Saturday, 14 July 2018

Playtime with Paint Skins in my Art Journal

Hello Everyone! I had a little play in my gelli-print journal this morning.


I first added a couple of extra paint layers with Slate and Turquoise Fresco Acrylic, then added some scraps of painty paper and book page, a decorated teabag, and a few marks with Posca paint pens. I also added some paint skins that I peeled off my brayer handle whilst cleaning it (you can see one on the right, in the photo below), then finished with some messy journalling.



Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Alison xox


Thursday, 12 July 2018

Mixed Media Birthday Card

Hi Everyone! Tonight I have a birthday card to share with you, that I made for my very best friend Karen. 


I used to enjoy cross stitching a few years ago until the mixed media art took over, and I recently found a few little pieces I'd made. I had intended to make cards with them, but they got forgotten. Anyway, I picked this little garden bench picture that I knew my friend would love, and teamed it up with a gelli print.


Can you spot the tiny butterflies? I'm going to enter my card at the Moo Mania & More 'Butterflies' Challenge.

Happy week!

Alison xox


Wednesday, 11 July 2018

PaperArtsy Challenge - Topic 12 - Transfers

Hi Everyone. I'm sharing a project over on the PaperArtsy Blog tonight, using transfer techniques on clay. Here's a peek, you can see my full project tutorial HERE.


Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox

Monday, 9 July 2018

365 Somethings Week 27

Hello Folks! 

I almost forgot to do my teabag art this week! I blame it on the heatwave, it's been too much for me, especially the hot and sticky nights when I can't sleep. Anyway, I did remember eventually, and here are my 7 teabags for week 27 of the 365 Somethings Challenge.


A bit of gesso, a spot of cobalt teal hue acrylic spritzed with water, green gold printed with bubblewrap, a scrap of book page, some dried paint blobs, and finally, a few splatters of black and iridescent bronze paint.


Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox


Saturday, 7 July 2018

Teabag Art Journal Page

Hi Everyone! Here's a journal page I made a couple of days ago, which started off with the same background as my this page. By the way, thanks for all the lovely comments you left for that page, they were much appreciated.


Another page for Chris' Art For Art's Sake Challenge at Art Journal Journey, with lots of layers of collage, stencilling, stamping, splashes and drips. I used one of my teabags from my 365 Somethings week 26 collection.


Hope you're surviving the Summer heatwave, I've been hiding from it mostly!

Happy weekend,

Alison xox

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Taking Risks

Greetings to all my lovely followers, and a very Happy Independence Day to my American friends.

Today, I'm sharing another art journal page with Chris' 'Art For Art's Sake' Challenge at Art Journal Journey


My inspiration was taken from an AJ video tutorial by Leanne Jago, using lots of DecoArt Media products I haven't used in a while, including Antiquing Cream and Interference paint. I also used Dina Wakley and That's Crafty stencils, and DW stamps.

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Alison xox




Monday, 2 July 2018

365 Somethings 2018 - Week 26

Hello folks. Today I'm sharing my weekly teabag art for week 26 of the 365 Somethings challenge. We're already halfway through the year, it's crazy!


Today I've used some collage scraps that were lurking on my desk, stapling them on. Then I sewed on buttons with embroidery thread and added black paint splatters. I also used a sepia pen to circle a word on the book paper that I added to each teabag.


Thanks for dropping by my blog,

hope you have a great week,

Alison xox