Tuesday, October 28, 2014

More mail art--outgoing

 stamphead atc

 envelope, painted, stenciled and tape transfer
 postcards, torn paper, gelli print and tape transfer
postcards,stenciled, washi tape, torn paper, tape transfer

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Take a Word--Male

" What a piece of work is man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world - the paragon of animals!  "

SPA--Monster Mash

What the Steins do to relax...

Is this not one of the world's coolest photos?  Found on Google and altered with filters, blending and gradient map.the checkerboard floor is from Holliewood, and the font is 29 Days by marsnev, found on Dafont.

Thanks for visiting

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Three Muses--the printed word

or in this case, handwritten...


Background from Evelyn Flint on Flickr, cabinet cards from Flickr Commons

Sunday, October 12, 2014


always kept on the very top shelf...

bits from Google, Rucola Design and many PS brushes in the background.

I HOPE I didn't accidentally cast  any spells...

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Halloween mail art

The ATCs are for a swap, but it occurred to me that the Round postcard swap isn't due until after Halloween...so these are going out this week to some mail art friends.  Maybe you will get one?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Collage obsession--Orange

In the heat of the night...

and you thought it was going to be pumpkins,,,

images from Holliewood and FineCrafted designs

Thursday, October 9, 2014

a New (?) Technique

You know how I love Packing tape transfers!  I use them a lot and try all kinds of things. The other day I was reading an article about decorating for Halloween which contained a link to some printables.  The suggestion was to print them onto old book pages...

This made me think...I wondered if I could print them on glossy magazine pages, with my laser copier?  so I tried, and the prints were perfect--crisp and no smearing.--and looked great!

This made me think further--could I make a tape transfer from this print?

So I slapped on a piece of tape burnished the heck out of it and dunked it in a bowl of water, ans in a few minutes, the backing peeled off like a dream, transferring both the laser printed image and the text from the magazine page.  PERFECT!

Here is the resulting collage.  The torso and moths are the tape transfers. and the head is printed on the magazine page.  I love this, and am looking at all those text filled magazine pages in a whole new way!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

take a word--insects

a big bug

background is  a scanned gelli print layered over a dictionary page; the bug is from ItKuPiLLi,

Friday, October 3, 2014

Collage Obsession--Diva

So happy that Collage Obsession is back, and in the wonderfully creative hands of our Founder.

Here are my Divas.

Background images from Itkupilli's  Ars Longa kit, Rucola Designs and my stash

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tag A Long--Tea Time

It's been a while since I played at tag a long, but as I have begun drinking green tea for all its goodness, i thought I would use the tea bag, tag and wrapper to make this.

cardstock, tulle, metallic and silk ribbon, two sweet tea drinkers, a tape transfer and a bit of washi tape.

I couldn't stop myself

I KNOW my fellow artists will appreciate this.  It may be one of the best kids' Hallowe'en costumes ever! Found on the mom.me site on AOL.