Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Saturday Class!

Hey, I'm teaching a class! It's my last class at My Daughter's Wish before it closes, and I have lots of little goodies planned! Call the store at 925-952-4437 if you'd like to sign up! Here's the description:
Mini Painted Masterpieces
It's time to pull out those paints again, play, and even get ready for the holidays at the same time! Casey will show you 9 great paint and mixed media techniques (including one that she used on her piece in the December/January issue of The Stamper's Sampler) on 9 miniature canvases. The canvases can easily be finished with drawings, collage or embellishments for thoughtful holiday gifts or ornaments. All class participants can stay for the Saturday night crop for FREE, and Casey will be there with her little bag of goodies to help you complete your masterpieces.
Saturday, Dec. 13 at 3:00, $32

Friday, December 5, 2008

Day 3 and 4

The challenge of using a pre-made scrapbook is making your picture and page work together. For Day 3 I had this great Daisy D vintage Santa paper, but pictures from my walk by the creek. To tone down the print, I used parchment paint over some of it, then glued down a couple of layers of tissue paper. My paper buckled a little, but overall I liked the effect.

Day 4 - a simple sketch. We are a bit advent crazy this year, and it spread to the Christmas books. They are numbered one through 24, and the kids look forward each night to seeing what the book will be. Pussy Cat's Christmas is not in the box, because that gets read every night, just like last year.

Journal Your Christmas Day 3 - Cards. This was last year's card, but I'm putting out the disclaimer right now - it may not happen this year. The calendar is pretty full, and I just don't know if I'll get to cards. Not that I'm not thinking about you all, but I may not show it through the postal service.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December Daily - Day One

So, crazy woman that I am, I decided to add TWO dailies to my holiday experience this year. I have season two of the December Daily album (about twice the size of last year's) and also the Journal Your Christmas art journal. Day One of the art journal was your personal manifesto for keeping the book, and day two was simply the weather. I'm still lovin' the masks and stencils right now, so the background for Day One was gesso through sequin waste (and I used my finger to paint it! As my student's know, I like the fast and lazy way of getting things done!) and for Day Two, I used a hand cut paper snowflake as a mask. The Weathered Wood Distress Ink was the same color as the sky today.

Even though the December Daily album is much bigger this year, I have vowed to keep the pages simple. I want to focus on the story, and not take too much time away from the holiday to-do list to complete it. The Day One page is a total scraplift from Ali. I plan on using lots of page maps and scraplifts to get this one done this year.  Day Two has been a day - lots of not so great stuff going on today, and my little camera finally gave out, so it's all journaling. Not much to look at (so I didn't post it). At least it's Day Two and I'm still caught up!