I've also created another new ACEO using this same motif. I admit I am intrigued by color blocking in my work. I love to work in the same shade of a color and then incorporate a photo pattern element.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Also, I've created a new wood stretch bracelet with a cherry motif. Both pieces are heavily glossed for a shiny appearance.
Monday, November 17, 2008
I had so much fun collecting the materials and putting the kits together. There is something creative about gathering unlike objects and combining them, sorta like a creating a collage!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
As you can see above, I am using orange this season. For this ACEO collage, I chose a burnt orange combined with a brighter orange to complement the fall leaf paper I raved about earlier. I also decided to use a horizontal landscape for my latest ACEOS.
In the next few months, I'll be revealing more new pieces here as well as posting them in my etsy shop. Look forward to seeing more stretch bracelets, new pins and patterns of cherries and stones.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Here is my brick bangle, from earlier this year, photographed with a plain white background:
And now here it is photographed with a burnt orange background:
Which one do you like better?
Monday, September 22, 2008
Finally, as I mentioned above, I am experimenting with new products for my etsy shop. This is my first try at creating a brooch (although it could also be a pretty pendant). Again I used the fall leaf paper and glued it to a 1 3/4" round wooden disk. Then I layered it with red and yellow paper and glossed the entire disk before gluing it to a pin post. Let me know what you think.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Here it is before:
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Last week, I had the opportunity to indulge my creative spirit. I stopped into the recently opened Papercuts & Gluesticks in Rocky River for the first time. What a delightful space, owner Kari Sanford has created!
If you are in the Cleveland area, I highly recommend stopping by Papercuts & Gluesticks. The Claire Mojher show is up till the 25th and well worth a look.
(Images Papercuts & Gluesticks / Claire Mojher)
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Last weekend, I met a friend at Pennsylvania's Presque Isle State Park and soaked in the glorious beach, which was so much nicer than I expected.
Inspired by my love of the beach, this resin bangle bracelet is covered with seashell paper plus an inside strip of yellow paper and glossed all over for a shiny finish.
Friday, June 20, 2008
This 5x7" paper collage is the perfect relief from the heat. Using decorative blue pool paper, plain blue paper, and a lined note card I created this simple oasis.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Now, I am thinking about my next line. I still have a few of the bangles left and probably a dozen of the stretch bracelets left, even some white ones.
What kinds of designs, using paper, would you like to see on bracelets?
Monday, May 19, 2008
On earth, peace anywhere? That is the question my latest collage asks. I used a holiday card to create the background and arch and thought it would be fun to mix up the words "peace on earth," so I added the word "anywhere" and made it a question.
This small postcard size (4x6") collage has a dreamy quality as you gaze out the window toward the blue sea. I like to think of it as a door way to the soul.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
And here is the new, less complex version, using the same purple and lace paper but minus the flower and patchwork motif. Which do you prefer?
Friday, April 25, 2008
'Memories are Forever' is a 4 x 6" collage I completed last year as part of a mini-fashion series. It features a multi-toned yellow background and a rooster seated upon a black and white decorative chair.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Then, I glued down a background and silhouette on the front of each canvas:
Finally, I finished each piece, first with a glossy sealer, then a matte finish to build up texture. The sides were gallery wrapped with contrasting paper then also sealed.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
For this one, I was inspired by a bright pink piece of paper that I used for the background. I created a border with yellow paper and yellow patterned paper cut into abstract shapes. I completed the piece with a solitary yellow rose.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Above, I glued bright yellow circles then recycled book text stars onto a black stretch bracelet, then glossed them to create a fun collage inspired piece.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I used burgundy burlap paper and book text for the background. Then placed a rooster in the center as the focal point and finished it with scraps from a greeting card and a black and white striped ribbon.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
In another take on the spring green theme, this collage has a multi-toned background broken up by a stark white picket fence. Brown tones and polka dots create interest.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
My exploration inspired this sketchbook collage featuring a rocky beach scene framed by blue water and set upon a background of the inside of a security envelope.