Saturday, 21 July 2018

Hearts and Butterflies

Hello Everyone! I'm back today with another page for Chris' 'Art For Art's Sake' Challenge at Art Journal Journey.

For those of you wondering where the teabags were on my last page, today's one was literally covered with them! I spread some DecoArt Crackle Paste with a palette knife, then stencilled some hearts with a That's Crafty dinky stencil. I adhered a music page hand-cut heart, and a couple of my 365 Something's stencilled teabags with France Papillon butterflies, then I finished with some Tim Holtz rub-ons and painty splatters. 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend,

Alison xox

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Art For Art's Sake - It's Weird Not To Be Weird

Hello Everyone. I've got another art journal page to share today, for Chris' Art For Art's Sake Challenge at Art Journal Journey, on which I used the 'Weird Is Good' stamp set by Dina Wakley, that I recently bought. I love the quirky circle images and phrases!

I used PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylics in Caribbean Sea, Claret and Gold, some Julie Balzer and PaperArtsy masks, and added shading with a black Stabilo pencil.

Hope you're all having an arty day!

Alison xox

Monday, 16 July 2018

365 Somethings - Week 28

Hello Everyone! It's still sweltering here (for the UK anyway). I've been hiding indoors, apart from popping the tortoises out into their garden pen, and topping up the water in the bird bath. I caught up with two of my favourite TV shows this morning, The Handmaid's Tale and Agents Of Shield, then I decorated my seven teabags for week 28 of the 365 Somethings Challenge.

I started by adding a base and some stencilled designs, using my large Gelli Plate and PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylics. I added some splashes of black Bombay Ink, then printed with plastic aida and Snowflake Fresco. I pulled a beautiful ghost print from the Gelli Plate, on which I stamped the Finnabair butterflies. The Finnabair phrases were stamped on the edge of a book page, cut out, then glued to the teabags along with the butterflies.

Here's the ghost Gelli Print I stamped the butterflies on. The masks I used are by PaperArtsy and Carabelle Studio.

Wishing you all a happy and creative Monday!

Alison xox

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