Friday, May 11, 2012

Art Journal page

I have also been working in my art journal. This is a page I did recently. It says, "Every journey has its rough spots, choose to get through will only grow STRONGER. This kind of goes with the song by Kelly Clarkson- What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I like that message. It speaks of strength and overcoming struggles, or disappointments. I did spray paint the background and if you are wondering, yes, there is some fog there. Let me know what you think, thanks!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The other book pages for the fabric book

This is my painted page and the fifth page in this fabric book posting. I am not necessarily putting them in the order that I posted them. I will show you, of course, the book once it is put together. Then I will keep working on it.

Here is what I call the flower page. I actually took pictues of how I made this one. It is a little brighter, darker in real life. I like how it turned out.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

More fabric pages

Here is another fabric page for my book. I started with spraying it with inks
and then I put some rock salt on top of it and that's how I got all
that texture.

This is my blue page. It didn't turn out like I wanted it to. What I did was to spray some ink through a stencil to make that additional "wall paper" like pattern. The page was very wet and some of the ink flowed together, that's why there is a "smudge." It doesn't matter though. I am going to be covering it up with other things.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Fabric Book beginnings

Saturday I worked on making some fabric pages for a book I am going to make. I cut the canvas and used Stampin' Up!s ink refills to "paint" these pages. I am going to put them together in a book, but I wanted to post the original backgrounds before I stuck more "things" on top of them. 

Picture below is why I call this blog "dirty fingers." I have so much fun working with all my art supplies. My hands get pretty messy!

Another page--

This is what I call my "bird cage" page. The whole page is in the picture below.

I'll be posting some more pages in the coming days. Stop by and let me know what you think. Thanks.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I made this 4x6 exchange card a while ago. I actually made two of them, both were very different from each other. This was my favorite one that I want to put in my portfolio. I love how the sprayed inks formed paint patterns on this card. The shiny circles with the beads around them are little mirrors that I picked up at Walmart on clearance one day. I have some very sheer purple leaves on here, paint, rhinestones, and acrylic beads. The flower is made of designer paper that I formed and painted. This was a lot of fun.