... I promise.

It's all about techniques!


 Today's class was all about technique.We are getting over the fear of
just plain, good old playing with paper and paint.


These girls have NO fear of color, that's for sure! 
I love it!


It's hard to see, the one above was all metallics.
Beautiful.
 

I am so challenged to break out more color! These girls
find the brightest and the most intense colors and
just go to town.


 Also great use of color combinations. 

Who would have thought these combinations
would look so happy together?
Super fun class.
I'm loving this!