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Lifebook – Stamping Shadow and Light

This lesson was very fun because it involved carving our own stamps.  I’ve carved stamps in the past, so I got to revisit how fun it is.  I ended up using the stamp in the background of my piece and … Continue reading

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Kraft paper “fabric”

I’ve been wanting to try this technique for awhile.  I saw it on this post. When I got my art supply order last week, it had been packed with large sheets of kraft paper for padding.  Seemed like an omen … Continue reading

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Art Journal – Painting Faces with Tamara

More face painting with Tamara Laporte. She looks a little like a Disney princess, but she was really fun to do.  And great practice on shading faces, which is a challenge.

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Lifebook Week 13 – Happy Owl

This week’s lesson with Juliette Crane was very different from my normal technique. This was very loose.  We used all kinds of things to lay down paint and make marks, including our fingers.  I’m still not totally happy with the … Continue reading

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Lifebook – Week 11

This was a great lesson with Jane Davenport.

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Lifebook – Tree of Life

As you can see, I wasn’t feeling particularly sweet or charming during the Tree of Life lesson.  Even though Tam’s  sample project was both of those things.  I just wasn’t feeling in tune with whimsical little girls.  My favorite magenta paint … Continue reading

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Lifebook – Dream Cottage

  I used a pretty wide array of materials on this one:  colored pencils, acrylic paint, inktense blocks, paint pens.  Techniques include: spraying, stenciling, drawing, dripping, collage. Once I got the cottage drawn, the rest came together very quickly.  Wasn’t … Continue reading

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