Wednesday, September 13, 2017
I'm staying with my mom for a few weeks, while she recovers after surgery. I drove home for a few supplies, and made do with those. I do think I get more creative when faced with limited options.
This page was in Sharon's book, originally entitled Japan in a Nutshell. I choose the section, Ginkos.
I collaged the background from the insides of used security envelopes. I added accents from old green stamps; a label with "Ginko" in handwriting, rather than formal calligraphy; used postage stamps.
Watercolors were painted on the back of ginko leaves, then pressed onto drawing paper. The drawing paper didn't seem as conducive to good results as other paper I've used in the past--it was, however, good enough for my purposes. I cut them out, arranged, and collaged them. Since I didn't have my matte medium with me, I used glue stick, which doesn't always stick as well as I'd like, so stitching on my mom's Bernina was added to make this more permanent.
This was fun--I plan to do more!
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Last weekend, my sister was visiting and wanted a card to take to a wedding, so I created this for her. It was done in somewhat of a rush, so I still plan to make some modifications to the lettering. She was very happy with the result.
The foliage was done with a fine point pen and watercolor. The roses and leaves were watercolored, then cut out and collaged. The blue background was created in photoshop, to add a little contrast.
Inside is the sentiment with which the This day was associated.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
I will experiment more, as there are still a couple things that I want to improve, but as a whole, I'm very happy with the way this turned out.
The image in the lower right-hand corner, features our late, pet ground squirrel, Suzy, when she was a baby. She trusted us completely and we loved her completely.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Inside, there are small pockets, which we stuffed with little mementos of our time at retreat. Very fun!
Front and back
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Back by request: Pointed Pen Brush Script series in Chino Hills, CA. This time, we'll cover both the traditional and modern versions. During the third session, we'll learn to incorporate a few watercolor flowers onto envelopes or other work.