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Something’s Going On

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I’m not sure what/how yet, but the handmade paper medallions I made several years ago (“tin can paper”) are going to see the light of day, possibly with buttons, and maybe some teabag tissue and netting.

My Original Work

Or alternative title, “When Nice Dogs Make Mail Art.”

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The tidbit in the upper left corner is supposed to look like a framed work of art, but it may look like a plant stake. Tissue paper and magazine collage; white gel pen (a rich and creamy one right now, from Jo Ann.)

Collaged images, crayons, white pen, other markers marking away. As usual, I’m asking myself “is it balanced?” I think so – just barely. Like it.

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A Nice Background

The problem with a nice background is covering it up. Before I finish this art journal page I am going to downsize the remaining elements I plan for it, because even though it’s “just paint,” I can’t bear to hide it all.

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By the Pond

An altered snapshot from the bin of abandoned photos at the Scrap Exchange. Collaged (the long, pale branch); stamped with acrylic paint and a piece of metallic grid, its original purpose unknown (found in a parking lot); ghostly crow stamped with metallic ink that never dried, so it’s been protected at last by a piece of packing tape.

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Into the mail.

The Purple Leaf

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Background from a 1960s record album cover, over-painted with purple acrylic. A birch leaf print, also in purple — not the best color choice, because it’s barely visible against the background. White acrylic paint for edge emphasis, so the viewer can tell where to look for the leaf.

Scroogy

This card just drifted up from the bottom of the stack. It sure is scroogy. Is that even a word? In my family it means “uneven, crooked, off-kilter.” That describes the layout on this postcard. I like it for its exuberant color.
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