Tessa 6x6 Collage on Canvas

I made this collage on canvas last night. Background done with Portfolio Oil Pastels and Golden Acrylic paints. Image is from Paper Imagery Designs...WATCH for a grand opening May 1, 2008!!!!

George showed up for Tea Time today

And he even brought his own cup! Nice to have him stop by for a visit.

How I do my backgrounds...

As soon as I can I will post a tutorial on how I do them. Probably not until next week. But to start I use cereal boxes for my base. Yeah that is right, just cut up that box instead of throwing it away. Nothing like recycling the right way. We reuse it.

Then I cover it with a couple of coats of gesso. Let it dry. That's all I will tell you for now. It really simple and fun. There is one tool that is very expensive and only allowed 10 per person and that is of course your fingers. Yeah I am one of those. Why use a brush??? You have to go and wash it out all the time and dry it out before you can use it again. I just use my fingers and keep a little bowl of water to dip in to rinse off any paint or whatever I get on it. So much cheaper and easier to use! And I can't loose it on my desk! :) Like I do with most things on it.

Till the next time, Peace to you!


Let me introduce you to another new image from Paper Imagery Designs! Isn't she just a little doll!!!

Background created with paints, oil pastels and stamped images. Collage image from Paper Imagery Designs!

Only a couple of more weeks and you will be able to see them all! They have some wonderful new never seen before images just waiting for you to play with and create your own works of art!


Another new image coming from "Paper Imagery Designs" this is the O'Connor Family portrait of the children.