Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mixed Media Monday ... Numbers ATC's


There are several challenges that I really enjoy looking at what everyone else has done and I get a chance to play once in a while too. This week at Mixed Media Monday the theme was Numbers, so here is my entry. I have also placed these on my ATC’s for trade page but I want to trade them as a set. So if you too have a little triptych set email me and we can set up a trade :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Witches Graveyard

This is not the greatest picture because I don’t know how to use my cousins camera very well but my camera is on its way home from California! Please notice the scary eyes in the keyhole of the rusty backdrop. This backdrop and the rusty things piled up on the corner is from a doorknob mechanism that I took apart. The spider web and spider (plastic) were rusted with the new rusting technique that my son came up with for me. This is one technique that I will cover in the Halloween workshop. It is such a cool technique and only takes a few minutes so it is instant gratification. The little ghost witch is printed on transparency and then I cut the point for her hat from the background I cut away. I draped the cheesecloth across the back for the picture so that the little witch would her transparency but it did not work so great. I will try for a better picture when my camera comes home.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Spook Show Workshop

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Thanks to my cousins camera I was able to get a picture of what I have been working on the past few days. This is three projects for a mini workshop that I will be overseeing at The Latest Trends yahoo group. I just put up a new collage sheet for both of the assemblages … Spook Show and Pranksters too. I will be offering it 50% off plus postage to all workshop members who will be making an assemblage for the workshop. I will be covering laminating collage images to chipboard... how to match the images up for a front back image so that you can make ornaments like the Pumpkin Sitter that you can see hanging in the center of the picture on the left side. This technique is also used on the Prankster’s assemblage. This was done for the center of the table so it can be seen from all sides. I turned it around in the picture to the right so you could see the backside. I will also cover how to clean up the edges so that it looks professional and you wont have those pointy cut bumps. Then my spray glue glitter technique is very useful for holiday projects too. I have some great tips to make all of this really easy and you can do something as simple as the hanging ornament or a little more intense and do an assemblage. It doesn’t start until next month so you have plenty of time to come on over and join the fun!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Gothic Arches ...For The Birds

The theme over at Gothic Arches this week is “For The Birds” so here is my little twist :)