Prepping for art journal class

Tonight I have 8 lovelies joining me for what we hope to be a regular art journal/mixed media session. Each time we will play with a new media or technique. Last time was about Dylusions and promarkers. This time gelli plate acrylic paint prints and watercolour pencils.

I had promised butterflies … specifically for Alison … but also because I know a number of the class participants already have the gorgeous Swallowtail SU stamp so I thought a watercolour pencil type finish with this stamp was a good way of using it.

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Sample one was purples and pinks and blues.

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Sample two was blues and yellows.

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Sample three reds, yellows and oranges.

On all of them the base is made up of a window effect using different prints with the same paint colours. Then the
Swallowtail is stamped on a ghost print and then watercolour pencil added, water used to blend. Then on all three definition added with shading and edges doodled. I particularly like the one I put in the frame. I added some faux stitching on each of the panels and love the freshness of the colours.

Hopefully the ladies will find some inspiration from this … can’t wait to see what colours and different pages everyone makes. I’m giving them a couple of stencils and a selection of colours to choose their own versions… can’t wait to see what they come up with!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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