Art by Wendy paintings, crafts, and other handmade items

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Fabric themed swap

 These are the beautiful ATC's I received from Caroline at Glitter Tart Designs. This picture does not do this ATC justice...what you can't see is that the cameo in the middle is dome shaped and padded! It is so cute! The theme at Blissful ATC swap this month was fabric.
 look at the cute little champagne bubbles in the corner! I love all the texture in this one.

 I am a Wizard of Oz fan and I LOVE this ATC Caroline made! you don't notice the mans face right away until you hold it away from you, and there is the letters OZ in the fabric! Very cool!
 Here is a closer up picture of the cool effect Caroline made with a crackled resin of some sort. ( I'm going to have to get her to tell me how she did that!)

 These are the ATC's I made for Caroline. I decided to go with a St. Patrick's day theme.I only wish I knew how to sew...

 This ATC was for Kim who won the winner take all for the swap this month. She wanted a Farie themed ATC so this is what I came up with :O) I really liked how this turned out..I may have to use this in another project!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Altered notebook and a swap

My sisters birthday is Sunday and I wanted to make something for her. I've already made her a necklace so I decided to make her an altered notebook. I have signed up for two altered notebook swaps with the Blissfull art group that I belong to and I thought this would give me some practice before I made the ones for the group!

I took a basic composition book and used some really cool papers from The Paper Studio and some stickers from Bo Bunny. I have learned that you should put wax paper or something between the cover and the pages when was not pretty! I also altered the inside cover on the front and back.

I used two decorative keys on the front and back cover as a way to tie the book shut.

My sister is a physicist so I figured she might use this for projects or research. I tore a page out of a dictionary and framed it on the cover. I think it turned out pretty good for my first altered notebook, and I did learn a few things for the next two I make!

this is an ATC I received from Kimberly at Art Joy Stuff . She is doing a new swap every week with a new person every week for a year! She calls it 52 weeks, 52 artists, 52 trades. I sent her an ATC I made awhile back with a Paris theme and this is what she sent me.

I love the vintage feel of this ATC!  If you go to Kimberly's blog you can see pictures of the ATC's she has received so far. There is a lot of talent out there!