Sunday, 20 August 2017

A Fairy Tale or an Abyss

A new notebook/art journal was found (from Imagination Illustrated) just in time to do this spread for our prompt on Joggles Art Journal Adventures this week. Like the previous two I used for the Joggles prompts this one too is sized 5.3/4 x 8.1/4". I am using it as an art journal so I'm glueing pages together and start with a thick layer of gesso to make it all more sturdy.

Our prompt this week was to be inspired by mythology, fairy tales or folk stories. As you can see it had to be fairy tales for me and the image I used is from my favourite one: Sleeping Beauty.
The background was done entirely by using stencil L568 Crazy Quilts Bold and Beautiful by Stencilgirl Products. I added rubber stamping using a stamp set designed by Nathalie Kalbach, while the focal image, the circular sticker and the Once upon a Time text all came from Alpha Stamps.
The quotation is by Paulo Coelho and was stamped using a mixture of alphabet stamp sets unto vintage paper.

Friday, 18 August 2017

The Final Artmarks

These are the final 2 art marks pages for the #artmarks30daychallenge on Instagram, with prompts set by Rae Missigman. They were: stitched and closed. It's good to get them all done, although not within the 30 days in my case. I'm working in a 3.5 x 5.5" little notebook/art journal, and I still have 2 pages left in there. So I'll probably go and grab some more prompts from the previous rounds of ar tmarking in which I didn't participate but that can all be found on Rae's website.  All the stencils I used were from Stencilgirl Products.


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

minimini 31

These minimini (6 x 6" or 15 cm square) quilts are another example of small projects that can be fitted in whenever there is a spare moment. I am steadily making them but uploading them here takes a bit longer. This is no. 31. I am hoping to make 100 in due course and put them together into one large piece of work.

They were originally started (at least the first 6) as part of an Instagram challenge by the Make Modern magazine and I enjoyed them so much that I have simple continued.

All of them are machine quilted, raw edge appliquéd and hand beaded. This one also has a modern button.

To show the scale I have nestled this one in among a gunnera leaf.

Monday, 14 August 2017

More Artmarks

Here is the next lot of artmarks pages done in a small (3.5 x 5.5") art journal/notebook following the prompts provided by Rae Missigman. The prompts are written under each image. There are only a few more to go now and although I haven't managed to do all of them in the 30 days I have enjoyed making these small pages.  I'll share more with you when they are done. Somehow what with everything going on at the moment small projects suit me best. They can be done in small amounts of time here and there in between the general madness.
I used a wide variety of techniques and media. All the stencils used are by Stencilgirl Products.


The above one with the prompt collected was done by gluing down a paper towel that had been used blotting up paints in previous artmarks. The gluing makes it very textural.
As always the metallic element is hard to photograph and that's why I have added a detail of this page below. I used a lot of metallic paints and also metallic glitter bits.


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