Friday, April 25, 2014

Creating just to create - FUN.


Jill Vickers Copyright 2014

During the month of April I have been busy.  I have worked in my mixed-media journal, worked on an art magazine challenge piece and started back with my classes at New Hampshire Institute of Art.

In my art journaling, I created a new piece of mixed-media work.



Jill Vickers Copyright 2014I received a fancy napkin from my Mom, it has the birds on It - shown on the right hand side, which I used as part of the background.  I also used  some text papers and lined paper for the background.   I had an outline of the bird and a wooden flower and leaf that I painted, placed them together and ended with this look.  I like the way it turned out.
Jill Vickers Copyright 2014



 
Dia de los Meurtos Skull Challenge

Also during this month, I finished creating the piece for the art Dia de los Meurtos  inspired challenge that is with the magazine Cloth Paper Scissors, which I will submit into their contest to be published.   It is part of their Calaveras challenge entry, mixed-media skull; hopefully, it will be chosen for the challenge.  I enjoyed doing a little research to find out more about Dia de los Meurtos celebration, which is the celebration for the Day of the Dead.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Handmade Note-Books

Below is sample of the second level bookmaking class, The Bindings Make the Design; Handmade Books [Level 2] classes will be at AC Moore in Nashua, NH on May 6th [level 1] and May 20th [level2] 2014 at 6pm.  In the book-binding class you will learn the Coptic stitch and the running stitch. 

** If you missed the workshop, leave me a message and I will re-run the class. **
Jill Vickers - Copyright-2015

Jill Vickers - Copyright-2015

Jill Vickers - Copyright-2015


Come join me and learn to make a custom book.
All supplies can be bought at AC Moore.

** If you missed the workshop, leave me a message and I will re-run the class. **


Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Start of Making Books.


I have been making handmade books and altering them for a while; now I will be showing others how to begin the process in classes I will give at AC Moore in Nashua, NH.

In May, the book making I will be show how to create is a pocket tag journal, in accordion style; a watercolor sketchbook side-bound style book and a mini snake book tied with hemp cord.  Each will be unique to the papers, stamps and embellishments the creator uses.  The class will be on May 6th at 6pm; go to the Nashua AC Moore store to sign up and get a materials list. 

Below is sample of the Level 1 books.  The second level class will be posted soon.


Jill Vickers - Copyright-2015

Jill Vickers - Copyright-2015
Jill Vickers - Copyright-2015

Screen project. ... Fall Pumpkin instead.

I have wanted to start  another screen drawing, using the Neocolor II  crayons, yet with the fall season coming  I noticed one of my small p...