Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

What a hoot.......

Saying I love birds and owls is an understatement. I absolutely am fascinated with them in artwork. Remember the owls in the basket from earlier this summer?  This journal page was done with thicker acrylic paint, partly because I didn't like the way it came out with originally. I love the colors of orange and blue. The start contrast really pops. When I first dragged the thick bodied acrylic paints they actually turned a muddy brown. I then went over the mud with fresh blue and orange. I really like the thick texture that arrived.  I then used silver and white screen print paint for the cloud image. It was topped with the dusty gold for the owl.  I like how the text from my notes is sneaking through all of these pages......

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