Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Last night, my artsy fingers began to twitch. I had to create SOMETHING! Then I remembered that I had forgotten to carve my pumpkin. last night was the first time that I had ever attempted this. I wanted to take pictures as I went along but my hands were just too messy.

Here are my after shots :)

I've decided to name him Max (because why not?).

After carving Max and putting him out on the front steps, I still felt the urge to create. So, I grabbed my big art journal, paper scraps, stickers, pressed leaves and flowers, my gold marker, a wide ribbon, walnut stain distress ink, and a glue stick. About an hour or so passed by and this is what I ended up with:

For some reason this page reminds me of the Gryffindor common room. I think it's my favorite so far.
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Another Halloween Journal Page (plus my third abandonment)

A few days ago I was playing around in my journal and out popped another Halloween theme:
What's Halloween without old Frankie Jr.?

The creepy image I used to decorate this tag came from a Reader's Digest book.

I played around with some diamond glaze that I had bought to seal my paper beads. I think it made the bats pop off of the page a little. 

And here is a picture of the piece that I have newly abandoned.
To whoever has found it: I hope it brightened up your day. :)


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Art Abandonment Update (Plus New Abandonment)

    While I was walking up the stairs at my school library I noticed that the broad banister would be a perfect place to leave behind the tag that I had made. No one was watching, so I quickly placed it there, took a picture and walked (more like sprinted) away. When I was leaving the library, I noticed that it was gone. I was so excited, I'm sure my grin exposed every single tooth in my mouth.
     That same night I was pretty surprised and super excited when I received an email from the finder. It read: "I found your art at the john jay library. Its beautiful! Thank you." How cool is that???!

     Sooo, the next day I made another piece to leave behind in a public place...

You can see the process here:

Hope you enjoyed!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Art Abandonment! What??!

Recently on Facebook, I had joined a group called Art Abandonment. Basically, the artists in the group create an original piece and discretely leaves it in a random public place along with a note letting the finder know that it is a gift along with the artist's contact email. I thought this was the coolest idea ever!

So, I decded to participate. This is my first piece to be abandoned:

     This tag was first cut out from packaging from a frozen pizza box. It was then wrapped with two different illustrations from an old reader's digest book. A strip of paper from the same book is used to connect the two pictures. I aged the strip of paper as well as the edges of the whole tag with Tim Holtz's Walnut Stain distress ink. 
     The text heart you see on top was made with cardboard packaging, paper from the readers digest book, Bic permanent marker, black chalk pastel, and diamond glaze. The bat was cut out from black cardstock paper and covered in Diamond Glaze. The dome shaped gold dot is made with a drop of glue from a hot glue gun and gold nail polish and the cylindrical beads tied at the top are paper beads. The edge of the tag was colored with a gold marker.

I hope whoever finds it appreciates it and contacts me to let me know that it was found. We'll see, I guess :)


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My First Halloween Journal Page

Lately I've been loving Halloween more than ever. Im not sure whether its the season, the colors or the festive feeling of it. Either way, it just might be my favorite holiday!
Its a bit early for a halloween journal post, but I just couldn't help myself.

Heres what I've been up to lately:

Here is a video of the Process:

Monday, October 21, 2013

Beaded Paper Beads!

Hi everyone!

Now, aside from art journaling, I really love making paper beads. I had made a few giant ones and couldn't decide how to decorate them to make them look more interesting until I saw a vial of seed beads hanging around on my desk.

This is what I ended up with!

You can hardly tell they were initially made from paper.

Here is a Tutorial on how to make a few Beaded Paper Beads of your own.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Bouquet of Inspiration

     A few weeks ago I had received flowers in the mail from one of my cousins. She was congratulating me on an achievement I had made in school. From the minute I saw them I fell in love with them. These flowers prompted me to create a new journal page.

I've never realized just how beautiful maple leaves were once they began to change colors.  

I had so much fun creating this page. Check it out! :)

Hope you enjoyed.

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