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The Princess Frog and the Jester

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These frames are perfect for my frogs ~  fancy, ornate, maybe a tad too much?  I don't care.  Today I love them. Tomorrow ~ who knows?

Anthropomorphized Frogs - the Princess and the Jester

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The Princess Frog and the Jester
The Blender Pencil works miracles.  Filled all the divots, looks much better. Background complete. Now I need to find the perfect frame,  these royal characters deserve the best!

Anthropomorphized Frogs - the Princess and the Jester

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The Princess Frog and the Jester
My new "Colored Pencil Paper" is different, not awful, just different. The color does not fill the toothy divots. I'm hoping the blending  pencil will do the trick.
I've also decided these portraits  need a background. Lots of penciling to do!

Anthropomorphized Frogs - the Princess and the Jester

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The Princess and the Jester Colored pencils -  one of my favorite mediums. I purchased some new paper specifically for colored pencils. I normally use Bristol which  is very smooth. This new paper has more  tooth than I'm used to. So I choose a subject matter that warrants my blind jump into new territory.

Art Journal Collage

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C O L L A G E
Wonderful medium ~  collage Versatile Inventive Resourceful
The Art Journal  - your art journal -  can benefit from collage.
These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 
I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera  that I have accumulated over the years. 
I've collaged color copies of my own art,  images from magazines, tags, buttons,  motivational words that I love.  Anything is fair game.
The hinges in the center of the page  are color copies from a catalog.  But they look real don't they?




Collage and Greeting Cards

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C O L L A G E
Wonderful medium ~  collage Versatile Inventive Resourceful
I've made these little 8 x 10" collagse specifically for greeting cards. The background of the collage starts with a canvas board, pages from  old books, hymnals, and stamped with acrylic paint.
Because they are small, I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera  that I have accumulated over the years. The colorful border at  the bottom  is collaged fabric, also saved scraps.
Once I am satisfied with the collage, I scan it to my computer and  add the text. I save the collage and text as a JPEG file and send it to an  on-line company to make a 4 x 6" photo print.
Double sided tape is the secret ingredient.  I tape the photo print to a blank purchased card with matching envelope.  The photo prints are the perfect option for me, since  I do not own a professional color printer.


Collage and Greeting Cards

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C O L L A G E
Wonderful medium ~  collage Versatile Inventive Resourceful
I've made these little 8 x 10" collages specifically for greeting cards. The background of the collage starts with a canvas board, pages from  old books, hymnals, and stamped with acrylic paint.
Because they are small, I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera  that I have accumulated over the years. The colorful border at  the bottom  is collaged fabric, also saved scraps.
The blue birds were a resident of my sketchbook.  I trimmed the extra paper and collaged them here.
Once I am satisfied with the collage, I scan it to my computer and  add the text. I save the collage and text as a JPEG file and send it to an  on-line company to make a 4 x 6" photo print.
Double sided tape is the secret ingredient.  I tape the photo print to a blank purchased card with matching envelope.  The photo prints are the perfect option for me, since  I do not own a professional color printer.