Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dyan Reaverly Bird Stamps



There is a group of ladies that will be meeting at my house next week for a Bible study.  Many of them were at our fun craft night last week and expressed a desire for more crafting.  So, before our study starts, I've planned a quick  craft with the new set of birds that are by Dyan.  The bird here is stamped with a Versamark black pad onto a text page. The page was sponged with some Distress ink.  The hat is in the same bird set.  It was colored in with Copic markers.   

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Painting



Thanks to Gelli plates and Dina Wakely paints, I am tentatively dipping my paint brush towards other projects beyond cards.  Started with this easy one.  The words were already on this block.  All I had to do was add paint.  I had picked up some glittery paint and this seemed a good place to try it.  First thing I found out is that it needed a base layer of paint.  It was not opaque enough to just paint directly onto the bare wood.  Out came the basic acrylic paint in a similar color that went on first.  Once dried, then the glittery paint was added in two coats.   My handmade Christmas gift is ready!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Craft Night



Did a craft night with friends over the weekend that was so much fun I just had to share the idea.  There were about 12 of us.  A pretty large group.  But, I had set up stations and let them go wherever they wanted-so it spread out the people in a very comfortable way.  We had a center where they could do two different cards, a paint place for decorating gourds, and a writing spot where they did the same activity Dyan Reaverly taught us at the store last week.  Food was centered in the kitchen complete with a chocolate fondue! Folks brought most of the food so I didn't have to worry about getting that ready.  We are definitely going to do this again. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Coloring with Dylusion Inks



This is another text print page but the images were hand drawn.  Distress inks were sponged at the top.  Then the pumpkins were colored in with Dylusion inks put into reservoir pens.  The outline of the pumpkins was done with a Fudi pen.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Art Journal Entires


It's time for my Art Journal class again.  I always get the new pages ready so the class can see what we'll be working on next month.  After all the visual activity we had in Dyan's classes, I wanted to focus on pages that were more paired down.  Been wanting to work with text pages.  Both these pages have been layered with print from a book.  Once dried, the papers were painted around the images.  I liked how there is translucency to the color that has been added to the paper.  Stencils were outlined to create the images.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Journal Writing with Dyan



If all that color seemed a bit too much for you these past couple of days, this will be a welcome change.  We used Dyan's acrylic block to create the boarder and lines.  Then we went back in and wrote.  I've always been intimidated by writing and she was very good at addressing our fears and concerns and helping us move past them.  I'm feeling braver!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Journal page



This page  really took me  out of my element, but must admit, it was great fun.  After coloring the page, we sorted through magazines and created our personal "fairy".  then we took text paper from a book and worked on free hand doodles.  We got to try our her sprays in filled pens so we could color specific areas with the vibrant ink.  It's always good to be stretched!