the glint of the rising moon…

two posts in one day and three challenges in one post…

all I can say is it is nice and warm in my art cave cause baby it’s cold outside…

swan closeup

my initial inspiration was to use a beautiful swan postage stamp that I have had for some time (wish I could remember where I got it) and then one thing led to another with bits from my paper stash ..

faux resin paper

I recently tried this technique for making resin like paper  using thin book pages…an iron and beeswax…

papersit was easy and I was delighted to find that I could adhere torn pieces of waxed text with glue stick…

found poetry

some found poetry which was revealed after coats of gesso and paint had been added to the journal page also helped to inspire me…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz glint of the rising moon

this spread is for the Moo Mania CIRCLES challenge (the Seven Wonders lady on the right started out as a moo that grew a bit with the addition of papers)

crown headand my swan and lady also qualify for the AJJ BIRDS BEASTS & HUMANS challenge

possible cover for gesso journal

since it is about time to be thinking about a cover for my bulging gesso journal I am considering adding a metal ATC that I have been working on which fits in nicely with Conny’s Mix it Monthly PLAY WITH FABRIC challenge as it has plastered lace and ribbon trim

32 responses to “the glint of the rising moon…

  1. Lovely pages with lots of wonderful details to see. Thanks for joining us at MM&M and AJJ! Goodnight! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. OMG OMG OMG this pages are amazing and I am totally thrilled here in my studio while finding out this beeswax resin technique! Very amazing…. now there is drying a sheet that is been treated with some gloss varnish after beeswaxing…will see, thought this will be stick better to the surfaces?! Thank you soooo much for sharing this, Patty!! I so love her face beneath the transparent booktext and on top a transparent map! AWESOME! xox

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  3. OH…love this one too. The purple and green is lovely together.

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  4. beautiful mixed media pages! It’s been awhile since I posted twice in one day good for you!

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  5. Patty, your spreads are so inspirational, just love them!

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  6. oh just beautiful patty, would be so lovely to touch it 🙂

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  7. Wow! Another wonderful spread! I so love that swan stamp too! Do you know the Irish song, She Moved through the Fair’? There is the line ‘She made her way homeward with one star awake/Like the swan in the evening moves over the lake.’ Your spread reminded me of that. It is so beautiful. xxx

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  8. beautiful work Patty!! Oh where do I start? I’m spending much time in my “cave” too because of the arctic weather. Nothing like art to chase the blues (and the cold!) away. I love how the text papers overlap, and I am def. going to give that faux resin technique a try-thanks for the link! Swans…I’m beginning to get a little spooked about our telepathic messages-I am almost finished with a journal page in which I drew and painted-yes- a swan- with you in mind. As soon as I get it completed I will post-prob. on Tuesday. I love that you are already using some of your new products from Paper Artsy:) And your metal ATC-….I love everything about it-especially the dangling shells! Oh my, this must be my longest comment ever-but you provoked it my dear (wink).

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  9. I LOVE this. I really MUST try this technique. I’d seen it before (not from this guy, but a gal in GB), but had forgotten how nicely it turns out. Very clever use of the images from various dictionary pages. And your moo that expanded and grew is stunning. Overall, a great spread.

    I also like the cover you are contemplating. The shells cause that ATC to be interactive, too, I bet!

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  10. Gorgeous pages, liebe Patty.

    Have a lovely weekend

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  11. Patty you made such a beautiful spread again.. I think you are in a flow now.. and the sibirian cold let find you enough time for your studio..lol!
    Love that you even made waxed papers for this and good to know that this can be glued on with just glue stick. Wonderful elements are brought to an amazing spread!
    And WOW … I am pleased with the fact that you managed to join three challenges in one – you are my GMT of the day! ( genuine multi – talent )
    THANK YOU for supporting Moo Mania & More and Art Journal Journey and Mix it Monthly!
    Once again .. a happy weekend and I hope it will become warmer soon in Virginia.
    We have also minus 5 degrees now at this morning… think the snow will not melt …grrr.
    xxx
    Susi

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  12. So wonderful dear Patty.
    Thank you for linking to the wax technique, it is a great way of achieving that see through look. I live on an island with many beekeepers, so I guess I can find wax,- well in fact I do have it, but in thin sheets, and I think I will burn my fingers using them like this.
    I love your beautiful spread, with that wonderful swan stamp, and all the mix of lovely papers. The lilac handmade paper kind of make the nature tones, pop. So beautiful, is also your collaged metal atc , you share fantastic art and ideas, -thank you sweet friend.
    Dorthe, xoxo

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  13. this one again is amazing! love the texture, love everything… i will have to check out this link, as it sounds really interesting.
    have a great Weekend, stay warm and safe!

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  14. Oh how I love the tiny seashells hanging from the lace! And do tell how you worked that beeswax! I need to go back to spending more time playing and experimenting- too much time focusing is not so good for my muse! heeheexoxo

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  15. Just love, love and love. All details are wonderful and the lady super lovely. I enlarged all and I admire what you’ve done. Also your ATS on the cover is enchanting, Patty. Hope I could do with the same style…
    Thanks you very much for your visit on my site and lovely comments.
    Hugs xx

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  16. Both this and the previous spread are just lovely! Such beautiful details! Hope you enjoy your weekend and stay warm!

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  17. High Patty, if it is cold outside it is the best time to make a little bit Art inside.
    Great composition your new pages and the nice fabric artwork too. You used a leaf green and it shows me that you are longing for green outside.
    Wish you a nice and sunny weekend. We are also waiting for a new garden time.
    Hugs and kisses
    Sabine

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  18. Honestly Patty, you never cease to amaze me. I have some French postage stamps I’m hoping to use in something. All Medievalish — you inspire me. I really have to find new words to tell you how much I love what you do!

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  19. Such a fantastic collage-page with so many lovely details!
    So I find the same tape between your stuff, that I’ve got also…
    Have a nice weekend, dear Patty – Ulrike

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  20. You incorporated that collage beautifully on your pages. Great work!

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  21. Lovely spread, so delicate and with gorgeous layers. Love the dangling sea shells on the cover, nice touch, Patty!

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  22. That waxed paper looks fabulous… and found poetry: my favorite! I should take out my file with cut out sentences and words and play with it once again – it’s been too long since I ‘found a poem’… happy Sunday my soulsister! (Oh, and it’s not very cold here – it almost feels like Spring today!)

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  23. Love that “faux” resin paper, great idea and I bet the beeswax smells wonderful in the journal too. LOOKNG FOWARD TO SEEING THAT COVER, xox

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  24. so pretty and elegant..its very cold and rainy here too so good to do art inside

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  25. Wow, another cool technique! Thanks for the link to the video…always helps to see the process. And thanks for the tip that it can be glued down with a glue stick!

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  26. I like the way you gather your supplies before starting. This is a great idea which I wish I could follow, maybe one day it will happen.
    Lovely way to use the swan stamp which is very beautiful in itself, I agree.

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  27. congratulations for the incredible job. beautiful art!!!

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  28. great technique… i have a bag of beeswax pellets that might work with a heat gun and then a craft iron… great idea… i have used Golden’s digital ground and gotten a nice coating on paper similar to resin sheets… but jeez i have so much bees wax from making my own medium… this is PERFECT

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  29. Lovely art! I especially like the cover and that metal ATC!

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  31. I just wanted to say thank you very much for the link -I’ve been over and had a look at the faux resin paper technique and it looks soooooo easy that I am definitely going to give it a try. Your work is beautiful and I love the different layers, Oh and the swan stamp is gorgeous too!

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  32. I miss you…… seems like I’ve been away for months…..

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