A New Year’s Coming

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These are the last three of my New Year’s post cards for the swap. I used mixed media paper and cut my own 4″ x 6″ postcards – rather than buying them. In the last two cards I tried something new. Not sure how I like it yet. I used pen nibs and a speedball… Continue Reading


Pkok Tangle, Sandhya Manne

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Currently, I am working on postcards. A few of us are involved in a New Year’s postcard swap and I’m trying to get mine done and in the mail. You might have seen yesterday’s post where I listed how far behind I am. I am one step closer now, haha! Pkok is a new tangle… Continue Reading


Thawing Out

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I haven’t posted in a few days. I am up in Maryland with Kali. I didn’t bring very much artsy stuff with me, just little bits of bright colors, a few pens, and some colorful backgrounds I made a couple weeks ago.  I have 106 ATCs to make, as well as 25 or so bookmarks,… Continue Reading


Word Art

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Word art is something new to me. I learned about word art on Facebook, on Jo Newsham’s page called Pen in Hand. Her work is wonderful and so much more involved and detailed than mine. This is my first attempt. I used a page from a C. S. Lewis book of quotes for this project…. Continue Reading


Butterflies in Flight

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About two weeks ago, I posted this background and showed the steps I took using a stencil to lift the background color, forming the shapes of the butterflies. You can see that post here. From there, I started drawing in the butterflies with black microns. I added color with a fairly new product from Zig… Continue Reading


Bubbles in Blue

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Here is one last background for awhile. 11″ x 14″ Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface, Dylusions Ink Spray – London Blue and White Linen. Joggles stencil Endless. I created the background first, with the two Dylusions colors. Then I spritzed water through the Joggles stencil. Not sure why the wet places lifted to a darker blue,… Continue Reading


Stenciled Flowers

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This background was built on 11″ x 14″ Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface. I made a whole bunch of these at once, using paper from one pad of bristol. The bright colors came from two Dylusions Ink Sprays – ┬áLemon Zest and Funky Fuchsia. I am always amazed at the colors I get when I start… Continue Reading


Adding Stamped Images to Your Inked Backgrounds

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Today I want to build on earlier posts where I explained how to make these colorful backgrounds. Someone asked me what I do with these backgrounds, so I decided I would walk you towards that end product one step at a time. Today we are going to talk about adding stamped images to your inked… Continue Reading