Canvas and Mixed Media art, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy Hot Picks, YouTube video

Playing in my journal… out of the box

Today I’m sharing a video of last weekends playtime in the craftroom. I had nothing in mind when I sat down to play other than I needed to do something with colour! And the result… well I’m very happy with the final page. The video doesn’t cover the doodling which I did the day after to allow for everything to dry properly.

Here is the link to the video. 

Hope you enjoy watching the page emerge. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art Alchemy paints, Badass Chick, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils, Promarkers, Letraset, Sizzix, Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap, Trish Latimer

A play in my journal – make a wish and sparkle

Another play in my Dylusions journal last weekend led to this spread….

I used a mixture of distress stain spray and distress oxides to create the background using stamps and stencils. As the colour was added over gesso it gave it a lovely pale and creamy texture.

I added the stamping of the circles from #badassartchick stamps across the bottom and then added some of the Tim Holtz tissue wrap in the centre of the two pages. I then added the swirly sizzix die cut and then the cute Trish Latimer fairy. I had coloured her with promarkers and then added the Art Alchemy Sparks paint to her wings and the star. I also splashed some of the sparks over the page to add the sparkle. 

I absolutely love the sketchy nature of this focal image against the washy nature of the background so super happy with this page.

And yes another creation for the Paperartsy challenge over on their blog for using Hybrid inks.
Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Butterfly basics, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Finnabair, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Tim Holtz

Spread your wings art journal page

Yes it is finally a none Christmas related post… it is mixed media art journaling time! And boy has it been a while since I did a page in my journal just for me! 

This is the full spread… And here are some close ups… 

I love these warm colours and all of the texture and pattern from using the pieces of patterned paper.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Canvas and Mixed Media art

Teesha Moore style art journal class with Tracy Scott

Yesterday I had a fab day over in Harrogate at AFTH at a Teesha Moore style artjournalling class led by Tracy Scott. It was such fun to create some very different style pages to my usual stuff.

I used my Dylusions square journal and chose pink and blue as my base colours. These look very bright in the picture but they are slightly more muted in real life. And after this coat of paint… It was magazine cutting and sticking happy time pretty much until the end of the session.

I took these photos at various stages of the layers.

And the discovery of focal images to use.

Then it was time to get pens out and start doodling.

I haven’t finished both pages yet but this is how I’ve left them.

As per usual I am not 100% happy with my writing but sure I can do something to fix that at some point and at a bit of a loss as to how to finish the one on the right. But again I will get there eventually I am sure!

A lovely day of being creative ad pushing myself out of my comfort zone in terms of style.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artful Days Goodie Box, Canvas and Mixed Media art, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, Treasure Gold

Paperartsy aqua challenge

It’s been a while since I joined in with the paperartsy challenge blog but when I saw the challenge was aqua I had to play along. 

I love all aqua based colours and whilst I didn’t have a clue what to make at first I decided to grab this jar shaped Wendy Vecchi Art Part from the stash and use this as the starting point and go wherever the muse sent me. 

Well I started with the Green Patina paint from Seth’s collection. Then crackle glaze and the lovely Mermaid as my aqua coat on top of it. I then chose one of the heart stamps from Darcy’s set and used Baltic Blue to stamp randomly on the background. 

Next I sanded it down to remove some of the mermaid and leave the Green Patina shining through and then added more of the Baltic Blue to the edge and in particular the lid of the jar. 

I then added some green metallic wax around the edge which is more of a teal than a green.  Then I chose an aqua coloured flower from the Artful Days goodie box and some green bakers twine to wrap round the top. 

Finally I finished it off with the little hand stamped sentiment of Jar of Hearts. 

Really happy with how this little play ended up. Not entirely sure what to do with it mind you… ahem! Ah well it was fun playing with it! Maybe I just stick a hook on the back and hang it up! 

Any ideas gratefully received. 

Now as for the Paperartsy challenge I was mainly inspired by the starting post with all the beautiful photos Darcy had selected for the theme… but I did also love seeing the bobbing bottles that Keren did on the blog. Just love that fun way she created water. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Canvas and Mixed Media art, Derwent Line painter pens, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gummiapan, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, PATWITS circle journal

PATWITS circle journal #3

Time for a new circle journal round to start and this time we are making journals where envelopes are the feature.

So here is my journal.  I used some cream envelopes which are 5×7 and stuck them together and then sewed it and added washi tape to the spines. 

I then added a cover from some kraft cardstock and glued the inside of the journal and the cover together. 

Then I set to on decorating the cover.   I used the fresco finish paints to lay down some colour and then added some stamping in the paint too.  Then I used a Paperartsy stencil to add some iridescent medium.  Then finally I added the title and the stickers. 

Then the inside page I went for a purple colour scheme. I also went a little Darcy heart crazy! Then inside the pocket created by the envelope I added a card onto the back of which I put my “rules” for the journal.

So my journal is off on a journey to other lovely artists for the next year. Looking forward to seeing what happens to it and to receiving and playing in the journals I get.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Artful Days Goodie Box, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Gelatos, Faber Castell, Masks/Stencils, Seth Apter

Gelatos art… Create Joy

Today I am off to scale the heights of the trees in delamere forest with the princess and her bestie… wish me luck. I also have another YouTube video to share with you that I made on Friday and for a change it doesn’t have anything to do with Distress Oxides.

Instead the medium of choice was gelatos! 

I made a piece of art using some packaging as the base and then used gelatos and stash from the Artful Days goodie box from February.  

Here it is framed on the bookcase… complete with the curling brush I’ve just noticed! 

And pre framing an extreme closeup! 

And here it is in the light but in its frame!

Hope you manage to pop to my YouTube video to see the process. I really enjoyed this challenge.

Happy crafting!

Catherine