Art Journal, Bella Paperie, Mixed media

Funky Fairy Houses – an art journal page

Feeling like a bit of creative play this weekend? Why not join me at Bella Paperie this Sunday for an art journal class?


We will be creating a cute page full of funky fairy houses. Don’t worry, if you don’t think you can draw houses (even though you so can!) I do have a plan for you. If you don’t wish to draw fairy houses then the techniques will work just as well with something else (mushrooms, owls, flowers), just bring some alternative inspiration material. Spend a bit of time on Pinterest and you are sure to find something to inspire you.


We will be working in an A4 sized journal and please have on hand –

  • a variety of collage papers – scrapbook papers or book papers will work perfectly. We won’t be using napkins this time around though.
  • a couple of your favourite stencils with small patterns
  • a variety of mark making tools like lids will be useful
  • Liquitex white gesso
  • Liquitex matt medium
  • palette knife
  • approx. 1” wide brush
  • variety of smaller brushes including approx. #4 round if you don’t have paint pens
  • scissors/X-acto knife
  • pencil
  • rubber
  • black permanent pens in a variety of widths if you have them
  • paint pens/markers in a variety of colours, if you have them
  • coloured pencils, markers or permanent markers will be handy
  • white Sharpie paint pen or white gel pen
  • 2–3 matt acrylic paints in warm & cool colours (Distress & Dylusions paints are perfect).
  • small sponges for paint
  • spray bottle
  • non–stick craft mat
  • baby wipes
  • paper towel
  • container for water
  • heat tool
  • gloves

N.B. Please ensure you bring ‘matt’ paints along – glossy ones tend to stick in an art journal

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Class runs 10am – 2pm, April 2nd and costs $30 with some supplies provided.

Robyn Wood - Hello Flutterbye
Card making, Colour, Stampendous Stamps, Tutorials

Hello Flutterbye!

Come join the Stampendous Blog Hop……

Calling Aussies for this great competition run by the Australian wholesaler for Stampendous stamps. Each month I will be designing some inspiration cards for the monthly blog hop competitions run by The Stencil Specialists.

This month we are using the very versatile Flutterbye stamp designed by Laurel Burch.

Robyn Wood - Hello Flutterbye


I’ve created a bright, watercoloured card to inspire you. These cards are so quick and easy to make but look like you might have spent hours on them.

  • Start your card by stamping the image onto some watercolour paper using clear Versamark ink and emboss with clear powder.
  • Once cool, get out your watercolours and swish some colour over the image.
  • Once the paper is dry add a greeting. I’ve added a simple ‘Hello’ from the Stampendous Happy Messages set.
  • Give the butterfly a bit of bling with some self-adhesive gemstones.
  • To finish the card, tie with some ribbon in a contrasting colour, mat with complimentary cardstock and attach to a card front.

Make sure you also pop over to the other blogs to see what the designers have created –

Julie – The Stencil Specialists

Dot Leathbridge – Ink Art Designs

Donna – Luv to Emboss

Contest details –
To enter please visit each blog post and comment on the March blog hop post. Each comment is one entry so comment on each blog and you will have three entries into the contest. Make sure you only comment once per blog. This competition is open to Australian residents only and the winner will be selected randomly by Julie after the end of March. The prize will be LBCP001 Cling Flutterbye rubber stamp.

Good luck!

PS Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you will receive updates and sneaks for the next challenge.