decoupage · painting · reincarnate::giving old things new life::

Unfurling: a creative bookshare, no.4

I spent Christmas break in the studio experimenting and playing and getting messy- it was the best.

The next section of Unfurling focuses on backgrounds. This is where my hoarding comes in handy. I have tons of paper ephemera waiting to be used for just the right project. I loved decoupaging the pieces on, covering them with paint, and then uncovering them again! It’s all about the layers.

They are so beautiful on their own but add so much to a piece as the starting point.

Book Review

Unfurling: a creative bookshare, no.1

Ever since the movie, Julie and Julia, I have wanted to work through a book, whether it be a cookbook or craft book. That was back in 2009 and today is the day that I am going to start!

I’ve had this book for a few years and it’s time that I opened it and see where it takes me. It’s called Unfurling, a mixed media workshop with¬†Misty Mawn. I’m just in the mood to explore and it feels like just the path I want to take.

Even though part if me wanted to skip the beginning basics, I made myself start in the front. Look at me- already procrastinating!! I’m glad that I took the time. It reminds me that practice is necessary. I spend so much time on the computer and doing doodles in ink that it’s a great exercise to stay in shape, so to speak.

I’m ready for the journey!