Saturday, October 31, 2015

Post Card Art for Fall

I am careful not to commit to swaps and exchanges that I cannot keep up with.  I would never want to be 'one of those' people - the 'flakes'.  Twice yearly iHanna coordinates an international postcard swap and it is one that I never miss.  Making ten postcards and sending them to ten recipients from parts of the world is fun.  What I receive in my mailbox in return never disappoints.   Here are the postcards that I created and sent.  I started with Gelli prints using colors I recalled from the changing  trees in Massachusetts.  Shades of reds, purples (from the maples) and oranges.  

Check out iHanna's DIY Postcard Swap and the creative people who participate.  Join her mailing list to find out when her next swap will be!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Junk Journaling

I am around fabric all day every day and love every minute of it.  But sometimes as you may know I need to revert back to my original love - paper.  Art journaling is a therapeutic joy.   Book binding is a fascinating art.   Junk journaling throws it all together in a fun way!

I baked some brownies for my son one evening a couple of weeks ago (Betty Crocker, as I am no scratch baker!)  The empty box in my hand felt like a perfect size for a journal (am I sick or what?!)  I  decided to make it a true junk journal - only using leftover supplies - so I covered in with some old book pages and used bits and scraps that came from others in swaps or were left over from other projects.

Extra bits and pieces of Gelli plate printed papers and washi tape added some color here and there.
Five signatures were bound in with waxed linen.  All I have to do is add something to dangle.
Have to admit that I really love how it turned out!  The brownies were sweet and so is my journal!