Friday, 28 November 2014
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Sunday, 12 October 2014
Thursday, 18 September 2014
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
This first one, 'You are Exquisite', is a very loose interpretation,
while the second, 'Some Kind of', adheres more strictly.
Friday, 6 June 2014
Monday, 28 April 2014
Friday, 25 April 2014
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Saturday, 15 March 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed creating these backgrounds,
to be able to just let loose and have fun - priceless.
I didn't have to wonder how I was going to finish the page -
that's for you to do!
I've used a multitude of different products, sizes and techniques.
I've dived into my collection of different text pages, created my own stencils,
dragged out my sewing machine and glued, spritzed, inked and
sewn like never before!!
These are one-off backgrounds that can be included in your art journal,
cut down to create ATC's or tags, punched, added to and built upon.
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Thursday, 20 February 2014
Saturday, 15 February 2014
Monday, 10 February 2014
Monday, 3 February 2014
Saturday, 1 February 2014
Thursday, 23 January 2014
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
This is my second hybrid layout that I've attempted and I'm still feeling my way, but I love being able to combine digital images with traditional hands-on, get messy gluing and spritzing.
There are so many beautiful digital kits on the market that had me drooling when finally the light bulb went on and I realised I can use these images in my art.
I purchased a kit called 'Acid Wash' from Sissy Sparrows, and by digitally altering and then printing them, some on paper and some on Grafix Rub-ons, I had these gorgeous elements ready to use.
- Glue down a page from an old encyclopedia onto a base card.
- Gesso randomly over the top.
- Spritz with 'Patina' and 'Tarnished Silver' Glimmer Mists by Tattered Angels.
- I used a stencil I had hand cut out of acetate (a large 'X').
- Use an ink blender and 'Faded Jeans' distress ink pad, ink over the stencil.
- Run a line of 'Vibrant Turquoise' by Dylusions down the left hand side of the page, spritz with water and move the card so the ink runs in dribbles from left to right.
- Prick a pattern in the card and embroider, leaving some empty.
- Add images, words, rub-ons and crown.
- Flick black india ink over card.
- Ink blend over the embroidery thread and along the edges with 'Squeezed Lemonade' and 'Ripe Persimmon' distress ink pads to finish.
There are a lot of free images out there for personal use, so if you see a digital image or kit you like, don't be afraid to download and use it. The possibilities are endless!!!