Friday, 29 July 2022

No Sew Art Journal - Art Journal Flip through and Make Your Own!

Welcome to my One Sheet Art Journal where I will be sharing with you a flip through of a selection of Art Journals and then showing you how to create one yourself. Check out the video above.  I love these mini journals as they are so easy to create and you can create so many different themed journals to use.

These are the journals that I am going to show you how to create

I start out by using a scrap piece of A4 paper from your recycling pile - this will be covered eventually so it doesn't matter what it has on it.

I use a range of supplies - and I suggest you go into your paper stacks and see how you can use them up on the pages.

After they are created I add paint - I find water color paints to be really easy to use - you just have to be mindful of how much water is on the brush.  You will then add any stickers, ephemera or words that you may have to add.
Here are a list of the supplies
  • Sheet of paper, - can be recycled paper from your stash
  • Background paper, I used ones that I had stamped images on - sign up to one of My Free courses and get a selection of art background papers to print out -
  • Water Colors/paints of choice (amazon have a wide variety to choose from -


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Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Garden Stroll - Time to be Present


In todays video we take a stroll around the garden.  It is important to spend time just being present, seeing how things are growing, watch the bees as they make their way round from flower to flower, see the birds chase one another and hear their chatter.

Awaken the senses in your green space where you can, combined with the sunshine and a cool breeze all make for providing you with wonderful therapeutic benefits.

While you are there check out some of the other videos of plants that are growing in the garden.

How Does Your Garden Grow

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We take our inspiration from the garden, and the plants that you find, looking at the shapes and patterns and then we take what we have into our studio spaces and create mixed media art designs.

You also get a selection of background pages and downloads of images - plants, coloring book, patterns, and a digital print of the art produced for use in your own creativity

Stay blessed and be a blessing!

Monday, 18 July 2022

Material Mondays - Working with Fabric Paints


Welcome to Material Mondays this week where we look at working with Fabric paints to create designs on our fabric pieces.  You can check out the video above.

You can use them as a layer on your fabric or as a finishing touch.  I like to add stitching as well as other elements.

Today I share how I use the fabric paint to lay down color and then add mark making and other designs using a range of different brands.

I also use stencils and sometimes stamps creating on the surface of the fabric.  I use the metallic dimensional paint to add highlights on the surface of the fabric rather than have the dimension.  This piece will then have either some more mark-making done on top or I might draw a figure.


Material Mondays

You can also check out some of the other videos in the Material Mondays Series below.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

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Friday, 15 July 2022

Mixed Media Art Wall Hanging - and Weekend Creativity


This was a lovely piece to work on and I got to recycle some cardboard and beading that I had in my stash.  It makes for a lovely little wall hanging, I used burlap rope, you can use chain, add beading and ribbon.

Third Saturday Art

You can also join us for Third Saturday Art

Join us every Third Saturday of the month for an art prompt, organized by Martha also known as Ayala Art​ on YouTube - and a group of artists who love to create. You can click the button to be notified. My theme that I am working with in my art journal this month is 'rainy day' full of texture. 

I work intuitively so you see the page unfold before your eyes as it comes to me, I will explain more in tomorrows post. Be great to see you there! 

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