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  • Therapy Journalling

    This morning I woke up with a head full of thoughts related to my personal therapy yesterday which I wanted to record.

    Therapy Journal

    I wrote the thoughts on the back of a postcard, then painted the other side using acrylic paint.

    Pocket Page

    To keep my thoughts private, I made this little pocket using scrapbooking paper in my handmade journal.

    Then I had a little fit of digital madness!

    Cut and blend!

    I started out cutting and blending several detail images from the ‘Most Success’ journal page…

    Colourful Kaleidoscope!

    …took pieces of the ‘Cut and Blend image and created this Kaleidoscope…

     Purple Kaleidoscope

    …but I had to have one last fiddle and changed the colour to purple. Which one do you like best? I think I like the first one. It reminds me of the patterns and colours in my kaleidoscope when I was a little girl.

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    By on Thursday August 21st, 2014 at 22:57 in Art Journal 2014, Blending Images, CED, Digital Art, Morning Pages Daily Art Practice - Comments Off on Therapy Journalling

    Kaleidoscope Mandala!

    I have been busy painting and working on Rae Missigman’s 21 Secrets 2013 Class, but I have nothing to show yet, so I thought I’d share some digital playing instead. I was catching up with my reading list yesterday and came across this post from iHannah about creating digital kaleidoscope mandalas. Well – I just had to give it a try, didn’t I!

    Digital Mandala/Kaleidoscope!

    I decided to use my Face Emotions image as the source and had great fun playing. iHannah’s instructions are very helpful. I created four mandalas, but that wasn’t enough for me. After downloading the results I had to play digital blending to take it that little bit further! This is the result.

    Thank you iHannah for the inspiration, and thank you SumoPaint for a nifty piece of software.

    Playing Games

    I’ve been busy altering tins and making game cards for Diana Trout’s class on the 21 Secrets 2013 course.

    Game Cards - 21 Secrets 2013, Diana Trout's Class

    I took two old cough lozenge tins, sanded them and primed them with gesso, then painted them with acrylic paint. It was not a success – the paint started to flake off! So I covered the paint with tissue paper glued on with gel medium. Success! I still wasn’t happy with the way they looked, so I added several more layers of acrylic paint in different colours and another layer of gel medium. Once I was happy with the tins I created their labels using a stamped flower and a digital label. I coloured both of these using Twinkling H2O’s. I made the game cards from double-sided scrapbooking paper, then used the same stamped flower and digital label for the instructions.

    I found this class to be quite a challenge, but I’m glad I did it – I learned a lot. Thank you Diana.

    Leftover Kaleidoscope

    About a week ago I posted this blended image and said I didn’t think I was quite finished with it yet. This is why – I just turned it into a kaleidoscope! I love the colours and all the faces in the patterns. How many faces can you find? I keep losing count!

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    By on Wednesday April 24th, 2013 at 22:19 in 21 Secrets 2013, Artistic Ramblings, Blending Images, CED, Digital Art - Comments Off on Playing Games

    Playing with Blending!

    I’ve been so busy drawing and painting lately that I haven’t had time for playing with digital blending. So today I thought I’d rectify that omission!

    Colour Layers Blend

    I started out with an artwork scan and two photographs. This was the first result. I really like this one, but decided to have a go at making a kaleidoscope style mandala.

    Kaleidoscope Mandala

    This was the result! Which one do you prefer?

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    By on Monday March 4th, 2013 at 16:14 in Artistic Ramblings, Blending Images, CED, Digital Art, Mandalas - Comments Off on Playing with Blending!