Tuesday, 22 May 2018

It's Art Journal Summer School Time!

Yay! Yay! Yay! I love this time of year because this means that it's almost time for Art Journal Summer School again, organised by the wonderful Marieke Blokland :-)

I genuinely love the concept of this on-line collaborative course. Each individual class is only about 10-15 minutes as it has been designed with summer holidays/vacations in mind, with a limited number of materials. Personally I have the attention span of a small flea, so these short sharp snappy classes really appeal to me, and what you actually get is full classes which have been cleverly condensed and edited into short manageable watchable videos. Did I say I love this course?!

Enrol on Art Journal Summer School today to profit from the special early bird sales price. (Valid until May 31st)

So, who else is involved? Just look at this for a prestigious line up. Holy Moly!

Here's a short introductory video so you can see what it's all about.

I do hope you'll join us for this fab fun summertime course!

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Rainbows and bookbinding!

Part 2 of my Print to Project series for Gel Press. See how I turn my prints into these chunky little Duck Tape bound journals!

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Butterfly Journal

I am over on the DecoArt Media blog today with a colourful butterfly journal I made using a ring-bound journal from Joggles and the super-bright Americana Premium medium body paints (love!).

 I'd love it if you would visit me over on the DecoArt Blog, where you will find loads of process photos and step-by-step instruction.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018


Creating Rainbows part 1

Oh, you know how I love rainbows and colour wheels! My video for Gel Press 'Print To Project' this month is all about creating beautiful patterned rainbow stripes while avoiding creating 'mud'. These colours just make me so happy!

Here are some of the prints I create on film:

In part 2 (published on Saturday) I turn these prints into happy colourful journals using my Duck Tape technique, so hope you will join me!

Don't forget I keep all of my Gel Press videos in one easy location which you can find on the 'Gel Press' tab at the top of my blog.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Using up off cuts

One thing I am absolutely not short of is off-cuts of printed, painted papers. In fact they are threatening to take over my life! It does mean however that I always have bright and colourful bits to use for a project at short notice.

Last time I visited The Craftrange, Burnley, I came across these cute little brown paper bags. I didn't know what I was going to do with them I just wanted them (LOL! Sound familiar anyone?) Anyway I made a really tiny cotton reel journal (see below) based on my larger reel journal which I made for a Gel Press video back in December I think. (By the way, all of my videos for Gel Press can be found here) I need a gift bag for the journal so I added a piece of a page I printed on the Gel Press, and then doodled a butterfly on another off-cut and added it too.

The reel journal is a great way to up up teeny tiny bits of printed leftovers:

And look! This is how tiny it is:

Ahhhh, small things make me happy :-)

Have a good weekend everyone!