Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Book Binding

Book Binding: A tutorial of sorts… with Amber Fults on vocals! Thank you so very much, Amber, for allowing me to use your music. =)

Posted by Erika Detlefsen Couey on Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Art Journal Pages For Japanese Theme Swap

These are 8 x 8 pages folded in half and this makes 3 panels to work on.
This idea is the brainchild of Rosemary Frias who runs a Facebook group called Deconstucted Art Journals. She arranges themed swaps where 4 or 5 people swap with each other and when all have swapped we can put the pages together into a book format.

This is my Page #1

Page #2

Page #3

Page #4

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Amazing Art

Nothing is impossible! This blind man creates vibrant paintings just by using his sense of touch. #AllTheFeelings

Posted by The Daily Share on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Australian Travelling Art Journal Swap...My entry in "Laughter in Spite of the Pain"

The "smile" page represents how hard it is to smile when in any type of pain. I covered the page with Paynes Grey acrylic paint. It seemed more appropriate than black which was my initial idea. I then used some stencils and a baby wipe to move some of the colour and add some texture. I also did some  stenciling through the stencils with the paint. I printed out the clip art on matte photo paper and added them to the page. Again I did some stenciling to incorporate them into the page and to show the "smiles" through the pain. I printed out the words and went over them with black pastel glider. I added a bit of colour to the letters. The circles are from a napkin and are there to balance the page. I did some outlining with a brown permanent pen and edged the page with metallic green paint from Pentart.

The clown page - I started by stenciling the whole page with the Paynes Grey paint and added some metallic paint from Pentart to add some colour.  I then gesso'd the area where the clowns would go so that they would stand out more.They were also printed on matte photo paper. I printed out the quote and coloured the letters with neon pens (no name). I coloured over the cut out quote with gelatos to get rid of the white. Outlined the quote with gold paint pen and a black gel pen. Edged the page with metallic paint and added a bit more colour to the page with Pitt Big Brush Artist Pens. I also added the buttons coming out of the trumpet as the birds in the original clip art piece were too hard to save!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Colour Challenge in Kraafters Kommunity - Orange and Blue

I did a tag that I covered with orangey/red mulberry paper. After that I stencilled the light blue modelling paste that I ist coloured with printer ink. I then adhered 5 dark blue pieces that I had coloured with crayon. Went over the blue bits with a glimmery paint. Added the bluey/green piece which was done with a stencil & yellow gesso on green card - changed the colour with crayons. Added the rub-on words that were also coloured with crayon.
The crayons I used are Pastel Gliders from Mont Marte and are similar to Gelatos.
Finally added the fibers to the top.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Wrap It Up Challenge...December Daily Inspiration Group

I used tissue paper for the background - the holly design.
The tag was made from some scrap card that I had painted. I added the kangaroo stamp - from StampinUp - coloured with prismacolor pencils. I journalled on the back as requested. I will probably re-write it as it is pinned on with piggy clips.
I made the bow from silver ribbon to match the corrugated silver card that I used for a pocket. Added the ric rac to the pocket and stamped & embossed the letters to make the title. Once again a stamp from SU. Also cut out the corners to finish off the page.