Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Image transfers gone wrong

I've been experimenting with various image transfers, and so far I haven't had good success! All the tutorials make it sound so easy, but so far I've just made a mess!

I think what I need to try is to get some LIQUID medium rather than the GEL medium I have been using so far.  Not sure if that is the issue though... because sometimes the transfers seem too wet and sometimes too dry.

Must keep experimenting!

- Susan

Monday, February 25, 2013

Work in progress

This canvas is 8x10, background is various acrylic paints, inks, washi papers, and stamping. The cut out butterflies are from the SEI Field Notes collection.

I like it so far.... but it just doesn't quite feel finished yet so I'm setting it aside to look at it a little later and see if I can come up with some finishing touches.

 - Susan

Friday, February 22, 2013

Butterfly on Squares

I really like the symmetry and organization of a background composed on squares and rectangles. This one is various washi papers, paints, inks and gesso on mixed media paper, with a few strips of magazine and a butterfly thrown in!

- Susan

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Calendar Journal

In January I started my first calendar page, and here it is now nearly complete!

My February page is ready to go and I'll be added the journaling on heart shapes that I punched from various papers:

Thanks for looking!

Smash Birthday Card

This is the one and only submission I made to the Paper Crafts Birthday submission call.  I thought this was actually a really fun and clever idea but it didn't get picked up for the magazine. Oh well!!

Have a smashing birthday! :)