Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Sticks and Stones ...I did not know for sure what this was going to be when I started it, but I knew the title would be Sticks and Stones! When starting this I noticed there were a lot of lines and circles; I think that is where the name came from. I am not good at naming my pieces so its a big thing coming up with a name so early!!
I took a lightweight canvas napkin (on clearance for $1.50 for a set of 4!!!) and painted it!! Using metallic paints and the 5x5 Gelli Plate I did a series of prints lined up to fill the square. Then I over-stamped with the circle plate. Grabbed me some acrylic paint, stencil, markers and brushes, and doodled and stenciled accents!! Then I thought of what it could be .. book cover? Journal? Wall hanging? Bag? Pillow? The Pillow was eliminated after sewing paper to it.
This whole project was way out of my normal colors, but the more I added the more I liked it!! There is a lot of elements that make me happy: the paper, paint, fabric, and sewing. I incorporated as many artsy loves as I could. Even the yarn is my hand-spun yarn! The slideshow video shows all the different things/ways I wanted to do this, but I decided for now It is staying this way, Because I like it!!
You can see my process in these two videos!~ Jean
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
|Hello everyone! I thought I would switch it up a bit this month and invite you guys to art journal with me. I’ll be using my Ancestral Journal to show you how I incorporate vintage photos into my art journal spreads. You can also use family photos for this project as well. So, grab your art journal, your favorite supplies, and a photo and let’s get started!|
Friday, September 22, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
|I just love taking beautiful magazines and piecing together bits and bobs to create a story. Some of my favourite magazines are the Stampington mags. The Somerset Life and Artful Blogging often have beautiful photos of flowers and vintage goodies, beautiful objects that can be reborn into beautiful art.|