Journaling on my experience as a mixed media artist. I love trying new techniques. You might find anything from altered art like books, tip ins, ATC's, fat books, watercolors, scrapbooking, stamping, cards, antiques, potpourri. I hope to add items you enjoy for sale. I have been dabbling in art since I received my first box of crayons. I especially love the heritage or vintage look. judy

Location: central, Illinois, United States

Mother of two beautiful women, grandmother of 1 boy and 2 girls, caregiver to my Mother, artist. Our family includes 1 cat, and a land turtle. I have been mama to 2 ferol cat families.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Night Nymph ATC

I love nudes! I did this with metallic crayons on black cardstock.

A new digital camera is at the top of my want list.

60 ATC Technique Swap

Art techniques group is having an ATC technique swap. 60 artists will be showing their version of a technique. This is a fun way to see something you might not be familiar with or a different slant on something you've tried. I had purchased a package of long , narrow cold press watercolor paper and knew exactly which stamp I'd use. My craftroom is so disgracefully crowded I have to work in the kitchen.
I normally wouldn't work there, but Mother (84) is recovering from pneumonia and spending most of her time upstairs. So I paint my stamp using umber gesso on a foam applicator and start stamping on the dry paper. I do 6 sheets. This has to dry.

I wet my paper and add some watercolors. I used yellow, red, green, and violet. I also used Making Memories green Spray mist and a Tim Holz reinker. Mother comes down and watches."How do you know what that's going to look like ? How do you know how to do that?" She thinks I am doing nothing when I am on the computer or doing art. We think with different sides of our brain. I flyspeck a little and, of course I've wiped on paper towels, so I allow it all to dry. Each sheet is a little different and I am wondering if they look too busy? They look great when I cut them into

ATC size, 2 1/2 " x 3 1/2". I need to back with my information and they are finished!