Have you always wanted to learn more about mixed media and art journaling?
Do you want to brush up on your skills?
Do you want to spend a lazy Sunday surrounded by paint, collage, colour and texture?
Come and join me this Sunday at Bella Paperie for a mixed media class to create a bright and colourful dreamcatcher themed art journal page! You will learn some of my signature techniques for using bright colour and incorporating stamped images and inks into a page. Beginners are welcome but the more experienced journaler will still find lots to learn.
Give the store a call to book in on 3205 5911. The class will be held this Sunday, May 15 and run 10am – 2pm with a break for lunch and cost $30.
Bella Paperie will have gesso, matt medium & texture paste to share if you do not have any until you are able to get your own. If you already art journal, bring your usual kit but the following is a guide of what we will be using – bring what you can to save time sharing!
A4 sized journal
Liquitex white gesso
Liquitex matt medium
approx. 1” wide brush
variety of smaller brushes
black permanent ink
pencil & rubber
black permanent pen
white Sharpie paint pen
2-3 matt acrylic paints in warm & cool colours (Distress & Dylusions paints are perfect)
Today I’d like to share with you a few projects selected for the Couture Creations/Ultimate Crafts Design Team call. I’ve been creating with these wonderful products over the past twelve months as part of their in-house creative team and it has been awesome to work with brand new products before they are released to the public.
First up I have a sweet box created for my first class at Bella Paperie. It was fun to pair Debra’s beautiful hand dyed lace with pretty papers and die cuts.
I think the use of embossing folders on an art journal page is a little unusual – I happened on the idea of using an embossing folder to impress into wet texture paste to give an extra layer of pattern.
I’ll actually be teaching how to create this page next weekend for Bella Paperie – check out all the details within the May class listings here!
Fairies…what little girl can’t live without fairies in her life? I still love the whimsical nature of this stamp and can’t bear to part with it.
I’ll be teaching how to create this tag soon for Bella Paperie – keep an eye on their Facebook page for details.
I like to use a bit of contrast in my cards and what better one than black and white?
Well hello…the perfect type of card for any occasion!
Over the years my favourite dies have morphed from filagree frame types such as the fairy card above, to diecut geometrics such as this one. They are so versatile for cards, scrapbooking and also as a texture feature in art journaling.
I hope you have enjoyed this look through some of my creations – wish me luck!!
This textured card was great for using up lots of the bits and bobs that seem to hang around my craft room. I hate throwing away scraps of paper or fabric but I never quite know what to do with them so this card seemed a good solution.
It was fun to gather a bunch of bits & pieces to add to the card, it looked quite a mess until the end!
This card has been shared on the Darkroom Door blog and you can find details of how it was made and others using the same stamp here.
I love to create with simple, graphic images, particularly ones that don’t really need much in the way of colour. The pod from the Darkroom Door Poppies set is sure to get lots of use in my art as it looks great simply stamped on a card front or stamped into my art journals.
Pop over here to the Darkroom Door blog to see the rest of the work shared by the contributing artists.