It was the perfect ending of a busy week. I couldn't have asked for a better time. I was able to work on my AB (Altered Book) and get a few pages prepared. The attached photos show the difference in paints used: the blue pages I used a gel medium matte with a beautiful blue acrylic paint. I absolutely love the color. I also used the gel medium gloss and a yellow acrylic and came up with a beautiful glaze. I then used Adirondack Acrylic paint daubers, red and loved the even texture and last I first covered a page with gesso, partially dried it and then used a green pigment ink pad and wiped the page. Not sure if I like that coverage or not. But the object of this AB is to learn about more about art and myself, then it's all about learning.
I also worked on cards for Operation Write Home (OWH) and have a few prepared to send to Celeste. Celeste gathers all the cards and sends them from ARTHaven to the OWH address.
The last project I worked on today was a birthday card and journal for the daughter of a friend. The young lady is turning 10 (as she says double digits) and several of us decided to send her cards. I'm also sending a little journal. I took pictures, but can't find them-actually I see them in the camera but can't get them to upload to the album!
That's about it for today. Thanks for looking. Please leave a comment.
I am married, retired from the Federal Government 5 years ago and my husband and I love to travel around the country in our RV. We are currently on an extended trip to AZ and western states. I started to make cards a couple of years ago and it quickly became my favorite thing to do. My husband says all he has to do is look in my craft room and that's where he'll find me. My interests have grown from cardmaking to decoupage, altered art, vintage, mixed media, and collage. I am also very interested in learning jewelry, wire wrapping and polymer clay. There is so much to do and not enough time.