Sunday, January 24, 2010

Painted and Screened Photo Albums

I have so much fun making my painted paper that I wanted to find more ways to use it! I decided to cover these small photo albums which are very good for recipes or to keep a photo journal of your art work to take along with you on shows. Cyndie Smith, a wonderful metalsmith who makes beautiful jewelry ( see her shop at: recently bought one of my photo albums to take with her to one of her shows!

I layer the paint using stencils, splatters, and silkscreen designs and try to create rich vibrant colors and designs. I use large sheets of paper and then cut out the sections that I want to use to cover my journals, photo albums, and file organizers. The smaller pieces are used for making my mini cards and I love the results (see these items at: .