Friday, 30 November 2018

Life Book 2018

I haven't done anything on this course for months, I've been really bad. This one looked like an easy slap the ink on job, so I had a go. I quite enjoy doodling so it suited my lack of mojo this evening. I just needed to play, it suited me several times over. I also have to admit to not liking it very much. There's random and don't like it, this fits the later. Never mind it will still go in the final book, that is if I ever do enough pages to make one.
As it sort of goes with Erika's theme of Vintage or Modern on Art Journal Journey and also for Art Every Day Month
It is mainly in ink and liquid acrylics.


Thursday, 29 November 2018

Thursday Journal with Neet

My choice this time with the words "You may not have lost all your marbles, but there's definitely a hole in the bag" Just love that saying, fits some people I know.
Again I used all Dylusion stamps and did an ink background this time, much happier with distress inks, they are all coming on the desert island with me, even if I can only use them on tree bark and stones.
I used watercolour pens to colour the figures, and distress inks to do all the stamping.
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Journal page b

Another random journal page. I am trying to do work in long deserted journals that have been sleeping in my bookshelves for ages ( read years) I really like a theme to work on, which is why these have been abandoned. I think I will find quotes and go from there, that at least gives me a starting point.
Does anyone else have this problem???



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Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Journal page

A quick journal page, as I couldn't settle to do any sewing. The background is inked and there are various images that were left on my work space. I did a bit of stamping  on the background and stuck on some pressed leaves and a die cut of a dragonfly.


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Monday, 26 November 2018

Every Inchie Monday -- Cyprus

This week we are on the lovely island of Cyprus. I loved it, but my mum said there were too many ruins, Dad and I gave up at that point.
I have sewn the national animal of Cyprus, the muflon, and drawn the national flower the Cyclamen.



Although very small I am entering this in Art Every Day Month Day 26

I am away for the next three days and might not be able to get on the internet, so I will try to visit you when I get back.

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Tag Tuesday - Tic Tac Toe

Another tag for Joan's theme of Tic Tac Toe on Tag Tuesday I used the Deli paper again for the background, and used a distress ink to make it a bit darker. This time I did the reused item, buttons and stencilling. I added an image and some flowers. This time I used the diagonal line:
Used item - Tissue paper
Buttons
Stencil



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Saturday, 24 November 2018

Zig Zag book for homework

This another piece of work for our homework with our mono prints. I made a stencil/mask from patterned wallpaper which gave me a textured effect., and a half pear to use as a stamp. I stamped the images at random and used the positive and negative of my mask on a gelli plate. I then cut up the prints and put them in a khadi paper accordion book and did some machine sewing on them. I used some more khadi paper for the back of the book and did more sewing on them before sticking them on the back of the book. Therefore the sewing did not show on the back of either side. The page is not pink, the photograph has made it so. The background is white.

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Friday, 23 November 2018

Life Book lesson

This one is with Laura Horn and is Watercolour Meditation. The idea was to do an abstract using the images of pebbles. As my windowsills have pebbles on the I was quite happy to do this exercise.



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Thursday, 22 November 2018

Thursday Journal with Neet

Neet's choice this week and the words are "Honey I have heels higher than your standards"
I decided to do a double page this time using all Dylusion stamps. I didn't like my background and couldn't wait to cover some of it up. I seem to be struggling to use paints as a background at the moment and am happier with inks. It appears that I have a big blue heart in the middle.
It's snowing at the moment in not sunny Herefordshire. I have a horrible feeling it's going to be a hard Winter.
By the weekend I will be able to drive again. For those who don't know, it's not a drink driving ban ( I don't drink) It's an after op ban, just in case I have to do an emergency stop and the stitches burst ---I think.
My keyboard decided to die yesterday, so we had to go into Hereford to get a new one. I refrained from getting a proper iMac one at a ridiculous price and bought Curry's equivalent  which was £25 instead of 100's.



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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Tag Tuesday -- Tic Tac Toe

A tag for Joan's theme of Tic Tac Toe on Tag Tuesday.




