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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Little Red Tin

Trash to Treasure, Recycle, Re-use.

I love tins. This was a tin that I spray painted, put a drawer handle with washers, then decorated with a piece of metal and a key. Thought it turned out pretty darn cute! I hope my friend likes it!! If you like crafts go to my other blogs: and

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Free IMAGE download of a Lady

Happy Birthday Woodstock!
I was doodling around and came up with this sketch of a lady. Just sign up on my blog and leave a comment and I will email you a copy (9 images on 1 sheet, each image is 3 x 1.5 inch) for you to use. I am keeping the copyright, so you can use as long as you do not sell it.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Truth is in the Dawn

I have been watching the TV show "True Blood" on HBO and this is what came out on to my altered book.

It started with putting masking tape down, then a layer of gesso. I am still working with crayon watercolors. I put down yellow as my first layer then I put red on the edges then mixed the color with water. Then I put brown down and was amazed how you could still see all colors. Made a skull transfer, collage the couple and painted them with "Marvy" brush markers. This was my first time using these markers and loved how it turned out, and used painters pens for the crows. The last step was using the distress ink along the edges of the page to create on aged look.

So this was a chance to experiment with two new products....I have really enjoyed it. I think I just need to slow down on the "True Blood" marathons!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Vacation time

It was a time of rest and relaxation. I went with my husband to one of his training classes and it rained off and on. I enjoyed my morning walks but after lunch here came the rain. So I took out my watercolor crayons and started playing. If you have never played around with this, it is easy to use and

perfect to carry on your vacation. This was a box of 12, and 2 brushes and 5x7 watercolor paper. You color just like it is a crayon, then wet your brush and and start moving the watercolor around....instant watercolor.