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"The Dream" charcoal drawing.

This is one of the drawings I did in my art class last semester. Used Charcoal. We had to draw a dream we had.  The mother is tired. Her heart is crying. The father and child are singing to her and the tears have turned to hearts. The music notes are in the back.  I love how the puddles are heart shaped.
 Close up of the mother's face.

Journaling with AP and DecoArt

Hope you are having a blessed month of January! This month Altered Pages has partnered with DecoArts. Such a great pairing!! Both have loads of products to use for any crafting projects you may be making.  I've just started art journaling and combining products and seeing what works together the best is so much fun!! I've used Altered Pages Collage sheet "Heart of my Hearts" coupled with DecoArts Chalky Paints, Metallic Wax, Satin Varnish.
 Below: I stenciled the keys on using texture paste. Allow to dry. Applied Rustic Chalky Finish paint over the whole page. Using a brush, I highlighted the keys with beige Chalky Finish paint, some of the Metallic Wax in gold and brown. Outlined all the keys with black watercolor pencil and smeared it with a watercolor brush pen. Final step:  Mixed together varnish and rustic paint over the whole page. Wrote in my thoughts using a white gel pen.
 Both pages were prepped with white gesso. The left side I did a wash with the mix of …

His Kingdom Come/1st Journal page

My first ever journal page! I've joined a Bible Study group called His Kingdom Come/Take Me Deeper. The first weeks study was on Romans 12:1-2 A Living Sacrifice12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. How do I make myself a "living sacrifice" for God? It's definitely a daily commitment. Sacrifice is hard to do on an ongoing basis.  Putting God wishes first-all the time. Working on my attitude, how I spend my time, how I use my words, my gifts God's blessed me with....there is so much that goes into being a living sacrifice. To begin, being in a bible study and reading God's word, meditating on it, applying it to my life is the starting…

Journal Page Front 2015

Happy New Year! My first project for the new year. Altered Pages is partnering with DecoArts this month!! I wanted to share with you their Metallic Luster products. I'm starting a prayer journal for 2015. While thinking about wanting to draw closer to God, I was thinking about how I want my heart to be like his heart. I want to love others, have compassion, grow closer to Him. I made a 4 layer heart with cardboard. Each layer fourth an inch smaller so they would stack. Glued them together. Applied texture paste around the edges and on top. I used a Glitz texture roller on top to create some dimension. Allow to dry overnight. Painted the whole thing brown. Painted a coat of DecoArt White Antiquing cream. Once dry, you take a damp rag and wipe off as much as you want-leaving behind the white in the crevices. Now time for the fun & transformation!! using a soft rag (I have cut up tshirts) you rub on the wax. I started with some red, then brown & topped it with some gold. …

Unity Stamp Friends with Flair

Happy New Year!! I have some special birthdays coming up this month. I had this designer paper on my table-I love the purple color. Since today is Friends with Flair with Unity Stamp Company-I had to enter! I started digging thru my stamps.  The sentiment as well as the image stamp is from them. In fact-what I've discovered is -I need to reorganize my stamps. I have them in several places That's for another day.... I LOVE how this turned out. I added some lilac glitter on the dress and flowers. Some Bisque liquid pearls to the wings. The flowers, foliage and butterfly was cut with Stampin Up dies.
Have a blessed day!