Saturday, 25 April 2015

Gesso resist background

The backgrounds of these journal pages were created by applying gesso through a stencil and then, once dry, painting over the page. Once dry I gently wiped the gesso with a damp cloth. The gesso resists the paint.


Thursday, 23 April 2015

My Documented Life - week 16

The prompt this week was to use a Gelli Plate. I stuck two Gelli Plate prints onto my pages and then painted stamped and collaged on top. Voila!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Tags - Lynne Perrella style

I decorated these tags a while ago and forgot to post them! I started by glueing on some old book papers and the added the black & white figures (c/o Sherrie J Drummond) on top. I used blocks of Portfolio, water-soluble oil pastels to add the colour and then added the drips of ink.


Sunday, 19 April 2015

My Documented Life - week 15

The prompt for week 15 was 'cry me a river' with the instruction to use acrylic paint. This is the page I ended up with. Lots of paint with collage and stamping thrown in!

Friday, 17 April 2015

Be courageous

A digital journal page.

Credits: all elements from 'Courageous Me' by Crowabout Studio B @ Mischief Circus

Monday, 13 April 2015

Dina Wakley inspired pages

I have been watching some of Dina's videos and used some of her techniques to end up with these two pages.


Saturday, 11 April 2015

The present and future

I started with a collage background, over which I applied acrylic paint, some stamps and rub-ons. I then drew and painted the branch.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Painting with a spatula

I painted this a little while ago and forgot to post it. I am really quite please with how it turned out. A case of 'less is more', I think.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

My Documented Life - week 14

The theme for April is about colour and the challenge for this week was to use watercolours. I have not really used watercolours before but recently bought some, so this was a good time to experiment! I pulled out two pages from an old encyclopedia and proceeded to doodle. I painted the flowers in black acrylic and then set to work with the watercolours. I stuck the two pages into my journal and then added the birds (Dina Wakley stamps), branches and quotes. I think I'm going to like watercolours!

Monday, 6 April 2015

My Documented Life - week 13

The prompt for week 13 was to "make a custom element". Inspired by the artists at Art to the 5th I created two pages.

For the first page, I applied my own homemade tape over a yellow background. I wrote the quote "Ride the energy of your own unique spirit" by G Roth between the lines of tape. For the main element I stamped over some strips of the same tape and then applied them, crookedly, onto a piece of card. I mounted it onto another layer and then added the bow.


For the second page, I made a quill from a drinking straw and wrote the quote in several different colours on a piece of white card. I then cut this up and stuck the pieces to my page. I added the bow, and the quote, to complement the opposite page.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Easter!



Christ is Risen, Hallelujah!

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Hope

A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'Hope Shines Bright' by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Thursday, 2 April 2015

More mark-making

This page started with some acrylic paint over which I dragged a paint-soaked piece of string. These marks subsequently became the smoke coming from the houses.


The second page started with some yellow paint, over which I stuck some home-made tape. I added the mauve acrylic paint and then the mark-making, followed by the man, letters and script.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Mark-making

These two journal pages were inspired by Dawn Wakley's Mark-making video. I formed the marks by dragging paint-sodden string across the page and then went where my inspiration directed, using acrylic paints, stencils and collage.

Credits: the b&w picture is by Gilbert & George.

Credits: The man's face (altered) is by Jim Dine.

Some of my art