Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Goodbye Jean

Goodbye Jean.
Last night I had one of those flashes when you "just know." Today I discovered that I was right in knowing that Jean had passed yesterday afternoon, 8 days after stopping dialysis treatment. (I wrote about this on my RockyPoint blog.) When I saw a Valentine image on Karen's site I knew that it was the perfect one to use. Of course, I had to make it into a virtual stamp and yes, the background is the same one I used on the Valentine Postcard below! It's from a technique I'm working on.
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Saturday, January 21, 2006

2 of Hearts

2 of Hearts - postcard.
Embossed aluminum heart, virtual stamp transparency image of a Victorian couple, dymo label, rubber stamps and Neocolor II watersoluble wax pastel wash background.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


ABC's. Something I've been playing with using magazine pages and Golden's Titanium acrylic. A wash of Titanium over the magazine page followed by writing using a Q-tip or the tip of a paintbrush. Depending on the colors of the magazine page the effect will be different every time. On this piece once the Titanium wash was dry a wash of Yellow Ochre and Raw Umber was blotted off with a paper towel.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Exciting Link

I just bought Eric's book, "A Writer's Paris," a guided journey for the creative soul.
"Paris is a place of associations: It moves the mind, stirs the heart, and resonates forever. More importantly, Paris is the place you go when you mean to put your creative life first."

Saturday, January 07, 2006

No. 56

Virtual Stamp and No. 56 text on a R.R. ticket.

"I always entertain great hopes."
Robert Frost

Thursday, January 05, 2006


As a subscriber of "Artitude zine" I've wanted to be published in it since receiving my first copy. My dream came true! Purely one of those serendipitous moments happened when I emailed some scans of virtual stamps to Suz and after a few emails everything fell into place. With only a few days to get something off to her I turned out an article about virtual stamps and today the Winter issue #19 arrived! I haven't been published in about a decade so this is definitely a good way to start the year!

Examples of the virtual stamps can be seen at

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Leaf #2

Leaf #2.
Background is masking tape torn into a variety of shapes and lenths. A base coat of Prussian Blue acrylic was painted over the tape and blotted off with a paper towel. Next Lumiere Pearl Blue and Lumiere Pearl Turquoise were randomly painted on and blotted off. Once the paint was dry a black dye rubber stamp ink pad was swiped over the surface to highlight the texture of the tape. Krylon Workable Fixatif was sprayed on to set the ink and prevent any stickiness from the tape transfering and sticking to the opposite journal page.