Here is my art journalling page for Colour Me Positive.I took a long time to do the background as it has several layers. First I put tissue paper for texture, then a layer of gesso, then watercolour. I was going to put another layer of gesso and only leave a few patches showing, but decided to follow the prompt for bright colours. I used stencils for the letters. The hearts are stamped and coloured with markers, one is stitched in kantha stitch. The one in the top right hand corner was made with layers of fabric and paper collage, with top stitch.
Thursday, 4 February 2016
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
I thought you would like to see the contents of my
surprise birthday present package that came from
my sister-in-law last week.
I think these papers and "ephemera" will be very useful
for mixed media work. Keep a look out for them in my
tags and art journalling pages!
They are from vintagepaperroom.etsy.com
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
The theme for Tag Tuesday this week is Windows.
For my Windows tag I have made a New York
collage. I had the idea when a friend was
showing me a picture she was using for inspiration
of a cityscape. I remembered that I had fabric snippets
my husband brought me back from New York. (He is well
trained to pick up art and craft supplies when he is
travelling!) I don't think you can get more windows
I cut and trimmed the pieces of fabric and attached them
to pelmet vilene with Bonadweb. It was very fiddly to
do. The washi tape on the edge is to frame it, but it
didn't stick very well, I will have to redo it.
Friday, 22 January 2016
Here is my tag for Tag Tuesday.
For this week's Vegetables tag I used an image from Graphics Fairy for the gardening frame . I printed a Gelli plate background and collaged some vegetables from a Riverford paper bag, which I coloured in with Sharpies.
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Here are some photos of my crochet blanket, which I have finished. It is my first big crochet project. I am proud to have learned how to crochet over the past year, and now I can make blankets!
|Granny Square Blanket|
|Coco loves using my blanket|
Friday, 15 January 2016
The theme for Tag Tuesday this week is Ornate. I have used a Gelli print as background. The ornate watch is one I painted in my art class, using Twinkling H2Os. The original is in York Museum, a time piece made by Edward East in 1650, watchmaker to King Charles I and King Charles II. I added some scrolls.
Thursday, 14 January 2016
December 21, 2015
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