Thursday 30 May 2024

Jenny Grant free Art Retreat

Hello All.

I recently followed a free online art retreat run by artist Jenny Grant.

Day 1. We started by making some collage papers on old book pages, using acrylic paint and recycled mark-making tools.

Day 2. We used our collage papers and magazine images to create an art journal page.

On day 2 we also created a mini art journal with collage on one sheet of paper.

Day 3. We used collage and stencils, and drew a face on a large sheet of recycled card from the back of an old sketch pad.

This was a fun course, although it was only available for those 3 days.

Thanks for dropping by.

Alison xox

Wednesday 29 May 2024

100 Days of Gelliprinting - Week 14 and the rest

 Hi Everyone.

Here are my final 9 days of gelliprints for the 100 day project. Thanks to all who have followed me on this journey. I've had a lot of fun creating collage fodder, mostly on wet strength tissue. I'm looking forward to using some in Daisy Yellow Art's upcoming ICAD challenge, which starts on 1st June.

Day 92

Day 93

Day 94

Day 95

Day 96

Day 97

Day 98

Day 99

Day 100

I really love that final print with all the edges of the last few days' gelliprinting sessions. I think if it's cut into vertical strips it'll make fab faux washi tape.

Big hugs, I'll be back soon with some other recent projects.

Alison xox

Tuesday 28 May 2024

100 Days of Gelliprinting - Week 13

 Hello All.

Here are my gelliprints for week 13 of the 100 day project. I'll post my final prints tomorrow.

Day 85

Day 86

Day 87

Day 88

Day 89

Day 90

Day 91

Thanks for looking. I'll be back tomorrow with my final set of prints.

Alison xox

Friday 17 May 2024

100 Days of Gelliprinting - Week 12

 Hi Everyone.

Here are my week 12 gelliprints.

Day 78

Day 79

Day 80

Day 81

Day 82

Day 83

Day 84

I'm on the home stretch now. I hope you're still enjoying seeing these pieces of collage fodder. I know I'm loving making them.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox

Tuesday 14 May 2024

Try It On Tuesday - Small Things

 Hello All.

I'm delighted to tell you that I am the guest designer for Try It On Tuesday's new theme of Small Things.

I created an ATC for the challenge.

My base is a Stampbord ATC, which I coloured with Distress Inks. I stamped the Tim Holtz fairy children, then used Crafty Individuals stamps to create their garden, and used a script stamp to add interest to the grass and sky. I used coloured pencil to add more colour, then finished with some found words from a book page, and a few black paint splatters.

Please head over to Try It On Tuesday to see the team's wonderful artwork. I do hope you'll join in with the challenge.

Alison xox

Monday 6 May 2024

Mindful Art Journal Retreat

 Hello Friends.

Artist Kaisa Hart ran a free 3 day online art journal retreat recently. I can never resist a freebie, so I decided to join in.

Here is the journal spread I created.


Thanks for dropping by and wishing you a great new week and month,

Alison xox

Sunday 5 May 2024

May Art Journal Calendar

 Hello All.

Here's my art journal calendar for the month of May. I'm linking it to Valerie's Poems theme at Art Journal Journey. I found a lovely May Day poem by Patricia Walter online.

I used a gelliprint for the journaling circles. I love the contrast with the neutral background.

And finally, here's my completed April calendar.