Friday, February 16, 2018

January Quirkies

I am not one who works on one spread from start to finish. In my Dylusion Quirkies Journal I have done several backgrounds. I am not even going from front to back. I find it easier to jump around doing the backgrounds. When I am working on the quirky characters I find it easier to work on a few at a time. So when it comes time to glue down my work I am not going from front to back page by page. I am jumping around choosing which background would go well with that character. To help keep track of when I did do it I make sure I put the month and year on the page. Here are the 6 quirkies I did in January.

The last 2 characters I used pictures of my girls when they were a lot younger. The last character's body is a picture of a piece of watercolor art work that my daughter did back in Junior High School.

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Crafty Hodges Quirky Characters Tutorials

One of the people I follow on You Tube is Crafty Hodges. Love her work and the sound of her voice. In the fall of 2017 she did a series of tutorials showing how she did her collages. Thru out the years I have admired Teesha Moore's and Dyan Revely's collage work. I learned a lot on how to do quirky collages watching Crafty Hodges tutorials. In purchasing the exact digital collages sheets and following along her videos I feel more confident in making my own Quirkies. Here are the 4 I did following her videos.

They look very similar to hers except for the backgrounds. Instead of using the digital backgrounds I am making my own with Dylusion sprays or paint. I am also putting mine in a smaller sized Dylusion Journal.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Tags Week 1

I decided to follow the prompts for the 2017 ICAD challenge but using tags because I have so many of them. Here are my tags for June 1 -7.

And this is how I am displaying them. Hanging from the lamp beside my art desk on a ring.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

My First Glue Book

My first glue book. Inspired by Shannon Green.
My first video that I speak in. Can you tell that I'm nervous?

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Painted page in my Planner

Here is a painted page that I did in my planner. Went by this video by Shannon Green and this one.

These are the brushes I already had. (Yes Marie some of these use to be yours).

Did go shopping to try and find more to use. Left pack is from Michael's, middle from Hobby Lobby and right is from JoAnn's. I plan to get more of the one from JoAnn's.

Here are the colors I used first.

And came up with this mess!

In the video Shannon finishes up with a yellow happy color. I had first planned to use the Basics primary yellow but went with a happier color, Dairylide Yellow.

And came up with this.

Here it is after the first stencil using white paint.

And then after the second stencil with black paint. In the past I have always used makeup sponges to apply paint using stencils. Love Love using these stipple brushes so much more. It goes so much faster!

And then after the doodling.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Journal for No Reason Flip Thru.

Here is a short video of my first Journal for No Reason put together. It isn't completely done. On the pages that don't have much color on them I will collage some deli paper wipe offs. Also will reinforce the spine more and do something with the cover.

I love this journal. Mainly because of the years I have been using the papers as wipe off papers. So many memories. But in all honesty I would not intentionally set out to make such busyness.

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Putting the Journal for no reason together.

Time to put the Journal together. First I laid out all the pages in order that I wanted them in. Decided it would have 5 signatures with 4 or 5 folios in them.

Next I sewed the smaller pieces to the larger pages.

For the cover I decided to use brown craft paper.

I stacked each signature like I wanted then sewed them on to the craft paper cover.

After sewing all 5 signatures in, I was concerned that the spine wasn't strong enough. So I glued some reinforcements to the spine. I will probably do more to reinforce it.

See the next post for a flip thru of the journal.

Thanks for looking!