Monday, June 28, 2010

Fish on my painted canvas background journal covers.

Used my own hand painted canvas background. Printed the images from Dover on tissue paper and attached to book board. I used vintage sheet music for the back covers. If you would like the background image please go to my Rustic Pixel Backgrounds blog.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Another version of Life's looking glass music mirror.

The first picture was scanned into my pc in 2 scans; left side then right side. I used Photomerge in Photoshop to bring them together since my scanner bed is only 8 3/4 inches wide. This collage is 10 inches square. So the coloring is a little different from the bottom picture which I took for a closeup of the keyboard I used as a edging. Printed the sheet music on tissue paper applied with Golden gel medium. Texture stenciled a border design and used 2 part crackle. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO SEE THE DETAILS. Last year I did a similar one in a hot pink which I gave away as a grad gift. This one will go to the Art & Craft Show this fall. This took hours and hours - oh maybe I should just keep it!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lavender lace and hand dyed pillow.

Hand dyed the cotton to make these pillows. They match the lampshade I posted on August 3rd, 2009. Used the leftover lace and cotton on both of these. Oh what fun when I try to customize everything!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Home sweet home using corrugated cardboard and copper paint etc.

Tried to make this rustic by using copper paint, corrugated paper, vintage lace. Blanket stitched around the picture before attaching with metal hearts that I painted with alcohol ink. Background was stamped with gesso at random then outlined with dark pen. Lacey paper on top was stamped with a texture then rubbed with copper. Thought this would make a nice gift for someone with a new house. It probably doesn't look like it but this took a lot of time. I have since put it in a frame which really set it off. Hope to do more in other colors etc.