Spirit of the Season

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Halloween is a time of fun with costumes and masks. This mixed media collage, Passage of Time, was created for a previous CHA showcase display, but does capture the essence of this season.

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The small mask in the collage was featured with other mask pins in Belle Armoire’s premiere issue. The larger polymer clay mask was created for this collage. Tiny crystals are embedded into the clay and were baked with the clay. The texture on the mask was created using rubber stamps.

My masks have been featured in Somerset Studio (and on the cover) and in art shows. They celebrate my Italian heritage.


Silk fabric is rubber stamped with gutta resist and allowed to dry. Premixed dyes are then randomly painted onto the silk. Once the silk is dried, it is ironed to set the dyes. The silk is rinsed in cold water and allowed to air dry. It is ironed once again. It is then torn in strips to use in the collage.



An old CD is covered with Alcohol Inks from Ranger Inks and then rubber stamped. Textured paint is used on the background of the collage.


Last week I took a break from paper crafting and created this heart necklace. While I like wearing silver, I wanted to use copper for the Halloween season. I’ll wear this when I go out to the Mexican Food Factory this week.

The fabric under necklace was created with rubber stamps by Stampers Anonymous



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