Sunday, May 31, 2020

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland Arthur Rackham Illustrations Free Reversible Mixed Media, Collage & Scrapbook E-Printable Sheets


My previous posts contained colorized and black/white illustrations from "The Tenniel Illustrations for Carroll's Alice in Wonderland by Sir John Tenniel" that I had made into reversible mixed media, collage & scrapbook printable sheets for.  

This post contains e-printable collage sheets from the original Artrhur Rackham color illustrations I had captured from the "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll free e-book. They're reversible as well.  

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland Free Reversible Black/White Mixed Media, Collage & Scrapbook E-Printable Sheets #2




My previous post contained black/white illustrations from "The Tenniel Illustrations for Carroll's Alice in Wonderland by Sir John Tenniel" that I removed the backgrounds from and had made into reversible mixed media, collage & scrapbook printable sheets.


Friday, May 29, 2020

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland Free Reversible Black/White Mixed Media, Collage & Scrapbook E-Printable Sheets #1


My previous post contained colorized illustrations from "The Tenniel Illustrations for Carroll's Alice in Wonderland by Sir John Tenniel" that I had made into reversible mixed media, collage & scrapbook e-printable sheets for.

As you know, like many of you I can remember my grandmother and mother reading "Alice In Wonderland" to me and reading it myself when I learned how.  I always loved the story and the beautiful illustrations.


Thursday, May 28, 2020

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland Free Reversible Colorized Mixed Media, Collage & Scrapbook E-Printable Sheets



I don't know about the rest of you, but when I find something I like I tend to get a lot of crafting ideas for what I can make with it. 


 "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" is such a charming book and I have been having such a wonderful time with the illustrations I decided to create "freebie" e-printable sheets for the all the "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" crafters who dabble in mixed media, collage, scrapbook and paper crafts.

I took all the Arthur Rackham's and John Tenniel's illustrations I had captured from the "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll free e-books, colorized a few, and created reversible E-printable sheets could use for your crafting needs.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Mixed Media Man In the Moon Shelf Sitter Art Doll Free E-Book Tutorial - Morris


Back in September of 2014 I decided to make a bunch of mixed media shelf sitter art dolls.  Some were Victorian and some were just plain whimsical.

Three of the mixed media Victorian collage and paper-clay shelf sitter art dolls I made were a whimsical trio of Man In the Moon wood dolls with paper-clay faces. They were a trio of brothers that I named Martin, Manfred, and Morris.


Martin, Manfred, and Morris were a trio of brothers that had the weight of the world on their shoulders.  They're job was to protect the world and ensure peace and harmony in the universe.  A heavy responsibility indeed.

Martin and Manfred found wonderful new homes and, from what I'm told, are very happy there.  Morris is still with me and occupies his spot on my dining room fireplace mantle.


Morris - 4" x 5" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Collage Man In The Moon Shelf Sitter Art Doll With Paper-clay Face

Morris is a 4" x 5" x 3/4" mixed media shelf sitter Man In The Moon wood doll with a yellow painted paper-clay face with black pupils, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished suit and tie. His sides and back are sponge painted and his outfit is an embellished paper collage shirt, vest with pockets, and tie. White paper rays adorned with yellow ribbon trim is wrapped around his head.

I loved making this trio of brothers and thought you might like to know how I made my Morris so I created a free E-Book to show you how.


To view and download my free e-pattern please CLICK HERE.  You'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view my free e-book. It's a big file filled with lots of graphic illustrations so please be patient while it loads on Google Drive.  Then just download my free .pdf e-pattern.

Once my e-product is downloaded to your computer you can save it and print it. I hope you enjoy my free e-products.

For more information on all my free e-patterns, e-printables and e-books please CLICK HERE.

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Twenty Years Without You - Kim


Today is May 23, 2020 and it's been twenty years since we lost you  - our beloved Kim.

Twenty years without seeing you, without hearing your voice, without participating in your infectious laugh, without seeing that "little twinkle" of impishness in your eyes - especially when you were plotting something, without seeing your adorable dimples, without seeing your beautiful face and experiencing your beautiful soul every day, and without talking endlessly with you.

Twenty years without shopping, shopping, and shopping with you, without watching you mothering our amazing grandchildren and seeing them grow into the extraordinary adults they have become, and without helping you with whatever you needed done.

Twenty years without planning and attending events with you, without discussing everything from a good recipe to world events, without cooking, cleaning and crafting with you.

Twenty years without the quietness of just being with you and doing absolutely nothing (which wasn't very often given you had four children).

Most of all, twenty years of missing you.  Our beloved daughter, step-daughter, sister, wife, mother, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, cousin, aunt, granddaughter, niece, and to so many - a friend.

Twenty years without living life with you - our beautiful Kim.

I promised you we would never forget you and we haven't and never will.  How could we possibly ever forget the imprint you left on our hearts and souls.

How could we ever forget the love you shared with all of us during the precious thirty-four years we had with you.

How could we ever forget you, Kim.  That would be impossible and something none of us would ever be capable of doing.



Thursday, May 21, 2020

I've Got To Try Custom On Demand Paint By Numbers Kits



It's definitely not time for Christmas decorations crafting yet, so why am I showing the Christmas ornaments in the collage above?

