Friday, June 17, 2016

June Art Class

We started off our June art class by going around the room and sharing what we did in the last month. First of all, we shared our artist trading cards that we made with the theme "Prima" art products. Here are some of the beautiful cards that I received.

Here are more of the faces and buildings from the artist who created them.

What a neat concept of putting the buildings together with the cards.

I didn't have Prima products and had been told that we can always do our own thing if we can't follow the rules. Well, I did have these vintage photos that are Prima products and added glitter to them.

You can see the glitter in the one below. Are you familiar with the Wink of Stella brush glitter pen? It's really awesome because it doesn't make your paper wet and create wrinkles.

We also shared the pages we created for our swap partner's circle journals. Here are the pages from my swap partner who had my book with the "green" theme. I love it!

The theme for the book I worked in is "Things I Miss". I don't know why, but the first thing that came to my mind were the hibiscus in our California front yard. I wrote about how I missed them in the journal, cut a large hibiscus and the word with my electronic cutting machine, and added a photo  of them in our front yard. 

Here are a couple of other circle journal pages. This one below had a theme of sharing a quote.

I cannot remember what the theme was for the pages below, but aren't they stunningly beautiful?

This month, our project was on Graphic 45 Fussy Cut and Layers. Fussy cutting is using a sharp small scissors for cutting details. These are examples our instructor brought.

So we got out our scissors and cut layers of the same images. I will be doing more of this on my artist trading cards to share next month.

You can see the layers below.

Hope you enjoyed seeing what we did in our art class. Maybe it has inspired you - sure hope so!


  1. Looks like a lot of fun. It's so interesting to see what everyone comes up with for the themes. So much creativity. I especially like the cityscape drawings and the old photos.

  2. What fun! You always inspire others!

  3. Patty, You are an amazing artist! I enjoyed seeing the artwork. You are definitely a creative soul. :)
    Blessings, Beth
    p.s. In Indiana you can grow 1) Tropical hibiscus in a pot; take it indoors over the winter; 2) Hardy hibiscus - there are some beautiful ones out there - google 'Berrylicious' and 'Tie Dye;' 3) Rose of Sharon - it looks like a tropical hibiscus.

  4. Lots of wonderful stuff there.

  5. Oh, what fun!

    I think I need to sign up for an art class.

  6. How fun! We have a hibiscus in our backyard, I love it when it blooms. Interesting about that glitter pen, I need to check it out. Love, love, love the circle journals! Miss you!


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