Another Page in Process

I am working on another page in my Dylusions Art Journal (love this journal) using Gesso and Pebeo Paints.  Just finished adding the collage elements and rubons, it is ready for more texture and of course the ever important journaling.  Here are some views of my work in progress.

Pebeo Paint Gesso Art Journaling

Cruising to the Caribbean – Collage elements

and here are some more close up shots



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I will post updated photos when it is completed.



Teaching on a Cruise Ship

I taught Mixed Media classes on a cruise ship last year with Cheryl Mezzetti and I had so much fun I decided to teach on a cruise ship again.
So I am excited to announce that you can find me on

March 1 – 6, 2014

aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas

a 5-Night Mixed Media Cruise to the Western Caribbean


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Liberty of the Seas

leaving from Fort Lauderdale.


4 Different Mixed Media / Art Journaling Classes
we are limiting class participation to 32 crafters.
Update:  October 21, 2013
There are only 3 crafting spots left!!!
The Art Studio will be open 24 hours a day so you can play whenever you want
We will also have an on board store featuring the latest Mixed Media Supplies.
If you are interested only in cropping and not the classes we will have a special option just for you.  Call Everything Scrapbook & Stamps for more details on 561 432-5201.

 What to expect

The ship is sailing to Belize City, Belize & Cozumel, Mexico Share a high five with Shrek as part of the DreamWorks® Experience.  Put on your boogie shoes for hit Broadway musical Saturday Night Fever. Catch a first-run movie in the 3D theater or poolside under the stars on the outdoor movie screen. And finish the evening with a selection of reds or whites at the renovated, now-more-intimate Vintages wine bar.Liberty of the Seas has a FlowRider® surf simulator, rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink, Royal Promenade, cantilevered whirlpools, mini golf course, and much more.

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I am busy planning all completely new classes.

I am literally exploding with ideas

It is going to be so much fun, I hope you can join me.

Halloween Tags

This post might have been better for next week when it actually is Halloween but, I thought if someone wanted to make them ahead of time it would be better to post now.

These are some tags I have made for recent Make n Takes


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 I will try to post some more in a couple of days.  In the meantime if you have any questions on products I used let me know by leaving a comment below.





Random Tags

One of the things I like to do is make tags to test out various techniques.

Here are some random tags using different products.

Ranger distress paints tim holtz

This tag was made using the Tim Holtz Distress Paints by Ranger. These are one of my favorite products to use!

Tag Tom Holtz Ramger

This tag was made using Colorwash spray which is a fabric dye but works fabulously on paper.  Stamps are by Tim Holtz and Magenta.

tim holtz ranger

This tag uses a Sizzix Tim Holtz Dress form die which was colored with distress ink.  The dress bodice is white cardstock which was embossed with a texture fade.  The skirt is made from a Quickutz flower die.  To color the tag I used Metal Effects by Viva which was then embossed and a Archival ink pad was lightly swiped over the top to highlight the pattern.