Saturday, February 21, 2009

Make Your Own Metallic Stickers! I was cleaning up, in the Lab, yesterday. I tend to "play", as I clean. I began to noodle around with some metallic tape that I got at the home improvement store and some alcohol inks that I bought at Michael's (with a Christmas gift card from Lance's Mom). I had seen, somewhere on the Internet ( I wish I could remember, now) someone using a scribing tool to make impressions on the tape. It's something I have been intending to try. The inks were sitting there, too and since they are intended for non-porous surfaces, I thought I would see what what would happen if I used them on my impressed tape. I'm really happy with the results! The tape is peel and stick, so I can save them and use them later...probably in a journal, but who knows?

Anyway, that was a fun experiment, so I decided to do another and capture myself creating it. It's my first demo-style video and it's really given me the bug to do more...and to get better at making them. This is a mini-tutorial for hand made, metallic stickers. Let me know what you think!



Friday, February 13, 2009

Art Paper Doll

I'm learning to download the pictures from my camera to this machine, but VISTA won't run my favorite editing program, so I have to find a new one. I've been using an old program called Micrografx Webtricity. It was bought out by Corel, years ago and I knew it would, eventually become obsolete, but I was really hoping...sigh....
Anyway, here is a picture, straight from the camera, of a recent project. I wish I could noodle with it to give you a better view, but that will come in time, I guess. This is a little, artist paper doll that I included in a birthday card to my daughter. I also included samples of all the textured paper I have been painting, lately. It's my latest obsession. I've been using it in my art journaling...another obsession.
There's a lot more I'd like to share, but I have to keep it simple, until I'm more familiar with this machine, though it sure is good to be back!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New Notebook!

It may be a little while, yet, while I get used to this thing, but I'm finally back on line with a new lap top! This could be a bit dangerous, because I can go anywhere, now and type stuff. Particularly frightening is the fact that I can sit in the Satellite Lab (my bed) and connect. If I'm not careful, I might never get out!

I haven't loaded any programs or learned to add pictures from my camera, but that will come in the next few days and I have been creating, so I will have colorful things to share, soon!

In deepest gratitude to a very special benefactor who has asked to remain anonymous.