, Baked Texture embossing powder, Deco art fluid acrylics

52 mixed media cards week 9 … home sweet home

When I saw the challenge prompt this week I knew I was going to be using the chipboard shape I got off Hazel for her circle journal. So I grabbed some bits from the box and made this card …

And of course I stuck the video on …

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Enjoy watching the process.

Happy crafting!

Catherine, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Treasure Gold

Two ATCs from the scraps 232 and 233!

Today I’ve got another video for you … this time of two ATCs I made this weekend from scraps and gifted punched papers.

Check out the process video here… 

… and the finished articles which I love are here. Particularly love the treasure gold shine against the mahogany and Green Patina paints. Scrummy!

Also love the turretted castle stamp from … Particularly when stamped on ombre paper like this. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Masks/Stencils, Tap tap tap, Timeless Textures

Catching up in my Paperartsy journal

I’ve been a little delayed in keeping up with the Paperartsy challenges but finally caught up this weekend.

Tonight I am sharing the ‘our house’ themed page.  I struggled with this but got there eventually.


The background is scrap bits of paper and cardstock off the desk glued down and then gesso over the top. Then I added texture paste through a brick wall stencil across the bottom. And then the word dream across the top.

Once it was dry I added distress stains with ground espresso at the bottom, abandoned coral over the dream and then Mermaid Lagoon for the left hand side. I let it drip for a bit and settle in places and then patted it dry to keep a more subtle colour.

Then I got stuck.

I finally settled on some art journey stamps which are Dutch houses… always a favourite place of mine… and stamped these onto tissue paper and then adhered them along the bottom. As usual I was slightly heavy handed in places but mainly they were ok.

I finished off the page with some random stamping using Tap Tap Tap stamps and Timeless Textures and the word stamps from the art journey set.

Pleased with the end result on this… Finally got there!

Happy crafting!

Catherine, Canvas and Mixed Media art

Playing with black white space

Tonight I decided to do a journal page in my Paperartsy challenge journal which is actually in time for joining in with the challenge.  I decided to flip the white space on its head and do black space instead.  Why? Just because I fancied starting with black gesso and not the usual white.

My pages in the moleskine are starting to get pretty wrinkly now so have to get quite a layer down regardless of what my plan is.


Here it is all wet and shiny…


And dry and matt!

Now what to do with it?

Started with finger painting some white gesso circles… then added some distress crayon.
This was just before I smudged it with water. I ended up with several layers of colour keeping to blues and greens with just a touch of yellow.


Decided to add some stamping in the circles and as I looked through my baskets of stamps I found the ones from Art Journey and knew I wanted to use them to create little peepholes into cities…
So I used just parts of the stamps to create the peepholes and then added the rough outlining with the Indian ink and a paintbrush. I chose the biggest circle for the sentiment.

Next I grabbed a white acrylic pen and added more doodling.
And finally added the splats of white gesso and the theme in the bottom left again in the white acrylic marker.

This was such a simple page to achieve a fab and fun result using partial stamping and keeping significant parts of the page as white (black) space.

You should also go and see what the fab dt have been upto with white space over at the Paperartsy blog.

Happy crafting!