Tuesday, September 30, 2014

3rd ACEO art in new garden series on old handwritten ledger paper

This is my third in my new garden series ACEO (2.5x3.5") pen and wash (ink and watercolor) sketch/paintings.

Topped with some white gesso, this little pleasant garden scene with birdhouse "Bird Station" - making a very pleasant garden vista, all on top of an old ledger paper from 1887 - some of the old original handwriting can still be seen. I love gardens that have other elements in them. This had an old weathered wooden stool, and a rusty enamel bowl on top. Set in the basin was a birdhouse. Behind it, the building's porch, overflowing with an abundance of blood-red roses, with irises and leafy plants in front. It certainly caught my eye.

Listed on eBay HERE: http://cgi.ebay.com/itm/291256524118

2nd ACEO in my new series - a gorgeous window box with a shuttered windown

This is the 2nd ACEO (2.5x3.5" - collectible art card size) from me in a series I am doing. Pen and wash - journal-style - watercolor with ink. This is an eye-catching window box of red geraniums putting on their spring-time show on a ledge in front of a divided window on a cedar shake house, that sports dual-panel shutters to complete the 'look'. Painted onto a handwritten ledger paper from 1887, and backed with cardstock.

Now on eBay - find it here ... http://www.ebay.com/itm/291254725571 - Jillian Crider 'artistjillian' - Thank you for looking. More coming soon ... I'm doing a 'series' - I am putting my studies of local gardens to good use! :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WIP: A journal for a young musician.

Working on this. It's a journal for a young musician. I'm rather pleased the way the cover turned out. I know I would enjoy this. It's a custom work for a friend.

A simple design, so that more can be added to by the recipient. Making some interior pages for it. Fun to do, made with love.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A new ACEO - a new series - gardens and flowers, unique, original painting.

A new ACEO from me. Original watercolor painting. Pen & wash journal-style garden arbor with Chinese lantern on a handwritten ledger paper from 1887. Beautiful back-lit garden.

Now on eBay - find it here ...  http://tinyurl.com/lg8bpkl - Jillian Crider 'artistjillian' - Thank you for looking. Look for some more - I'm doing a 'series'.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

NEW - Naked ATC / ACEO French typography advertising ephemera backgrounds - digital download.

Today's new digital download sheet in my Dreamy Papers Etsy store ...

Naked ACEO ATC French backgrounds digital collage sheets instant download art - great for jewelry display cards by DreamyPapers on Etsy. http://etsy.me/1oM5nwG by DreamyPapers, $3.50 Naked because they have nothing added - just scanned typography - mostly from Paris businesses. Vintage advertising art. Cards, tags, collage and altered art, or for art journals. Great ephemera. Probably from the 1800s.

Friday, September 12, 2014

I was inspired to make these. It's a new size for me. Collages in 1x2" rectangles (31 individual images) - to suit necklace pendants and all manner of projects - use in art journals, scrapbooking, ATCs, ACEOs, collages, glass slide jewelry, domino creations, altered arts and more.

Provided as an instant digital download from my 'DreamyPapers' shop on Etsy:

The theme is vintage flowers overlaid on a base of old handwritten paper from the late 1800s, with scrolls printed on this background and a vignette edging. Perfect inspiration for so many creative happenings.

It takes a long time to choose and make these pages, but end up loving the results myself, so I'm happy to give you the opportunity to use them in your projects and dreams.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Invitation: Monthly Artists' Reception Friday Sept. 5th 5-7pm Jacksonville, Oregon.


~ ~ ~ Invitation ~ ~ ~

Artists' Reception
~ ~ ~September ~ ~ ~
Friday 5th, 5pm-7pm.
~ ~ ~ Art Presence Art Center ~ ~ ~
(Museum grounds, old Children's Museum bldg) JACKSONVILLE, Oregon.
Please come. Support your local artists. Thank you!

Monday, September 01, 2014

Antique German book pages ephemera packs/bundles available.

I've put up some antique paper bundles on Etsy - great for art/craft projects. These are in old German font. From booklets printed late 1800s, early 1900s in the USA. Some have advertising which is interesting and unique. Great inspiration.

Ideas for using antique ephemera book pages for paper arts/crafts - ACEO, greeting cards, tags, art journals, scrapbooks and more. http://tinyurl.com/k7rqu6m  Dreamy Papers. Paper available on Etsy.

Details on how I made the projects, above, you'll find on my Dreamy Papers blog: http://dreamypapers.blogspot.com/