Sunday, 18 September 2016

PaperArtsy 2016 Topic 17: Making Marks

I'm here with a short blog post about the latest journal page in my PaperArtsy challenge journal. This week's challenge is about Making Marks.

Friday, 9 September 2016

PaperArtsy Topics #11, #12 and #15

As you might have noticed, I missed a few PaperArtsy topics:
I skipped the first two because I was going through a bit of a creative crisis and was utterly uninspired. I didn't post the last one because I thought it was Saturday, and missed the Sunday evening deadline.

Our House
My town has a distinctive red brick architecture. So I started with a red-brick background of sorts. I got the "Home Sweet Home" stamp as a freebie and I love it!

And then the skyscrapers happened. Not exactly sure how, but there they were.

Because I don't sew, I was considering altering a tote bag or something along these lines. In the end, I decided to use ribbons.

I glued down some ribbons and I went over the page with gesso. Then I added some inks.

Finally, I added the flowers. I stamped them with white ink on black cardstock. But the ink wouldn't dry, so I put some transparent embossing ink over it - and I really like the result.

This monochrome layout was inspired by Florence Adam's blog post. I stamped the background using some Ellen Vargo stamps. And I also had a new stencil to test.

Then I added a bit of colour - some JOFY flowers and Lynne Perrella's lady

Finally, I handwritten the quote using yellow paint pen.

... and now I can focus on the next theme!


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Documented Life Project™ 2016: JULY

I can't believe it's already August. I'm here with a recap of the July pages on my Documented Life Project journey.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

PaperArtsy 2016 Topic 14: Colour Mixing

I'm here with a quick journal page for the new PaperArtsy topic of Colour mixing.

I have plenty of colour wheels in my stash - I don't really use them when painting because I know the colour theory well from school and from my career of a graphic designer.
I had several "colour wheel" projects on my mind but this one seemed the best for the journal I'm using.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

PaperArtsy 2016 Topic 13: Paper Piecing

I'm back with another PaperArtsy challenge. I've missed a couple of the previous ones - my "real" life was getting in the way of my artsy life. But, almost unexpectedly, my muse returned for the Paper Piecing topic.

First, I made several gelli plate prints which I then stamped with various stamps.

Then I sketched my template for cutting and cut the gelli plate prints into pieces which I then reassembled back into the original layout.

I edged the pieces with black distress paint and also added dashed line along the edges in white ink.

Finally, I added some words and glued the layout into my kraft journal. 

This is one of my favourite techniques, you might have seen me doing it before ;-)

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Documented Life Project™ 2016: JUNE

I'm here with my June Documented Life Project pages. June's been a busy month for me, with less time (and energy) for painting. Summer is here officially, but this is my least favourite season because high temperatures don't agree with me. It's the season of little sleep and headaches...

extra page I painted this month