Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Whats On Your Workdesk? Wednesday: Desk of hearts

Working on hearts for an art journal spread.  I pushed the journal along with a postcard out of the way to keep from getting unwanted gel on it..  The decoupage and napkin are waiting to be incorporated in the journal spread. Pushed behind the journal are the paints I plan to use.  Most of them distress paints which I seemed to have gravitated to and a favorite, Golden's quinacridone magenta..  It matches the napkin perfectly. To the right, half out of the photo is a completed mixed media piece I finished and shared HERE.

I used the glass bead gel and a catalyst on the hearts. 

Finally got around to changing my underpaper.  And Shoshi,  I don't throw it away, I use it to wrap mail boxes.  Because it's freezer paper  it has a plastic-like coating on the opposite side which makes it difficult to use for much of anything.  It doesn't glue down well in art journals.

Lastly, two post cards I made using quotes from the Seize the Day desk calendar.  I love the pages and hate throwing them away so I try to incorporate them into my art.

Joining up with What’sonYour Workdesk? Wednesday where desk snooping is not only allowed but all part of the fun!


  1. Both postcards are beautiful and I am looking forward to the desk project as well!
    Happy rest of the week Diane!
    oxo Susi

  2. Great use of the calender pages. They are inspirational quotes too. Happy WOYWW Sarah #29

  3. Ah wonderful indeed, do love your two offerings with stampings, am sure the hearts will look lovely with the gorgeous colour you've chosen to paint them.
    Happy WOYWW,
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x 8

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  4. I love how you reuse items in your projects....the results are perfect . Have a great week.
    Annie x #13

  5. I LOVE maya angelou...and your principle of recycling everything in some way, Dx #32

  6. Beautiful postcards. Love seeing your art work and how you incorporate different things into it.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #36

  7. What fun...I love hearts in my crafts. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #40

  8. Love the postcards -I also LOVE Maya. Thanks for your earlier visit - have a great week . Soojay 7

  9. Nice thinking of you cards! I have to make one for a friend this week. I think your journal page will be awesome - looking forward to seeing it finished! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #43

  10. love your pages, and the glass bead gel!

  11. Hi Diane, love the idea of using calendar quotes like that, I'm pretty sure that I have one of those in my craft room somewhere I kept for this purpose! Have no idea where it is though,lol. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #11 xxx

  12. gorgeous hearts, great texture! don't hold your breath to see the butterflies used, I may just hoard them!! thanks for visiting. Helen #1

  13. Lovely textures on those hearts! I've never tried glass beads before, but I thought about mixing microbeads into soft gel - I reckon that would have a similar effect! Enjoy your week! zsuzsa #30

    1. I've used both, Zsuzsa - the glass bead gel is just more convenient. It looks absolutely stunning applied one bead thick onto silver mirror card - it absolutely shimmers!


  14. It's so lovely to see you on WOYWW again Diane! Those hearts work really well and im super-impressed with your recycling efforts. Good for you!!
    Hugs, LLJ 4 xxxx

  15. Love the postcards, an idea for me as I belong to post #2

  16. What fabulous stuff on your desk this week, Diane! I love the texture on the hearts with the glass bead gel (love that stuff!) and can't wait to see how that project develops. Your cards are stunning - what a great idea to save the inspirational quotes from a calendar. I have never been a fan of washi tape but I simply love what you've done with it - it has really incorporated into the designs and made lovely frames for the quotes. Really great work! I'm so glad you don't throw away your scratch paper and that it does get used - I've never used freezer paper for that, just ordinary A3 card or paper (not brilliant quality but it does the job).

    Thank you for your lovely comment - it will be a while before I get round to using the false nails and I don't think anyone would guess what I'm going to do with them haha!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #41

  17. Your postcards are lovely. Have you heard of It's a fab way to send and receive postcards from all over the world. I've had a lot of fun sending some of my art out that way. Thanks for sharing and have a great week - EmbroidRage #5 x

  18. Ooh I love a bit of texture and nice postcards too.

  19. Hi Diane. A bit late getting round the desks this week. Your hearts are looking great. I've just started to play with art journalling, so might have to pick your brain. Gorgeous cards too. The green bottle on my desk is my water jar. It's a jam jar that's been powertexed and painted.
    Hope you've had a good week.
    Hugs Lisax #26


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