Friday, November 21, 2014

Handmade Art Postcard - Fall Theme

Here is the postcard I created for the Handmade Art Postcard - Fall Theme swap. It was created using watercolor paints, salt, and an actual leaf.

  • Cut 140# Watercolor Paper to 4" x 6" size.
  • Cut out the Black & Craft Postcard from Canvas Corp. the same size. (Or you can use the other side of the watercolor paper to write on.
  • Glue the the 2 papers together and place between 2 heavy books to dry flat.
  • Sponge paint the whole card with watercolor paints.
  • Put some salt on it while it's wet and let dry.
  • Scrape off the dry salt and see the effect.
  • Place a leaf on top and blot around the edges with watercolor paints and a paintbrush.
  • Remove the leaf and paint in the veins with a pointy paintbrush. Let fully dry.
  • Spray on some sealant. Let dry.
  • Brush on some gloss medium. Let dry.
  • Now you ready to write on and send you Postcard. 
Swap: Handmade Art Postcard - Fall Theme
Date: November 21, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

30 ACEO's in 30 Days

Sorry that I have been MIA for the past month. I was part of a fun contest that I participated in a group on Facebook.... 30 ACEO's in 30 Days. So much fun. Holiday Theme.... Any holidays from November 1st to January 1st. The next contest will be in January.

Here is the award I won for sticking with it for all 30 days...

You can find these ACEO's for sale on ebay.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cricut Cute Halloween Bookmark

For the upcoming holiday.... Halloween... I decided to whip out my CRICUT machine and create a fun bookmark with it. What do you think? I know... Very unusual size and shape for a bookmark. Key point in all this... it was FUN.

Swap: Cricut Cute Halloween Bookmark
Date: October 18, 2014

Happy Halloween.... Happy Harvest....

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Handmade Art Postcard

I haven't made a postcard in a long time, so I decided to join this fun swap, "Handmade Art Postcard". I decided to watercolor another sunset.... this time in 4" x 6" size, instead of my normal ACEO size (2.5" x 3.5"). 
What do you think?

Title: Orange Sunset
Date: October 7, 2014
Medium: Watercolor
Type: Postcard
Swap: Handmade Art Postcard

Here is the back.... It shows all the watercolor drops that made it to the other side. To add some character, I used an ink pad around the edges and back.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pumpkin ATC

Here is a Pumpkin ATC that I made for my swap partner using watercolors.

Title: Pumpkin
Date: October 3, 2014
Medium: Watercolor
Swap: Pumpkin ATC ~ USA