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Easier Art Journaling

Dot and I both agree that we wished we had started our art journaling in a smaller book rather the the normal A4 size.

Feeling more comfortable with this A5 book because when starting something in the larger version my interest tends to wane before it is finished.  Where as with this one I can’t wait to finish.

Love the first page with all the sewing, stencilling and collaging but the second isn’t too shabby either … lol. 


Used the same colours on the second page but whereas the first has collaged layers the second is one flat layer.  Both are a nice contrast to each other.


Finally bought one of those small date stamps because when looking back at the pages I like to know when it was started.

Close up pick of those collaged layers.


Already started the next pages!!!


Blue Is Beautiful

Started this page a while back but because I caught Mr Nasty Cold have only just got around to finishing.

Have a few journalling books on the go, this one is the A4 size.


The photos below shows the first half of the two pages with a few added embellishments.


The second side I decided on no embellishments because I wanted to keep it uncluttered



Mixed Media Class

Seems ages since I have shown any class projects but today we are into the realm of mixed media again.  The girls are still a little out of their comfort zone when it comes to layering up their inks, paints, stencils, different molding pastes and gesso so the class was all about these items.

One layer cards look amazing … so much to see … so I showed them what mediums to start with for the base then we worked out from there to the beautiful Lotus Blossom stamp from Stampin Up.  Below is the finished card.

This is the card I made whilst showing them how to layer up but I used different colours and stamp.


Like Clockwork

 Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight have a terrific theme of  “Like Clockwork” which was picked by our very own Yvonne.

Thank you Alison … Words and Pictures … who chose our fabulous theme from last week

Made a canvas book for my FSC piece this fortnight, decorated the front with loads of clocks and covered two of the pages inside with yet more clocks.

A very easy book to make – just cut two sheets of A4 canvas in half, add a cover and stitch down the middle using a running back stitch.  The cover is corecard run through a clock mask which was then sanded away to reveal the clocks before inking.  With the same mask I added texture paste.

Stitching the middle works better than gluing plus I added a calico like fabric to the inside of the cover … purely for strengthening purposes.  Chose a cream material that was mostly plain but had a very bold flower pattern on it.

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The little stamped face was placed over a die of an alarm clock and the ornate mantle clock came from a Hero Arts set.

Kept the inside pages almost monochromatic because I am in love with browns and blacks at the moment.

The left hand side is the calico material and the right is the canvas.  Gave the canvas a coat of gesso before I did anything with it but the calico was worked on with nothing added.

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This shows the cream calico material on the back cover, how gorgeous is that flower?

I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.


Ensemble Of Elegance

Feeling more confident with the continuation of the journal so I started this page from scratch, mmmm might be using that book soon!!!

Sorry for the glare from the camera but after the Gesso layer and the Dylusions ink – Vibrant Turquoise I worked with an opalescent texture paint. Not only that but I painted with the Adirondack Dimensional PearlsStream (yep they watercolour) this matches the Dylusions ink beautifully. Not surprised one bit about the glare because the whole ensemble is very shiny … gorgeous. Another paint which I coloured with is the Martha Stewart acrylic satin called Jonqil.

Entering for the Crazy Amigo Challenge – Woman


Journey Of The Birds

Another page finished from my new venture into Art Journalling.

I loved the before but the after was so much fun to do. Printed the birds in black and white onto tissue paper then coloured in with acrylic paint and a Letraset 1.0 black pen, then shaded with my finger whilst still wet. Lots of shading with my finger on this page as I found it gave a better definition around the images. Stamped the large Vintage stamp from Artemio as a backdrop for the sentiment Joy Of Journey from Stampendous.

Had to use the frantage, plus whilst still hot did lots of finger dragging … must be something about getting my mits dirty!!! Blended a little Black Soot ink around the edges just to take away some of the whiteness.

The die cut background on the first page is a left over piece of grease proof paper.
It must have fallen onto the floor when I took out the original cardstock … used it to release the die easier on another project … but because it is as light as a feather, didn’t realise this had happened. Andrew found it and left on my desk. What can a girl do with such a flimsy piece but add to the background.

Hope you enjoy these pages, you can see the original post here.