Sunday, 22 April 2018

Gelli Plate Background Journal Page

This was my third and final sample for the Golden shows on Hochanda on Friday.  It was the result of experimentation with the Golden Hi Flow Acrylics on a large Gelli plate.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

My First Attempt at an Eileen Hull Journal

I have had the Eileen Hull XL Journal die by Sizzix for a while and had cut two of the covers out of grunge paper ready for decorating.  These had sat for a few weeks waiting for me to get round to making up and decorating the journal, so I used the opportunity to finish it using my Golden Hi Flow Acrylics.  It is my first hand made journal, but I shall certainly be making more.

Friday, 20 April 2018

A Print Effect Using Golden Acrylic Paint

This piece was created as a design team piece using Golden products.  I used Golden Hi Flow Acrylics with High Flow Medium both for painting and stamping.  They also take stamping with Archival ink really well.  Although I was only intending to experiment initially using cheap card (160gsm Bright White Card from Ryman),  I was so pleased with the final look of the piece that I added it to a canvas.  It looks as if it has been printed out on a colour laser printer.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Abstract Background to Journal Page

This journal page started with no particular aim in mind.  I took some pens, stencils and oil pastels to a JJAMMMA journal meet up together with my Strathmore Visual Journal and simply played around.  I didn't finish the page until the next day as there were several ways that I felt it could go.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

WOYWW 463: Road Trip!

Welcome to the weekly desk visit hosted by our great leader Julia over on the Stamping Ground.  Today she is sharing news of the impending ninth anniversary of this weekly blog link up.  My desk shots today weren't taken in the shed, as yesterday was the regular journal meet up at Stockport Hobbycraft of the JJAMMMA group (Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art).
My desk shows some of the items that I took with me to work in my Strathmore Visual Journal and the start of a background using my Ecoline pens.

On the other side of the desk, Eva had brought some colouring with her and had already taken advantage of some of the offers in store.
Kaz had brought some items for collaging in her journal.
Paul had brought some stamping and colouring and Lou was also working on water colouring.  I didn't take pictures of the other 'guests', but a good time was had by all.  Happy What's On Your Workdesk, Wednesday!

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

An Intensely Colourful Background: Big Brush Markers + Oil Pastels

I needed a quick project for my blog post today and wanted to share how I can build up an intensely colourful background quickly using a mixture of Faber-Castell Big Brush Markers and Van Gogh Oil Pastels (by Royal Talens).  I worked on a #8 manilla tag.

Monday, 16 April 2018

A Bit Box Collage Journal Page

This page was created for Explore Your Creativity Challenge 11 over on Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art (JJAMMMA).  The technique to be used was collage, using die cuts and cutting with a multicoloured colour theme.  I went into my bit box for off cuts, ready die cut items and bits of card that were big enough for die cutting and this is the result.