Friday 29 July 2011

My Art Journal

My Art Journal Cover

I 'm really getting into this art journal thIng lately,it makes a nice change filling in a hour or so when I just need to just sit and relax,playing around with pens and paint,not having to try very hard,just what comes to mind at the time.
I had an old A5 ring binder,decided to alter it for my journal pages covering it with 140LB watercolour paper then painting it with the wet in wet technique,the lettering is done with my cuttlebug die' that was VERY easy lol.
I,m not showing all my pages,bit to personal !

Spent the morning cleaning my art room,sorting out the huge cupboard i have in here,throwing loads of paper and books out,it just got to the scary stage,just could'nt stand looking at the mess! at least i found bits that had been missing for ages,nice suprises lol......Next week is a round of Drs and hospital appointments,also a day out to Hastings,love it there,just love the Antique shops and the oldy worldly atmosphere.Hopefully i will find some nice bits to add to my stash!

Have'nt got a clue what my next creation will be,just hope i,m not losing my mojo,Me thinks i need inspiring !

Monday 25 July 2011

Journal Pages

Another addiction,I think this ones healthy lol,I started some journal pages a few weeks back as i have to do one for a swap,in the style of Teesha Moore,now i cant flippin stop making them !(to fellow swappers,your ones not here lol)T Moore link here
The cat is a pencil drawing,i have used everything i can lay my hands on
Acyrlic paints,
Paper collage
Gel pens
white paint marker
etc etc

Sunday 24 July 2011

Envelope or pocket book

Envelope or pocket book

Just something different, what i will use it for i dont know yet,maybe to hold buttons,sewing needles etc ,its just an idea i had in my head and had to try it out,I used plain white Vilene to stiffen and an old white pillow case cut up and all dye'd with Brusho Paints,the buttons are the old vintage cloth ones i dye'd it finished i ask myself,maybe i could decorate or embellish it more than i have ,really its just an experiment and hopefully be useful.I get these ideas in my head and have to carry them out whatever the outcome :)) hope you enjoy looking and maybe inspire you to make it too !

Tuesday 19 July 2011

Fabric Arch Book Completed !

At Last! really enjoyable though,certainly makes the time go quick,this is the front cover as you proberly have guessed lol,background is fabric paper,the organza side showing,loveee making this,i never know how it will turn out,i used napkins layered onto organza,then tissue paper and of course PVA glue in between each layer,then painted with Brusho paints,takes overnight to dry.
The image is a transfered fabric one,the jewellery broken pieces from my stash.
Below is a couple of pages,the lace in the middle holds the book together with two hinged rings,I have covered with ribbons and beads,so its not so open now as it looks here.


All bound up and beaded !

Saturday 16 July 2011

Different Stages

Fabric Arch Book

Different stages of my Arch Book,such a miserable day raining and cold,an ideal day for crafting,some of these pages are sort of half finished,the darker backgrounds are my own fabric paper i spent a day just making it....I over did it a bit with the paints and inks,hence darker but most will be covered up,and i am loving it better than just plain dyed,its more mixed media and arty lol.

I have to think about a cover next and how to bind it all together ......ummm and all the backs have to be made and embellished,a long job !

Tuesday 5 July 2011

Gothic Arch Book (Fabric)

I have made a start,page No 1,I know i,m calling it a gothic arch book but has it got to be all gloom and doom gothy type stuff? well mines not i have to do pretty,or try to,I really need to think about this i dont really want another vintage ladies book,it needs a new twist,I knowwww,i have started with vintage again!! its becoming a habit i have to break,so maybe I will do some flowers pages,or sort of journaling..........I will se where it takes me.
I have used really strong vilene to stiffen the pages,much better results,I also want to try a new way of binding with this one,each one i create is a learning curve,it makes it more fun trying out new ways to do things,experimenting is a joy......when it goes right lol

Sunday 3 July 2011

ATC Holder (Fabric)

ATC Holder
I was inspired by Annie from my group to create this,she made me one,I treasure it,she actually printed her own fabric for it too !

I was interested in the way she bound it up,stitching all the pages inside the main wrap around cover,so was wanting to try it myself,anyway this is my version,I started from scratch by dyeing all my fabrics,except a couple of inside pages,another friend gave me a discarded top to cut up and as the colours matched i used that :))
The side edging lace is also from an old slip of hers lol,waste not want not ! loved the dropped beads,it matched nicely with my image ........

The tiny silk flowers i dyed,and the larger flower underneath were cut with my flower punch and painted.,the ribbons are also dyed to match in,god knows what i would do without my Cosmic Shimmer spray dyes lol and Luminere paints,they go such a long way too !
Now i am toying with the idea of creating a fabric envelope book,or maybe a fabric arch book.......ummm.........but i have my Great grandaughters birthday card to make for next month,maybe that had better be first on the list !