Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Something Fishy ...



I'm always thinking up new ideas and looking for something different to do with my regular art journaling group at Art from the Heart. They are a very talented and experienced group so they really do keep me on my toes!

This time I decided to go with a fishy theme. Lots of mark making, and pattern building, and of course the brayer had to make an appearance too!

On the first page we created a patterned background using the fabulous Dina Wakley Media paints, and then drew and painted the fish onto the page. We incorporated Prima watercolours, and shaded with the Stabilo Aquarelleable pencil.



In the second page we made painted patterned papers to cut our fish from, again using the Dina Wakley paints. The background was created using a brayer ... we rarely have a class without the brayer making an appearance - it has become something of an in joke!



I'll be teaching something very similar to this at The Craftrange Burnley on 5th May, so if you fancy it come and join us there.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

You can print on anything - Part 2!


And here it is - part 2 of my latest Print to Project series for Gel Press.


Don't forget, I post all of my videos in one easy location here on my blog :-)

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

You can print on anything!


Yay! Its time for another Gel Press video from me, for the print to project series. This time I am showing you how I print on anything! Yes, it doesn't always have to be top quality cardstock - here I am printing on cereal boxes, balsa wood, a disposable up and even a tea bag.

The printing technique is very simple this time, proving that things don/t have to be complicated to be effective. Here are some of the finished makes:


The feathers (bird and butterfly) are watercolour art parts by Joggles.


A printed tea bag.

A take away disposable paper water cup from a department store.

An old piece of Grunge paper I had lying around. Wearable art!

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Part 2 shows my finishing process and will be published on Saturday.

Thanks for watching! :-)

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Gel Press Part 2!


Here it is! Part 2 of my print-to-project video for Gel Press. 
(You can see part 1 on my previous post, or ALL of my videos for Gel press *here*)

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

More Gel Press printing!



It's that time again! Time for another Print-to-project series of videos for Gel Press. In this video I'm printing with the fabulous Texture Plates by Carabelle Studio. If you haven't tried these yet then you really should ;-)




Part 2 will be available on Saturday!