Saturday, March 29, 2008

Mini Canvas & Wood Journal

I had a bit of fun creating this mini canvas using the prompt "heaven" what quickly came to mind since it was morning was that a sip of a coffee latte would have been heaven! What can I say I was craving some caffeine at the time! I used an acrylic domino mounted on a mini canvas (1 1/2"x 2 1/2") and some fluffy white angel wings that I cut & adhered both to the canvas using crystal lacquer. I finished it off by displaying it on a mini easel. Check out my OTM Inspiration Blog to see how I created the Acrylic Domino.
Here's my finished wood journal from my art play-day with friends the other day. It took a completely different direction as I got the doodle bug, and couldn't stop myself! I first drilled holes around the opening and then colored it using my Color Mists . Once it was dry I used a white sailor pen and began drawing designs. I used some cotton dyed needlepoint thread and a piece of wire to stitch through the holes I'd drilled to create a pattern.

On the back side I used the Color Mists also and then used a stencil and chalk inks around the edges. I also went over the stencil design with the white sailor pen again.


  1. I don't drink coffee, but I fully understand the sentiment on your adorable mini-canvas. I really like that you used a domino. The journal covers are wonderful. I especially like the doodling. I'm going to have to get out the saylor pen that I got in my last order from you.


  2. Oh love the new canvas and the journals are fabulous!!! nice work as usual!!!! Always lov great eye candy!!! Hugs Linda

  3. Your journal came out great! I love the addition of the white ink!!!

  4. Ohhhh --- that wooden journal is terrific ... what a great idea with the string!

  5. I want a latte. LOL Beautiful work. The journals are great too. I love the crown and fun video to go with it. Looks like you all had a blast!


  6. Aileen,
    I love the thread weaving in your book window! Very cool idea!

  7. You know how much I love coffee. This is great. Love your wooden journal. Cool idea using string.

  8. Aileen, you are so kuhl! these wooden journals knock my jaw to the floor. YES! our beloved Lady Love Squared would not be complete without your part. Imagine 182 artisst to complete our doll. MAGIC! Thank you for shining so bright and for sharing more than your art with us. You eva need a 2" call, I'm there!
    love & blessings, Monica :)