Learn – HMB #48

The colors in this are really lovely and I love how the gold mesh print looks – it’s hard to see in the pics but it’s neat!



collage on strathmore mixed media paper

using black cat india ink, die cut, distress ink pad, gesso, tissue paper, liquitex inks, bombay india inks, spray inks, smooch gold ink, solvent ink pad, rubber stamps, gel medium

What A Hoot – HMB #47

Really gotten into watching Vicky Papaioannou‘s youtube videos and i love the way she adds dimension to her artwork with paper piecing! This is inspired by that:


The owl got a little banged up in the process but I learned a lot!

collage on strathmore mixed media paper

using distress inks, card stock, distress markers, scrapbook paper, solvent ink pad, rubber stamps, stencil, dye ink pad, gel medium, pop dots

HMB #46 – failure

Next in my HandMadeBooks series, another one of the art nouveau masks, this time a bee! The title has nothing to do with the piece itself, I sometimes take my title from the under-journaling that I do.


It is really hard to tell but this whole thing is incredibly shimmery.

mixed media on strathmore mixed media paper

using spray inks, masks, stencils, pitt pen, acrylic paints, white gel pen, uniball signo in white, sharpie paint pen

HMB #45 – dreams

This started with just playing around with some colored gesso and my favorite damask stencil.


Ended up loving the color combo!
collage on strathmore mixed media paper

using gesso, distress ink pads, bleedproof white ink, homemade grey gesso, stencil, kraft tag, homemade spray inks, mister huey’s white ink, rub ons, vintage ribbon, 3in1 glue, charcoal pencil, tissue paper, rubber stamps, dye ink pad, solvent ink pad, gel medium