Monday, September 5, 2011

Summer at its end....

The long weekend of September, brings the start of the school year.  My kids are excited to head back to school and meet up with their friends.  I'm glad a routine will soon return to what has been a very busy summer season.

Although the summer was busy, we did manage to have a fantastic summer vacation.  We also spent time with family and friends.  I even spent time being crafty!  Some of my crafty friends have been trying out the SHE Art workshops.  Of course, I'm intrigued!  Something new to try!  So that's what I did.  I looked it up.  Figured out some techniques.  And gave it a go!

Here's the first one I did. 

Lots of trial and error.... not the right writing pen..... got to let the layers dry more.....  need to go buy some Staz-on!!!  It was still real fun!


Here's another one I did today.

I took my time for this one, thinking it through.  I didn't have any books to rip up, so I photocopied from the dictionary.  

I had patterned tissue paper.  That would be the butterflies you see. 

I really enjoyed making these.  You can use pretty much any thing you have laying around to add texture and really define the canvas.   I raided my storage area and only came up with some bubble rap and a few stencils and stamps.  I'll need to get some other things in order to add more texture next time.

Thanks for stopping by.  I would really like to know what you think of these projects.  Maybe you'll try your hand at it and share it with me too!

Have a great back to school week!!

Iso =)

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you did a fantastic job!!!
    Old phone books probably work too LOL