Paper art on a snowy day

When we got the call that school was closed for the day due to 6 inches of new snow, I must admit I was relieved. At last an excuse to hide away from our schedule and just concentrate on some forgotten projects that were calling my name….

“Art Totem” All of my lovelies mounted on a paint stir stick and able to hang vertically.
This little finch started off as a digital file. I outlined a photo of a Spice Finch and then added one of my collage paintings underneath.
These pink waterlilies are not glued to their backgrounds yet as I’m not sure what I want to do with them.
Colorful images of birds, hearts, and paper fairies.
Here is the original waterlily. I found a photo that I liked and drew the lines on top. The coloring came from the photo so I could combine the realism of a photo with the line treatment of an illustration.
My lovely Muse sits atop a chipboard collage. She seems to like hovering there, don’t you think? I love figuring out which pieces should get glued together.
With all my extra Art Angels floating around, it’s fun to make some gift tags. Once I string some bakers twine through the holes, they will be all set to go with a present.

Valentine Pins, Magnets and Hearts ofcourse!

     

     

It’s Valentine’s Day- and my most favorite day for making crafts!  The red hearts are little lapel pins that were super fun to make- just glued my favorite art angel face onto a paper scrap for the body, onto a little wood heart.  Gave it a coating of Glossy Accents and added a Swarovski crystal for the bling.  After gluing on a pin back, these little ladies were ready to be worn on the town.

The bird and nest ladies were my designs, glued onto larger heart wood blanks.  Added some strong magnets to the back and they were fun to hand out.

I also included some of my paper ladies that I used for Valentine cards.  I made them the same way that I did my Christmas tree labels.  Sticker paper is the best for making unique sticker visuals.  I like to seal my with spray acrylic to shine them up and give them some depth.