Pamphlet Stitched Journal with Collaged Cover

By Janet Hickey / July 18, 2014

If the Focus Book workshop finishes early we’re going to make this journal structure… Pamphlet Stitched Journal with Collaged Cover Design Considerations: I wanted a journal structure that used supplies most folks would have on hand and involved minimal, if any, sewing.  It should be easy to assemble and easy to decorate (I, however, couldn’t stand…

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Bookmark Shader

Shading and Blending Pencil lines with a Clay Shaper

By Janet Hickey / June 17, 2014

Shading and Blending Pencil lines with a Clay Shaper I watched a YouTube video on working with colored pencils last week.  The artist (sorry I didn’t make note of the artist) used a Clay Shaper to shade her graphite pencil lines.  It’s been on my mind and I needed to give this technique a try…

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Vintage Maytag Ad

By Janet Hickey / May 12, 2014

Vintage Maytag Ad I LOVE library book sales.   I find the most interesting books that would have never come my way had I not gone to the book sale. At a recent library book sale I purchased the book Wuthering Heights, printed in 1943 (stunningly illustrated with wood engravings by Fritz Eichenberg).  Folded up…

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The Past IS My Present

By Janet Hickey / April 24, 2012

Another one of my gifts (to myself 😉 was a weekend art class… A serendipitous search of the Internet led me to a weekend class being taught by Sandy Webster (www.sandywebster.com) only 1 1/2 hrs away from my home at The Creative Arts Center in Dalton, GA.          “Building Boxes:  Creative Spaces for Small Collections”    Two…

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