I’ve been thinking about doing this for ages, but today I have finally spent a little bit of time putting together two scrapbooking/ card making good bags which I am selling on my Etsy shop. And I have to say even I think they are super cute and wish I could just give them out to people who want to get into art!
Here is a list of things I have included in the bag:
handmade paper folded card and envelope ( 8cm by 9cm)
shimmery card heart, red
small card with flower picture
A paper flower
one bird charm
one silver leaf charm
two arrow charms
one wooden leaf
6 gems; 3 blue and 3 red
If people like it and buy them I will make some more and think about themes and bigger things to put in them. I’ve seen people put out mystery art items on Etsy which I think is really cool and would love to do something like that too at some point.
A little while ago someone suggested to me that I do a tutorial on how I create my doodle pages in my journal. So, at last, I have my own take on how to doodle…..
First, I do a loose sketch onto a double page of a boarder and then a few large swirls and shapes, fitting around each other. I added some bubbles sporadically.
I then went over my sketch with a black pen. I found a Pilot Signpen was great for this. I started adding in detail at the point with the black, and didn’t plan it too much just letting it come along organically.
I then began to add colour and used a few different kinds of pen, including Faber-Castell PITT artist pen which is really smooth and good for colouring in large areas. I also added more details with the black.
When I had finished adding colour I painted round the boarder in black acrylic, which saved me time from using a pen (and my pen!) and pulled the picture together with a stronger black. I found this doodle so relaxing I am going to have to start another one! Hope everyone likes my very basic tutorial!
I have wanted to get back into my art journaling having felt a little bit like I’ve neglected it and yet have loads of ideas to express and techniques to try out. So, my lovelies! I am setting myself an Art Journal Challenge for December. And this is what I aim to achieve:
1.) A whole college page
2.) A page that incorporates lots of glitter and flitter
3.) A Silhouette page
4.) A minimal colours page – two or three only
5.)A page that incorporates 3 or more ‘scraps’ from my life eg. Starbucks cardholders!
I am hoping these will get the old cogs working and and I come up with at least another 10 before the end of the year!
I also got this book below by Dina Wakley on Art Journaling. I haven’t had a proper look at it yet, but I love all the pictures she creates and she has some create tips
Last weekend I went to a college workshop called Fierce Beauty with Derek Gores and I had a wonderful time! This was part of the Double Indemnity season they are doing at the moment in Manchester at the Cornerhouse. I was looking forward to it for ages, and knew this would be a great opportunity to push myself and explore a new medium. It was also wonderful to do art with other like minded people as I mostly do my projects on my own in my room – having some space was good too!
This is my piece, although I am still working on it. The main idea was to take in some images you liked, strong contrasting helps, and recreate it with ripped pieces from magazines and loads of glue!
I didn’t think to much about my piece as I knew that would stop me from doing anything, so I just went for it with the pieces. Some of the pink paper is gorgeous and shimmery but my camera hasn’t picked this up. I am really inspired from doing this workshop and Derek was really cool and nice! He said everyone should try doing something creative everyday – even if it is just for 10 minutes, and to draw everything.
I want to try doing something similar to this college technique in my art journal and also want to find similar workshops to try out in Manchester. You should have seen the mess when we left! I was also the only person to take tattoo magazines with me! But the more variety the better.