Saturday, 22 April 2017

Journeys

I am somewhat behind with Wanderlust at the moment!

The guest artist for week 14 was Jessica Sporn whose canvas depicts the terrible journeys many refugees have to make to reach safety. Here is my own version:  the lines of washi tape depicting the borders refugees have to cross; the red stencil patterns highlighting the circuitous routes refugees have to travel; and the crosses recognising that many die along the way before reaching safety. The angel is a prayer that might be protected whilst travelling.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Infusions

Recently, I went to the Crafty at Ally Pally show and did a 'make and take' with PaperArtsy. We stamped all the leaves with infusions, and the words were stamped with Distress Oxide ink (pity I can't stamp straight!).

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Be Creative!

A digital piece.

Credits: elements from You're My Favourite by Bella Gypsy; word art from 'Artful Imagination' by Dawn Inskip; border by N Rowe Janitz

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Friday, 14 April 2017

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Just Lately ...

A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from Art District September 14 kit by R McMeen & T Baxter

Friday, 7 April 2017

Printing Pictures

I picked a tip up from Jamie, on his class at Wanderlust this week: place a picture underneath your Gelli Plate and then paint onto the Gelli Plate. I painted an abbey. I printed two onto backgrounds I had previously done, and then a ghost print. They are not perfect, but I really like them!



Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Nature

This week at Wanderlust, Kasia encouraged us to use things from nature with our Gelli Plates. 



I did one print into my art journal. As suggested, I then uses various pens and crayons to finish my page. 


Once I had taken my Gelli Plate print, I stamped the leaves onto another page to get their imprints.


A good experiment!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Spring is Here!

A quick doodle in my journal, using my Neocolour II water-soluble crayons.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Here and Now

A digital piece.

Credits: Border Overlay by 3 Hearts; all other elements from T Baxter's Art District January 2015 kit

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Say it!

A wistful, digital piece.

Credits: elements from 'Silent Battles - Grief' by Captivated Visions & Basic Designs @ Sweet Shoppe

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Abstract Art

The project at Wanderlust for week 10 didn't really gel with me, but I decided to have a go anyway as it is always possible to learn. I ended up with this abstract piece. I'm not sure whether I like it not! What do you think?

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Silence is Golden

Last week at Wanderlust Kasia encouraged us to use one of the backgrounds we made in week 5 (see my post on 14th February). This page used the background with the Distress Inks, and then I added painted marks and collage.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Trying to Draw!

I'm not entirely sure why, but I decided to have a go at drawing a self-portrait. There are lots of things wrong with it, the eyes aren't quite right, my chin is too long, but overall I am pretty pleased with it. I must keep on practising, though! 

Some of my art