Mixed Media Art Journaling – Find Your Happy

Join me to create a wonderfully drippy, textured mixed media art journal page featuring a hand lettered quote. You are welcome to customise your page by bringing along your favourite quote to letter, or use the one supplied.

I will be sharing some tips for creating texture in your art journal using masks for beautifully touch-worthy pages. The page background is created using acrylic inks so I’ll be sure to show you my favourite techniques using these vibrant inks.

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Class runs 10.30am – 2.30pm, September 28 and costs $30 with some supplies provided. You can find information on what to bring along to class on the store blog at www.bellapaperie.net.au

Mixed Media Art Journaling Workshop – Fun with Sheeple

I love quirky images and the Sheeple stamps from Paper Arsty caught my eye recently so I decided to create a page around these fun, dancing characters. I’ll be teaching how to create it this Sunday at Bella Paperie and I’d love you to join me.

The class will start with a few basic techniques using the Gel Press to create a subtle background and then we will add some stamped imagery to enhance the page, finishing it off with a quirky Sheeple trio.

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Class runs 10am – 2pm, September 9 and costs $30 with some supplies provided. You can find information on what to bring along to class here on the store blog.

Mixed Media Art Journaling Workshop – Fairy Whispers

I came across a quote recently, ‘raindrops are fairy whispers’ and I loved the imagery it conjured for a journal page so I changed it up a little for my upcoming class.

I’ll be teaching how to create at Bella Paperie this Friday and I’d love you to join me. We will start with a fun painty play session using our Gel Press plates and then I’ll guide you through calming the myriad of patterns into shapes, finishing with a little doodling.

I hope you will join me in this leap into pattern making without quite knowing how the end result will look – every page will be different. Come along and I’ll share my pattern taming techniques to help you create a page that you love. These techniques are ones you will return to many times.

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Class runs 10.30am – 2.30pm, August 31 and costs $30 with some supplies provided. You can find information on what to bring along to class here on the store blog.

Mixed Media Art Journaling Workshop – Underwater Wonderland

A huge thank you to everyone who visited and commented on the Darkroom Door/Karen Burniston blog hop last week! I’m so glad you all liked my projects!

Now onto sharing about the mixed media art journaling workshop I will be teaching this weekend. Do you like splashing in colourful, delicious watercolour & shimmery spray inks? This might be the class for you;)

I’ll be sharing how to get more texture into your journals and reveal how to use inks and texture paste for interesting background effects. We will invite our inner child along to play as we create a school of quirky fish using watercolour techniques.

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Class runs 10am – 2pm, August 5 and costs $30 with some supplies provided. You can find information on what to bring along to class here on the store blog.

Darkroom Door & Karen Burniston Blog Hop

Welcome to the blog hop of Darkroom Door & Karen Burniston!

Darkroom Door have teamed up with Karen Burniston to bring you an epic blog hop this week. It is sure to be inspiration overload as you hop along and join in the fun! Make sure you read to the end to find out how you can win some free product. A huge thanks to Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston for organising the hop and inviting me to play, its been huge fun to participate.

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you can join the hop by following the list at the end of my post. Each blog involved is listed and linked so you can ‘hop’ from one to the next easily, you don’t need to come back here, just follow from the post next on my list.

For my projects, I chose to use the Karen Burniston Katherine Label Pop-Up #1011 & Word Set 1 – Greetings #1002 die sets. Using a pop-up die makes the process of designing a pop-up card so easy! No measuring or fiddling, the hard work is all done for you. I love how the little birdie pops up as you open the card – makes a nice surprise for the recipient.

I paired the dies with the new Darkroom Door Garden Birds & Grid Texture stamps to create an asymmetric gatefold card. The patterned paper used for the front panels was a little plain so I added a bit of texture using the Darkroom Door Grid Texture stamp and Rose Madder Archival ink.

I love colouring images and the new Darkroom Door Garden Birds are great to colour with Ecoline markers. The teensy hearts from the Karen Burniston Katherine Label Pop-up add a cute finishing touch to the one on the card front;)

Check out how fine the detail is around the label die! Although I’ve known about Karen Burniston dies and their wonderful quality for ages, having some to create with was new to me. I enjoyed the opportunity to use them – they cut so beautifully and are really well designed.

I decided to do a second project and create a mixed media style tag. This time I’ve paired the large label die from Karen Burniston Katherine Label Pop-up along with the ‘Hello’ from Word Set 1 – Greetings with the new Darkroom Door Butterfly Note Eclectic stamp.

First up I created a background with texture paste & Darkroom Door Large Mesh stencil then smooshed Gelatos over it for a rich layer of colour.

The Butterfly Note stamp was inked with Distress Oxide inks – firstly with Antique Linen and then I went around the edges and parts of the centre with Candied Apple. I followed a fan-type pattern to give the impression of markings on the butterfly wings. I quite like how the effect looked when stamped and the wetness of the Distress Oxide inks gives you a little time to get the pattern right.

Both Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston will be giving away a prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by Sunday, July 29, 2018. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop post to enter! Obviously, the more comments you leave the better your odds of winning.

Darkroom Door / Rachel Greig
Karen Burniston & Tanya Kostynuk
Belinda Spencer
Summer Hills-Painter
Teresa Abajo
Karen Aicken
Anneke De Clerck
Frances Byrne
Godelieve Tijskens
Shelly Hickox
Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Mary Prasad
Robyn Wood  <—– YOU ARE HERE
Fran Sabad
Connie Mercer
Kelly Booth
Autumn Clark
Helen Cryer
Kymona Tracey

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