Sunday, 31 July 2011

Things with wings ...

... that's the theme at Sunday Postcard Art this week. Here is my fun, digital piece. Double-click on it to get a better view.

Credits: all elements from 'Whim' by R McMeen @ SBG

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Playing with corrugated cardboard


I created this piece in several stages: to start, I ripped off some of the top layer of a piece of cardboard to reveal the corrugations. Onto the remains top layer I collaged several strips of paper and then, when dry, covered them lightly with gesso. Next came a thin layer of light green acrylic paint. I lightly stamped on some script and numbers with black StazOn ink and then stuck on the pictures of the windows (from Dezina World). I used cobalt Archival ink to stamp on the flowers and birds, and then used my white gel pen to highlight some of the features. I also used charcoal to add some shadows and provide some depth. Lastly, I went around the edges with some water-soluble pastels to add some more colour.

Friday, 29 July 2011

A journal page

Dina Wakley has just brought out some stamps and I LOVE them. Here is a journal page I created with them.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Sing

I have been following Jodi Ohl's Faux Encaustic class over at Artful Gathering. The aim is to practice some background techniques and work towards a finished canvas. Well, I have completed my first canvas, which was a bit of an experiment but I have to say I am quite pleased with it. You do need to enlarge it to see it at its best.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Bee happy

Please double-click on this to see it properly!

Credits: all elements from T Baxter's 'Happenstance' @ SBG

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Visual journalism 101 no. 2

These are the next two pages I have created following Pam Carriker's course - a different colour scheme this time!


Monday, 25 July 2011

Oh to be the me ...

Sepia is the word from the Take a Word challenge this week. This is my offering. Double-click on it to see it at its best.

Credits: all elements from R McMeen's 'Merritt' @ SBG

Friday, 22 July 2011

Be mine - a digital collage

Credits: all elements from T Baxter's 'Happenstance' @ SBG

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Oriental

The Three Muses have given us this theme for our pieces this week. Here's my digital creation.

Credits: boy by Tumblefish Studio @ Deviant Scrap; bridge & water by Studio Manu @ SBG; geisha from Dover; overlay by V Lim

Visual journalism 101

Here is the second age I created following Pam Carriker's class. Double-click on it to see it more clearly.


Here are the stages it went through. First, the background.


Then the collage elements.


Followed by doodling.


And then the journalling.


And finally, the definition and added colour to crate the finished page.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Visual journalism 101

I have just started an online class by Pam Carriker at Artful Gathering and this is the first journal page I have created following her guidance.


Here are the various stages it went through before it was finally finished. Firstly, the background created with acrylic paints and stencils.


Then collage elements.


The next stage was the doodling.


And then came the journalling. The last verse of a poem by Philip Larkin, in this case.


To create the finished piece, I then added some colour with water-soluble crayons and added some definition with charcoal pencils.

Monday, 18 July 2011

The art of living

This is my contribution to 'Take a Word' where the word this week is 'flight'.

Credits: elements from T Baxter's kit @Tempest Tossed' @ SBG

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Blue girl - a digital collage

Double-click on it for a better view.

Credits: All elements from Peri by R McMeen @ SBG

Friday, 15 July 2011

Black & white ATCs

I made these for a swap. I started by gluing on some script from old book pages and then applied gesso over the whole of the ATCs. I then sprayed black paint through stencils. I stamped various Time Holtz stamps onto strips of vellum and then stapled these onto the ATCs, colouring the staples black. As a final touch, I typed the three words, tore them from the paper, edged them in black and stuck them onto the card.



Thursday, 14 July 2011

Graceful - a digital collage

Credits: all elements from Fiddlette's 'Softly Summer' @ Cat Scrap

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

I've been steampunked!

The instructions from The Three Muses this  week is to add a little bit of steampunkerie to a well known person or painting. Well, it had to be Marilyn!

Credits: elements from B Rimmer's 'Steamtown Explorers' & Finecrafted Designs' 'Full steam Ahead', both @ Deviant Scrap

A mighty flame

This is another journal page that I created using spray paints.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Experiments with shape ...

... this time a circle.

Credits: elements from Marta van Eck's 'Family Album' @ Cat Scrap; Boy - Sherrie JD @ Deviant Scrap; quote by Maya

Monday, 11 July 2011

Take a Word ...

... and this week the word is wedding. I went along the line of the bride and this is the piece I created. Double-click on it for a better view.

Credits: 'loved' from Fiddlette @ Cat Scrap; all other elements from 'Minte' by R McMeen @ SBG

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Vintage glitz and glam

That's the theme for Sunday Postcard Art this week. I started off by thinking of glamorous ladies, but then my mind took a different turn ...

Credits: elements from 'What about Bob' by B Rimmer @ Deviant Scrap

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Truth - a journal page


This is another journal page created using spray inks and stencils. The circles and hearts are home-made stencils.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Silence is golden - a digital collage

Credits: all elements from Marta van Eck's kit 'Silence is Golden' @ Deviant Scrap

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Summer - a journal page.


This basis of this page is patterned tissue paper sprayed with a variety of  paints, some through stencils.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Heat - a journal page


This page was created using spray and acrylic paint.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Experiments with shape 5

I was lucky enough to win a prize from Tumblefish Studio and this is the first piece I create dwith my prize. Double-click on it to see the details.

Credits: all elements from Tumblefish Studio @ Deviant scrap.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Experiments with shape 4

If you want to see the details double-click on the picture.

Credits: all elements from 'Journal your art out' by Fiddlette & N. Rowe Janitz@ Cat Scrap

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Experiments with shape 3

Double-click on it for a better view.

Credits: Itkupilli -part of background; other elements from 'Junque  Journal' by T Baxter & Sherrie JD @ SBG

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Experiments with shape 2

Double-click on it for a better view.

Credits: Door & backgrounds - Itkupilli; dove & window - Finecrafted Designs @ Deviant Scrap

Friday, 1 July 2011

Experiments with shape 1

I realised that most of my digital collage work tends to be square or postcard shaped, so I decided to try out a new shape, a landscape oblong. Here's the first - double-click on it to see it properly.

Credits: All elements from Finecrafted Designs' 'Paris art studio'; texture from Cryztal Rain, both @ Deviant Scrap

Some of my art