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07 March 2017

Life is a Journey

I am taking part in #52CafeCards
which is a year long creative challenge,
creating art on playing cards
following the prompts provided by Marta Lapkowska.

The next prompt is J for Journey.

I coated the playing card front in white gesso,
then added crumpled tissue paper,
to create some texture.

I also used
Book text
Tissue Tape
Distress Marker (antique linen)
Printed Text

06 March 2017

Add a Sprinkle of Colour

Have you watched Leandra from Paper Artsy
explaining about their Infusions Coloured Stains?

Infusions create the most amazing backgrounds.

In this video, Leandra also shares some beautiful samples.

To be in with a chance to win a set of the 12 new colours,
Frankly Scarlet
Rocky Road
Rusty Car
Sleight Blue
Olive Tree
Green Man
In the Navy
just enter The Craft Barn Blog Candy giveaway.

Click the image below
& follow their instructions.

Close date is 19th March 2017

05 March 2017

Use what you have ...

A delivery from Art from the Heart arrived this week.
Wrapped in red tissue, tied up with string,
opening them is like receiving the very best of presents.

You know you are always going to be delighted with the contents,
because you chose them.

Inside were my Dina Wakley Media paints
together with a piece of cardboard to protect the delivery.

So ... I combine the two to create my mixed media art journal page.

I trimmed the cardboard to fit into my Wanderlust journal,
15cm wide by 21cm tall.

Then I added torn pieces of crumpled white tissue paper,
applied with Mod Podge.

Once dried, I coloured with Dina's paints (Lemon & Lapis)
& left to dry again.

I dry brushed some white paint over the top,
to highlight the texture of the background.

Finally, I splattered the last of my mixed paint over the background.

I added detail with a black Fude Ball 1.5 pen,
then exaggerated the lines with a black Stabilo All pencil.

Then came Distress Crayons on the top,
& Distress Inks around the edges.

The mark making was made with black paint.

To add more dimension to the piece,
I cut into the cardboard in three places to create depth
& to create height, adhered three slivers of cardboard scraps.

The focus is the rusty key.

To age the K&Company key, I used
Ranger Texture Paste,
Distress Inks
& Perfect Pearls,

It is tied to the largest cardboard off-cut
(coloured with Dina's Ruby paint &
Chocolate Gelatos)
with the string from my AFTH delivery.