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

The dragons eye on the journal cover also came from Etsy, from the Curious cogsmith eye&ref=sr_gallery_8

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.