Art Alchemy paints, Artful Days Goodie Box, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Elenazinski stamps, Paperartsy Kim Dellow, PATWITS circle journal

PATWITS circle journal… for Linda

Today I get to share the journal page I made for Linda for the circle journal I am involved with. The rules of this were to decorate one side of the envelope, use Paperartsy products and to decorate the mini envelope somehow.

Well I made a video … it is speeded up to condense several sessions into one watchable video…. of the process I went through to make this… 

The way Linda had constructed her journal allowed me to add some embellishments from the Artful Days goodie box too so it is quite a 3D page… but her journal still closes nicely. 

Hopefully she likes it… And you enjoy the process video

Happy crafting! 


Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Paperartsy Hot Picks, PATWITS circle journal, Timeless Textures

Circle journal for Chris

Today I finally get to share what I made for Chris’ circle journal. She had made her journal using cardboard envelopes… so fab and very unlikely to fall apart with using mediums on them as they are nice and sturdy. She also had a fab idea of giving some prompts and the one I had for mine was to include numbers of different kinds on it. So I went to town with the numbers!

Here was the first layer I created.

I used plenty of soft and earthy colours of Fresco finish paints to create the background and then added stamped numbers from lots of different Paperartsy sets.

Then using an Andy Skinner stencil I added some iridescent medium. Then I left it to dry.

The next day I added some more paint to tone down the background a little and added some stencilling, splatters and marks with the edge of a credit card.

I must admit I still wasn’t sure what to so with this page next. I grabbed some paper that had an index from an atlas on it, ripped it and added distress oxide in fired brick and vintage photo and then the mojo started to work properly. Next thing I knew I had been sewing on the machine and by hand, stamping the main image. Stamping and embossing with frantage and I had this lovely sewing themed page.

The finishing touches were to add some Tim Holtz stickers (including some number ones) adding some inktense to them.

I am so pleased with how this ended up. I really had no idea where to go with it but it came together beautifully and I enjoyed making it immensely. Just hope Chris likes what I did.

Happy crafting!


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!


Brushos, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Clare Lloyd, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy Hot Picks, PATWITS circle journal, Washi tape, YouTube video

Replacement Patwits journal pages

Unfortunately one of our circle journals never made it back to its owner … and the lovely Chris who organises us all is without her journal. Some of us have made her pages to bind into a journal in the hope that it goes some way to replacing the lost artwork. 

Here is what I made… 

I added black gesso through the stencil, then some washi tape and then lots of bright brushos and added Matt medium to stabilise them. I love how this dragged some of the gesso across in streaks too. 

I then stamped onto separate panel the Hot Picks image and adhered that. Then stamped the sentiment below. I kept this page quite simple with just a little bit of gold pen accents.

The other side however was far more detailed and I’ve done this on YouTube so you can check out my process. 

However here is the finished page.

The whole process took several hours but I managed to get the video down to about 10 mins.

I was on a roll and thought why not make another page. 

I love paper piecing the Clare Lloyd girl. And the colours for this page really spoke to me.  The reverse side I have a different feel but with similar colours with the fun Lin Brown house stamp.

Happy crafting! 


Brushos, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy Hot Picks, PATWITS circle journal

The last Patwits circle journal round 2

Hello. One last journal spread to share with you in round two of the Patwits circle journal project. This time it is Claire’s fab house shaped journal. 

I started with layering down different papers. I used the Tim Holtz tissue wrap, book papers, washi tape and then some stamping too using Hot picks stamps.

Then I added gesso. This made the background more unified. 

I also added some stencilling using modelling paste but it’s not very clear on the picture above.  Might be clearer on the close up below.

Next it was time for colour and I chose to use my Brushos. I chose warm colours to start and then also added the Jofy flowers. 

More colour… This time I was more specific in adding colour to the flowers. Once it was dry I added doodling.

I turned the stencilled pieces into flowers and added some doodles flowers too. 

There are also some liquid pearl and some copper acrylic ink spots too to add some shine and shimmer. 

The quotes are Tim Holtz stickers and I thought they finished off the page nicely. 

So that’s my last spread in this round and soon it will be time for me to get mine back too. I can’t wait to see and stroke all the amazing artwork. And then … off we go with round number three. Exciting! 

Happy crafting! 


Brushos, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Hot Picks, PATWITS circle journal

PATWITS circle journal… Deborah’s turn

Another PATWITS circle journal to share today. This time it is Deborah’s hand shaped journal. 

As per usual I adored all the artwork in the pages already completed and felt overwhelmed and nervous about whether I could come close to matching their beauty. But I quickly threw the doubts to one side as they wouldn’t achieve anything and set to with the medium I felt like using at the time… Brushos. 

I chose ultramarine, purple, pressman blue and tried to keep them quite light to make sure I kept the dispersal patterns. 

Already I loved this. Next I attacked the page with stencils… and gesso and texture paste and ink. Again I love how this was shaping up.

The hand shaped made me grab a Paperartsy mini stamp for the right hand side and the numbers stencil too. Then I started to focus on the title.  I also started adding depth to the framing of the pages with plenty of inking.

the next step was more stamping and then doodling and mark making round shapes. I also added some depth to shapes and spots of colour using Inktense pencils.

I finished it off with the quite stickers and the stamped title. I made this over the course of several days.and was very happy with it. Should have remembered to get a better picture than this but it’s already off with the next person so this is the best I can do. 

Looking forward to receiving one more journal and then mine will be coming back to me. Such a lovely project to have been involved in. 

Happy crafting!


Art Alchemy paints, Canvas and Mixed Media art, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Paperartsy Lynne Perrella stamps, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, PATWITS circle journal

PATWITS circle journal… Marie’s journal pages

It’s been an age since I shared a circle journal page … so glad I can share this one. This is a really special one as although it’s a PATWITS circle journal… it is for one of my raggy doll sisters! The lovely Marie made a fab circle journal for us all to work in and the instructions were to do both sides of the page…. so here is my first side. I used a lot of different book print papers to add texture and pattern and then a mix of coral and autumn fire and terracotta and chalk fresco finish paint to do the background with some flicks of Bora Bora too. Then some iridescent medium through a heart stencil and lots of Darcy heart stamping and embossing. Then doodling and outlining and inking. The big heart I also gave a coat of the opal magic paint. Then found the he perfect quote for the page for Marie. 

Next is the reverse and this time I went a little different.  

I decided to do an ombre type background with the paints and then use the Lynne Perrella stamps as the main feature. I then grabbed the Darcy sentiment and some of the bits and pieces from the Artful Days goodie box to finish off. 

Love how incredibly different both sides are and that they both started with similar colours but went pastel for one and rich for the other. 

Hopefully Marie will like it too. 

Happy crafting!