I have chosen
                       Reused item: Deli paper that has been used as a mop up for another piece.
                       Image: from my stash
                       Lace:   from my stash.
I used the coloured deli paper for the background, added a few pieces of printed paper some texture paste through a stencil, and added some lace, and buttons.

I am also entering this on Art Every Day Month  Day 21


Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Another homework piece for my course.

This is another pieced paper piece for homework. It was a mono print on glass, using thickened dyes, and scraping some of it off to make a picture. I then machine embroidered on top.
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Monday, 19 November 2018

Every Inchie Monday -- Denmark

Still in Europe for this weeks inchie, Denmark. I have sewn the national flower, the Marguerite daisy. I have drawn the national bird/animal The Mute swan.



Art Every Day Month Day 19

I am struggling a bit now to do something every day on AEDM, so today i am showing you another watercolour, that sort of says landscape to me. A bit of lake on the left and blue mountains. It was just wet into wet, and the colours went where they wanted to.
I am adding this to Art Journal Journey for Erika's Vintage or Modern theme.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Art Journal Journey - Vintage or Modern

Another vintage page for Erika's theme of Vintage or Modern on Art Journal Journey. I really like vintage as the colours are soft and I'm a vintage model myself. This one is distress ink based with various pieces of scrap papers from my stash. The quote is a Paperartsy one and I have added an image and some flowers and lace. I am also entering this in Art Every Day Month  Day 18


Saturday, 17 November 2018

Collage for my homework

Again one made on printed and dyed papers made on my course with Hilary Beattie, and another homework piece. The pieces were cut to form the collage and then I stitched the gelli printed leaves on top.
I am adding this to the challenge on Art every day Month Day 17


Friday, 16 November 2018

Art Journal Journey -- Vintage or Modern

This time I have made a modern journal page for Erika's theme of Vintage or Modern on Art Journal Journey.
 I just felt like doing an abstract, with no limits to work to.
This one is called: 'The destruction of the forests'
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Thursday, 15 November 2018

Thursday Journal with Neet.

For our third journal page in this series the words are my choice: 'Who left the bag of idiots open" My back background is distress oxides and ink. I then used a few stencils and used distress inks through them. I finished off with some stamps. The two main figures and mushroom are Dylusions, and the idiots from my collection. It's always handy to have some idiots in your collection.



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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Dyan Style Flip Journal Day 14

I am also working on a flip journal this time, and this is my first completed page. I went on a workshop with Dyan where we learnt to stamp one image behind the other, and how to do borders. I will put up one with a border next time, that will push me into doing one. I haven't touched this journal for months.
I'm very late with this as I have been on a two day workshop and I couldn't get on the internet. Also the link to yesterdays entry hadn't worked.
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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Art Journal Journey -- Vintage or Modern

This time I have made a modern journal page for Erika's theme of Vintage or Modern on Art Journal Journey. I just felt like doing an abstract, with no limits to work to. With this one, I took some of the paint away with water to form the vase
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                                                                             The Vase

Monday, 12 November 2018

Art Journal Journey -- Vintage or Modern

This time I have made a modern journal page for Erika's theme of Vintage or Modern on Art Journal Journey I just felt like doing an abstract, with no limits to work to. Looking at it when I had finished a title sprang to mind straight away. 'The River ran red' From that you can deduce that I watch too many detective stories, or I still have WW1 on my mind. I'll leave that to you.
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Every Inchie Monday -- Austria

We are visiting Austria this week and I have drawn the national bird the swallow, and sewn the national flower the edelweiss.




Sunday, 11 November 2018

Tag Tuesday -- Poppies

For this tag  on Tag Tuesday, I have drawn and watercolored some poppies, added the words with a die cut at the base of the tag.
I have put this one on today as it is 100 years since the end of the First World War 11/11/11



I am also adding this to Art every Day Month Day 11

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Art Journal Journey - Vintage or Modern.

