Alice Stuck in Wax

I recently had the opportunity to watch a demo with Suze Weinberg using beeswax. I have made a few collage pieces using beeswax but following some tips that Suze mentioned made all the difference in the ATC's I made.

She builds up layers of beeswax before she applies her collage images. And scrapping the final application I think is the big secret.

The photos don't show all the details...i.e. perfect pearls powder that was added and the texturing.

My base is stampboard material.

B * I * N * G * O

An artist in my art swap group requested an altered Jenni Bowlin bingo card. This was a really fun project for me because I also requested an altered bingo card. Altering is one of my favorite art challenges.

A vintage photo of two children were in my stash just waiting to be altered!

After scanning and resizing to the proper proportions of the bingo card, I colored their clothes using Copic markers.

I added a "love" charm along with pink felt flowers in different sizes. Lace was added to the bottom border.

The children's hands were poised just perfectly for holding objects, too!

This is the front side view. I mounted the bingo card onto a larger decorated matboard and added a ribbon hanger.

This is the opposite side of the bingo card. I used the new Tim Holtz Bingo texture folder and metal from Ten Seconds Studio. The metal was sanded.

The stamped image is from Catherine Moore's Character Construction collection and colored with Copic markers.

Bookmark for Judi

The request was to make a bookmark with a photo or an interesting fact about yourself. My dilemma was using a childhood photo when I only have about three to choose from.
I decided on a photo when I was three (enlarged)..... and being the cowgirl was easy. I used a clear plastic tag. The collage was made after first applying the alcohol inks.
I couldn't resist sewing and adding the suede trim at the bottom.

Electric Charge

We all know the familiar types of charges....MC, Visa, Discover. I experienced a new type of charge....the kind for artists. It's called an "electric" charge.

Snoopy Dance includes:
Trip to Dallas: 240.63 miles
Travel Time Estimate: 3 hours, 59 minutes
Cost of Fuel: $47.00
Cost of Tim Holtz's classes $285.00
Lucky Participants Per Class: 75
Receiving the #10 ticket to register:

A special thank you to Monica, Donna, and Melody. The crowd was impatient, unruly, and unappreciative and yet you all remained professional, patient, and kind. Your customers can easily forget your time and effort that is involved in preparing for instructors to teach classes. Thank you for giving Tim Holtz a destination to teach classes. There are so many artists who do not have a store close where they can have the privilege of taking a class from Tim. And your store along with your amazing staff is worth all of my effort.

Stamp Asylum ROCKS!

Here are the photos of the classes that I will be taking.....I can hardly wait!

Mrs. Brady

My recent purchase of Artistic Outpost stamps along with the text pages that were removed from an old book, came together for some fun ATC's.

The coloring was made using Copic markers. This time, I made ATC's without a whole lot of embellishments!

This is the end result of lots of fun!