Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mixed Media Cell Phone Cover 3

I hope you don't get tired of looking at my cell phone covers!  I'm hooked.  I did find a home for the Southwest cell phone cover, which makes me happy.  Today's entry is another flower.  Here's how it all started.  First, I traced  the camera hole on the wrong side-it needs to go on the left.  Learn from my mistakes, people!  I had some paper for texture and a little bit of modeling paste for more texture.  You can see it in the blue section.

This is how the finished cover turned out.  I wrote "explore" beside the stem and added a tiny button, too.  I know what you're wondering-where's the blue?  I have no idea.  It just evolved into something else.  What can I tell you?   But there you have it.  I have one more cover that's ready for a design, so that may be coming later this week.   But tonight I have make a Valentine for my  college boy so far away, so that's up first!

Your fortune for this fine Sunday is "You will receive some high prize or award."  Hey, who knows, tomorrow may be your lucky day.  

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Southwest Mixed Media Cell Phone Cover

   As you know, I've just started making mixed media items.  My first piece I showed you was a cell phone cover.  I'm proud to say that I've been using that one and it's held up well.  It goes in and out of my purse a lot, so it needed to be sturdy.  Good ol' Mod Podge!
  So now I'm hooked on the cell phone covers.  I have no idea why; maybe because it's a small canvas.  I started making another one, and decided to go ahead and do two others at the same time.  It's not much more work.
  I never know where I'm going with mixed media designs-do you?  I just start layering paper and paint, change my mind a few times, and add more of this to cover up that, and on it goes.  Today's cell phone cover started out with the purple at the bottom, but I ended up flipping it for the finished project.
Janine Rudnick
 The cell phone cover is made out of heavy-duty watercolor paper.  It's a little difficult to cut the camera hole, but it mainly takes some patience.
  The wolf was stamped on different colors of paper and then pieced together.  It's a stamp from Copper Leaf Creations.  The decorative stamp is from Stamp A Mania. You can see a swirl stamped with acrylic paint above the wolf's head. Unfortunately, the company's name is not on the stamp, so I have no idea who makes it.
  Come back later this week to see another mixed media cell phone cover.  I have no idea what I'm going to do with them!  Only time will tell.

Today's fortune:  The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sweet Baby Card

 It's the weekend!  Maybe I will get some work done on my mixed media canvas.  It's sitting on my work desk crying for attention
 In the meantime, I've made a card for my new little niece (grand-niece, actually). I chose this ladybug paper and cut out one of the ladybugs to put inside the card.  It'll go in the mail tomorrow.  Welcome, little one!

Today's fortune:  Hold on to the past but eventually, let the times go and keep the memories into the present.