Friday, July 29, 2016

July Art Class

July's art class was enjoyable as always. For the first hour or so, the eight of us sat around the tables and talked about all kinds of interesting things. 

Here are the artist trading cards I made to share with the group. Since the topic from last month was Graphic45 "fussy cut", we were to practice more of that through our trading cards. We used cardstock produced by the Graphic45 company and cut with a small scissors at least two layers of the same image to give dimension. The layers were held together with foam adhesive. 

In the following photos, you can see the layers of the pear image.

You can also see the 3D effect on the woman in red, the butterfly and the starfish. I found it relaxing to fussy cut and really enjoyed making these cards.

Here are the cards from my friends. I love the variety that we receive each month. 

Then we shared the pages we created in each others' Circle Journals. The theme for the page on the left was water. I cannot remember the themes for the other pages...darn it. But aren't they lovely?

Below is the page that was completed by another member of the group for my "Green" themed journal. I love the fussy cut layers!

And here is the page I made for my friend. The theme is mixed media. Since mermaids are so popular in my Etsy shop, I decided to use some of my die cuts to create her page.

Our project for the day was learning about watercolor. I'm not much of a painter, but I did pick up on an interesting technique. You ink a stamp with water soluble ink, spritz it with water, stamp it onto the paper and then heat set it (use a blow dryer). It comes out looking like watercolor.

Here are more images I made with this technique.

Thanks for reading about my art class. I hope you are making some neat things too!


  1. Patty, I am absolutely amazed at how much talent all you ladies have out there. I loved every card and the roses was outstanding. I will try that with my Emma's next visit . Hope your summer is going well and not too hot. It's hot for this old girl. :); Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  2. Your ATCs are all great, and I love the idea of the circle journal. Thanks for sharing the "water color" technique. I need to try that!

  3. Love your rose "watercolors," as well as the cards you made! My favorite cards are the pear and the starfish and butterflies. You are such a talented lady! Hope summer is going well.

  4. Hi Patty, I love your ATC's! Crafting is so rewarding, isn't it? I bet your group is a lot of fun. Have a great weekend.

  5. Very lovely art pieces! Happy Wednesday ♥

  6. Love this post. I really like your watercolor stamping.


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