Tag: Embellishments

Create decorative clay tiles to embellish your books, journals, and more.

Ann St. Martin Stout shares her technique for embelllishing her journals and books with clay tiles. Check out the March/April issue of Cloth Paper Scissors for more abour her bookmaking. ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Cloth Paper Scissors web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all absolutely FREE—please register…

Creative Mind Map

It was created by cutting my own silhouette from a map of my home state. I positioned it to take full advantage of the geography of my home town and surrounding area. I-79 provided an edge to the face. I used watercolor pencil to give it the flesh tone. From there, I used words in…

Beach Baby

My map is literally a map outlining one of the main features, attractions, activities of growing up in an Island life. "Beach Baby" is a mixed media snapshot of a life spent beachcombing, discovering and experiencing warm sand between the toes, ocean winds, sea sprays, crashing surfs, campfires and hours upon hours of swimming at our…

Treasure Keepers

These small change purses/treasure keepers were inspired by the freestyle patchwork patterns made by Linda Willis in the January/February 2015 magazine article.  I belong to a group on Facebook called Art Abandonment. We make artwork of any kind and abandon them anonymously around the world.  Check us out.

Easter Luminaria

Constructed it out of heavy duty watercolor paper textured with layers of acrylic paint. The light openings are cut-outs of chicks and folksy dots, and this has been embellished with free-form machine sewn fabric eggs, hand sewn beads, and decoratively edged corners. I based it on the X-Book design. Opened, it measures 10"w x 3-3/4"h x 3"d.…

Live, Laugh, Love

Mixed Media on Canvas.. Mediums used, Acrylics, Gesso, Designer Paper, Metal embellishments, die cuts, flowers, lace, modeling paste, spray inks, alcohol inks

Burlap Flower Collage

By Deborah A. Pierro – I got the wooden substrate from a thrift shop. Then I covered the front with gesso, after which I sponged on and painted on terra cotta and aquarmarine acrylic paint. After that, I glued on the Ranger tag, which was created using terra cotta acrylic paint, four items from Cocoa…

Fantasy Fall Trees

By Deborah A. Pierro — On cardboard using gesso; paper stenciled with Crafters Workshop trees and painted with metallic copper acrylic paint; paper at bottom printed with gel pad; acrylic paints sponged on for the sky and the grass; metallic sequin leaves in different colors glued on; glitter glue; Plaid clear acrylic sealer, and mod podge

Rooster Collage

By Deborah A. Pierro – Materials: old board with hanging chain; mod podge, heavily texturized; masking tape embellishments; photo of rooster that I painted on a t-shirt; various colors of acrylic paint; metallic copper alcohol ink; and, of course, Mod Podge to seal it! Note: Today I replaced the original photo with this photo because…