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  • Finally Finished!

    At Last, I have finally finished last weeks Life Book 2013 lesson!

    "Smile, Breathe..." - Life Book 2013, Week 31

    For the final touch I added the Thich Nhat Hanh quotation using die-cut letters.

    Now I’m off to pack some more boxes!

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    Bloom Like Flowers

    “The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”

    I thought this quotation from Thich Nhat Hanh was very appropriate for my journal spread inspired by Cathy Bluteau’s class on the 21 Secrets 2013 course.

    Bloom Like Flowers - 21 Secrets 2013, Cathy Bluteau's Doodling You Way Class

    Why is it that whenever you want a specific sort of image in a magazine you can never find what you want? I ended up sourcing my flowers online from Five5Cats who very kindly allows her images to be used for private artwork. Thank you Cindy!

    I collaged the background using old papers and flowers, then added doodling using Pitt Artist Pens. I coloured my doodles using Inktense pencils and filled in with more collage using various tapes and pieces of old artwork. I created the quotation using digital text and finished off by adding details with Pitt pens, an Edding 780 paint marker, neocolour crayons and distress ink pads.

    I’ve never done anything quite like this before, but I really enjoyed it and will definitely do some more pages using these techniques. Thank you Cathy for a great class!

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    By on Monday April 15th, 2013 at 15:59 in 21 Secrets 2013, Artistic Ramblings, CED, collage, Doodling - 2 Replies - Leave a Reply

    More Cling Film!

    Following on from yesterday, I thought I’d create a background on glossy card using the distress ink pad and cling film technique.

    To Be Beautiful...

    When I saw how it turned out, I decided to scan it, add some digital brushes which I created from a couple of my own photos and the Thich Nhat Hanh quotation.

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    By on Saturday November 17th, 2012 at 12:00 in AEDM, Artistic Ramblings, Digital Art - 4 Replies - Leave a Reply