Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tim Holtz Tags of 2016 - February

This month's Tim tag remixed the Monoprint (2014) and Embossed Texture Paste (2015) techniques. I made tags using these techniques separately, and I really love the way they look together.

Those of you who know me know that I am not a 'Valentine Day' person. However, every year I consider the February tag a double challenge.  Not only am I challenged by Tim, but I'm challenged to find Valentine 'stuff' in my stash.

I'm considering this month's challenges a success. Bring on March!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Inspiration Wednesday - Week 3

This week was very messy week. My hands were covered in blue and yellow paint and that was just getting the background done. Then came the modeling past and magenta glaze. Of course by then the colors were spreading to my clothes. There were a few missteps but nothing a baby wipe couldn't handle.

Thank you Donna for getting 2016 off to a great start.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Inspiration Wednesday - Weeks 1 & 2

It's a new year with Donna Downey and her Inspiration Wednesday  classes. I'm late in getting my first two projects posted so before something else becomes a high priority in the house here they are.

I'm not at all crazy about  this piece. It's not something I would have been inspired to do, but last year I learned to try everything that Donna through at us. Being comfortable is what you are supposed to be in your Journal. The one thing I was not able to come with was my word for the year. That would have to wait...

Week 2 was much more fun for me. Collage was something I was never any good at.  I mean why would you want to cover up a piece of ephemera (junk), that you just glued down, with another piece of ephemera. After doing a few of these last year they are now one of my favorite projects to work on. There are no rules, not that Donna has rules to begin with. 

And, without even thinking about it I found my word for the year. It's originality.