Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Steampunk Grumpies Goggles Journal Band/Bookmarker

This month I have had fun playing with a digital stamp. I am relatively new to them and find that they are super because you can resize them to suit your needs. I love the crisp look and find the Smeared Ink Steampunk Grumpies line filled with fun characters. I selected Steampunk Grumpies Goggles for my character. I decided a long time ago I wanted a book mark for my art journal. I dislike the cover that is more an advertisement for the company who produced it so I use the cardboard side as my cover. Well now my little buddy will have a great home holding my place as I work….



Steampunk Grumpies Goggles

Watercolor water brushes

Watercolor Colored Pencils Royal & Langnickel

Sari Silk Ribbons

canvas inkjet fabric for printing (have on hand)

Aleene’s glue

elastic 1/2 inch wide (have on hand)

Gold/ Bronze markers for background (on hand)

Sewing machine (optional)

Hot Glue (on hand)

Chipboard (on hand)



Thank you for joining me! See you next month for some cool fun!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Berry Girl Sketch!

Berry Girl Sketch


I love colored pencils. I love all art mediums and media…lol…. Royal & Langnickel products are all over my studio and have been for years. I love their products and could barely contain my excitement when AlteredPages began carrying them. So today I am sharing a sketch of my grand-daughter in her berry picking finery. This is a simple quick sketch and will be a gift for the up and coming holiday season. I was so happy to see one of my handmade gifts finished 9 weeks before Christmas!! One down. I hope you enjoy my watercolor pencil sketch as I show you my process. I didn’t use my regular photo to rely on. This one was from my memory and I love it. 

I am no stranger to color pencils..

These are just a few of my pencil drawings. I hope you don’t mind me sharing. I do so you can see my love…and obsession.

Supply list
Royal & Langnickel water brushes (these are super for traveling) ( I had the Royal & Langnickel aquarelle brushes on hand)
Mixed Media Journal

 Thank you for viewing my videos, see you next month!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Evil Eye Piñata

Evil Eye Pinata

This is my Evil Eye Piñata. I am enamored with AlteredPages products. I also have always been inspired by the wonderful creative artists that make up AlteredPages and their Design Team. I never would have dreamed that I would become part of this great group. Let’s get started…


Oatmeal box (round cardboard )
Paper Mache Cones
Aleene’s Tacky Glue (on hand)
hot glue and gun (on Hand)
Mod Podge
Assorted Cardstock
Splash Inks
Bazzill Papers
acrylic paints
Sharpie markers
The Eyes have It Collage sheet
Pan Pastels
Silk Sari Ribbons
Dyeable  Seam Binding
Alcohol  for blending Sharpie ink on Seam binding.
Yarn for hanging

Here is my video offering:

Monday, August 24, 2015

Louisiana Masked!


I love Louisiana! I would love to share the feeling that exist there. The warmth, love and fun that we all share. I know that many people think of Louisiana as a place filled with party living lifetyles, Mardi Gras and indulgences. So much more than that. Louisiana is rich in history, dialects, and food. I hope that you can experience all of its beauty and people. I hope you enjoy my Mask of fun.



dollar store mask



Popsicle sticks



Acrylic Paint

Louisiana Collage sheet

Cemetery Angels

fibers, yarns, ribbons






Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Halloween Wreath for AlteredPages Design Team!

I am so excited about Halloween. I don’t really do much for the day but love to make fun stuff to enjoy it. I love using stuff that normally would have been thrown away. Yes my husband is always chiding me about my hoarder ways. I saw this “craft” paper packing and how to save it for something..It worked fabulously with this project. I want to remind all that there is no glue holding the paper to the wire. I used only the chalk paint to make it stay. It is very sturdy. I love all of the great supplies that AlteredPages has. These items help my imagination soar. I also found by using the little Pots I am more organized…FEAR, FEAR of organization…that really scares me. I hope you enjoy my post!




Supply list:

Wire Hanger
Craft paper or newpaper cut into squares 5 x 5
Paper plate or tray for painting
Brushes (one for painting and a toothbrush for splattering)
Metallic paint (on hand)
gloves (optional)
Tacky glue (on hand)
Collage Sheets:

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

An Altered Mobile

I am so delighted to share my latest altered project! I love mobiles and that is what I made. I actually used the shipping envelope from my Stencil1 stencil! I have to tell you that we have had rain, rain and more rain! So I was unable to show you my mobile in its outdoors home.  But as soon as I can I will update my post with a photo of it in its place of honor!


I am very happy to share my video with you!




Stencil1: Nature Damask


Redoute II

Redoute III


Mod Podge (on Hand)

Ribbon (on Hand)

Marker Airbrush and Sharpies (on Hand)


You have one more day to play along.  Stencil 1 will provide a FAB stencil and Altered Pages will provide a package of tools! SHARE the Altered Pages blog posts daily on YOUR Facebook page for the monthly random drawing. Include ‪#‎alteredpages‬ in your post. Drawing on May 1, 2015. More you share more chances to win!


Stay tuned each day and get ready for a giveaway!   Stencil 1 will provide a FAB stencil and AlteredPages will provide a package of tools!

SHARE our blog posts daily on YOUR Facebook page for the random drawing.  Include #alteredpages

in your post.

  Drawing on May 1, 2015.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Using Rubber Cement as a mask (frisket) for the eBrush!

So often, like many of you, I use smaller images for my projects. It is hard to cover them to retain color or prevent color from infiltrating in. Well old school methods really work! I use rubber cement put on with a very tiny brush or toothpick with tip crushed. Now make sure that you spread to the edge of your stamped image or color might bleed. Also don’t over-spray near the edge or the color might wick into the paper under the cement.


Next spray your image carefully not to linger long on the edges of the rubber cement. I love using Spectrum Noir markers on my images!


Next comes the reveal! Using a rubber cement pick up (glue runner eraser) I remove gently the rubber cement. It doesn't lift the paper.


Here is my “cleaned image”. Using some techniques to mask areas can really lead to fun and not feeling overwhelmed when image working.