I love, love love, Donna Downey, she is an amazing artist, who clearly loves what she does. I was recently flicking through some of her you tube videos. when I talked my self into playing with my paints and only my paints. This is unheard of from me, I like adding, and playing with papers and pastes, and stamps. Once I got started stencils and pit pens soon got added to the paints, although its not the most amazing picture in the world, I had such a fun, relaxing time doing it and I learnt so much. I never realised how much I liked blending paints with my hands. Such messy, messy fun.
I started by coating an old canvas with Gesso
blending different shades of green over the top, and through stencils.
more stencilling over the top, with orange and white paint, you can also still see some of the old red coming through.
Then I drew out some leaves and circles , Donna uses a lot of these in her art work. After this I added more oranges to the leaves and stencilling with black, and orange pens
I made this as a gift for a family member, she seemed to really like it and I hope you do as well. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures as I was going, and rushed to take a few before I gave it away.
It is very similar to a previous album I made based on the design of Catherine Chapdelaine here.
The cover was made using chipboard sheets wrapped in craft paper, and is closed by a hair band over a brad. The decoration is simple, flowers were made by die cutting shapes from left over scraps of card, and pops outs from from paper pack.
The pages are all constructed from a mix of brown and kraft coloured card stock,
and decorated with patterned paper, from a coordinated pack.
I added pockets to the back pages, and little books for extra photo space.
It's been a while, schools broken up, which means I get little to no Crafty time.
Roll on September!
No step by step pictures for this one, I often forget those then I am playing in my Journal. I started off by adding Crushed grape, Vibrant turquoise, and Squeezed orange Dylusions paints with a brayer. over that I stamped a little with The Decay stamps from The Artistic Stamper and some other background stamps.
I stamped out the body (this is one of Dyan Reaveleys stamps) on a separate piece of card, painted it and cut it out. I did the same with the candy skull,which I think is an Andy Skinner mask, but I am not sure (apologies if its wrong). After gluing it to the page I added the boarder all around the edges and the words Inspiration is everywhere.
It's the start of a new month that means a new challenge over on The Artistic Stampers Creative Teams blog and its anything goes..................................... so I made a Hanging.
I started with three plain pieces of white board. On a mat I mixed texture paste with a small amount of black acrylic paint and scraped it over the board in different areas. Into this I stamped The Artistic Stampers Cog Background. Once that dried I stamped over the top with more black acrylic and the Lace Background stamp.
Once that was dried I painted over the top with a slightly watered down mixtures of paints, The colours I used were all from Adirondack paint dabber's (Mushroom, Watermelon and Stream). I added small amounts of black to darken the colours.
Then I stamped some more with the lace background stamp, and rubbed a pencil over the top to catch some of the raised areas.
After that it was a matter of raiding the stash, I joined the section together using a chain. Painted some wooden and card pieces using the same colours and processes. I stamped the octopus with the Dots background stamp, and some Cogs on tissue paper and corrugated card. Then I dusted the whole thing with treasure gold.
Thank you for reading, please join in with the challenge, I look forward to seeing all your entries.