Thursday, February 26, 2009

I got behind on my IT girl swaps over the holidays but Finally caught up through January.
This book was for Pauline who's topic was womens faces. I Attempted to draw a Kelly Rae Roberts style face on the front. It was fun giving it a try, although I am certainly not great at it! Maybe with practice. :-)

This is the inside of the front & back covers.

This book was for Jessie who's topic was Time.

And this book was for Fiona who's topic was Inspiration.

I finally finished the back of my book to Carol and it is in the mail. :-)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

CC Swaps Envelope book for Carol S

This is a book I made for an Envelope Book swap in CC Swaps. The only requirement was that we include at least 8 envelopes. I made 8 envelopes out of painted Lutradur, sewed them together, decorated them and added velcro as a closure.
A couple of weeks ago I joined several ladies in Brentwood for a local art group meeting. Diane Bouchard taught a technique for painting on freezer paper. I used this method on the Lutradur & really loved the results.
The technique is basically spreading paints on the background with a credit card, then rubbing a Golden metallic glaze over the colors. On the Lutradur particularly, the glaze seemed to pull the colors all together & make them feel really rich.
From there I used my typical painty techniques of using Stewart Gill paints & sequin waste to add color & texture. I overstamped with Golden tubed iridescent bronze fine and with Golden heavy bodied Titan Buff.
And I can only Hope Carol likes flowers because I find I have kind of caved in to the flowers that have massively shown up in scrapbook stores lately! I used little ones a bit in the past, but I found I love the layered ones....different colors, sizes, textures. I seem to have used quite a few of them on this. LOL