Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dandelions Galore

By mixing up green pulp, then adding some yellow paper and mixing again for just a few seconds, I was able to create this very summery field of grass and dandelions. I liked the effect so much I used it again to create the backyard scene in my picture book, "This Old Man." 
Nothing says "Summer" like a dandelion bouquet.

In this card, I used several kinds of handmade paper and some recycled paper.

In this picture book, I used handmade paper to create a summer backyard

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

For this card, I used two kinds of handmade paper, one for the mother duck and one for the ducklings. To get the mottled yellow paper for the ducklings I used recycled white and yellow paper and added dried rose petals. I love the blush of purple where the rose petals bleed out. For the mother duck I used recycled white paper, brown paper bag and dried plant stems. Since the two sides of the handmade paper dry differently, I used one side for the body and the other for the wing.

Baby duck staying close to Mom.

Happy Mother's Day to you!