Though this collection does not represent ALL the photos and artwork I’ve produced this year, these are my favorites.
This was my first exploration into acrylic mediums. This 8″ x 8″ panel consists of molding paste, tissue paper collage, acrylic pours, rubber stamping, acrylic glaze.
Photograph of angel pedestal I found in a Park in Portland, OR
My dear friend Jana & I were exchanging ATC cards the first part of this year. This piece consists of rubber-stamped images cut out and pasted to cardboard that had been splashed with acrylic paint, then embellished with clock piece.
Another ATC card. Distress ink, rubber stamping, emboss resist technique.
Another ATC card. Die cut shapes, distress crackle paint, emboss resist technique, rubber stamping.
Photograph of balloons at the dock in Seattle, WA. Part of an interactive art project put on by students of University of Washington.
My first blessing bag. Dimensional stamping technique on muslin bag, filled with dried lavender and sage harvested from my garden. These bags are actually for sale on my Etsy site.
Ran across this butterfly at a rest station in Taos, NM
Lost power on Christmas day for 8 1/2 hrs. Had our dinner by candlelight. It was a romantic atmosphere.
Bday card for sister-in-law Colleen. Background is watercolor paper with acrylic paint layers, rubber stamping, stenciling.
Photo of a rusted part of the ferry boat Brian & I were riding from Mukilteo to Whidbey Island. Just love the texture.
Bday card for nephew Darin. Background is watercolor paper with acrylic paint layers, rubber stamping, stenciling.
Bday card for sister-in-law Dorothea. Surface area shows dimensional stamping technique with paper clay embellishments glued to surface.
Bday tin for friend Elias. My first altered altoid tin experiment. Used UTEE in layers to fill the tin. Will use ICE resin next time.
My first encaustic piece. Also includes image transfer and de-bossed stamping.
Photo of fallen leaves taken at a park on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, WA. Will probably used this as a background texture for a future digital image.
A page from my art journal. Includes gel stick watercolor, gesso, stenciling, rubber stamping, acrylic glaze, embellishment.
A page from my art journal. Includes gel stick watercolor, collage, hand drawing, acrylic glaze, dry emboss.
A page from my art journal. Includes gel stick watercolor, collage, acrylic glaze, dry emboss.
A page from my art journal. Includes gel stick watercolor, gesso, hand drawing, rubber stamping, collage.
Bday card for sister-in-law Kathie. Includes distress stain, stamping, dry emboss, collage.
8″ x 8″ panel with acrylic molding paste, fluid acrylics, tissue collage, paperclay embellishments, key embellishment. This piece is actually for sale on my Etsy site.
Photograph of a lily I admired on a garden tour in Bellevue, WA.
Art piece made for my husband for our 31st anniversary. 8″ x 8″ panel with acrylic molding paste, acrylic crackle paste, stenciling, fluid acrylic, tissue collage words, metal number embellishments, paper clay heart embellishments.
Mini book made for my niece Anny for her birthday. Two 2″ x 2″ birch wood panels with paper banner in between. Distress stained, with beeswax thread and key charm closure.
Random art piece left at Warwick’s bookstore in LaJolla, CA. 6″ x 8″ canvas panel with alcohol ink drips, fluid acrylic stenciling, rubber stamping, image transfer, paper clay & metal bee embellishments.
My first random art piece. 3″ x 3″ encaustic on birch wood with alcohol ink staining, rubber stamping, collage, etching, oil paint.
Close-up photograph of a beautiful statue in front of the Corson Building in South Seattle, WA.
Photograph from the last picnic Brian & I had at the ferry dock in Edmonds, WA.
Sympathy card for a dear friend who lost her mother. Rubber stamping, masking, glimmer mist spray. Clock was rubber stamped on card stock, then multiple layers of clear embossing powder, then placed in the freezer for a few minutes to harden, then bent to crack the face.
8″ x 8″ panel with acrylic molding paste, collage, paperclay, chain, and chipboard embellishments. This piece is for sale on my Etsy site.
Photograph of some beautiful tulips seen at the Tulip Festival in LaConner, WA.
Photograph of a vase of tulips on my breakfast room table in front of the greenhouse window.
Valentine’s card. Rubber stamping, dry emboss, distress ink, glimmer mist, tissue tape, paper punch.
W book for my niece Cindy for her birthday. Decorative paper cut and folded into a mini-book with pockets containing tags with personal messages, collage, tissue tape, frame embellishment.