Wednesday, 30 October 2013

New Journal Page

Her are a couple of pics of my latest journal page in the style of Roben-Marie Smith.

It is made up of old papers, acrylic paint, /brusho sprays,stenciling and the little bird is from some beautiful but quite expensive wrapping paper that I bought for my collage pieces.

Bye for now x

Friday, 25 October 2013

A Look Back at Textiles.

I am looking forward to going to The Knitting and Stitch Show at Harrogate next month and have realized that I have been neglecting my textile work recently due to concentrating on my Art Journal. I decided to look back at some things I have done in the past and came across a piece that fits in with my recent fascination with drawing faces.

This was something I did whilst practicing freehand machine embroidery.

I don't know what the squiggle is in the right hand bottom corner is. I think it may be part of a hand.

I was taught this technique at my textile class. You choose an image from a magazine and temporarily attach it to your fabric.I used low tack masking tape. You then you trace the image using the sewing machine. It sounds easier than it is. You than remove the image tearing it away from the stitching. This was my first and only attempt to date but it  would be good to have another go at this technique.

Here are some more pics of practice pieces of freehand machine embroidery.

They are mounted in a little handmade book and the pages were stained with Brusho and the design of the stitches was carried over onto the page using pen.

I also came across this little handmade felt picture I made of a little sheep.

I think it would look good hanging from a piece of wooden doweling or a twig rather than behind a piece glass. I must get around to mounting it.

Back soon with some more journal pages.......or maybe some textiles.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Cut and Paste

I thought I would do a bit of  a collage for my next page . I had an image from an old calendar  and I  had the idea of cutting it up to make a marionette on a stage but I am afraid it took a turn for the worse so after some head scratching and a total change of direction I ended up with this page.

Not one of my favourite pages but here are some close up images of parts that I like the most..

I like these semi circles of' 'painty' newspaper........

and I like this little robin which was on a strip of torn book page from an old book I found in a secondhand book shop.

Back with some more of my artistic endeavors soon............

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

And the winner is......


Yes I was lucky enough to receive  a lovely handmade postcard from Morag of 'Paper Rainbow' taken from one of her beautiful pieces of artwork 'Bhiornal' which she has used as her new blog header.

I thought it would be a print but I was pleased to see that it was a little original piece of art.

I have been doing some work in my art journal. The journal I am working in is my 'Dylusions Journal' which was designed by Dyan Reaveley

One of Dyans tips whilst creating a journal page is to clean  off any left over ink/paint that you may have on your stencils on another page. Therefore saving any waste and also creating a basis for another piece of work.
This page started off with the left overs from a Crafters Workshop flower stencil which had been sprayed with Brusho Acrylic Mist Spray.

I added a charcoal pencil drawing which I did on an old book page and some circles with black acrylic paint.

I would love to hear your comments on what you see on my blog so if you have paid me a visit please let me know your thoughts.

Bye for now. x

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Another page completed in my art journal.

 I originally made marks on this page  with leftover paint from previous project. I then added the black and the orange. The bird was one of my own handmade stamps stamped onto another piece of paper and collaged on to the page. I then added some washi tape and some inked corrugated cardboard.

I love the randomness of the marks on leftover paper that is used to clean off your brushes or that you have cleaned your stamps on . I cut some strips from a piece that was lying on my desk and positioned them on a page that I had already  cleaned some stamps on and then  applied some gesso to. I don't know how the page will evolve but I liked the way they looked so I stuck them down.

I am not sure how it will eventually turn out but I just liked the way they looked so I thought I would go with it. All I know is that I want to keep it minimalistic.

Thank you for popping by x