Friday, July 26, 2013

Passport to Art Day 22

Today's theme is childhood and the art prompt is to use bubble wrap to print on the page.


Passport to Art - Day 21

The theme of the day is The Road Not Taken.  The prompt for this page is to use Dyan Reavely's ghosting technique.

I just received my order from Amazon of new purple Dylusion's spray ink and my Dyan Reavely letter stamps.  As you can see I mixed up the B and D and my As are actually upside down Gs.  Oh well.  I enjoyed the technique and now I know I have to be very careful when using the letter stamps.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Passport to Art-Days 19 & 20

I'm falling behind again.  Here are the next two pages in my altered book for the Passport to Art blog challenge.

Day 19

Day 20

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer of Color - Week 6

I am so very sad that we are at the end of the Summer of Color challenge.  This has been such a fun challenge to do.  Not super happy about the combination for this week though which is Sage and Sepia.  I pondered quite a while about what to do for this one.  And in the end I'm still not sure I got it right.  But I made another ATC with what I hope are the right colors.

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Catching Up

Work has been crazy.  When I get home I can either work on art or blog.  I have been choosing to work on art.  So now it's time to catch up with the blog.

Passport to Art
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13

Day 14
Day 15

Day 16

And now we are up to today.  Have to get that one done yet.
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Friday, July 12, 2013

Passport to Art - Day 10

Today's subject is Caleb.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.  Marcel Proust

Bible Verse
Exploring Canaan                Numbers 13, 14:1-36

 But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it. Numbers 14:24

 The Journaling technique was to use Rock Candy crackle paint or Range crackle paint.  I haven't had too much success previously when I tried to use my Rock Candy crackle paint.  Might have something to do with the fact that I can't set it aside and just let it dry.  But today, I think the tag I used it on looks just right.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Passport to Art -Day 9,

Technique Challenge
Drip paint down your page or use a splatter technique to add extra paint.  

The first time I tried this technique I just couldn't get good drips going.  But with a little help from Bernice last time I tried again and got maximum drippage this time.  I also tried to make an origami folded coat which is supposed to be Joseph's coat of many colors.

I love the way you can see the folded pages behind each other.

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Passport to Art - Day 8

Day 8 revolves around Abram and his journey directed by God with the promise that through Abram He would make a great nation.

12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
“I will make you into a great nation,
    and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
    and you will be a blessing.[a]
I will bless those who bless you,
    and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
    will be blessed through you.[b]
So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.
Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring[c] I will give this land. So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord.
Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
Our Art Challenge was to use watercolor with the salt technique.  I'm not sure you can tell by the photo how the salt makes the watercolor recede from where it touches the page.  Makes pretty speckles.
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Week 5 Summer of Color

Week five at Color of Summer gives us the color combo of apple red and yellow.  I immediately thought of oriental colors.  I decided to use a bright background and build my ATC from there.

The colors made me think Oriental.  Red and black lacquer and gold.  All colors that make me think of the Orient.
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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Passport to Art-Catching Up

Today I tried to get caught up with Passport to Art.

Day 5-On Our Way

Technique Callenge

Include a map on your page.  Either cut up an old map, download a map or draw one yourself.
If you are using a book of maps for your altered book find a way of having parts of the page still showing.

Day 6 - From A Railway Carriage

Technique Challenge
Dylusions shadow stamping.
We were challenged to watch Dyan Dyan Reavely's YouTube video on shadow stamping and to use the technique on today's page.

Day 7 - Adlestrop

Technique Challenge
Add flowers to your page.  You could draw them, stamp them, cut them out of magazines and collage them

Thursday, July 4, 2013

July 4th. Happy Birthday USA!

Day 4 on Passport to Art.  I just had to work in a red, white and blue color scheme.  The prompt was
packing.  That is my least favorite part of a trip.

Open the flaps and there is the luggage all packed and ready to go.

Passport to Art Day 3

Today's challenge for Passport to Art is to designs visa giving ourselves permission to experiment during this journey.

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Crafts 4 Eternity

I am entering my jumbo clothes pin into the challenge R#30 Heavy Metal over at Crafts 4 Eternity.

This week we would like you to share projects which feacture some kind of metal.
brads, charms, pins, staples etc

I definitely enjoyed making this little lovely.  I will be making at least 5 more since that is the number of jumbo clothes pins I still have left.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Passport to Art -Day 2

Day 2 at Passport to Art and the challenge was to make a passport to place in our book.  The technique was to do an image transfer using hand gel.  The technique was shown here.  Well, I broke our printer trying to print my photo on a piece of acetate.  So no photo on my passport until we get that fixed.  But the rest of the spread turned out pretty well.

So far pretty happy with how this project is going.

Come back to see Day 3.


Monday, July 1, 2013

Passport to Art Day One

Day one at Passport to Art.

Beginning our journey we were challenged to create our title page.

I am using an old Rand McNally Family Atlas at the Goodwill store in Morehead, Kentucky where our weekend cottage is located.  I spent $.50 cents on it.  Can't wait to work in it throughout the month of July.  This is my first altered book.

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Week 4 - Summer of Color

It's week 4 at Summer of Color and this weeks color combination is charcoal gray and pale pink.  I chose to make an ATC using these colors.

Hope you like it.