Silence, February Journal page for the AFTCM yahoo group

By on 7-19-2014 in Art For The Creative Mind Yahoo Group, art quilts, Digital Images + Collage, Mixed Media

Silence can mean many different things to different people … for me it means silence of traffic and people with the poplar leaves rustling in the breeze, whispering summer, summer, summer …. this page is a spot in our little park that silences all that traffic and you can feel the difference. The tree and grass were created with torn tissue paper, the background is water colour crayon and I also added a bit of scrap paper for the tree line.

Silence, Feb Journal for the AFTCM group

February fat book 4×4 page for the Art for the Creative Mind Group

By on 7-19-2014 in Art For The Creative Mind Yahoo Group, art quilts, Digital Images + Collage, Mixed Media

For this little page we were to use the colour blue and work with a crackle finish. I started with a deep blue and added white school glue, dried it with the dryer for a couple of seconds and then painted over it with the lighter blue which crackled finely. I then painted copper on the borders, more glue and then white which crackled also. This piece was one of two samples and since I liked them I used one for this piece. I then glued down the piece of lace and added the stamped bird and tag. I used the stamp pad to give the edges of the piece a bit of colour and to soften them as well.

Feb Fat Book

Vintage postcard backs for all your postcards

By on 7-19-2014 in Art For The Creative Mind Yahoo Group, art quilts, Digital Images + Collage, Mixed Media

These backs were scanned from the blank originals. They are higher resolution at 150ppi but not 300ppi because they are meant to be printed and used on a postcard back rather than in a digital piece. They are 4″ x 6″ so will fit directly on the back of your card, whether it is paper or fabric. I created them for The Art For the Creative Mind yahoo group. Grab all 4 …. two in the natural sepia tones and two in black and white. When I used one I typed the name of the recipient and her address in a script font as well as a message on the left side and then added a vintage Canadian stamp.

postcard backs
postcard back 1
postcard back 1-black and white
postcard back 2
postcard back 2 – black and white

Solace Journal Page, where I like to go with my thoughts

By on 7-19-2014 in Art For The Creative Mind Yahoo Group, art quilts, Digital Images + Collage, Mixed Media

Solace means quiet, respective contemplation and who better to display this but a Blue Heron sitting waiting for his dinner to swim by, so very very still. Appleton is where the photo was taken, a pretty little town in the Ottawa Valley. It is the same photo I used for the digital piece as well. This page was created for the Art For the Creative Mind yahoo group for January.

Solace Journal Page