Wednesday 7 September 2016

WOYWW #379 - Crafting on my own again

Well the holidays are over, but thanks to a change in days I now work on Mondays instead of Wednesdays so will be able to participate more often with WOYWW hosted by the lovely Julia!  This now makes it four weeks in a row.  We'll just have to see how long I can keep it up (planning, preparation and marking permitting).  The down side of school starting again is that my crafty friend works Wednesdays so I no longer have her company.  We have decided to try and get together each Tuesday instead. 
My picture today was taken very early.  I have been getting what I need together to complete the September challenge for Mission Inspiration.  Following a set of steps together with a freedom to choose images, stamps, colours, stencils etc. has been the one thing that has finally got me started with art journaling.  You can see my list of steps, the blank journal, faces cut out of magazines, Tim Holtz layering stencils, washi tape and the beginning of my focal image; the glass jar of brushes, pen and pencil from the Follow Your Art stamp set by Woodware.  I have stamped and heat embossed the image and will be using a mixture of my Chameleon pens and Spectrum Aqua pens to colour it in.  I then intend to add Versamark ink to the glass jar and heat emboss using clear powder; two layers should be sufficient to create the effect of glass.  The embossing folders have nothing to do with the art journal page - they arrived today so will be on my list of things to play with soon!  In the background you can see my new storage unit for all my Distress and Cosmic Shimmer sprays; I was sick of having to go into a cupboard to find them, so wanted them readily available on my desk.  As you can see from the postcard of Tim Holtz on the wall, I am a big fan of all things Tim.
My friend's piece.
Although my friend is not crafting with me today, I wanted to share what she was up to last week.  She is really getting interested in the process of mixed media; she is also considering starting an art journal.  I also share the second canvas that I was working on last week.  It still isn't finished, but I did at least get as far as adding some colour.
My piece (not yet finished)
Watch this space for the finished art journal page!


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