My fiance HATES glitter, he is a custodian for the school system and is always having to clean it up, I on the other hand LOVE it..lol.
So we have reached an agreement, I can play with glitter glue to my hearts content and use glitter in the kitchen on tile (the rest of the place except the bathroom is carpet)
So here is me playing with glitter glue and some paper weaving I did last year for a series of ATCs that i had extras of
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We have this great thing in Boise called the Library!…. please note the name is actually LIBRARY! it is in fact as far as I know the only city or state building in the country where an exclamation point is part of the actual name… I love that.
One of my favorite parts of the Library! is that I can buy old magazines for $.10, and used library paperback and children’s books for $.25 and hardbound books for $.50 in a place called “under the stairs” (they have a huge flight of stairs just inside the front door.) They also have a real bookstore where they sell newer donated books that have never been on the shelves and newer magazines for a little more (between $1 and $3 for magazines and $1 and $8 for books) I also saw some old vintage magazines that i will check out next time I am there.
I was on my way to the Goth Coffee and Game meet up I host on Thursdays at a local downtown coffee place (I also host a Wednesday Alternative Artist/Crafters meet-up there as well.. it is a blast since I would probably be there anyway) so i didn’t have long to shop but I did grab 11 cheap $.10 magazines, one $.50 hardback book to use for an altered book and a $1.50 newer paperback that looked good. I also found a 2002 copy of Sommerset Studio ($.10) but I am afraid I left it at the coffee shop, I will call in the morning to find out.
One thing they have in Dawson’s coffee shop is a very large wooden dinner table that seats 8 easily and 10 with some effort and is great for art… I carry a couple large sheets of plasticized Freezer/deli paper in my Art Supply bag to cover the table if I do anything wet but the staff there is very mellow about us doing art there. I did some more pages in my WLS Art Journal I am making and had fun watching my friends play Apples to Apples.
I plan to hit the LIBRARY! again next week or so and take a better look at what they have for sale and hope to find my Sommerset Studio magazine tomorrow.
NOTE:: found my magazine in the Bag of Games I take to coffee each week
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I am changing our Handfasting site into less of a blog and more of an official wedding site so I am moving my DIY and art projects form it to here
The invite covers, a photo I did of Alex’s hand holding a squishy heart
Front of our invites
I did these on 140lbs Watercolor paper that I painted (watercolor wash sprinkled with raw sugar to get a cool effect) and then drew on, These are Art Trading Card size little cards (2.5in x 3.5in) and I mounted
them on cut down notecards I got for $.25 an 8 pack at Micheal’s.
I printed out the insides on business cards and glued them inside. I love
DIY projects and these were CHEAP, about $.06 a piece…LOL.
Making the Save the Dates
The inside is done in word so it is formatted slightly differently (this was a photoshop image
These are 50 pages I either want to do or have done
they are all based on lists and inspired by http://www.flickr.com/groups/1359120@N22/
List #1. Art Supplies I covet
List # 2. The things you’d save if your home was on fire.
List of things I want in a man.
List #4. The professions you would like to try.
List #5. List of crafts I would like to try
List of new years resolutions 2010
List or new years resolutions 2011
List #8. List the people in history you’d like to have a conversation with.
List #9. List of projects for the handfasting
List #10. List of favorite colors in order
List #11. List the places you would like to visit.
List #12. List your guilty pleasures.
List #13. List of Favorite LOVE quotes
List #14. List of Favorite Creativity Quotes
List #15 List of new clothes I want/need when I reach goal
List #16 List of things to do after my knees are replaced and healed
List #17. List your bad habits!
List #18. List your favorite movie stars.
List #19. List your acts of kindness.
List # 20. List the ways you’ve changed since your teens.
List # 21. List your favorite books.
List #22. List of things I want to do with Alex (not sexy)
List # 23. List of reasons I like to Art Journal
List# 24. List the jobs you’ve had.
List # 25. Lists of great words and meanings
List # 26. List the hangouts from your past.
List # 27. List your biggest regrets.
List # 28. List the bands/performers you’ve seen live.
List # 29. List the most memorable friends from your past.
List # 30. List your favorite songs.
List # 31. List of favorite smells
List of reasons to love Alex
List #33 List of reasons I think Alex Loves me
List #34. List the role playing games you have played
List #35. List magazines I want to subscribe to.
List # 36. List the people you love the most.
List # 37. List your favorite cartoon shows.
List # 38. List of the silly things that make me happy
List # 39. List your favorite holidays in order.
List # 40. List the best things about you.
List # 41. List your favorite homemade foods.
List # 42. List things you would change about yourself.
List # 43. List the gothy Items you wish you had.
List # 44. Your bucket list.
List #45. List your closest friends.
List # 46. List your pet peeves.
List # 47. List the things you like to do on your day off.
List # 48. List your favorite bands.
List # 49. List how I wish I could decorate my house
List # 50. List your favorite movies.
I bought a bunch of markers over the last few days since Joann’s had 40% off scrapbooking supplies and markers
WOW I did not realize I got 62 markers.. I spent about $40
Sakura Gelly Roll Gold Shadow Pens, 5-Pack
Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Bold Meteor Pens 6-Pack, Silver/Marine/Copper/Pink/Green/Blue
Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Medium Point Pen Set, 10-Pack
BIC Mark-It Color Collection Permanent Marker, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 36 Markers
Sakura Gelly White Gel Pen: Roll Medium Point White, Pack of 3 as well as a 3 pack that has Black, gold and silver markers
Yesterday was Goth coffee and i did some very basic pages while visiting with friends and this morning I spent a couple hours taking apart a LUCKY and a huge VANITY FAIR magazine and sorting the pictures into my filing box (a large hanging file box with about 20 files, I need more hanging files to sort better)
Here are yesterdays art journal mini pages, I plan on doing my weekly 8×8 in journal page this weekend, with some collage stuff
Jan 6th Universe
Jan 6th Trip to the ER
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We had craft night tonight at a local coffee shop and I had 3 hours to journal and visit with friends.
Part of what I did was cut out a couple dozen silver velum butterflies that say Believe in different fonts all over them, the velum takes a great tint when you use gel pens and smear it on it, I am putting on on each page of my new 2011 mini journal since Believe is my word for the year.
I then finished two single pages of the 4×6 journal
and started the background for a two page spread, using colors outside of my comfort zone
Finally I helped set up a very basic Art Journal kit for a friend just to get him going
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A friend posted this
~pay it forward 2011~
I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must in turn post this and send something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011.
so I joined up and I am doing crafts for 5 people
Tanyia, Kat Stone, Liz Stone, Beth Cox and Chelsea Mortensen
I think this is a great idea, thinking of doing different light switch covers for them all
I am working in my mini 4x6in spiral bound journal for at least 10 minutes a day everyday and still trying to get one page done in my 8x8in loose leaf journal each week (still need to scan those pages I have done)
I am not use to working so small or in a spiral notebook so it is taking a bit of learning to free myself up, also I am having to learn what I can and can’t do with this paper, it does not like watercolor directly on the pages but I can do it separately and glue a background in, which is what I think will be happening most with this book.
Here is the pages I have done in the 2011 mini art journal from Jan 1 to Jan 4
Jan 1, picture from NYE Jan 31st 2010
Half finished page from Jan 2 2011
Page done on Jan 3 and Jan 4
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I have done a few simple pages in my mini 4x6in journal which I carry with me the most lately, nothing to complex yet since I can carrying it round in public and still finding out how much I can do in the smaller set up.
I will post pics of the pages soon
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