Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The October   Fairy                                                                                                                                                                                         I poured a small amount of watercolor ide mixed up onto watercolor ppr. I blew on the puddle to streak it out into different directions. I got the idea from Contadina K's video on a watercolor of grapes. I decided it looked like a fairy, and colored in the rest of the piece. Then I used a calendar picture with fairies on it as a reference, and drew this.
There are ostrich feathers at the top. I put some flat back and bicone Swarovski crystals on, two moonstones, and some other types on. There are some dried flowers and leaves.

The butterfly on the right edge is leftover from a previous post in my gallery. I used texture paste and a MS stencil, let it dry, painted it , and cut it out from the piece of ppr I used.

Monday, October 7, 2013



Thrilling Halloween
This is for a Halloween atc swap with Reneabouquet.

The background is Dylusions mist on watercolor paper.  Its something I did months ago on a 8x10 piece of ppr.,and I cut out a piece that I thought went with the image. I had a great time doing a couple of them in different colors.   I get the whole sheet wet with a big brush and water.  Then I spray with dylusions. The nice thing about these mists is that theyre super easy to clean up after, and they don't mess up your brushes if you use them straight out of the bottle. I have a major love for bright colors, so stuff like this is right up my alley;the misting and the theme too.

The right edge has glitter and microbeads on it.  Beads first, then glitter, then more beads. The left edge has ribbon by it.Some of the bling is Swarovski bicone and flatback type crystal.
The thin feathers on top are from a peacock feather.

I started another atc with the same theme, Halloween, and hope to post it by tomorrow.
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sunday, October 6, 2013



California Sunset            My husband and I were blessed to be able to rent a small house a block away from the beach in Oxnard, California.  The towns  also known as Channel Islands,although the actual Islands are shown in the distance, in this photo.     

We walked to the beach one evening, and set up a tripod.   Not knowing much about taking photos, we didn't realize we would show up in the pic backlit like this.   I still love the series of pics, the way the water looks in the background, and the memories they evoke .   We lived here just a few months.

Saturday, October 5, 2013