This was my first time using alcohol inks on tile and I was very happy with the results. I used an eye dropper as well as a straw to gently direct the ink where I wanted! Definitely need to play with this medium again! Supplies: a basic white tile from Home Depot and alcohol inks from Ranger.
Category Archives: inspiration
Fairies – a mixed media project
One of the larger pieces I’ve created, this 16″x20″ wood canvas piece was inspired by my love of fairies. I used a collage technique for the base, then layered with gesso and paints. I added 3D embellishments like the necklace and butterflies to add more dimension to the piece.
Fused Glass Coral Bowl
One of my favorite pieces: a fabulous, free formed abstract fused glass Coral Bowl I created at the Sarasota School of Glass. I always have fun playing here!
Tri-fold Card – Celebrate Today
I love everything about homemade cards! They are fun to make and really allow me to be creative. Plus when I send them I know that my friends and family appreciate the time, love, effort I put into making them. Of course, I also love receiving them and I am lucky to have quite a few friends who are card makers too. The card I’m sharing today is called a tri-fold card. I used the Animal Safari paper pad from Echo Park Paper Co. for the patterned papers. I just used scissors to fussy cut my butterflies and then foam squares to pop them up. I used American Crafts card stock and cut the floral pieces on my Silhouette Cameo 3. Finally I used Simon Hurley Create dye inks from Ranger.
Thinking you’d like to try it yourself? I’d love to see your version! Here’s the lowdown:
Base card: 5-1/2″ x 11″ scored at 1-1/4″, 4″, and 6-3/4″
Layers: 2 pieces at 1″ x 5-1/4″, 2 pieces at 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (1 of these will have your sentiment); 1 piece at 4″ x 5-1/4″. The shaped piece on the cover (can be round, floral, etc) is approx 2.5″
Envelope: The card fits in a standard A2 envelope
Eastern Brown Pelican
This eastern brown pelican was just out enjoying the Floridan sunshine. With temps in the low 80s this bird had the right idea. #iPhonephotography