Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday - Week 25

I can't believe this is the last Inspiration Wednesday for 2015. It seems like we were just starting our journals, and I had no clue what most of the materials we would be using were let alone how to use them.

Never having taken a formal art class this year has been quite an adventure for me.  When the year started I always cleaned my brushes, stencils, and stamps immediately after using them.  Half way through the year my tools looked like new.  Not so much now, but they work and that's what counts.

Before my pages were even started I used to stress out thinking about how they would look. I learned to just go for it and perfection  is not necessary.

But most of all I learned that if my pages make me happy when I look at them my work is successful.

Thank you Donna for a fabulous year. I can't wait for 2016 to start.

This is my completed journal.  Lots of mixed media goodness in there.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Tim Holtz Tags of 2015 - December

WOO HOO! I completed  all 12 of Tim's Challenges this year!

I was a little worried this one wasn't going to get finished in time because of the Holiday and the never ending list of to dos that goes with it, but I was able to complete it this morning.  I'm very pleased with how this tag turned out. Even though I didn't have any of the materials Tim used with some digging through my stash I was able to easily substitute the items.

Thank you for a fun year Tim. I looking forward to the challenges of 2016!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Little Late...

...but worth the wait.

I finally completed my first assemblage clock.  Of course it's a Halloween theme since it's my favorite holiday.

To achieve the rust on the clock I used Verday Reactive Metal Paint. This paint is amazing as it reacts after painting and spraying the object with the patina solution.  It comes in four metal colors, and I love it.

Thank you Tim Holtz for this clock. I had so much fun making this clock I can't wait to start my next one.