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Paper Stacks a Plenty…another Seth Apter Collaboration

Seth of The Altered Page is at it again …

ever the master of art collaborations he put out a call to post photos showing our stacked journals

… papers

… handmade books and more …

the bigger the pile the better…

I must admit the pictures above show just some of my creations…

in talking to Mr Magpie about paper stacks…

he took a few paper photos too…

it seems piles of paper play a big role in our lives…

the other evening we rescued the paper bits below after having a bite to eat

we found we only needed half of the heavy duty paper napkins provided and the paper doilies are always too good to pass up… a wonderful collage ingredient

many thanks to Seth as always for joining the on line mixed media art community together…

I am looking forward to visiting all of the Paper Stack Project participants linked on Seth’s blog here

…95 participants and counting…


gesso play and sweet surprises

Gesso is one of my favorite art ingredients…

it is really more like a tool

such a tool

looking at a stack of book pages that I paint scraped some time ago I realized they could use a little something more…

the perfect chance to play with plastic doilies …

paintbrush …

and gesso

with endless possibilities…

as I got lost in play I was a bit shocked to see how much gesso and paint my left hand caught…

my jar of gesso above is ancient…

I have added water to it several times to extend its life…

a nice bit of color and decoration for envelopes and finally a use for my very thick dauber paints…

I also wanted to share a sweet surprise that arrived in my mailbox earlier this week….

the lovely and talented Dymphie in The Netherlands generously gifted me with some wonderful postcards that she made…

Love those great heart world postage stamps too…

I had commented on a blog post of hers saying how I am crazy about all things medieval…

so generous of her to think of me…

just because…

she also included a couple of her folded corner bookmarks

one is already in use …

blog friends sure can make opening the mailbox fun!

The Crystal Ball

using the colors “Turquoise and Red” along with at least one rubber stamp is this weeks challenge at Wednesday Stamper

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I created a bookmark for a special friend

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using a favorite John William Waterhouse lady from his 1902 painting, “The Crystal Ball”

the fabric is from a lovely tunic top that I had to close my eyes to be able to cut into the first time 🙂

the gold paper is torn from a tiny jewelry store bag

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.  Who looks outside, dreams.  Who looks inside, awakens.” ~Carl Jung


Lovely Luana

in a recent swap with the lovely and talented Linda Vincent from the UK, I was absolutely over the moon with the special treats she shared with me

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Linda’s needle felted square certainly is beautiful to look at AND to touch,  I can’t wait to play with the wooden house cutout

LindaV goodies3 and all of the other lovely paper and trims

doilies

these plastic doilies, wonderful to use as stencils and not all that easy for me to find in this area it seems,  plastic lace is a good way to describe it….I have already played with them a little 🙂

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most amazing of all…is the stunning journal that Linda made for me using one of her gorgeous paintings…I’m just giving you sneak peeks here

Peek2…be sure and visit Linda to see her creation in all its glory….it’s as if she read my mind and somehow knew I secretly coveted Luana as soon as I laid eyes on her

Luana Peek

every detail speaks to me…if it had not been for blogging, Linda and I might have never met

there is lots to be grateful for and I definitely am;  so many thoughtful, talented, generous and special people in my life

***Many, Many Thanks Dear Linda***