Monthly Archives: November 2013

More printing – this time with stencils



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Playing with Printmaking

So I have been looking at gelli plate printing blog posts and videos, and alternatives and decided to try a few alternatives out myself! I don’t want to fork out for a gelli plate and I don’t think I’ll have to. Here’s what I came up with!


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Autumn Treasures

Autumn Treasures

I read in a book how to dry plant material in the microwave and picked up some Japanese Maple leaves on the way home. I just had to use one on an art journal page so I combined it with lovely wallpaper samples and little cards I’ve had for ages and never known what to do with.

I really love….

….art journalling. I have just got into it and I wish I had done it years ago! I have done some more the last couple of days, but the photos didn’t come out very well so I’ll take some more in daylight 🙂

Stand Out From The Crowd – Art Journal Pages









For the second set of pages I have completed this weekend, I started with a very small piece of wallpaper sample I had left over from another page (which I have only actually done the background for). It gave me the idea from the colour scheme. I collaged a background of those colours and used a Manga wallpaper sample as the inspiration for the girl. I then decided the wording and added the ‘crowd’ in the background. Not deciding in advance what the end product would be means that the pages are totally different to what I would have come up with if I’d planned it all out in advance. It’s nice to just pick something inspiring and work a page around it!


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I’ve had a lovely weekend creating art journal pages. I have tried a new way method to how I usually work – making it up as I go along, rather than designing it all in advance. For these pages I added the word ‘rusty’ first and then added elements to it afterwards. I have blurred out a picture of some keys on the right-hand page as I had this in my scraps box and I think I may have found it on Google so I don’t want to upset anyone!

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