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  • Nearly May

    Nearly May – and the weather’s still no better. We’ve had a mixture of snow and hail storms this week! But it hasn’t stopped me making art.

    I’m really loving working in this A6 journal – it’s perfect for those days when the big journal is too intimidating!

    Serenity

    I created this spread using watercolour paints, tombow markers, a stencil and a gel medium resist.

    Collage

    This spread started out as a collage which then got covered up with layers of paint, ink and paint markers. I love the richness of the colours.

    Laugh, Love, Live

    I started this next spread by covering the pages with washi tape, then used thin washes of acrylic paint to colour the page and create the ‘green girl’ on the right.

    I Believe

    My ‘I Believe’ spread was inspired by Effy’s Book of Days spreecast about wonder. I really love how it turned out.

    Blue Flower

    In this last spread I decided to play with some rediscovered hand made funky foam stamps that I made quite a few years ago. I had so much fun – I’m planning on making some more stamps to add to the collection!

    I’ve almost finished making the postcards for the iHannah DIY Postcard swap so keep watching for some pictures of those once they’re done.

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    By on Saturday April 30th, 2016 at 22:43 in Art Journal, Artistic Ramblings, BOD 2016, CED, collage, iHannah's DIY Postcard Swap, Journal 52, Stencils - Comments Off on Nearly May

    Funky Foam Stamps

    Today, just for a change, I thought I’d make some funky foam stamps to use in my backgrounds.

    Funk Foam Stamp Prints

    Funky Foam Stamps

    It’s been ages since I made any and I’d forgotten how much fun it is to make them and how versatile they can be. I know some people use wood burning tools to melt the foam, but I just use an ordinary biro pen and press really hard to make my patterns. I love the way the prints are never quite perfect – they always have a slightly distressed look from the texture of the foam. See if you can spot where I use them in my next layered background.

    By on Wednesday May 29th, 2013 at 23:21 in Artistic Ramblings, CED - Comments Off on Funky Foam Stamps