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    As you may have noticed, I’ve got very behind with my Life Book 2013 classes. So I thought this week was time to rectify the situation and try to catch up a little! Rather than go back to where I got stuck, I thought I’d start with this weeks lesson from Joann Loftus and then move backwards in time!

    Collage Lady - Life Book 2013, Week 26

    I created the background using 3 layers of journaling, white gesso, an acrylic paint wash and a variety of stencils. Joann gave us the template for the lady silhouette which I covered in a collage of torn magazine images and stuck to the background using sticky pads. I added die-cut butterflies coloured using Twinkling H2O’s and a silver marker pen and added highlights and shadows using white paint pens and Pitt Artist pens. I really enjoyed the lesson and love how my lady turned out!

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    By on Saturday June 29th, 2013 at 18:42 in Artistic Ramblings, CED, collage, Life Book 2013, Stencils - Comments Off on Collage Lady

    Another Mandala

    I so enjoyed making Guada’s mandala the other day that I thought I’d have a go at another one.

    Mandala 2 - Life Book 2012, week 39

    I used the same template just joined the lines up differently. all the techniques were the same as before – neocolour background, Rapidograph pen and Inktense Pencil lines and shading, but the result is so different. I’m looking forward to starting Guada’s free course on the 8th October!

    By on Wednesday October 3rd, 2012 at 09:00 in Artistic Ramblings, Mandalas - Comments Off on Another Mandala

    Guada’s Mandalas

    I love Guada’s mandalas, and so was thrilled to have a lesson from her as this week’s Life Book class. Her instructions are always so easy to follow and even though I started out copying her design the end result is so totally different!

    Mandala for Life Book 2012 Lesson 39

    The background was created first using neocolour crayons on copy paper, blended using a watercolour brush. When the background had dried the paper was a little crinkly, so I ironed it flat (much more fun than ironing clothes!) and printed Guada’s template onto it. Then following instructions, I created the mandala and coloured it using my Rotring Rapidograph pen and Derwent Inktense pencils.

    I just love the result. If you’d like to have a go, Guada is running a free course starting in October called The Seed of Life. Click on the button on my right sidebar for more details. Thank you so much Guada 🙂

    By on Wednesday September 26th, 2012 at 09:17 in Artistic Ramblings, Mandalas - Comments Off on Guada’s Mandalas

    Experimental Journal

    It’s amazing how in the few short weeks since I acquired this book my perception of it has changed.

    Journal after 2 weeks

    Journal after 2 weeks

    It is no longer simply a book I bought from Amazon …. it has become my treasured experimental journal. It has gone from being a pristine empty tome, to a highly colourful extremely tactile piece of art. It still has lots of blank empty pages waiting to be experimented on, but they are slowly disappearing.

    I can’t remember the last time I got hold of some pens and just scribbled with them …. but I really must try to do it more often – it’s so liberating!! And it looks good as well 🙂

    Scribble Your Worries Away!

    Scribble Your Worries Away!

    The left hand page above is the revese of the right hand page below which was made by made by scribbling on texture plates with a pencil (the left hand page below uses wax crayons over the texture plates)
    Pencil and Wax Crayon Rubbings

    Pencil and Wax Crayon Rubbings

    I’m getting quite addicted to cutting holes in pages …. for this hole I used a grungeboard key as the template for the first hole, then made each successive hole a little smaller. I’m quite pleased with the way it came out!
    Key Cut Through Several Layers

    Key Cut Through Several Layers

    I stuck the cut outs on the facing page.

    I still have lots of fun pages to do and some major wrecking processes to try out, so keep watching!!

    By on Friday August 21st, 2009 at 00:42 in altered book, Artistic Ramblings, Wreck This Journal - Comments Off on Experimental Journal