Friday, March 11, 2011


Cindy McMath of Pink Bird Studio recently posted a background she had made after visiting Terri Kahrs blog.  Terri and a friend, Roc, had made a video of some backgrounds they had made using ordinary stuff around the house.

To make a long story short, I visited Terri's blog too.  After watching a couple of her videos, I made this postcard:

Sorry, this scan is so dark :(    I had a large crumpled sheet of newsprint that was in a package I received.  I cut it into approx. 8 x 10 sheets and used color washes to spray each one.  Then I cut a 6 x 4 piece from one of these prepared backgrounds.  Sponged around a Tim Holtz mask with pine needles distress ink.  Stamped the words (stampers anonymous) with archival black ink.

Then, as Terri and Roc had done in one video, I used an old credit card dipped in white ink to make marks across the bottom of the card.  The lid from one of the color wash sprays provided the circles, and a section of rubber shelf liner added some other areas of texture.  The little girl and bird images are from ARTchix Studio and the cute little hat is from Lisa's altered art.  So much fun to do this!

Now I have several other sprayed pieces to use to make more collages.  


Tuesday, March 1, 2011


This is a postcard that I have made to send to a friend in England. 

Used torn papers and a vintage photo.  Stamped the butterfly on an old book end paper and cut out.  Added some distress inks, rubber stamps and a sentiment.  The size is standard postcard size - 6 x 4 inches.