Friday, March 18, 2011

The Winners Are....

The winner of Pam Carriker's  book Art at the Speed of Life is Sophie. Sophie I have your address so I'll be sending the book out as soon as I can get it packaged up.

The winner of the spot in my class Mixed Media 101 is Lisa. Lisa I will be sending you class information shortly. Winners were picked by random number generator.   Thanks to all of you who participated. Now back to the regularly scheduled blog.

I made this page yesterday. First I tried out the dauber caps that I had recently bought on some folk art paints to make the ATC. Just a little stamping on top and I was done.  I had picked up a scrapbook paper pad on the Far East just the other day and used one of the papers from it. I stamped bamboo and asian coins on top and added some Japanese fabric tape on the edge. After adding a little journaling I call it done.

I did some playing yesterday. I was trying the technique  I talked about in a this post. I tried it on 3 papers and it never turned out exactly as I planned. I still got interesting papers.  I am using the Colorwash Sprays and not the inks she used in the video. That may be part of the problem, I will probably play some more with the technique cause I think its so cool.

I cut my papers into post card sizes.  I think they will make great backgrounds. I am doing the postcard swap with iHanna again this year.    It is pretty cool to receive arty post cards from all over the world. You make 10 of them which may sound like a lot but once you get started they are so much fun you won't want to stop. These are the postcards I got last year, and the ones I made. You can find out more and sign up here .


  1. I think playing around with materials and techniques allows us to be free in our creativity. We find what works for us and what doesn't.

    I'm really liking these papers you created and your piece for Japan is gorgeous.

    Congratulations to your's so nice to be gifted...I'm sure they'll agree!

  2. Lucky winners...enjoy class! Happy weekend wishes.

  3. Congratulations to the winners.

    The page for Japan turned out beautiful. Love the colors.

    I haven't tried any of the inks or sprays. Another thing I'll have to order online if I want to experiment. It wouldn't be so bad if my local stores carried any of these cool things but they don't.

  4. love the page for Japan. what a beautiful tribute.
    Your pages arrived safely and will be posted on Monday!

  5. This is wonderful Kate, you are so your art...Hugs, mary

  6. Great page! Thank you for sharing.
    Congrats to the winner :]

  7. Your pages are up:

    Thank you again for participating. It means the world to me!


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