Blog Archives

Documented Life Projects Weeks 5-7

DLP weeks 5-7

Okay so I cheated a bit. This is DLP weeks 5-7. That covers the February theme: Layers You Will Love! and the weekly prompts:

week 5:  Art Challenge:  Under Paper (paper on your work table that gets all inky while you work)  Journal Prompt:  What Lies Beneath?

week 6: Art Challenge:  When Not To Stop  Journal Prompt:  “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough!” (Ooh)

week 7: Art Challenge:  Cover Up Good Stuff  Journal Prompt:  Going Undercover

So I might need to explain a bit! I used some gelli plate prints which were lovely (the good stuff, week 7) but were also only useful as a background really (under paper, week 5, I know stretching it a bit, but I ripped up the 2 prints into strips, so it really was from scraps). I layered and layered including the following materials: 2 gelli prints, Inktense blocks, gesso (multiple layers), patterned tissue paper, brayered on layers of acrylic, Possibly some distress stain (can’t remember), layers of embossing powder and obviously alphabet stamps. There were a few occasions when I wasn’t happy with it. So I just added more gesso and then more layers (week 6, when not to stop).

What I might do with the next one is to take photos/scans and show in stages how I did it. Let me know if you’d like to see that 🙂

 

Handmade Cog Embellishments

Handmade Cog Embellishments

Just playing around with UTEE, I made these cog embellishments. My mind is whirring with lots of ideas as to what else I can do, and what I can try next! 🙂

Canvas Background Trials

Canvas Background Trials

 

hallway project background 1

 

hallway project background  brighter close up 2

 

hallway project background close up 3

 

Here are some of my experiments for the backgrounds of my next pieces, collaborations with another artist! I have scanned it in and isolated sections and also adjusted the colours. Just playing about really!

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.

Stand Out From The Crowd – Art Journal Pages

Image

 

Image

 

Image

 

Image

 

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!

Handmade Embellishments

Handmade Embellishments

green embelishmentsmatt black embelishment
I’ve been messing around with some new products and here are the results. Not sure what I am going to use them for yet, but I’m sure I’ll find something!

Not-so-jolly Jester

Not-so-jolly Jester

This is a piece I’ve been fiddling with. I painted it, then felt something was missing, so I added the frame round the jester. I think it just finishes it off somehow.

A Card Day's Work

cards, crafts, and a little crazy

Heather Telford

cards, colour, paper & paint

Florence Langley

florence and freddie part 2 - the house of cards

Paper Geometry

Paper, Ink, Art

The Tag Lady

Crafty creations using buttons,brown paper and string (amongst other things).

The Contented Crafter

A blog containing random thoughts, bits of life, creations from my art room and tales of a cat named Orlando and a puppy named Siddy

Let's Art Journal

Expressing life through endless creativity in words and pictures

Little house on the coast

From up town urban girl to coastal life wife

Jade Sutton Art

Let your Imagination Run Wild!!!

Patty Radish

Sharing My Handmade Life

Mike Deakin Art

Art Journaling, Mixed Media & Papercrafts

366 Days of Art

2016 is the Year of Art. 366 days. 366 pieces of art. Let's do this.

Starting Over Studio

Each day brings fresh discoveries in mixed-media art--and life.

Dr Nick Knight

Life as a Junior Doctor (www.drnickknight.com)

A Crafting Odyssey

Join me on my crafty journey

annotated audrey art

TUCSON ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR

Dysphagia Ramblings

Awareness, Education, Ideas