Friday, September 23, 2011

day of the origami

these are the atc's i made for my local group for our september theme, origami. the die-cut skulls have little origami hats that i folded from japanese art paper. i had made the hats first, but then couldn't find the right kind of head to rest them on. but then i was inspired by my visit to casa artelexia, this really fun shop in san diego. many thanks to andrea for loaning me the awesome punch!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

encaustics rock!

my first experiment with encaustics (painting with wax) - so fun! this is a 5" board with batik fiber art paper, glass fragments and various pigments. i love how you can slather on layers and trap things in the wax, and then move it all around with a heat gun to create color patterns and reveal what's underneath.