I have been working on my quilt, mainly in the evening hours while watching TV. We are boycotting American Idol this season…no special reason…we got tired of devoting all those long hours watching every week and getting “sucked in” by all the AI hype. Anyway, I have two finished quilt blocks to post.
I am also working on my stamp carving class. I’ll have some stamps to show you later in the week(I hope). I finally got my Dick Blick order. I ordered a Speedy Carve Stamp Block as suggested by Julie, but it’s going to have to be AMAZING for me to order it again. A 9×11 inch sheet of it was almost $21. I will use those cheapy erasers…my problem is that I can’t find any that are big enough…I’m still looking. I also can’t find the Master Carve blocks by Staedtler. I ordered some from Dick Blick about two years ago but I found that they no longer have them. If anyone knows where to purchase some Marster Carve, please let me know.
I have also been working on my BOD journal this week. I call it that, but I’m doing my own thing…and that’s an ok thing too 🙂 I really enjoy watching Effy’s videos. This first photo is the collaged paper background(shown in my last post), after painting, stamping, and writing all over it. I’m trying to figure out what else to do with it.
This next photo is a journal page I did yesterday. I started by sketching the face with my non-dominant hand on a phone book page. I glued it down on the journal page. I used acrylic paints and colored pencils. I used several layers of paint thinned down with acrylic glaze medium. I wanted it to look more whimsical but it is what it is. I think I should have stopped several layers ago. If it takes one longer than an hour to do a page in journal, you are probably spending way too much time (I’m talking to myself here). I did finish with some new markers that also came in the DB order. They are Letraset Aqua Markers. The jury isn’t in on them yet…to me, they are about the same as using those less expensive Crayola markers. They are water-based and have dual tips. I think Traci Bautista mentioned that she uses them and that’s the reason I wanted to try them.
Here are my two finished quilt blocks: