Find Joy in the Ordinary

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I’m sharing a new project on the LuLu Art store blog this week pop over here to check it out and learn more about the how and why I created the page.  I’ve linked to my YouTube video below.  As always you can find the products to make this project at LuLu Art!

Robyn Wood - Find Joy

My page is one I’ve created as part of the Documented Life Project being run by the Art to the 5th Academy.  I’m really enjoying participating in these challenges each week – they are broad enough that you can interpret any way you like.

http://youtu.be/0opGoEoGB5M

LuLu Art is having a huge sale at the moment – check it out while you are there as the bargains are fabulous! There is also a bunch of new products on the virtual shelves to tempt you.

Hello!

Robyn Wood - Hello - Carved Leaves

…is it me you’re looking for? LOL! sorry, couldn’t resist with that one – now it can be stuck in your head as well as mine Smile

I’m sharing a new card on the Darkroom Door blog this week and I’d love you to pop over and check it out.  I’ve used the wonderful Carved Leaves Vol 2 set designed by Godelieve Tijskens – it is one of my favourites.  It is perfect for this doodling technique that I’d like to share with you.  You can find my post here.

Catch Up – the year so far

Lifebook 2015 - Beacon of Light - Robyn Wood

Goodness where did 2014 go? Time seems to be passing in a flash and it isn’t helped by the appearance of Easter eggs in our supermarkets before the first week of January was over.

Today I’d like to share a bit of an update on what I’ve been up to since the year began –

Lifebook 2015 has begun and I’ve dipped into a few of the lessons. So far I’ve really enjoyed creating my Beacon of Light girl with Tamara Laporte.  That’s her above – in all her glittery goodness!  I loved doing this year long class in 2014, even though I didn’t complete a large portion of the weekly lessons I learned so much and made lots of lovely online friends.

DLP 2015 - week 1 - Robyn Wood

The Documented Life Project is running again. This is another year long activity run by a group of artists called Art to the 5th Academy. Each month has a theme and there are weekly art and journaling prompts. It is lots of fun and meant I could start a whole new journal, just for 2015! More on that in another post.  This girl was from the first week. I love how sassy she looks!

10x10x10x10 - Day 1 - Robyn Wood

Another class that I’m working through is 10x10x10x10 with Donna Downey. It is based on creating collaged abstracts onto 10×10 canvasses, one each day for 10 days.  Abstract is not my forte so this class has been a huge learning curve and way out of my comfort zone but I love how the first one turned out.  I’m looking forward to doing an in-person class with Donna in a few weeks!!!

Ali Edwards has always been one of my favourite scrapbookers, I like the nice clean lines she uses on a page and the way each one tells a story. Over the past few years Ali has been running classes based on One Little Word – choosing a word and letting that guide you through the year.  There is a year long class based around the idea and I find it a great way to get the year started and keep thinking about where it is heading.

collage girl - Supplies Me - Robyn Wood

Another class I’m trying to revisit is Supplies Me with Jane Davenport. I sort of did the class when it first came out a few years ago but never really went through all the exercises properly – this time around I plan to finish as many as I can.

Jane now offers lifetime access to her classes so the already awesome value is multiplied! I learn so much by drawing along with Jane during her online classes – surprisingly you really can learn to draw with an online class!

DRD ATC - Jan 15 - Robyn Wood

With a new year comes a new schedule of ATC swaps run by Darkroom Door. I have always loved playing in this monthly swap, the themes are constantly inspiring and lots of fun. It is great to be able to swap with other artists around the work with a common love of Darkroom Door products to connect us.  Check out the themes for the year and all the details here.

Phew! that is quite a list and there are a bunch of other things that I haven’t included like going on an Instameet in the Brisbane China Town area and going to a burlesque/life drawing event! Talk again soon!

Joy to the World–a stencilled fabric project

Robyn Wood - Joy to the World b

I’m sharing a Christmas project on the LuLu Art blog this week.  It features stencilling onto gessoed fabric – such a fun technique!

As you can imagine we work well ahead for design team projects – it was early November when I first started thinking of ideas to try and stinking hot in Brisbane. But this colourful, glittery project emerged featuring the title of one of my favourite Christmas carols. Can you see the sweet star/moon/heart? Come check out the video so see how they were made.

You can find details of how the project was created and full details of supplies on the LuLu Art blog.

29 Days of Christmas Inspiration #29

and #28! missed one again.

RW Classic Christmas Cards (4)

Thanks so much for joining me over the last month! It has been a challenge to blog regularly and find enough images to add a little variety. I have another couple of projects to appear on other blogs over the next month so keep an eye out for a few more!

Today I’m sharing a card and a tag, both featuring stamps from Darkroom Door.

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This one features a glittery rosette made with a Tim Holtz rosette die – the die makes it so easy to create quick embellishments!

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29 Days of Christmas Inspiration #25

RW Dec 13 Card 7 (1)

At first glance this card looks very similar to yesterdays but techniques used are quite different.

- Start the same way as yesterday by stencilling stars using modelling paste.  But make them more uniform in coverage.  Allow to dry.

RW Dec 13 Card 7 (2)

- Paint with Silks acrylic glaze in Sky Blue, Majestic Blue & Mediterranean Blue. Make the colour a little patchy looking.

- Apply metallic Pan Pastels all over the stars using one or two of the metallic colours.  I used a little silver and gold.

- Spritz the Pan Pastels with Spectra Fix Degas Pastel Fixative and allow to dry.

- Drizzle along the top edge with turquoise acrylic ink and spritz with water, the ink will run & mix with the Pan Pastel colour and Dylusions layer to create a lovely shimmery effect. Allow to dry.

- Add a greeting and it is done.