I'm still on Vintage for Erika's theme of Vintage or Modern on Art Journal Journey. This time I have gone for a vintage sewing theme again. I used an old sewing pattern for the background and aged it a bit with vintage photo distress ink. I used various papers and images from my sewing collection, plus a small amount of fabric on the coat hanger.
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Friday, 9 November 2018

Fabric page using my own printing and dyeing

This is a page I made for my textile course homework with Hilary Beattie. It's all paper and we were asked to use only paper and to get used to sewing on it, rather than with fabric. Hilary uses a lot of paper in her work. I am finding it a bit strange, but will get used to it in time. The leaves are from Gelli prints and the paper coloured with Procyon dyes.


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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Thursday Journal with Neet.

The second of our new Journal pages, this time the quote is 'Out of the way, 'I have my Sassy britches on'
I sprayed this page with Dylusion inks, and made a real mess of it. I didn't like the colours and therefore found it difficult to work on. Back to the paints for next week.
I used Dylusion figures and a Tim Holtz bird. I doodled around the edge to help take the eye off the colour of the background. Why I have used pink on both my new pages I have no idea, I hardly ever use pink. !!
I am feeling a bit better now, but still very tired.




I am also adding this to Art Every Day Month Day 8

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Art Journal Journey - Vintage or Modern

I'm still on Vintage for Erika's theme of Vintage or Modern on Art Journal Journey. This time I have gone for a vintage sewing theme. I used an old sewing pattern for the background and aged it a bit with vintage photo distress ink. I used various papers and images from my sewing collection.


I am also entering this in Art Every Day Month Day 7

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Tag Tuesday -- Poppies

This fortnight it's my turn to host the swap on Tag Tuesday. As it is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, I have chosen poppies as my theme. My Grandfather fought at Gallipoli and the North African desert, so it's a theme close to my heart. I also love poppies, and have ended up with a garden that won't grow them.
You don't have to go down that road, painted, collaged, die cut poppies will be great. Do your own thing, mine are just to give you some inspiration.
The top one is composed of images and die cuts, the bottom one die cuts, both on distress inked backgrounds.
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Monday, 5 November 2018

Every Inchie Monday -- Honduras

This week we are in Honduras a country in Central America just north of El Salvador. It is known for it's rich natural materials, coffee, sugar cane, minerals and tropical fruit, it also has a growing textile industry.
For the sewn one I have sewn the national bird, the Scarlet Macaw, and I have drawn the national flower, the orchid Rhyncholaelia digbyana.



Saturday, 3 November 2018

Art Journal Journey _ Vintage or Modern

This is my second page for Art Journal Journey, where Erika has chosen Vintage or Modern for her theme this month.
This page is the right hand page to go with the previous one.


I am also entering this in Art Every Day Month Day 5

Friday, 2 November 2018

Art Journal Journey - Vintage/Modern.

This month on Art Journal Journey, Erika from BioArtGal has chosen the theme Vintage or Modern.
I have chose Vintage for my first page and am working on one to match on the opposite side of my journal. ( Will post it later at the weekend)
I have used a collage of various papers, some painted canvas and some stamping for my background, on a base of distress inks. The quote is from Paperartsy and the image is a Tim Holtz found relatives card. I added some lace, flowers and buttons to finish off.



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Thursday, 1 November 2018

Thursday Journal with Neet.

This is the first of our new journal prompts where we are using Dyan's  Dylusion quotes. The first one is "Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting" My background is distress oxides with a few smudges of ink from spraying the next page. I have used a Dylusion figure and dog, and coloured them with watercolour pens. I struggled doing the spraying and ended up ripping that signature out. Note to self, don't use the sprays again, unless you feel more confidant.
The colours on the page are not like these, the photo seems to have dulled it all, and the orange is actually pink.
I am gradually feeling better after my op, although my concentration is a bit wobbly. I lost count of how many times I tried to get the photo on my blog and eventually went to bed without knowing whether I had achieved it. I could also sleep for England.


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