Sunday, June 7, 2009

TTV - Watercolor Edition

Through the Viewfinder is a technique I've been trying to master with my DuaFlex for awhile. For some reason I am having a lot of issues with glare:

But I enjoy the look so much, today, I decided to paint a TTV!

If you want to know more about TTV, check out this wonderful tutorial and Flickr Group! Those are two great places to start. Then wait for your obsession to bloom from there!

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Summer Pages

I've created more summer pages bases around some ideas in my Get Crafty class. I haven't use either of these techniques much in my journals, although both are things I use often in art.

The first was to create a page using your own painted paper. This picture is from awhile back, but it fits my summer theme and I adore the colors, and the subject matter:

The second is to stamp your own paper. I'm not terribly impressed by the results, but I will be trying this again, and often:

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Homework Update!

Yesterday's task was to use personal photos as journal embellishments. What a wonderful idea! I'm learning that with a creative journal like the one I am making, it is best for me to have a day to ruminate on events and to put them in perspective before getting any glue sticks into the mix. I've been using sticker paper to print photos, and it seems to be working great!

And this little comment on the bottom of the cupcake box is the icing on the icing on the cupcake.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Getting Crafty!

One of my favorite bloggers (Elise Blaha) has offered another class on paper crafting! This workshop will kick-start my summer of craftiness, and I'll be posting my "homework" assignments here when I can.

Today we were asked to find patterns in nature (both organic and man-made). I found a lot of inspiration on a classic Portland journey.

And one of me and my sweetie, just for fun:

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Class Announcement!

Class Announcement! I will be teaching a stamp carving class at 100th Monkey Studio in SE Portland on July 11th. The class is only $15 and all of the supplies are included! It is so exciting to have the opportunity to share something that I love so very much! I'll keep you updates about the class happenings!

Create Your Own Hand-carved Rubber Stamps
Leader: Alison Wood
Hand-carved stamps are a great way to add a personal touch to your creations! Carving your own stamps is easy to learn, and an inexpensive alternative to store-bought rubber stamps. In this 2 hour class, you will learn the basics of stamp carving including information about tools and materials, where to find inspiration, different carving techniques, and how to put your stamps to good use! Come and explore the unique experience of carving your own stamps. In this class, you will create 1-3 small stamps, and trade stamped tags with other participants!
Saturday ~July 11th from 12-2pm
Cost: $15
Punchcards applicable!

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