Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Curly wurly spiral journal

Yay! My latest *short* video for the Gel Press 'Print to Project' series is now available! In these videos I make lots of bright bright bright background papers, and then rip 'em up to make this cute little spiral journal. I had so much fun making this :-)

In case you are wondering and in case you want to play along, I got my spool from the Craftrange, Burnley *here*.

Here's part 1 of the video series, and part 2 will follow on Saturday. Thanks for watching!

Monday, 30 October 2017

It's pumpkin season!

Yay! It's pumpkin season!  And as it was my regular art journaling class at Art from the Heart this weekend I thought we should feature autumn pumpkins on our pages, using beautiful paint colours by Dina Wakley Media  (ooh, the Cheddar is a perfect Pumpkin colour!)

We used a variety of fabulous stamps and stencils by Carabelle Studio on our backgrounds (now stocked by Art from the Heart), and I also snuck in a Paper Artsy mini on the pumpkin itself.

We usually aim for two pages in a class, which gives us time to play with new techniques in the afternoon, so using similar techniques we created another page featuring Carabelle Studio.

Byee for now. Happy Halloween everyone!

Gel Press Part 2!

Here it is! Part two of my 'print to project' series for Gel Press. Thanks for watching :-)

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

More Gel Press printing videos!

Well it's definitely autumn now here in the UK. The nights are drawing in, the leaves are turning into a full range of beautiful reds, golds and yellows, and before long we'll be turning the cloaks back and welcoming winter. Yikes! But let's not think about that right now, and enjoy these glorious colours while we can!

It's my turn again to produce a video for Gel Press so I decided to have a play with the Gel Press Impressables plates  to create lots of lovely circles on my background.The Impressables have a texture already on the plate allowing to play with pattern, layer upon layer. It's fun!

And because it is autumn here I went for autumnal colours and a little leaf.

The video is in two parts as part of the Print to Project series, and part 2 will follow in a few days. You can see the video here. Thanks for watching!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Art journal pattern building.

Texture Cube by me! For Stampotique Originals
Everything Art no.6 by Paper Artsy
Marks by Natalie Kalbach
Text stamp by Carabelle Studios

So here's the latest page in my art journal, which is what I would call 'intense pattern building'. I love pattern, layers, colour ... and this page has all of those things.

The 'almost' quote is from a poem - The Summer Day by Mary Oliver. I say 'almost' quote because it is not quite as originally written:

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? 

After lots of paint layers, stencilling, stamping, splatting and doodling, I also added lots of Distress Crayon. Sometimes it is hard to know when to stop, but if I'm still enjoying it I keep going ;-)

I repeated the page in a class I was teaching at The Craftrange Burnley, but this time the colours came out quite differently!

I'll be teaching this page as part of an art journaling weekend I'm teaching at The Craft Box, Elsecar, so maybe I'll see you there?

Byee for now ....