Monday, July 31, 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Use Those Decorated Papers - ATC's - Part 1

Four from Beau:

Three from Cynthia Y:

Four from Esther:

Four from Gail:

Four from Jan H:

Thursday, July 27, 2017

White On White Textures Post Card Swap - Send by August 28th

By Davida

The Merriam-Webster dictionary had a lot to say about "white."  A few selected definitions:
  1. 1a :  free from colorb :  of the color of new snow or milk; specifically :  of the color white (?)c :  light or pallid in color white hair lips white with feard :  lustrous pale gray :  silveryalso :  made of silver

  2. 3
  3. b :  unmarked by writing or printingone of the white days of his life — Sir Walter Scott
  4. a :  heated to the point of whiteness6
  5. 7
  6. of, relating to, or constituting a musical tone quality characterized by a controlled pure sound, a lack of warmth and color, and a lack of resonance
Isn't it interesting that both cold snow and extreme heat can be described as "white?"
Be brave, make one - four post cards using only white items to create layers.  Our swap host will allow shades of variation, but asks participants to stick to white, whether soft-white, off-white, etc.  Remember, this is also about LAYERS OF TEXTURE.  
So get ready to collage, collage, collage!

by Davida

Some media ideas to get you started:
acrylic paint, White-Out, paint pen
molding paste, spackle, stucco paint
Magic Mesh
cheesecloth, gauze
seam tape
paper doilies
white tape (no designs)
3-ring reinforcement circles
textured papers, torn, or small, flat folds
paper hole-punch-outs
plain white tissue paper, napkins, paper towels
small feathers (secure very well!!!)
eggshell bits (ditto)
sample/paint chips
threads, string, ribbon
white pencil, chalk, crayon

ADMINISTRATOR'S DISCLAIMER:  When photographed, details of white-on-white designs may not show up well.  Be aware of this.  If we tint the pictures slightly blue, pink, or brown just to bring out details, rest assured of two things:  

1. The original artwork is actually in the "white" range, and, 
2.  What you receive will be even more beautiful than the images posted to this blog site. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Follow-Up on Glues and Sealants:

Check out these links well worth re-visiting for some information posted by Karen I. in 2013:

Let's Talk About Glue  
(Be sure to view the discussion/comments at the bottom of the blog post)

and also check out How To Seal A Bookmark


Four from Andrea:

One from Barbara D:

Four from Beau:

Four from Ellen:

Three from Lynn Mc:

Three from Maria:

Four from Rose:

Tuesday, July 25, 2017