Well, something I saw the other day brought me back to over fifty-five years ago and something I used to love to do.  It was called "paint by number" and I think I created my first masterpiece, if you can call it that, when I was 8 or so.  I think it was a kit from Craft Works.

I don't remember what the picture was - probably an animal or landscape.  What I do remember was I loved it even though I wasn't very good at it.  Of course, my parents thought it was great or so they said.

I'm sure, like all parents, they were trying to encourage me to continue trying.  "If at first you don't succeed, try try again! Right?"

So, what did I see that stirred this memory?  Well, it was an ad for a paint by number website that sells paint by number kits.

But, what really intrigued me was they offered an on demand paint by number kit.  Basically, you upload or send them one of your favorite pictures and they create a kit for you which includes the acrylic paints, numbered linen canvas, and brushes to create your paint by number picture.  How fun would that be?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Coloring Pages Art & Printables For Adults Pinterest Board



I absolutely loved coloring as a child.   After all who doesn't remember coloring as a child and how relaxing it was. I could spend hours on end just coloring away.


So, of course, it should come as no surprise that I would create some free coloring pages for kids.  Plenty of pages with coloring activities for you and your children to enjoy coloring together or to keep them occupied for days on end.

But, coloring pages aren't just for kids anymore.  Adult coloring pages became all the rage back in 2016 as a way for adults to relax and relieve stress.  Well, like any rage, the availability of free and paid coloring books just grew and grew.   Everyone was creating coloring pages from artists to museums to publishers and coloring supply companies.


And, like any rage creativity took over when coloring someone else's pages became coloring your own designs and the creations of your own beautiful art journals.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

DIY Face Mask Kits From Spoonflower



Spoonflower launched a new product yesterday (5/5/2020) -  DIY Mask Kit for everyone who wants to make fabric masks during these pandemic times.

I am glad that Spoonflower did this as their kit will allow more people to easily sew fabric masks based on their easy to use fabric template.  Plus, it will allow them to create masks with some of my unique and whimsical custom fabric designs on them, like the one shown below which has my "Let's Dance!" blue footed booby of the Galapagos design:


According to Spoonflower There is a huge demand and need to support our communities in safe ways as social distancing measures are eased. We want to make it as simple as possible for our customers to participate in the safety measure of wearing a mask. 

Also, according to Spoonflower: The coronavirus pandemic has seen the world transition into making and wearing fabric masks, as recommended by the CDC and many governments, so we jumped into action to serve this need by creating masks that help you take precautions in public settings, while allowing you to express yourself with any design you like.

DIY Face Mask Kit

Spoonflower DIY Face Mask Kit Product Details, Instructions, and Disclaimers:

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Primitive Scarecrow Ornaments Free E-Patterns 3 in 1 Combo Free E-Pattern


Fall is one of my favorite seasons for decorating as I love making all sorts of items to decorate my home.  If you love the Fall and love decorating then you're going to love our “Scare Me Dazed!, Scare Me Happy! and Scare Me Melancholy” primitive scarecrow ornaments 3 in 1 combo e-pattern.

Three adorable Fall scarecrows in one pattern.  How much fun is that?

Our trio of scarecrows are three brothers: "Scare Me Happy!", "Scare Me Dazed!", and "Scare Me Melancholy!"

"Scare Me Happy!" is the youngest of the 3 "Scarecrow" brothers and he is happy, indeed! Being the baby of the family might account for his being so happy! One of his older brothers is "Scare Me Dazed!" and he's always in a fog and the other brother is "Scare Me Melancholy!" and he's always - well, melancholy!

I hope you enjoy making your scarecrow brothers.

Saturday, May 02, 2020

Victorian Books Collage Sheets For Crafts Free E-Book



As you know from my previous posts in thinking about some of the crafts projects I wanted to do this summer and fall I thought about all the Victorian images I had created and thought it would be nice to offer two free e-books with printable collage sheets that could be used for scrapbook, mixed media, collage, decoupage and other paper crafts.

There were a LOT of images to choose from so I decided to start with the Victorian book related images and separated these into two categories for two e-books: 1) Harper's Young People Books Illustrations and Sayings For Crafts Free E-Book, and 2) Victorian Books Collage Sheets For Scrapbook Free E-Book.  

In the first e-book the images are the actual Harper's Young People Books illustrations with the backgrounds removed.  In the second e-book the images are several on my Victorian books toile designs in the blue, burgundy, brown, and black/white colorized versions.

My previous post contained links to the first e-book.  My second e-book contains contains eleven individual 8 1/2" by 11" Victorian toile book collage sheets.

Friday, May 01, 2020

Harper's Young People Books Illustrations and Sayings For Crafts Free E-Book

Some of the mixed media projects I created this past summer required quite a bit of old book papers for collage purposes.  So much so I ran out of the book pages.  Truth be told it wasn't the projects themselves that used up the paper it was the number of projects I was creating..... lol

Mixed media, collage and decoupage crafts use a LOT of paper containing pictures, illustrations, graphics, words, ephemera, etc.  and I am always on the lookout for papers of this nature.  In thinking about some of the crafts projects I wanted to do this summer and fall I decided that some of the Harper's Young People Illustrations from the old book I had would be perfect.