Sunday, June 25, 2017

Harajuku Girl Tags

A few weeks ago, my sisters and I got together for a very belated bday celebration for my sister, Maryl. Maryl picked as an activity to have lunch together and make some tags.
We picked using these Harajuku girls for our theme. I found some images on-line and we cut them up and used tissue and scrap paper to embellish them.
My sister, Frances also collected these Harajuku perfume bottles - so cute! Here's some more pictures of all the tags we made...
Diana's tags
Fran's tags
Maryl's tags
Pat's tags
My tags
My sister, Lana and Pat opted to use some images from Lynne Perrella...
Lana's tags
Happy Be-lated Birthday Maryl!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Paint Box Junk Journal

After taking a wonderful Junk Journal class from Lisa Guerin, I couldn't wait to make another one on my own. I was looking for a small book to use as the encasement, but couldn't find the right size, so I opted to use an old paint box.

Since I was using a paint box as my book cover, I chose to add lots of bright color to my pages, by using colored tissue paper.
I collaged the cover of the paint box with paper, paint, stamps and other embellishments.
The inside is made up from an accordion folded manila folder that's been stained. 
I just glued one end of the accordion fold onto the inside cover.
Most of the images are from the new Lynne Perrella stamps I just purchased. I also used some stamps from Catherine Moore and Tim Holtz.
I guess you can make a book/journal out of most anything.
Hope you had a great weekend!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Junk Journal Project

A few weeks ago I took an amazing Junk Journal class from Lisa Guerin, hosted at my sister, Lana's house. It was so much fun and I learned so much. Below are pictures of my project.
Lisa provided each of us old book covers that we altered and used to create our art journal inside. We stenciled some designs on the cover, but I wasn't happy with how mine came out, so I added additional collage elements on top.

The inside pages are made from manila folders, that we stained with tea and coffee and then added ink stains as well.
Lisa provided so many elements for us to fill our journal with, some stamped with images from Lynne Perrella. I love Lynne's images and immediately came home and purchased 6 sets of her stamps.
 The butterfly images above is from Tim Holtz's Stamper Anonymous line.
 I also used some stamps from Catherine Moore, Character Construction.
 It was fun pulling out some of my old stamps, like the topiaries above are from Cavallini.
I can't remember where I purchased the stamped image of the house below, but it's one of my favorites.
You'll also noticed various die cuts, some from Catherine Moore and some from Tim Holtz...they make great accents to a collage.
For additional dimension, I like adding tags and ribbon to the pages as well.
The pages fold out in an accordion style.
Thanks Lisa for inspiring us to make this amazing project, I love how it turned out and you are such a wonderful artist and teacher!

I was excited to make another one, but tried something different and made this one inside an old paint box.
I'll show the inside of this junk journal in my next post.