Valentine’s Day

Valentine Post 2aValentine Post 2Valentine’s Day is February 14. And, if you want to make a special Valentine for that special person, I’ll show you how using the following products:

  1. 3″  White Art Squares from Inchie Arts Inc.
  2. Assorted Valentine scrapbooking pages. I purchased mine at Michaels. I also used an old dictionary page for one heart
  3. A Fiskar’s or other heart punch.
  4. Valentine sentiments from LisasAlteredArt on Etsy.
  5. Written words rubber stamp.
  6. Mod Podge Gloss Sealer
  7. Recollections Craft It 5 inch x 5 inch petal card. I used white, but you can use any color you want.

Here are the directions:

  • Prep the Art Square with gloss Mod Podge and let it dry.
  • Stamp the Art Square with red ink using a word stamp.
  • Place your two hearts at an angle and then place your sentiment across the lower heart.
  • Seal the Art Square with Mod Podge Gloss.
  • Glue one 4 3/4 inch x 4 3/4 inch piece of Valentine paper to the petal card.
  • Glue a 3 1/2 inch x 3 1/2 inch complimentary piece of Valentine paper over that.
  • Glue the finished Art Square to the piece.

I then tie the card closed with pink and white string and put it in the envelope. You can add a charm to the tie if you’d like as I did with mine.







The Year of the Spark

In January of 2015, I began a year-long journey with Carla Sonheim and Lynn Whipple in The Year of the Spark. It has been an incredible experience for me as a new artist. I have learned so many new techniques, but more importantly, I’ve learned about myself. Every class (2 per month) taught me a little more – about being bold, being brave and taking risks. I was joined in this journey by many talented and generous artists from around the world. All of whom I would call my friends. And, Carla and Lynn are two of the most generous and fun instructors I have every had. They and the Year of the Spark Facebook group gave me the courage to fly, and to start this blog. I hope that you enjoy my adventures in mixed media as much as I am. The image above is a self portrait in the style of Modigliani. The crow on my shoulder is somewhat of a signature in a lot of my art.