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Playing in my journal

On Sunday I treated myself to a few hours of play in my art journal… here is the result.

I videoed the process which you can check out on YouTube. It really wasn’t going to plan at one point with the page disintegrating but I pulled it back from the brink and happy with the results.

Love the bright colours and fun textures I achieved and most of all enjoyed playing with paint and paper.

Love love love playing with no agenda.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Paperartsy box challenge

So the challenge over at Paperartsy blogthis week is boxes! So I have been playing with box cards but this time decided to actually decorate a box. And I filmed it… here is the link to YouTube.

Here are the final shots in daylight to show the colours better.

I adore this colour palette and am happy with how it turned out… perfect for my 52 cards challenge collection.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Rebecca’s envelope journal continued

So continuing from yesterday’s art journal page I have one of the other pieces I made which is for the back of the piece…

The rule that Rebecca had was that I should choose colours in opposition to the page before it … well I had navy and black on the page before and so I went orange and brown for my page to face.

I actually painted this onto a separate piece of patterned paper and stuck it to the page afterwards (which I had edged in black gesso).

The page itself has lots of layers of fresco finish paints … buff, mahogany, cheesecake, autumn fire and mermaid to name but a few! It then has stamping in archival and distress oxides and some embossing with clear emboss. The main image is the Darcy seed flower which I stamped in versamark and then used the Seth Apter baked texture embossing powder. I also added shading to it with a big brush pen and some white highlights using a white paint sharpie.

The bottom of the page I added two layers of the baked texture embossing powder and one of the clear emboss to create some ground.

I then added the Tim Holtz stickers that spoke to me.

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PATWITS circle journal for Rebecca

Rebecca’s envelope journal was a strange but wonderful construction and she had not bound the pages which made this a lot easier to work on.

I actually videoed the process so here is the link to that.

And the page…

I had no plan before I started but wanted a page with lots of texture… and of course my medium of choice recently… Brushos!

I then decided it was the perfect canvas for Darcy’s new stamps.

What I didn’t show on the video was the stitching I did to frame the piece using the sewing machine. I used a couple of different colour threads and different types of stitches.

Also after the page was finished I had to do the flaps that fold in… so I chose to stick to the Darcy stamps but chose an older set and did some basic painting to make them contrast but work with the art on the inside.

There was also the front and back to be done… but that will have to be for another blog post.

Hope Rebecca likes the whimsical gentle page I did for her.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Next circle journal page

I had to do the other side of the journal page that I shared yesterday and chose a completely different colour scheme.

I chose to cover even less of the background with paint and instead layered up some papers and washi tape to create the main base and then added some paints to it. I also added rub ons and some doodles.

Then I assembled lots of layers for under the main image of the Darcy heart.

I chose to use some neon pink painted card and some alcohol ink coloured vellum along with some copper thread. I heat embossed the heart onto some painted paper and then added gold pen around the edge to give it a gilded look.

This more junk journal approach really spoke to me when I made it… and contrasted lots to the previous page.

I also have a little extra for Hazel as I made a little piece for inside the envelope too…

This is again very different from the other pages. I really wanted to play with the Chunky Rust embossing powder from Seth Apter. This gave me the perfect opportunity.

First I created an earthy and rustic backgroynd with paints and stamping. Then I added the lino print style house onto another piece of painted paper.

I then took a piece of card and added lots of layers of the rust embossing on it. I also added more of it to the panel in a more organic way around the edges. Love how this looks.

So overall three very different pieces of art for Hazel in her cool journal.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Painty engagement card

I made an engagement card for my friends who recently got engaged so I chose to make a purple painty card!

I then embossed a Darcy heart stamp and then added some stamping to a panel I cut from the background with engagement type stamps.

I added a sentiment to some pink cardstock and then mounted the panel on the same cardstock.

So as the painty background was quite busy I kept the rest of the design quite simple.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Deb’s Patwits circle journalĀ 

Hello there

I have another circle journal page to share for the Patwits envelope journal. This time it is Deborah’s journal and her construction is similar to mine but bigger! 

I decided to go all Teesha Moore style. I started with painting the envelope with the Bora Bora paint.
I then cut a piece of paper to the size of envelope (not the base where it opens) and added a base of Autumn fire Paperartsy fresco finish paint and then added all the magazine collage papers.  I then added stamping to them using a mix of number and word stamps from my Hot Picks stamp sets. 

I then stamped the queen stamp onto some paper I had coloured with Paperartsy fresco finish paint. I then added that to the envelope and added black paint for the borders and then some doodling and the sentiment.  I used white paint pen to add the dots. 

I then added some dots through the stencil for the inside part of the envelope still visible as it needed some pattern too!

Next I decorated a tag to peek out of the envelope.  The envelope is partly sealed which means it fits perfectly in the gap and sits in the middle! 

I decorated both sides … but the back gas a message for Debs so only showing the front of the tag here…

I used brushos and distress stains to add colour and then black paint through a stencil to add the zig zags.  Then I used gesso to mute a bit of the colour and pattern and added Darcy’s feather stamp and gilded it with the gilding flakes.

I added the tiny dots to add some interest to the left hand zig zags and then stamped the sentiment from the same Darcy stamp set onto a scrap of paper I had stamped a background onto with Distress oxide. I cut that out and added that on the top. 

And a sneak peek of the other side of the tag…  I used distress oxides and another Paperartsy stamp set to create this autumnal leaf tag! I stamped the leaves with a mix of archival inks to make it a red and brown leaf and then clear embossed… I love my stamp platform for making these techniques so easy!

So there you go… another Patwits circle journal page complete. I hope Debs likes my experimental Teesha Moore style page.

Happy crafting!

Catherine