Saturday, September 1, 2018

Vintage Birthday Art Journal with Fleamarket Studios! "Lilia's Book"

I am so honored to have a part in a vintage art journal by my art friend, Lilia of Fleamarket Studios.
The two of us have completed group art journals before, but it's been a few years.

We decided on a topic of Vintage Birthday Party. Her beautiful book has the fabulous theme using Deco Art Girls, the jazz age, the colorful times of the 1920s. This is her book. She designed the cover and several pages inside.

 Her book included a precious page of "attendants" to her birthday party. Including me!

Lilia's artwork is so beautiful!

Now for my part!!

I continued with her cute hand written font and jewel tones. I designed with a topic for each page. Here you see a pop of black for my "evening dance" page.

Here are my Birthday Candy and Birthday Box pages.

Thank you Lilia! I had so much fun with your book!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

MendyTexas Digital Art Class

It's a hot summer in the Hill Country of Texas!

Last weekend I taught a really fun digital art class for beginners.  I was so excited to get back into teaching mixed media art. Yes, digital art is an art medium!

We learned many Photoshop techniques and made some fabulous creations! I enjoyed visiting with ladies who traveled all the way from Waco and Wimberley for some digi fun. We used our own photos and added papers, flowers, stitches and music notes. We learned about layering and making each element pop off the page.

We also captured the technique on how to make our own stickers and washi tape, and where to get quality prints of our work for scrapbooking and card making. In addition, we talked about using our creations as a part of hybrid art...totally mixed media!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Mother's Day Art!

Happy Mother's Day 2018!

I enjoy making digital artwork using my family's photos. The first is a digital art piece starring my grandmother Sadie. She was around 18 years old in the 1930's. I used Bella Gypsy Boho Flowers, A Pennington Happy Stitches, and Christina Renee Flowers.

The sheet music was downloaded by me...purchased at a vintage shop.

I really love downloading things I find so that I can use them digitally over and over again!

This cutie is my mom in 1963, also 18 years old!

I used A Pennington Happy Stitches, Bella Gypsy Boho Flowers, A Burns Spring Blossoms, Damask Dream Paper Studio Papers.

I used the "Drop Shadows" function on my Adobe Photoshop to make the flowers pop!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Tiny Books

Tiny books are so much fun to embellish! I used a variety of stamps, vintage clothing patterns, vintage trims, flowers and ribbons. They are a perfect token for someone special!

I love keeping one of these in my purse for quick note taking...when I feel like using a real pen and not my Iphone!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Cant Stop Playing With New Stamps!

Playing with my cute girly stamps by Roben-Marie Smith of Paperbag Studios. They are made to be cling stamps, to be put on a clear block, but I went ahead and glued them on wooden blocks so they can be shown off on my shelf as a set. 

I decided to add my stamps in a fun National Letter Writing Month challenge by The Little Pink Studio! We were to alter letter writing materials using vintage goodies. The girlie stamps just fit right in!

I added vintage wrapping paper, pages from old school books, and vintage wallpaper from my stash.
I used Martha Stewart pearly stamps with Gesso. I painted the insides of the cards and the envelopes.


Monday, March 26, 2018

Art Inspiration All Around Me!

Organizing my new art studio in the beautiful Texas Hill Country!

Seeing my altered books and mixed media projects makes me happy!

New stamp kits by Roben-Marie Smith of Paperbag Studios call my name!

Inspiration all around me...I'm ready to start!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Vinyl Creations

Trying new silhouette things this month! Made three dresses for three adorable sisters.

My nieces loved their funky flower hats! Perfect for teenagers.
Lastly, I purchased some awesome pug images on Etsy and am using them on everything!