Wednesday 25 May 2016

Inspiration Wednesday

It has been oh so manic of late! Finally finding the time to post the last couple of Inspiration Wednesday pages. Loving the process and experimentation this year.

First up is the pages from 27th April. Loved the circles in this one, and use of some of my favourite colours. Great layers and textures in this page.

Next up is IW 11th May. loved the simplicity of this page, but how effective it was. Great to have a page that was quick to do without too much thinking at this manic time!


Monday 25 April 2016

Are you a serviette hoarder?

Loved the idea of using serviettes to create an art journal page - only problem being I didn't have many serviettes hiding in the cupboards! For Inspiration Wednesday, Donna used a beautiful poppy serviette as a background to her journal page. But looking in my cupboards, all I could find were tiny daffodil ones that would barely fill the page, or large garish ones with random patterns on.

In the end I did find a great seagull serviette, just loved the quirky nature of these birds, so had to base my journal page around that! Shades of blue and a nautical theme overall. Loved the simplicity of this page, but how fun it is too.

Thursday 31 March 2016

Inspiration Wednesday - 30.03.16

Loving the collaging and layers in this weeks Inspiration Wednesday. Like Donna Downey, I too was impatient, not being able to wait for each layer to dry properly! Hence the slightly hazy final set of lettering! I played about with the word stencils I had to make a statement which reads:

Art is in the ability to see... The colours of life, then, leave it on the canvas.

I had to alter the spelling of colour to the British spelling, it just looks wrong without that u in there. The glazing worked well on this page and I like the addition of the stamping on a tag. Not quite the large eyes Donna used, but still a detailed eye stamp. Love finding things I have in my stash and making them see the light of day again in a new and exciting way!



Emulate / Duplicate

Loving the work of artist Natiq Jalil (, he is a mixed media artist. For my journal page for Journal 52, Week 12, I chose to emulate his style. I used fine line pen for my self-portrait and embellished it with leopard pattern and flora/fauna elements. Adding colour with watercolour in a fluid manner.

Work of Natiq Jalil:

My interpretation in my own way:

Above Your Head / Beneath Your Feet

Catching up on Journal 52 prompts - now out of order! Loving this years ideas and creations, so much to inspire and tempt. I combined the two Week 6 prompts together - above / below to show a cats paw coming around the edge of a piece of wood. Is the cat above your head or below your feet? Painted in acrylic paints, with a crackle glaze for the peeling wood effect.

Inspiration Wednesday

Finally finding some time to update here with my art journal pieces. Here are Inspiration Wednesday #5 and #6. Loved the techniques used in both of these and the completely different results achieved. I loved the resistance layering in #5 to get the rust feel with the blue and beige paints around the numbers. But also loved the paint dribbles and layers in #6! Love finding new ways to use all that stash I have hiding at home.

Inspiration Wednesday - #5 - 02.03.16

 Inspiration Wednesday #6 - 16.03.16


Wednesday 9 March 2016

Monochromatic / Psychadelic

When faced with the choice of going monochrome or psychedelic which do you do? Me, I work with both elements! Couldn't resist. I used the new Paper Artsy Infusions colour stains on the background of my art journal in pink, blue and green (still trying to get to grips with them and how the colour spreads!) Then I painted a self portrait on top in monochrome, just adding colour for my eyes and hair. I had fun with this prompt for Journal 52, Week 5, and like the outcome despite my trepidation after doing the background!

Inspiration Wednesday - Feb 2016

Another two journal spreads completed for Inspiration Wednesday. Loving the colours and textures in these two. I always find it fascinating how some pages come easy, while others can leave you in a muddle for hours!

Hope you are having a good week.

3 - 03.02.16

4 - 17.02.16