Fly – an art journal page

I have long been fascinated by all things flight related – quotes, images, birds, butterflies, balloons, dragonflies, moths & anything insect with wings. I love that whoosh of excitement as a jet plane gets ready for takeoff, going so fast that you think it might run out of runway, only to lift impossibly off the ground and take to the air. It is probably no surprise that such imagery often pops up in my art and this page is no exception.

Robyn Wood, Purple Salt,

I’ll be teaching how to create it this Sunday at Bella Paperie and I’d love you to join me. Last month we explored backgrounds and texture, this month we will focus on adding stamped images to a page using a variety of techniques.

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We will be working in an A4 sized journal and here is a basic list of what we will be using in class so please bring what you have available – dye based markers in butterfly colours, permanent stamping ink in black & dark blue (Archival brand), Liquitex white gesso, Liquitex matt medium, texture paste, palette knife, approx. 1” wide brush, variety of smaller brushes, scissors, pencil, rubber, black permanent pen, white Sharpie paint pen, 2–3 matt acrylic paints in warm & cool colours (Distress & Dylusions paints are perfect), small sponges for paint, collage material if you have it, spray bottle, non–stick craft mat, baby wipes, paper towel, container for water.

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911. Why not join us on Facebook?

A Seahorse Tag for Bella Style Wednesday

Check out the sweet tag that I will Filename, Robyn Wood, Purple Saltbe teaching tomorrow at Bella Paperie!

Join me tomorrow for this weeks Bella Style Wednesday Project. It is a sweet tag inspired by the ocean using stamps by Darkroom Door and beautiful papers from Blue Fern Studios.

This class is run as a drop in arrangement – arrive any time 9am – 11.30am and you can create my project for $5. No need to book!

Please bring your basic cardmaking tool kit plus sponges and a  distress tool. I will be using Distress inks in Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean & Frayed Burlap so bring them along to save waiting.
Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911.


Mixed media class at Bella Paperie

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
  • texture paste
  • palette knife
  • 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)
  • small sponges for paint
  • collage material if you have it
  • spray bottle
  • non-stick craft mat
  • baby wipes
  • paper towel
  • container for water
  • heat tool


Couture Creations 2016/17 Design Team Audition

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.

Robyn Wood, Purple Salt,

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.

Robyn Wood Purple Salt
Can you see the hexagon pattern? It is a little subtle in some spots.

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!

Robyn Wood - Fairy

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.

Filename, Robyn Wood, Purple Salt

I’ll be teaching how to create this tag soon for Bella Paperie – keep an eye on their Facebook page for details.

Robyn Wood - Happy Birthday

I like to use a bit of contrast in my cards and what better one than black and white?

Robyn Wood - hello

Well hello…the perfect type of card for any occasion!

Robyn Wood - thank you

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!!

A Stitchy Happy Birthday

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.

Stitch, Robyn Wood, Purple Salt

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.