Pages 10/11/08

These are 2" collages I made for the ArtChix Yahoo Group 'Spoil Me' Twinchie Swap. We were challenged to use a specific collage sheet and make collages on a 2 inch piece of paper. I had alot of fun with these. It was interesting using the same image multiple times and getting very different results. I added 3D elements to make the images more tactile. I added copper heishi as buttons, metal washers, silver wire, magnetic poetry and other interesting collage papers. The backgrounds were first gessoed to add some texture and then painted.

*Note: I am fortunate to have several of my twinchies added to a collage sheet at ArtChix Studio. Check them out! Chixies 'Spoil Me Post' and the Chixies 'Spoil Me Collage Collection Sheet'. I am very happy to have my art included! I love ArtChix! ;-)


Pages 10/03/08

This is the page I created for the 'Blissfully Art Journaling' Yahoo Group - 'All About the Shoes' chunky book. I made the background using techniques I learned from Karen Gartel's workshop I took last year. (Check out previous entries which describe her techniques.) I painted and stamped the background using hand-carved stamps. I altered an legs image I found online, enhancing it with paints. I made the skirt from some neato papers my friend Laurie found for me and and glued down metal washers for buttons.
At the bottom, I added a grommett and tied a bunch of fibers and cool ribbons I'd been saving. On my swap pages I also tied on tiny shoe charms. (But I ran out on this page. ;-)
Once I have the swap pages back, I'll post the other artist's work.