ABC outline alphabet, Canvas and Mixed Media art, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy

Art journalling session: Family

Tonight’s art journalling session theme is Family. A lovely topic to journal about and lots of ideas around for what could be used as a quote or image.

I decided for my sample tag to go down the technique route first as I wanted another go at crackle glaze as Darcy had taught us in Edinburgh and I hadn’t got round to trying again since.

I’m quite pleased with how the crackle turned out…

image

I also used the outline alphabet to stamp the word family in paint along the side of the tag. Once it was dry I then filled in the letters with a fine paint brush and the same paint so they would stand out more.

Next I took a Unity stamp which is a tree I love but rarely use. I stamped this also using the Baltic Blue paint. I also added the Baltic Blue to the edge of the tag.
image
Then I took a pearl paint and carefully painted each of the leaves. This provided a lovely translucent pearl effect to the leaves.
image

I also did a little splatter of the Bora Bora over the top as a finish and edged the tag again using the pearl paint on some cut and dry foam.
image

Absolutely love this effect of the crackle and the pearlescent paint. It looks fabulous.

In addition to this as a sample I also had a journal page I will share with you another time as it was started as part of the Use them or lose them challenges so it’s scheduled for in a week or so. Plus a canvas I made a few years ago which was themed family.

Looking forward to seeing how others interpret this challenge.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Later update… well it was a lovely night and we all made some brilliant pieces.
image

Mo made this fab canvas.
image
Karen got some amazing colour onto her page and now has a lot of leaves to cut out and stick on!

image
Kathie made this page … loving the quote and the patchwork hearts she made.
image

Kathie also did this lovely Brusho piece and look at the hand lettering!

image

I made this page for my junk journal. Love the watery background and despite my usual method of covering the entire space in colour I attempted to level some white space!
image
I also did this background demonstrating gelatos for Karen.

So a lovely night, plus a quick visit from Mara in the midst of it all. Just need to do some serious tidying up tomorrow!
image
This was only this table…. the other table and some stools are also covered in stuff! Oops! Ah well it shows we worked hard (and snacked hard thanks to Dave supplying the snacks!).

Happy crafting!

Catherine

ABC outline alphabet, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy

Clean journal page!

A quick and simple journal page to play with the gorgeous stamps my friend Darcy designed for Paperartsy. I just can’t get enough of them at the moment!

IMG_7241.JPG

I love the bright and modern look these flowers have, and decided not to put too much in the page in terms of decoration, it was more of a clean and simple page. Coloured using watercolour pencils and kept it quite light and fresh.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

ABC outline alphabet, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy

Eleanor’s birthday card

I have another card to share with you today … One I made over a month ago for the daughter of my cousin! I wanted it to be bright and bold… Because that suits Eleanor’s personality and so immediately went for my DARCY stamps, and in particular the heart flower she has designed from one of the latest sets.

IMG_7234.JPG

Aren’t they fab? I went for painting them with the SU inks and then also stamps the outline alpha down the one side for her name, and then on a separate piece the 2. The sentiment is from a really old Blonde Moments set which I stamped separately and doodled around. When I went to put it on the card blank I felt it needed a mount that matched, so I cut some cardstock a little bigger than the piece I had stamped, and then randomly stamped the flower part all over the edges, then washed the whole thing in the Melon mambo ink I had used as the main colour for the flowers. This made a perfectly coordinating mat.

I of course had to also decorate the envelope…

IMG_7235.JPG

Fun and funky for the gorgeous Eleanor!

Happy crafting!

Catherine