This section is devoted to doodling on a surface other than the normal variety of art paper or using mixed media
Image 112 is included in Quickies. It's drawn with oil
pastel on black card stock.
Image 113, simple as it may appear, got my creative juices
flowing. The doodle was done with a long brass shaving from
one of my husband's machining projects, and glued with
rubber cement to black cardstock.
I purchased a gold gel pen to doodle within the doodle, but after I started I changed my mind and just left it. Sometimes simplicity is more.
In Image 123 decided to try a doodle by using stencils to cut simple shapes from bright card stock. This doodle is also in the Doodle Design section showing the before and after the pen work. I did line work on the yellow heart with the red center, so replaced and left it alone.
Cutting out the stencil shapes is a little time consuming, but it's easy and is a form of doodling about anyone can do.
Image 195 is a yarn doodle attached with tacky glue.
Did something different with image 197. Drew the flower, then cut out and glued onto the paper. Also cut out the ribbon on green paper, but the green came out much lighter--meant to have it look like Christmas instead of tomato soup. :-)
The envelope front & back were made from a file folder. The bottom of the envelope is the fold of the folder. The sides were stitched on my sewing machine. I left a flap at the top to fold over and secure with an elastic cord and button. The stars were punched out, then the holes inked with a pen.
I made eight of these, all originals to contain the eight fabric kitten cards located in the card section HERE.
Although I did enjoy this project, I don't plan on making more originals. Each envelope took way too many hours so anyone who receives one of these cards and envelopes ought to consider themselves quite special. ;-)
I do, however, like the idea of making envelopes from a sturdy stock and sewing them on the machine. It was quite easy once I got the hang of it. I will continue to experiment.
Got the bug to decorate a paper plate. Image 207 would have been easier if the plate hadn't been plastic coated!
Image 211--Oh what a challenge! The ink bleeds into the fabric. Lots of work, but it turned out ok after all. Need to sew a fancy button in the middle of the heart.
Image 213. I used a fine point Sharpie instead of a fabric pen or the Micron artist pen and it worked better on the canvas. Still bled, but not near as much.
Working on fabric is so much different than paper and I'm still getting used to this medium.