...and the art supplies are getting organized! Yah!!
|The muse returns with a suitcase full of inspiration.|
A little Spring cleaning in my craft room has brought about some new ideas and jump-started my imagination with the help of my muse, Andrea Maria Louisa Elena Serena Florencia Loca, whom I affectionately call "Selma"or "The Crazy Lady". As you can see by her latest photo, she is certainly Senora Loca these days!
I've been gluing, painting, inking and creating with a renewed enthusiasm and I wish to share some of these creative endeavors with you.
My online art group "AFTCM" challenged us to create an Oriental themed mini album using coffee filters. I love the different ideas they come up with to stretch our imaginations and push our artistic abilities! Here is my interpretation and techniques used:
|The front cover is vellum over grunge board that has been stamped with cherry blossoms.|
|The filter pages were stamped and colored. I backed them with heavy cardstock to give them more stability. I used vintage playing cards to accent the opposite side of the pages.|
|I added a glass beaded tassel to the closure with another brass element and inked all of the edges of the paper with my favorite Distress Inks.|