Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May Art Class

This month our instructor taught us about Prima art products. We applied metal objects, lace, sewing pattern pieces, gesso, texture paste and paint to a small canvas. When I saw the model piece, I immediately thought "wedding"! This is how mine turned out! I love how the sewing pattern piece created a nice textured background.

On the left, you can see the sewing pattern piece glued down and other elements assembled; on the right the painting process.

We held our monthly swap. We were to layer stamps since that was our lesson last month. I had fun playing with my old stamps and assortment of various ink pads.

The rose stamp was a Christmas gift from my future son in law. It has meant so much to me and I just love it! Hmmm...I plan on making some kind of collage for Ashleigh's and Kyle's engagement and am thinking that maybe I will use this rose stamp on it!

Here are the cards I received from my friends.

We brought our circle journals with us to swap. Each month we will complete a page in another member's journal. I'm very excited about this. My journal theme is the color green. It's shiny because I had the cover laminated before I used my Cinch machine to put it all together. I like to make my journals myself. These Irish kids are some of my favorite graphics from The Graphics Fairy blog.

The back of the journal has a strip of vintage wallpaper with a vintage bottle label. I didn't realize until writing this post that it had the word Irish on it and really ties in with the cover! I love when things like that happen, don't you!?

back and front of the journal

We completed the first pages of our journals as an introduction to the journal.

This Little Miss Sunshine card is one of my favorites I've received from a dear friend. I had been holding onto it trying to find a special place for it. 

I love these ladies that are a reprint from an old photo I picked up at an antique shop. They, along with other fun pieces I had, found a special spot in my journal.

I will be working on my partner's journal and will share her page next month. I'm so grateful for this tight knit craft group. I look so forward to meeting with them each month. 


  1. Patty, The rose stamp is special. It would so good to use in the kids announcements. I love all the fun things you make. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  2. I've been wanting to try one of those Prima canvases for a while now. Love yours! I really enjoy seeing what you and your crafty friends make each month.

  3. I don't know where to start. Let's start with Ashlleigh's engagement...CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a fun idea to create a page in someone's journal. I do like yours btw. I love your stamp card (I like it the best from what you showed.) and absolutely love your finished layered painting. Retirement suits you well my dear friend.

  4. I love all your beautiful creations.


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