Hearting Embroidery!

Yep, it is my new obsession right now people! I’m actually poorly as well, so I’ve been finishing this bird project. I based it off one of my art journal pages. Really like how he turned out. I love the gold thread I found, BUT it is hard to stitch with. It frays and you have to constantly pull all the threads before tying it off. This puts a lot of tension on the fabric.

I also found this Button Factory box I got a couple of years ago while I was tidying my room. I have some ideas for embroidering fabric buttons 🙂

I prefer this size hoop as it is easier to work with, although the little ones are really cute when finished. Being ill is boring, I am off to sleep some more and hopefully get rid of this cold so then I start a new hoop…

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I Love Skulls!

I’ve been obsessing with the idea of art journaling skulls for ages but finally just got my stash out and did it – and I really love what I have created!

The first page I used black primer and used my favourite Posca Pens to draw the skull and doodles. I added a few gems as well.

The second page  I had a background already sprayed and drew a skull shape with a pencil first before going in with my pens again. I used some die cut flowers and punched leaves and hearts which I love.

These large bulldog clips are great for art journaling – as your journal gets fatter it can be tricky to get the fresh pages to stay flat. I highly recommend these!

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New Art Pages

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I have been so productive with my art journal, I think because I’m really excited to be using my new materials! This one looks quite dark, I think because I used so many things on the page, including grunge paste which I scrapped into, then dylusions sprays, acrylic paint, pen, and grunge paper I die cut into the flowers, butterflies and hearts. I am still quite happy the way it came out as I think it is quite interesting and gave me the opportunity to play with my art and enjoy the process much more.

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I love the colours of this page (which I scanned in) and I used the grunge paste more sparingly with a stencil to get a different effect. I also made my second video of me making this which you can watch here:

Second Art Film

I’d love to hear what you think!