Friday, March 23, 2007

Odd Cloud

I got a shot of a very strange cloud in eastern Oregon last week. I don't know what caused this phenomenon, but I am very glad I had my camera with me.

Photoshop Playing

I have been taking an on line photography class from Jessica at

I love her classes. She is a wonderful teacher. She is so patient and has a knack for explaining everything in terms I can understand. And her photography is fantastic.

I got a shot I liked for compositing. I played around with it in Photoshop.
Not sure what the final piece will be- but I did a mock up of a card layout with it.

I love doing photomanipulations.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

altered Book

I signed on for an altered book round robin on one of my yahoo groups.
I rarely do any type of swap or exchange or even the round robin sort of things, but this one intrigued me. They decided to do 'Dark" themes.
Mine is on nightmares.

I think I'm going to like working in the different books. The first one I received is for dark 'indulgences'. This should be fun. Still thinking on what to put in it.

I'll post the cover of my dark dreams book here.
I used some micaeous iron oxide and garnet gels by Golden on this- along with some walnut ink sprays and some other stuff. The figures are made with sticks and Sculpy polyclay. It is my first attempt at doing a niche in an altered book cover. I am happy with the way it turned out.
It took a lot of steps to get the look I wanted. I had to wait and let it dry between layers of stuff.
I usually go for whatever is fast, instant gratification gal here. But on this one I'm glad I had a little patience.

Monday, March 19, 2007


I love making pins. I rarely wear them- but I make a lot of them.

working with scraps

I hate to throw anything away. I have been working with scraps of paper, adding wire bits. I think I like playing with the wire.
I have a really cute mini anvil. :)

Fantasy Film and stamps

Lots of ways to use this for cool effects.
I need to get more colors to play with.

Fantasy Film Fun

I figured out a way to make faux carnival glass. I love carnival glass. I've collected it for years.
I have a tutorial for doing this at After Midnight Art Stamps.

handmade beads

You can make beads with Fantasy Film too.

Fantasy Film

I've been playing with what is a new product to me. Fantasy Film.
Cool stuff!