Art journal with Brusho

I am not a painter … not even an abstract one. But I like to play with colour and Brusho powders are perfect for experimenting. I you like unexpected results, Brusho powders from Colourcraft are exactly what you need. The pigments react with water and dissolve creating beautiful shades and tones. See for yourself… Here…

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Fabulous | Art Journal

I am still very much figuring out the art journal game – kind of like it, kind of unsure, kind of not a fan… This page is probably more of a scrapbooking-style than anything else. I do like it though – mainly because of the colours and the fashion (Tattered Angels glimmer mists and graphic45…

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Free To Create

I spend the last couple of days rummaging in other people’s junk – I don’t mean I was going through their bins! I mean I went to my local market which turned out to be car boot sale on a Wednesday. I found loads of old books with awesome thick covers. I will definitely be…

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Wonderful Life | ScrapAfrica

Dont you just love it that the theme you’re creating for is the exact theme that is in you head? I am dreaming of bright greens and sunshine yellows. I need the nature to come back to life and the world to become less grey. February’s colour board at Scrap Africa fits the mood perfectly. Sadly, it’s…

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Cold November rain… | Words&Paintery

Mid-November brings new challenge at Words & Paintery – this time we have a quote from Guns’N Roses ‘November Rain’ and some pastel pinks. I straight away came with the idea of a very understated art journal page. To build up the background textures, I layered newspaper strips and painted over with white gesso. I added geometrical stencil…

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Rainy day | art journal

It’s been raining on and off all day today and I had a perfect photo for a rainy page. I didn’t want to make a dark and miserable layout though; I went for purple, pink and blue instead. To create the mood, I used pastel pink, lavender and blue mists from 13arts and ‘Lavender morning/Lawendowy…

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fly away | Scrap Africa

It’s time for the June challenge on Scrap Africa blog – lovely, pastel green mood board. That also makes it time for my second art journal creation. I used TCW hexagon stencil to create the first layer of texture, then used Finnabair stencil and Snowflake paste to add dimension. Over that, I sprayed and sprinkled…

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My first adventure with the Art Journal

After a long ‘Should I? Shouldn’t I?’, the purchase was finally made and arrived this morning at my door – an Art Journal. Me being the impatient creature I am, I decided to have a go at it straight away. Mists, stamps, stencils, texture paste and gesso with some ribbon, chipboard, watercolour tag and the…

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