Friday, January 11, 2013


Happy New Year to everyone out there!

Our holiday was very nice ... get-togethers with family and friends, my brother's wonderful Christmas Eve Seven Fishes extravaganza, my mother-in-law's Christmas lasagna, giving, and receiving. I hope yours was, too.

I have a 10 x 14 art journal that I experiment in. This is one of my most recent experiments. I got the idea from a Creative Jumpstart 2013 video through You have to sign up to be able to view the videos, which are free for the month of January--unless you want to send a donation.
I painted on the blue, then the red, then the green acrylic paint. I then outlined the fantasy flowers and their stems and leaves. I added a butterfly, the clouds, the stenciled circles, and the writing, plus some gold glitter paint flecks and some silver metallic sponged onto the clouds. I know the flowers are strange, but they are fantasy flowers!

Have you heard about using the end of a bunch of celery for printing on paper?

Simply cut the end off of the bunch of celery and use it to create rose-like stampings.
I recently used a previous paper I stamped to make a birthday card for a good friend.
You just fold it in quarters and glue the inside edges so they stay together.
You'd be surprised how much fun it is to find embellishments to match!
You can even use these papers to wrap a small gift.
There are so many possibilities! 

Oh well, guess I'll have to say so long for now.

Have an artfully great day!