Monday, 31 March 2014

Dina Wakley classes

The next exercise was to draw with something unusual.

The top (not the lid) of a Distress Paint bottle.

A spatula.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Dina Wakley classes

Just over a week ago I was lucky enough to attend some of Dina's classes at Art from the Heart in Harrogate. The first class was about being able to draw faces expressively. To help us draw more freely Dina gave us some exercises:

To draw with our left hand.

To draw without taking our pencil off the paper.

To draw without looking at what we are drawing.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

She is unstoppable

I think that she also looks a little ill. Perhaps, she has been travelling too fast!!

Friday, 28 March 2014

I always blush very easily!

A journal page with acrylic paint and collage. I drew the face on an old dictionary page, stuck it on the background and then painted it.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Dreaming

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements by Captivated Vision, from various kits all @ SBG

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Be kind to yourself

Firstly, I collaged some bits of scrap paper onto the page, after which I randomly scraped on some acrylic paint.I then drew the lady and painted her hair and shirt and coloured her eyes and lips. I really like how this page turned out!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Learning to hope

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'I'm Currently' by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Monday, 24 March 2014

You radiate beauty

I stamped the image over some collage and randomly applied paints and inks.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

A bird ...

... does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

I created this page by randomly adding some acrylic paint and spray ink to the page, along with a fragment of an old dictionary page. I then drew the branch on the page. I stamped the birds onto white card, painted them and then glued them onto the branch. Lastly, I added the quote and the script.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

A black and white face

This face is a contrast to the colourful one yesterday. A drew it with a Stabilo All pencil and then went over the lines with a wet paintbrush.

Friday, 21 March 2014

A colourful face

This face is in Julie Fei-Fan Balzer style. i.e. lots of colour and suing one of her stencils in the background.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

The Wild Side

A digital piece in a completely different style from my usual.

Credits: all elements from 'Jungle Salvage' by T Baxter & M Decrow @ SBG

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Acceptance

Another journal page using a combination of acrylic paint and spray inks.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Look at the Stars

A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'Garraway' by R McMeen @ SBG (background altered)

Monday, 17 March 2014

The chaos of self!

I created this page with acrylic paint and spray inks.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Another face

I can't make up my mind whether I like this one or not!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Art Journal Caravan - weeks 9 & 10

The word prompt for Week 9 of AJC was 'gather'. My digital piece is about gathering myself together!

Credits: silhouette from 'Sombras' ny Unica; all other elements by T Baxter (various kits, both @ SBG

Week 10 was about imagination. I'm not quite sure where this piece came from, but it is meant to represent the glory of imagination set against the, sometimes, mundanity of everyday life.

Credits: all elements from various kits by T Baxter @ SBG

Friday, 14 March 2014

Dina Wakley stamps

Dina's stamps come in two sizes and here I used the larger ones as this is a much larger tag than the ones I used in the previous two posts. It measures 8 x 4 inches approx.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Dina Wakley stamps

Here are two more tags using Dina's stamps. This time next week I will be attending some of her classes at Art from the Heart - can't wait!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Dina Wakley stamps

Dina Wakley recently brought out some new stamps of figures. I have used two of them on these tags.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Poplars

This digital piece reminds me of Italy.

All elements from 'AJC13 September' by T Baxter @ SBG

Monday, 10 March 2014

Spring has sprung!

A journal page created with acrylic paint and spray ink.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Art Journal Caravan - weeks 7 & 8

My piece for week 7 was inspired by Paul Klee. Unfortunately, I discovered too late that there has been a Klee exhibition on at the Tate Modern. Must pay more attention!


The theme for week 8, in case you can't tell, was 'gratitude'.

Credits: all element are from 'Bubblegum Pop' by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Believe and be determined

This journal page started by stamping excess ink from a mask onto the page. I then drew around the silhouette and painted the background with acrylic ink. I then used a stencil and spray ink to add more interest to the background. Then came the words.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Pen sketches

I have been experimenting with drawing faces from different angles, with various degrees of success!


Thursday, 6 March 2014

Silence please ...

A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'Bubblegum Pop' by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Be kind to yourself

I love Dina Wakley's new stamps, although I never quite achieve her style! Here are two grungy journal pages I created with them.


Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Monday, 3 March 2014

Trust your instincts

A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from various kits by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Go another way

A journal page created with spray inks, stencils, pens scraps and stamps.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Hope

A digital piece.

Credits: all the elements come from various kits by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Some of my art