Sneak Peak

I needed a jump-start (remember my last post…rest or PUSH!) and decided to join another yahoo group, Arttechniques (put your hands up if you belong to at least 5 of them).  I joined their new Fat Book technique swap and finally had a brainstorm of an idea or two to use. In this swap you only have to do one 4×4 inch sample of your particular technique. No probs right?

And the catch is you say……weeeeelllllllll (as Lucille Ball used to say to Ricky) —– you have to make one for everyone participating in the swap! That magic number ……………118……so far.


Yeh, I have to make one hundred eighteen, 4×4 inch samples of my technique. Now you understand why this is such a good jump-start for me. Obviously I need to test my mettle, right?

All kidding aside, I’m really looking forward to this. Who wouldn’t? The prize at the end is………..I get 117 of them back! And ALL will be different. My mixed-media repertoire of techniques will grow. I can’t wait to get that nice surprise in the mail next year.

The cool thing about this swap is how you choose your technique. It must incorporate a homemade, inexpensive or recycled art supply. So here is a sneak peak at the beginning of what I’ve been working on.  Bet ya can’t guess.


Okay, here’s a challenge. Tell me exactly what my technique uses and how I’m doing it and you will be in the running for surprise gift from me (no cheating, those who know what I’m doing). Let’s say we give it a week and see what the guesses are. I’m tickled about this one…hee hee.

See ya next time “In the Hayloft”,


7 Responses to Sneak Peak

  1. Judy says:

    ROFLOL…..okay, I’ll be quiet! LOL

  2. Kristin says:

    Hmmm … maybe the inside of potato chip bags or of an aluminum can?

  3. Timaree says:

    It looks like crumpled, antiqued foil. If it isn’t, it will be fun to learn what it is!

  4. gracehowes says:

    Nope, not it so far but I like your answers. Keep guessing.

  5. Aluminum foil, crumpled and treated with Golden GAC 200 and acrylic paints OR a brown paper bag, crumpled and attached to paper with fusible web & then painted/antiqued. BTW, don’t contact me through the email on the website. It’s not working. I’m on the same Yahoo group as you so if I win, you can reach me there. Ha, ha… that’s likely…..

  6. kathleen says:

    It is crumpled paper spread with embossing pad; then sprinkled with embossing pwdr
    heated. You may have also added a glimmer mist or something similar prior to crumpling the paper for added color.

  7. Lisa C says:

    Hmmm. How fun! It looks like a crumpled something… if it’s not foil then maybe crumpled painted paper (like a paper bag) then the peaks sanded with sandpaper to stress it? Whatever it is, I can’t wait to get a little piece of it! Here I am…rolling rolling rolling my little paper beads. Let’s see… 120 people times 3 beads each… is alot of rolling! Gonna be fun!

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