Sunday, 20 January 2008

Suzi Blu, I love you!

I just recently discovered Suzi Blu's videos on You tube and her blog. She is awesome! I am not very good at expressing myself in words but I feel the same about so many things as Suzi. My journal spread was inspired by looking at her work and videos for the last few days. Suzi you ROCK! I am going to try and paint and draw more and not be afraid! And Suzi you have inspired me to do it, More, More More!!!!

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Marie Antoinette

Playing with new art supplies from Quietfire Designs. I got some wax resist crayons and beautiful flourishes. I found this warped watch face in an add and couldn't resist the play on words or adding Alice. Not sure if this is finished or not but I like it so far anyway. :)

Cheers Pattio

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Embellish with Flourish!

Or Romeo and Juliet in the 21st century. This is in my Monique Journal (9 X 12"), I started with purple acrylics for the background on both sides and then added the gold flourishes that I just got in the mail from Suzanne at Quietfire Designs. Thanks Suzanne for my goodies. I love the flourishes! The background under Romeo then had various colours of watercolour crayons added and then the flourishes again done in gold but just over the crayon leaving a plain purple border. The images were found in a very funky fashion magazines.

Hemp Journal II

Yah! I found another Hemp Journal! There was only one place in town and even then I had to special order it, but I am so happy to have it and I even bought a spare. :) Here are the pages I worked on over the Christmas holidays. The cover is fairly plain. I may come back to it later and embellish it more. Off to feed my horse Gizelle lunch and be back shortly for more.
The inside front cover has a picture of me on Gizelle. I did the background with a plank stamp and coloured it with walnut ink and watercolour pencil crayons. This was quite a few years ago and I hope to get Gizelle back into the shape she was here. The face is a watercolour I did in a previous journal. In Photoshop I added the tape measures for a frame and printed it out on canvas the background edge is acrylic paints
Broken Wing
Feeling a little blue when I worked on this spread. Lots of rubber stamps here.
On the Edge
Lumiere paints for the background. Love the metalic colours they have. These acrylics dry really fast and look awesome with stamped images in chaulk ink.
Empty Nest
I love intense colour! The nest is really a xmas wreath. I painted over the face with acrylics.
Green Goblin
This isn't finished yet I am still playing with it.
Castle Window
I used drywall tape at the bottom of the page for the background behind the two ATC's. The window is a piece of canvas with an onion net bag pressed into gesso to get the texture. The various Celtic stamps.
Roman Spirit
Practicing my calligraphy. Ok I know I need a lot of practice! LOL Acrylic painted background with lots of Roman and Greek stamps for the borders.
Just foolin around with borders.