Sunday, 29 November 2015

Whimsical animals

Last weekend I went to Harrogate with friends to have afternoon tea at Rudding park. This weekend it was a very different trip = a day at Art from the Heart for a class with Tracey Scott learning to draw and paint whimsical animals. I really enjoyed the day and here are the results

Friday, 27 November 2015

More Twisted sister circle journal pages

2 circle journals arrived together so here are my pages. I posted them off today. This round of journals is nearing the end now. I think I only have one more to do.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Ministry of Mixology

A very kind friend Pauline gave me her tickets to the Ministry of Mixology weekend recently. It was a fabulous weekend, 2 full days with workshops by Andy skinner and Michelle webb. We painted and glued all  day long!
Here are my projects.

I loved both of these projects. Both of them were very 3D. Andy's project is a very useful journal however and I still find it hard to believe that we just started with some pieces of chipboard and ended up with what definitely looks like rusty metal.
So very sincere thanks to Andy, Michelle, Pauline (for the tickets) and  to Di Oliver from That's Crafty for the organisation.
I think that kits for both projects will be available from That's Crafty in the near future.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Halloween Little Matchbox of Horror swap

I went to the sorting office this morning and was totally blown away to open my matchbox from Jaz. I love it, just so amazing. Thanks you so much Jaz

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Little matchbox swap

Although this was originally a halloween swap I reinterpreted the them and chose to base my matchbox book round dragons

the journal cover was made using crushed egg shells glued with gel medium and then painted

The box to send the project in
I decided to make a dragon to send with the book using a larger matchbox. Here he is, cuddling a flame. I found the pattern on Etsy dragon&ref=sr_gallery_2

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Sunday, 4 October 2015

More art journaling pages

These images were just crying out to be used. The background has lots of layers - scrapbooking paper, gesso, script, Chinese script, tissue paper, acrylic paint. Then collage, doodling,  neocolours

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Art journaling

Although it's a while since the last post it doesn't mean that I haven't been journaling. Here's a selection of recent work

Leaf prints

I recently spent 2 weeks in Cornwall on a solitary retreat.. The weather was wonderful and I spent a lot of time outside. I wondered whether I could do some leaf prints with limited art supplies.. I didn't have a gelli plate with me so I used  a non-stick craft sheet and a brayer. The results were variable but there were some I was pleased with

Another twisted sisters circle journal

The theme for  this journal was freak art. I finished a page on the background I was sent and then started another background for the next person to use.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Twisted sisters circle journal

Time to do my page in the next circle journal. The theme for this journal was a alphabet journal. I chose K for Kiss.

Here's my page

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Another junk journal

The pages from the latest junk journal swap recently arrived. This time I decided to bind the pages myself, combining them with some scrapbook papers,  Here is the resulting journal. I just need to add some paper beads and then I can start to complete the pages inside. I haven't taken photo of everything I received in the swap, but most of it is included in my journal.

This is the front cover. The spine is painted canvas

I love these pages with this wonderful french. I used adhesive fabric tape to reinforce along the spine

and of course the back cover.