Thursday, 25 February 2021

Art Journal Journey - Heavy Metal

 Hi Everyone!

I'm back today with another page for Valerie's Heavy Metal theme at Art Journal Journey.

I used a few of my recent hand-carved stamps on this page, with PaperArtsy Fresco acrylic paints, including their lovely Gold shade. I used Ranger archival black ink too. I needed to fill the black stamping in a bit as there was so much texture from the paint, and used a black Stabilo All pencil for this. I drew in some long legs for the bird, which looks like it's wearing stilettos! Lol

Thanks for dropping by today,

Alison xx


Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Creative JumpStart with Caylee Grey

Caylee Grey's 'Story of an ordinary day' class was the final class in the CJS course. There were a few that I missed out, and I might go back to those. But here's my page inspired by Caylee's class.


 I used magazine images to represent myself, my Husband and son, and my Mum. I had some sort of contact with them all in my day. I used colours from my day too, colours from my garden and the colour of my favourite chair. Music paper represents the music on the radio. 

I used staples to assemble my collage, so I'm linking this page to Valerie's Heavy Metal theme at Art Journal Journey.

I hope you're all having a good week,

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox

Monday, 22 February 2021

Creative JumpStart with Danny Gregory

 Hello All.

Danny Gregory's class at CJS was titled Every Day Matters. We sketched, watercoloured and journalled everyday occurrences.


I used some copper metallic watercolour paint on my plate and mug, and silver on my crochet hook, so I'm linking up to Valerie's Heavy Metal theme at Art Journal Journey.


Thanks for visiting me today, I hope you have a great new week.

Alison xox

Sunday, 21 February 2021

The 100 Day Project - 15-21

 Happy Sunday everyone!

Here are another week's worth of my hand-carved stamps for The 100 Day Project.








I hope you get inspired to start carving some stamps of your own! 

Have a wonderful day,

Alison xox

Saturday, 20 February 2021

Creative JumpStart with Rachel Greig

 Hello Everyone!

Rachel's Greig's class for CJS was 'A letter to my younger self'. She used distress inks and Darkroom Door stamps to create an art journal page. Here's my version. I used Crafty Individuals and Darkroom Door stamps on my page.

I added brads to the rose window images, so I'm linking up to Valerie's Heavy Metal theme at Art Journal Journey

Won't it be lovely when we can go traveling again?! I live on the outskirts of London, so I've been there many times. I've visited Paris and Prague too. I've been to Italy, but never visited Rome. I'd love to see the Colosseum someday.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox

Friday, 19 February 2021

Creative JumpStart with Dina Wakley

 Layered thoughts was the title of Dina Wakley's class on CJS. We layered text on tissue paper, using stencils, paint, coloured pencils and paint pens. Then we ripped it up and used it as the background for a collage page, with a few added drips and splatters, and some words.


I'm linking my page to Valerie's Heavy Metal theme at Art Journal Journey. Isn't that Amsterdam Deep Gold acrylic ink just sublime?! Makes me feel good. Are you all singing now? :D

Thanks for visiting me today, I hope you all have a great weekend.

Alison xox

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Creative JumpStart with Mary Beth Shaw

 Hello All. 

Day 40 (9th Feb) of CJS was A Patchwork Of Your Own Life with Mary Beth Shaw. 

I created a mixed media canvas using Mary Beth's stenciling techniques.

I started by creating blocks of white, black and gold gesso, then used a variety of stencils with embossing enamel and Lumiere metallic paint. I used watercolour paint to stencil on some music paper, then adhered this across the centre of the canvas, then stenciled on that with black gesso, and added marks with a gold paint pen. I stencilled the small squares between the blocks, then finished with splashes and drips of black india ink.

I'm linking my canvas to Valerie's Heavy Metal theme over at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox