Wednesday, 14 October 2020

366 Somethings - Week 41

 Hi Everyone! Hope you're all keeping safe and well. We both got our flu vaccinations on Sunday. My arm is still sore, but I'm relieved to have got it sorted.

I have another week of collaged index cards to share with you today. Here they are...

I think the first and last ones are my favourites this week. What do you think? The text on the last one is from one of my favourite books, The Return Of The King. Don't worry, I have another copy ;-)

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Another Life Book Taster Session.

 This one was from Amanda Trought. We made a double page spread with collage, paint, water soluble crayons, stencilling, and lots of paint pen marks.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox

Friday, 9 October 2020

Lifebook Taster - Alena Hennessy

 Happy Friday Everyone!

Here's a page I made following Alena Hennessy's Lifebook Taster Session. I used acrylic inks for the background, and paint pens for the marks and writing. I'm linking this page to Chris' Hold The Line theme at Art Journal Journey.

I have a couple of other Lifebook pieces to share. This one was from Juno Biagioni's session, using a mono-printing technique.

And this one was from Dena Ann Adams session. A study of daisies.

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Alison xox

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

366 Somethings - Week 40

 Hello Everyone!

I suddenly realised I hadn't posted my ICADs for the past week. I can't blame it on any social distractions. Lol! I very rarely have those these days. So here are my 'Somethings' for week 40...

Do you have a favourite this week? I love that 'Lame Duck' on 277. It was Alison Bomber that pointed out the connection. The words I chose were completely random, as was the collage.

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xx

Monday, 5 October 2020

Lifebook Taster Sessions

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a watercolour page to share with you, from Susan Nethercote's Lifebook taster session. The class was called Watercolour Winddown. I enjoyed the freedom of this class, and I'm starting to get my head around watercolour.

A few wiggly lines means I can link this page to Chris' Hold The Line theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox


Sunday, 4 October 2020

Lifebook Taster Sessions - Iris Fritschi-Cussens

Hello everyone!

I have a mixed media art journal spread to share today, which was inspired by a class by Iris Fritschi-Cussens in the Lifebook Taster Sessions.

I used water-soluble crayons to create the background, then created the flowers by applying acrylic paint with a palette knife. The finishing touch was to use a pencil to add scribbly lines around the flowers.

I'm linking my spread to Chris' Hold The Line theme at Art Journal Journey.

Wishing you a happy new week,

Alison xox

Friday, 2 October 2020

Art Journal Calendar - October 2020

 Hi Everyone! 

Today I have my October calendar to share with you. But first let me show you my September calendar all filled out with my daily activities. Lots of daily walks and art, as always!

And now here is my calendar for October.

I started with a layer of sewing pattern tissue, then applied some paint and used the reductive stencilling technique to reveal the tissue beneath.

Next, I used some of my lovely friend Florence's fabulous mark-making stamps from Crafty Individuals, to create some interest on the background. Flo kindly gifted the stamps to me, she's such a generous friend!

I used Flo's larger circle ring image with pink paint to create my journalling circles, then stamped the centre solid circle with yellow paint. 

I wrote the title with a black Posca paint pen, and added some white pen dots to the journalling circles and wording. 

Finally, I used a HB pencil to scribble around the circles, and a black Stabilo All pencil and water to create a dark watercolour frame around my pages.

I'm linking my calendar to Chris' Hold The Line theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope you all have a happy and peaceful weekend.

Alison xx