Monday, January 19, 2009

Hanging Bat

#7 - Halloween Swap: Hanging Bat
I really loved making this card. The black and orange background paper was so perfect. The most interesting thing about this card was the moon. I printed out a bunch of photos of the moon to use behind the bat, but they looked too 'printed'. So, I found a very thin, white tissue paper and decoupaged the printed side down on the tissue, pressing firmly. Once that was almost dry, I went over the tissue side with a watered down cream colored acrylic paint to help bring the image through the tissue and add more of a moon color. Really fun card.


#6 - Jack's Moon
Stamped in black and purple inks, I went back with a yellow and silver watercolor and painted in the moon. Black glitter and beads on the top and bottom.

Haku and Tim

#5 - Tim Burton: Tim Burton
Again... poor photo... shiny stamp ink, well, it shines. Little corner stickers. Hole punched the holes to make a frame and threaded yarn through.

Moving on... I planted a new letterbox today! It's got one of my favorite carves, so I'm hoping people find and enjoy it often. The only bummer is... the place I planted it has a fee for use ($5 per person), but it's a really beautiful place... worth the cost. So, if you're in Bay area California, give "Haku" a hunt.


#4 - Ferdinand
This is Ferdinand the Bull. The image is from the Munro Leaf book, illustrated by Robert Lawson. I stamped the image with black and green stamp markers then added color to the flowers with Prismacolor pencils. The flowers began as icky tan colors, so I used a watered down magenta acrylic to paint them. After gluing the flowers in the corner, I added seed beads to the center.

Holy Spirit

#3 - Louis Comfort Tiffany: Holy Spirit

This one photographed poorly, as the paper is so shiny. This one was just stamped on the paper and colored in with Prismacolor pencils. It was quite a time consuming process, but I think it was worthwhile. The image is Tiffany's Holy Spirit Window.

Maxwell's Silver Hammer

#2 - The Beatles:Maxwell's Silver Hammer

This one started with the teal paper, meant to represent 'blackboard' ("She tells Max to stay when the class has gone away,
So he waits behind
Writing fifty times "I must not be
So, o, o, o..") and wrote "I must not be so" with a white, chalky pencil. I sprayed the surface with a fixative to keep the writing from smudging.
I wrinkled and softened up brown paper (paper bag) and cut it to size and added the hammer stamp in silver. With a very fine black Micron pen, I edged parts of the hammer to help it stand out from the paper. Last, I added rays in copper paint to give a 'iconic' feel.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Point and First LTC

My Mom kept wishing she could see my LTCs online... so I've succumbed and started this blog to share LBing stuff, LTCs and Life stuff. Any LTC I post is retired. Sorry. The numbers refer to the order in which they were created. Please enjoy, comment, ask questions.

#1 - Disney: Jack and Sally

Watercolor background paper, silver watercolor spirals, Sally colored with Prismacolor pencils, heart cut from National Geographic image of tombstones, lace across top and dimensional stickers in bottom corners