Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
At first for my "Document Time Passing" page in Wreck This Journal, I thought I was going to try to do something like a collage of clocks or writing down a day in my life in vivid detail, but then I came across an old Barbie price guide of mine and I thought that is a great way to show time passing through the different styles of Barbie.
Monday, July 27, 2009
I was inspired by Suzi Blu's dolls and my love of zombies to try to draw this girl that's been lurking around my brain. She is a little zombie girl who still loves teddy bears. Hopefully, I will learn to draw her better in the near future.
Friday, July 24, 2009
I tried to make my own inchie background paper after seeing Chrysti Hydeck's Inchstravaganza in Somerset Studio Magazine. I didn't have all the materials, but I tried to make it work with what I had. I seriously need to get some gesso one of these days.
Monday, July 20, 2009
I've been busy trying to work on Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith. I've been rounding up stickers, collecting stamps, and trying to make rubbings. For the Trace Your Hand page, I decided to draw a Mendhi doodle for my hand. I've always wanted a henna design, but I've never gotten one yet.
The top doodle is my practice one and the bottom doodle is what I drew in the journal. I'm not sure which one turned out better. What do you think?
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
I visited Shipshewana IN during the week to attend a large flea market along with an antique auction in an Amish Community, and boy did I score the collage fodder. I found these vintage buttons along with some handwritten 1890's recipes and a book of household hints from 1951. I also bid on some vintage photos at the auction and I won one set of twenty six photos for $25.00. That's like a $1.00 a photo!
Monday, July 13, 2009
During the weekend, I did a big shop for collage materials in Ann Arbor. First, I went to Scrapbook Haven Ann Arbor's Premiere Scrapbook Store where I bought some lovely decorative paper and a handful of 7gypsies stickers.
Then I went to Kerrytown Market and Shops to visit Hollanders where they specialize in Decorative Paper and Bookbinding Supplies. I bought a pack of handmade decorative paper and a handful Zig Pens among other things.
Also in the Kerrytown Market is store called Found where they sell whimsical art and vintage treasures. This store was a gold mine of ephemera. They had different packs of collage fodder like a vintage secretarial pack and a cheaper by the dozen bag of vintage photos.
While I was paying for my things, I had a really nice conversation with a woman who was hanging out with the cash register clerk. She sells her collage cards there. She said her favorite collage tool was a bone folder to smooth things out, so of course, I had to run back to Hollanders to buy one.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
A collage made with handmade background paper from India and a transfer behind the girl along with vintage letter and a picture of a brooch. I originally tried to make the girl a transfer along with the rest of the brown patchwork behind her, but the ink wouldn't transfer off the photo. I think she wanted to clearly be the center of attention.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
I made this collage using peach desert images cut from vintage women's magazines along with a peach recipe. The woman is a contact paper transfer and I used 1950's style scraps to change the color of her dress.
I initially wanted to add the following line on the collage "No matter how much Kathy tried to dress up canned cling peaches, which were her husband's favorite desert, she still found that she loathed them."
But Kathy turned out looking too sweet and I couldn't get the line to fit. I really hated canned cling peaches as a child and my mom served them a couple times a week for desert. They were one of those things you had to finish before you left the table.