Thursday, April 25, 2013

Published!!!

My sweet little book is in the new
Cloth Paper Scissors May and June issue!!! I was a finalist in the make mine mini contest but was not sure if I would make the cut to be in the magazine. You can find it on page 79. I soldered the metal cover and placed a bezel with plaster inside and dried flowers. Inside I used plaster sheets and pressed flowers. The edges are vintage lace. The spine of the mini book is a twig and two bird nests..........all under 4 inches! I wrapped a key with sari silk and yarns to close it and had a bit of an old doilie( is that how its spelled?) on the front also. I learned all this fun stuff by Stephanie Lee's workshop. I did paint washes of color on the pages also for a bit of blue..........Next goal, get an article done!!! 

 dried forget me nots from the garden

 Happy PPF!!!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

waiting for the little birdies

Spring has been bouncing back and for like a yo yo. One day sunny and clear ....put away the winter things.
The next day a deep frosty plunge into gray rain, mixed snow and depression!( grab my sweater again)
So for the brief and wonderful day of spring I painted my hummingbird. On my fence in the back yard we have honeysuckle starting to green up and then bloom for my little friends to come back.
This was another experiment with layers of acrylic washes and marks then painting on top my flowers and bird. I used a touch of scrapbook papers for leaves and floral. I love using a credit card when I can.( see slashes on edges) Thank you for visiting me again! Happy PPF.