Saturday, June 10, 2017

Never Finished the Challenge

I really don't feel too bad that I did not finish the A to Z challenge. I did on my other blog, but I did not have the energy to on this one. Maybe I need a new challenge?
I did make some covers for my daily journals. I just use composition books but I like to make them pretty. I found some fabric and stenciled on top of it.
I have a needlepoint piece that I am putting on top of it, but it is a pilot class so no photos!

Monday, April 17, 2017

N is for Negative Space

I have trouble leaving blank space. But that negative space does add impact.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

M is for Markers

These are my favorite markers. I know they aren't fancy, but they work for me.

Friday, April 14, 2017

L is for Lifebook

Lifebook is a year long course offered by Tam  I learned a lot the two years I took classes, but I always was behind...Maybe I will try again next year.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

J is for Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Julie's blog is very inspiring. I have taken two of her on-line classes and would love to take one in person. One of these years...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I is for Interesting

I keep my Bullet Journal as a place to store items that I find interesting. Maybe it isn't a Bullet Journal, but more of a planner/art journal.

Monday, April 10, 2017

H is for Heat Gun

The heating tool I want is from Ranger.  It is supposed to be quiet and not put out too much heat .Here it is from  .Amazon
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool

Saturday, April 8, 2017

G is for Gelli Plate

If you nave never tried one of these gelli plates, you are missing out. They are great fun on fabric and paper. It is even more fun if you get together with a group of friends and play together.

Friday, April 7, 2017

F is for Fabric

I love fabric, even though I don't quilt or sew much.

This piece was made with an ice dyeing technique. Not sure what I am doing with it yet.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

E is for Enjoyment

I art journal because I enjoy it. It makes me happy to throw paint and paper on a page. It is never going to be great art, but it is great stress relief!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

D is for Deli Paper

I love using deli paper! It comes in these huge never ending supply boxes at your local big box store. I then use them to keep pages form sticking together or to use up paint. Then I have collage fodder for my journal. Do you use deli paper?

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

C is for Carve

I enjoy carving stamps. I made these weekday stamps last year and I love using them in my Bullet Journal.

Monday, April 3, 2017

B is for Bullet Journal

 I just started my bullet journal this year. I wanted to do the unDocumented Life Planner in 2016, but failed miserably.
This seems to work for me. I will show you the inside as the month progresses. Mine is not pretty nor does it have all the lists others put in theirs. but I like it. It, like me, is a work in progress.  My daughter introduced me to them and if you want more information, this is where I started :

Saturday, April 1, 2017

A to Z Blog Challenge

Because I am totally nuts, I decided to do two blogs for the blog challenge. One is my needlework blog Beth's Needlework Stash
Then there is this one. I decided I need to but my mixed media and other arting in a different spot than my needlework blog. Most people who follow me there only do needlework. This one gives me a place to play and explore. 
So here it goes.
 A is for art journals. I love them. As we go along I will show you some of the pages I created over the past few years.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Small Pages Finish

Not excited about this page and I know why. Minor miracle there! Anyway, I don't like the background. It is boring. I started by collaging papers all over and then adding paint. The blue and yellow mixed to make an ugly shade of something. I do like the yellow circles and the saying. But as they say-they make more paper, so I am turning the page and moving on.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Small Changes

I know this page needs more work, but taking a photo and posting it shows me more than me just staring at it.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

What is the most important? (Finish)

This page has stumped me for quite a while. I doodled on the page hoping to help.
 Better, but not quite right....
 I added watercolor over the page and it is better.
I am calling it a finish as I want to work on another page.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

What Next?

This page needs lots of work. I just watched a video from Creative Jumpstart and the lady did a folksy face. Loved it!  But dare I try it? Still not sure.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Messy Page

Quite the mess. Stencil Girl stencils, masking tape, paper I did not want to throw away.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017

Resolutions 2016 vs 2017(Finish)

 I made the above page and worked and worked on it. The one below was in my journal and ready to use. Decided I need to get over it being "just right" and get something on the page. I will probably take some time and doodle on this page, but at least I got what I my resolutions down.
And how did I do on last year's resolutions? I did journal, but not much. I did use my art supplies, but bought more. I did NOT clean my art room. I did start this blog. I am good with it.