Tuesday 21 September 2010

The Three Muses "Art Envelopes"

I love mail art and altering envelopes is one of my favourites. Here is a Halloween themed one for this week's challenge. The main image is from a free collage sheet from Land of Nods studios. The sheet is called altered people, but I altered the little boy a bit further still.

Monday 20 September 2010

Playing with portraits

Just playing around with some cool new techniques. The background to this piece was created using the gesso watersoluable crayon technque. My friends Roc and Terri just made a great new video demonstrating this cool way of making backgrounds. A great excuse to get the old Caran D'ache watercolour crayons out of their dusty boxes. I have had these for years and years and don't use them nearly often enough. You can see the video here

Experimenting with layers

At the moment I am experimenting with lots of different layers, there must be well over 10 in this journal spread. Acrylic glazes, stamps, pens, paper serviettes. Journaling to be added later.

Sunday 19 September 2010

Halloween Postcard

In my art group there is a post card swap evry month. This month the theme was that there had to be a moon on the postcard somewhere. I am still in Halloween groove, so ofcourse it turned into a Halloween postcard. Mostly hand painted with some digital brush work.

Tuesday 14 September 2010

The Three Muses Printed Word

It's a long time since I have blogged one of my journal spreads, but here is a double page incorporating the printed word. I use torn book pages a lot in my art, so this was an easy challenge. I'm also posting the second side of my Frida journal page for an art swap. The main image is a new stamp I got from Happy Daze

Journal page swap

This is side 1 of a Frida Kahlo journal page swap in my art group.
The main image is from a google search totally altered. The background was done with painted deli paper. The central strip of paper was a gift from my friend Wanda. You can see her amazing work here

Tuesday 7 September 2010

Halloween skinny number 4

Here is number 4 of the 6 skinnies I am making for a halloween swap. The background was created using deli paper which I was sent by the lovely Marilyn Rock. You can watch a video on how to do these kind of backgrounds here

If there is anyone who knows where you can get this kind of paper in the uk, please let me know, I love the stuff! I am also putting this in for the 3 Muses' challenge where Bev has chosen the theme "Numbers" this week.

Saturday 4 September 2010

Two more Halloween skinnies

Here are two more halloween skinnies I made for a swap I am in.

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