Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: February 15, 2019
Hello! My name is Helene. I am a nemophilist🌲 living on Vancouver Island in Western Canada. I love the Pacific Northwest. I am happiest around nature, especially near a body of water or the damp ocean air. I am keen on camping, hiking, traveling, and of course, crafting...with tea or coffee. I am a mother of 2 wild beasts; ages 9&5. We keep chickens and bunnies on our urban lot so we are in a constant battle with one of the smartest and cutest (when they aren't walking) creatures, the raccoon! Worth the battle for the fresh eggs the chickens give us.
I really enjoy creating mixed media art pieces, usually on cardboard, cereal boxes, or canvas using a mix of materials from paint and ink using stencils and stamps to paper, photos, and found items. I love to layer 2 or 3 colours of paint or ink before I even think of a theme or what I am making. I make a lot of flip-books, artist trading cards and coins, inchies, handmade cards and postcards, smash book, art journals and mixed media art on canvas.
I would love to get deeper into assemblage and acrylic pouring techniques.
I love rich oppulant colours, and anything in metallic - deep dark reds, rich browns, oranges, blues, greens and purples. Mossy and inviting. I also love using silver, gold, and copper tones.
Some materials I use often in my craft includes but are never limited to:
textured paper and unique fibres
strips of lace and ribbon
brads of all shapes, sizes, and colours
old keys or key images
anything vintage or vintage looking
steampunk, Victorian, and space themes
suns, moons, and stars ☀️🌙⭐
homesteading images and pictures
nature themes and fairies, gnomes, fantasy, forest creatures, and folklore
trees, leaves, plants
dark, Hallowe'en, witchy, and spooky themes
nature worship, animism, paganism, "white magic", goddess worship, or druid themes or images
really sparkly paper
rubber stamped paper in all above themes
photography/imagery in all above themes
Woodblock or rubber stamps
Old photography or picture postcards
wood or wood like elements
anything for mixed media art making like artist trading cards, inchies, cards, smash books,paper art on wood/canvas/cardboard etc
Tim Holtz Ideology "Paperie Salvage Stickers", or more high end mixed media use style stickers for craft
nature themes and woodland animals
anything handmade, especially by you
letter paper, handmade/coloured patterned envelopes
!Some things I would not like. Thank you!
foam shapes or kid crafts
dollar store or kid stickers
I really REALLY don't want stickers
No religious or holiday stuff please (unless I have specifically joined a swap for it)
I am not a fan of childish stamps or images
Please do not send me stickers
I will not use princess or Disney stuff. I will not pass it on either (sorry) I do, however, use crown brads or images on atcs.
I am not interested in your current ephemera like yesterday's bus ticket, receipts, labels etc. It will likely just get recycled. Truly vintage or Tim Holtz style only please.
Here is a little about my daughter for any kid swaps we join!
-9 years old
-big animal lover
-enjoys dark humour (appropriate for her age)
-loves to draw people, animals, and made up creatures
-reads a lot of graphic novels
-enjoys keeping a journal and making notes or lists
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