November 16, 2006

Fun with paint backgrounds

I love doing these background papers. Just squirt a little acrylic paint around on a piece of cardstock then lay another blank piece of cardstock down on top of the paint and squish and pat it around. When you peel them apart - Voila! you have faux marbled paper!

November 11, 2006

New canvas panels

I spent the day yesterday working on some new canvas panels and reworking an existing one. I'm uploading pics of all of them, even though some of them are still in progress.

I think this first one is done, but then you just never know with collage! ; ) The rest I am not happy with, so they'll need some additions or changes, I just don't know what yet.

November 04, 2006

Shimmering background papers in a flash

My two favorite products for creating quick and easy background papers for collage or altered books. Both are translucent - not opaque - which I like, because it lets the text or images on the background pages show through.

The first is Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic and the second is Silky crayons by AMOS, or the same product by Elmers called Colorslicks. The Liquid Acrylic is a quick-drying ink that comes in around 20 different beautiful pearlescent colors. The crayons come in tubes of various sizes - some shaped like a marker, others like a glue stick. They have both regular and metallic colors and are watersoluble. They glide onto paper like a lipstick or oil pastel, but quickly dry to the touch - so there is no smudging or mess. Neat color blends can be created by adding water to the page.

Click here for a link to the inks

Click here for a link to some of the crayons