>Perdu, a paper spool collage – Perdu, un collage sur bobine en carton

> It’s been a while since I’ve made one of these. There was a time when they were my “go-to” project. If I didn’t know what to do but still wanted to create something, I’d make a paper spool collage. Instead of adding a flower or a button, I added a little rhinestone this time. I’m hoping to put together a tutorial for these by the end of the month. The photos are all done, it’s just a matter of writing the tutorial and making it downloadable. Ça faisait un bout de temps que je n’en avais pas fait un … Continue reading >Perdu, a paper spool collage – Perdu, un collage sur bobine en carton

>Altered slide mailer – Porte-lame de microscope altéré

>  I haven’t altered a slide mailer in almost 2 years. And this was the first big one I did. I bought mine from ArtChixStudio a few years ago but they don’t have them anymore. I started by covering all the flat surfaces with vintage Italian book pages and then sprayed over with my pink and brown glimmer mists. I decorated the cover with printed fabric, baker’s twine, lace and a ribbon flower. Je n’avais pas altéré de porte-lame de microscope depuis presque 2 ans. Et celui-ci était mon premier plus grand. J’ai acheté les miens chez ArtChixStudio il y … Continue reading >Altered slide mailer – Porte-lame de microscope altéré

>Simple pleasures – Plaisirs simples

> Day 2 of my week of art journaling. I think that this page is very different from what I usually do.  I actually started this page with an idea in mind but it changed along the way. The background is a dyed paper towel which has been covered with white acrylic paint. I wanted a colourful page without having to cover the background with lots of paint so I decided to layer pieces of patterned paper instead. I was really drawn to warm colours last night while making this page so I chose papers in red, pink and orange. … Continue reading >Simple pleasures – Plaisirs simples

>Pédagogue

> A really quick page done in my small journal. It took less than an hour from start to finish. Acrylic paint, a bit of gesso, book page, image from ArtChix, vintage book sleeve (Dead Souls), playing card, journaling tag, vintage lace, paper flowers, patterned paper (frame) and German paper border were all used on this page. Both of my journals are coming to an end. I have 4 pages left in this one and 3 in the big one. I want to complete them both before going back to work. Last reminder: sign up for my giveaway. It ends … Continue reading >Pédagogue

>Of collages, paintings and a prize in the mail

>As promised, here are my latest paper spool collages. I made these last Friday while spending an evening of fun and crafts with two of my favourite people in the world: my mom and Catherine. I also worked on another little project which I won’t show until it has arrived to its final destination. My hands are feeling a lot better. I don’t know if it’s arthritis or carpal tunnel and as long as it doesn’t bother me too much, I don’t want to know. Now, no lectures please. Anyway, yesterday, I finally decided to take some Tylenols and it … Continue reading >Of collages, paintings and a prize in the mail

>One World One Heart Giveaway

>Comments are now closed. Thanks for participating. Okay! Here it is! My giveaway for the One World One Heart Event in Bloglandia! Here’s how it works. To be eligible for this giveaway, you must leave a comment on THIS POST (not any other) and have an ACTIVE blog. If you don’t have one yet, it’s easy to start one so go ahead and dive into blogging! And remember to visit the OWOH blog for all the other giveaways. There’s is lots of beautiful stuff being offered out there so go look. The prize: an altered slide mailer! This is the … Continue reading >One World One Heart Giveaway

>Paper spool collages

>As promised in my previous post, here is some art. These are my latest paper spool collages. As always I used ArtChixStudio products to do them. All buttons are from my personal stash. I need to get more buttons, preferably vintage ones. Maybe I’ll raid my mom’s stash! Some of these beauties will be going in the mail soon with ATCs (but I’m not seeing when or where!) To make these, I prefer paper spools to plastic ones. I sand them a bit to get the sheen off and then I dirty them up with my trusty Van Dyke Brown … Continue reading >Paper spool collages