Thursday 23 May 2019

Tree Top Bird

Hi Everyone!

I recently watched a brilliant YouTube video by the talented Giovanna on the GelliArts channel, where she used acrylic inks and re-inkers on her Gelli Plate. 

So yesterday, I tried the technique out myself, and today I was inspired to make this art journal page for Erika's In The Air/Sky theme at Art Journal Journey, using pieces of my prints and Dina Wakley stencils.

Hope you're having a happy & creative day,

Alison xox


Wednesday 22 May 2019

PaperArtsy Topic 8 - Put a Brush on it

Evening Friends! Tonight I'm thrilled to be back on the PaperArtsy Blog with a project for their fabulous Put a Brush on it challenge.

Here's a wee peek at my artwork, you can see my full project and tutorial HERE.

Many thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Fly a Kite

Hi Everyone!

Can you guess what film I saw recently? I didn't think it was as good as the original, but there were some good effects. It inspired an art journal page for Erika's In the Air/Sky theme at Art Journal Journey though :-)

Whilst I'm here, I have a couple of crochet projects that I recently completed, a bright and funky top for my daughter. She'll be home to claim it on my birthday this Friday.

and a commissioned blanket for my nephew. (Demelza Blanket designed by Catherine Bligh)

Hope you're having a lovely sunshiny week,

Alison xox

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Starry Starry Night

Hello Folks! I've made another page for Erika's In the Air/Sky theme at Art Journal Journey. Lots of teabag texture again!

After gluing down multiple teabag papers, I used a Prima stencil to add gold acrylic paint stars, then I used a palette knife to apply Seaglass Fresco Acrylic around the three rectangle teabags to highlight them. I also scribbled in the wet paint with the pointy end of my knife. I doodled some stars, stamped and adhered the words, outlined a few of the gold stencilled stars, then flicked gold paint pen all over the page.

I'm also linking my page to Creative Artiste's Mixed Media Challenge 49.

Happy Tuesday!

Alison xox

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Butterflies are Flowers

Hello Friends.

I have another page to share with you, that I made for Erika's In the Air/Sky theme at Art Journal Journey.

Lots of teabag texture, three net teapig bags with butterflies, and a butterfly girl on a sparrow's back. A larger butterfly girl, then scrapes of Seaglass Fresco Finish acrylic, and a blotchy hand-written quote by Robert Frost.

Hope you're having a good week,

Alison xox

Saturday 11 May 2019

PaperArtsy Topic 7 - Turquoise

Hello Folks! 

I'm thrilled to be over on the PaperArtsy Blog again tonight, sharing some ATC art for their Turquoise Topic

Here's a peek, you can see my full project and tutorial over on the PaperArtsy Blog.

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox

Thursday 9 May 2019

Fly High...Fly Free

Hi Everyone!

Here's another art journal page for Erika's In The Air/Sky theme at Art Journal Journey.

Teabag collage background, Seaglass & Snowflake Fresco acrylic, little bird sketched on a painted book page with brown india ink. Added collage for balance.

Happy Thursday,

Alison xox

Sunday 5 May 2019

AJJ - In the Air/Sky

Evening friends. I'm back today with another entry for Erika's In the Air/Sky theme at Art Journal Journey.

I first lay down some collage, including pieces of London A-Z and round teabags. Then I stencilled clouds with my hand-cut stencil from yesterday, and birds & abstract trees with Dina Wakley stencils.

Wishing you a happy and creative week,

Alison xox

Saturday 4 May 2019

May The Fourth Be With You!

Hello friends! I can never resist saying that on this day every year! Hahaha!

Today I have my May art journal calendar spread to share with you. 

I used a hand-cut paper stencil with Fresco acrylic paint for the journaling clouds, a PaperArtsy stencil for the title, and a Crafter's Workshop stencil for the butterflies. I finished with gold paint pen splatters. 

And I also have my last two pages for Birgit Koopsen's Everything Circles Instagram Challenge to show you...

Day 29 - Collage of book paper, map, underpaper and teabags.

Day 30 - A splishy splashy page with a collaged flower.

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend to my friends here in the UK, and happy weekend to everyone else.

Alison xox