Friday, May 25, 2018

Altered Photos

Another technique I have admired and long been afraid to try is altered photo art.  Dive in, I told myself.  What’s the worse that can lands in the trash bin?  Exactly.  

Begin with a photo.  (This can be done with any size photo). I like postcard art, so I began with a 4”X6” photo of my parents house where I grew up and also spent several years recently.  If you sent mail to me in California, this is where it landed.

Here it is altered using Gesso, sand paper, rubber stamping, Washi tapes Distress Inks, Tombow markers, a water brush and Tim Holtz Paper Dolls. 

I’ve done this technique twice now.  The above postcard was my second try.  My first go at this technique started with this house photo.  A house in my neighborhood.

Here it is altered.  This one was intended to be on the creepy, spooky side.  I think I achieved that somewhat.  Same supplies used as mentioned above.

It was hard for me to have an actual plan for these altered photos.  Even though I tried to have one.  They came together just one step of trying and experimenting at a time.  Not the easiest process I’ve ever tried, but it was fun.  Especially using photos that I took of real houses.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Postcard Mail Art

A few postcards that have been sent out as mail art.

This first one is spray inked with Distress Inks for the background.  Stamped with words and a butterfly.  Then die cuts from white cardstock.

Next is my most recent abstract with acrylic paints, Washi tapes, stamping and my favorite supply, modeling paste.

Last is this postcard stamped on scrapbook paper with this awesome type writing machine stamp.  I just love this old type design.  

All I added was Washi tape pieces of alphabet and the woman is also Washi tape trimmed very close.  I have a pen pal friend who loves typewriters as I do.
Wishing everyone a happy mail day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

April/May 2018 Calendar Journals

Let me see, which day block shall I write...
“I’m becoming a lazy blogger” ?

April is history already!

I became officially old a few days ago... I am now on Medicare.

Living through May now.  

It’s my fault that it does nothing but rain now.  I had my bicycle readied for riding and rode only one single day to work and now it will rain waaay too much to please me.