Sunday, September 15, 2013

All about what makes you happy!

Post Card to Karen Isaacson of Mail Me Some Art in MA.

Scrap paper background is from my sister's construction company. It is a time sheet of sorts in which the Carpenters document the hours they worked in different areas. I help my sister by tracking the hours for the Project. I used it as a 'catch all' page and then doodled on it.

I applied water soluble pastels then added some metallic gold pen to the hand doodled cross hatch grid. Die cut flowers were collaged on...Made me HAPPY!

I sealed it in gloss medium to keep the water soluble pastels from reactivating if they get wet in transit. This post card is being sent to her randomly...Love her website:

Friday, September 6, 2013

My Happy Place

MY Happy Place Postcard #1
is on it's way to the State of Washington!

One discarded tracking sheet from a construction company used as a place mat...When it looked really yummy with all the different markings, paint, etc., I doodled on it with no direction or plan. Stopped and used watercolor pastels...added outlined sketches of a butterflies then added die-cut butterflies, collaged. Stamped leaf patterns in green all over the postcard. The pattern made the butterflies pop.But felt they needed something else so I out line them with watercolor markers, blended them slightly and blotted them. The green butterfly is painted with a gelli dimensional paint while the other outlined ones were glittered. Hand written letters in metallic paint:  'Happy Place'. 
Covered the postcard with glossy gel medium. After viewing a photo of it, I noted that the stems and leaves needed more color on the tulips. They were painted with a green glitter gel pen. Metallic gold paint pen was used over the doodled checkered pattern. 
This postcard was created without a game plan. I went with the flow without any happy place...

Sunday, September 1, 2013

An ATC for Jenn of Mixed Media Jenn

ATC- Pink
Tissue paper, acrylic paint, Jelli paint, glitter glue and gemstones

Made another tissue paper collage. Each blade of grass and each flower petal are glued down individually. The back ground was painted with corrugated cardboard on a sheet of brown paper. I doodled with India Ink and White Copic paint using a fountain pen.  This one will be heading down to Pennsylvania to Jenn of Mixed Media Jenn. 

She posted a video of a cool  beach themed ATC being created. We connected and are trading with each other. Can't wait to get hers!