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Find out why you should create and different projects that you can do. YES you can create!!!

Sponging and stenciling in our altered books

How about a sponging and stenciling tutorial for our altered book? That’s what I thought this morning. Sponging is really fun and messy. You can use this in your altered book, on your walls, or paint your furniture. The only real “rule” is to… Continue Reading “Sponging and stenciling in our altered books”

Mosaics in your altered book

Here’s a great page from Pintrest that I really liked. Mosaics with a black background. Randomly cut up scrap paper and glue it down on black scrapbook paper.     Here’s mine. I couldn’t find any black paper so I used gray. It’s not… Continue Reading “Mosaics in your altered book”

How you can get the most out of Pintrest inspiration.

When I finally jumped on the Pintrest bandwagon, I fell in love. I now have a wealth of inspiration at my finger tips. On the other hand, some of the projects are way beyond my experience with the media and I become intimidated. How… Continue Reading “How you can get the most out of Pintrest inspiration.”

When do you know it’s time to alter your collage?

I’ve been passing this page spread since I made it and it still didn’t seem “right” to me. There was something that I just didn’t like so after a month of not liking it, I knew it was time to alter my collage. In… Continue Reading “When do you know it’s time to alter your collage?”

Vaseline in Your Altered Book!

I use Vaseline as a resist on my canvases and it works for your altered book pages too!! A resist is something that prevents your paint from sticking to the surface you’re using. Start by collaging some magazine photos on your page. I used… Continue Reading “Vaseline in Your Altered Book!”

Honor all Your Parts in Your Altered Book

As you meditate and start discovering some of your different parts you’ll find there are powerful pieces shoved in a corner. You will probably feel uncomfortable with some parts of you that need your attention. This is a great time to honor all your… Continue Reading “Honor all Your Parts in Your Altered Book”

The Best Tool for Relaxing – Doodle!

Have you had a busy day or it’s late at night & your brain can’t shut off? Are you waiting for someone? Are you just bored? I’ve got the best tool for relaxing (or a good use of extra time) – DOODLE! Studies show… Continue Reading “The Best Tool for Relaxing – Doodle!”

My Pages that I’m Working On in January

Happy cold January everyone! I don’t mind the cold because I stay in and do art and I feel very blessed that I am able to do that. Here are my pages that I’m working on: I used the self-care wheel for the 8… Continue Reading “My Pages that I’m Working On in January”

Why It’s Important to Rest, Relax, & Rejuvenate

Do we really take the time to understand why it’s important to rest and listen to our bodies? Do you know just how stress & “doing” will effect your body? It took a pretty big health issue to really understand that being a perfectionist… Continue Reading “Why It’s Important to Rest, Relax, & Rejuvenate”

The Start of My Altered Book – Explained

Here’s the start of my altered book so I can explain what I did & why. Most of the why is because I felt like it. I do a lot of my art by the way I feel instead of thinking out the process… Continue Reading “The Start of My Altered Book – Explained”