Monthly Archives: February 2010

Creating a big collage vision board

Vision is the art of seeing the invisible. Jonathan Swift Wow, I’ve created my first vision board, or dreamboard, that’s what Jamie Ridler call them. I’ve been thinking about doing one for quite a while now but not sure why… … Continue reading

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Exploring colour with Julia Caprara – a book review

Nature and Man are both anarchic and rebellious; each can create revolution in its own way! Colour, both natural and synthetic, is no exception and you will soon find that by adopting an experimental approach you will reveal some unusual … Continue reading

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Shabby Chic Roses on Mom’s Postcards

10×2 postcards in a pile…. Both my mom and I went with roses for our postcards. Who can resist the look and feel or roses, even if they are only 2D? And we both went ahead and sewed in papers, … Continue reading

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Postcards made with Paper Cloth

I used paper cloth as the base for my DIY postcards! You can learn how to make your own in the Paper Cloth Tutorial I posted yesterday. After I ironed the paper cloth to flatten it a bit I cut … Continue reading

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How to Make Paper Cloth – a Tutorial

“Paper cloth” is a very unscientific term for combining scraps of papers on fabric. It creates a sturdy new material that you can sew, cut, collage and play with. I’ve seen it here and there, but thought you needed a … Continue reading

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Journal Spilling by Diana Trout – book review

Back to some Art Journaling, shall we girls? :-) In Diana Trout’s new book Journal Spilling you will find months worth of inspiration for your Art Journal! I like her approach to journaling, probably because it is similar to my … Continue reading

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Winter makes everything white

A huge thing in finishing something is to finish it – mentally. To do that last thing, like writing a long post about a project like I did yesterday. It feels great to have gotten my thoughts down, wow! Like … Continue reading

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Hosting a Swap is fun and timeconsuming

The DIY Postcard Swap 2010 is closed for signups and most postcards have been sent out, some already received around the globe. Thank you! I’m breathing a bit easier over here, thinking that this was a great experience and trial … Continue reading

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Postcards as a Creative Act

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves. James M. Barrie Making a handmade postcard is a creative act. Being creative takes courage, time and thought. If you ever made or got a handmade … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine Pink Sweet Heart

My Pink Sweet Heart art quilt is listed on etsy – check it out, maybe you could give this sweet embroidered heart a home? I love the pink tulle nesting and the shimmering gold fabric in this one! Even the … Continue reading

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