Friday, December 7, 2007

Layouts incorporating inking and ephemera

Scrapbook layouts

Scrapbook layouts (a small selection)

In "Beauty", I gilded on the back of a transparency to illuminate and showcase the photo. After the gilding was completed, I ran a stylus through some of the swirls for interest. "My Mom at Four" incorporates some use of Krylon inks, vintage pieces and distressing to add more texture to the layout. In "Fall" is inked the edges of the various patterned papers to pop them one from the other and twined wire around the chipboard title letters adding glass leaves for dimension.

I often make my own background papers for layouts using acrylic paints, Lumieres, inks of all kinds, and chalk inks to create a vellum looking paper. I use stamping both with rubber stamps and acrylics to create borders and other embellishments for these layouts. My forte is heritage for which I have been published the most. On these I use such techniques as photo transfers and enhanced ephemera.


I used a variety of techniques on these acrylic hearts which make interesting pieces on either card, altered books or scrap book pages.

1. Sticklers 2. Stamping with metal ink 3. Stamping with Stayzon and bling 4. Glittered paper 5. Duel rub-ons 6. alcohol inks swirled with gold Lumiere.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Born in the Wrong Era...Vamp Torso

Five Generations of Strong Women Panels

These panels were created with 4x5 inch double sided slide holders colored with a combination of dyes, color washes, Krylon inks and Lumieres. The photos have a steady progression of sepia to color as the generations proceed from my great grandmother to my daughter in the last panel. Three of these panels were published in the June/July issue of Somerset Memories 2007.

"Victorian" sun catchers (Rose and Close up of Brown)

Little Box (3inches x 2 3/4)

My Haunted House

Circle Journal cover and sign in page.