Friday 24 February 2023

Love is - Mixed Media Art Journal Page

Love is

Welcome to today's Art Journal page. I I really enjoy using my paper ephemera/fodder  on my pages.  You are always creating these elements in projects and so when I get a chance to use them in my art journal, I find it quite a relaxing activity. There are so many ways you can use your ephemera, including creating mini cards, using them on tags and much more.

I am using book pages and I had applied paint to the opposite side of the paper and then proceeded to cut out heart shapes and stick them to the page.  I prepped the page which already had markings on it from a previous activity and I added additional paint and scraped it with a card. This helps it to dry quicker.

I added doodling on the page with ink, drawing around the heart shapes.  I like to add encouraging words to my art journals and it is great to later come back and see the messages and reminders. Check out the full video to see the process.

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Thursday 23 February 2023

The 100 Day Project 2023 - A Journey of Creative Exploration


As a mixed media artist, I love finding new ways to challenge myself and develop my skills. That's why I decided to take part in another 100 Day Project.  I committed to creating 100 collages and sharing them on a weekly basis.

This project will be a journey of creative exploration allowing me to experiment with different techniques and materials, using up my supplies and creating collages that I might not have thought to make otherwise.

One of the things I love about the project is the sense of community the challenge creates. I am joining the hashtag #100daysofusingfodder created by Wendy of Willa Wanders on Instagram. I will be sharing my collages on Instagram and it will be great to see the work of other artists/creatives who are also taking part in the challenge. You can feel a real sense of connection to the creative community.

Of course, there will be challenges along the way, some days you might struggle to find the time or motivation to create, and other days you might start to judge and compare yourself with others, but the beauty of the 100 Day Project is that it's a marathon, not a sprint. It's about showing up every day, even when it's hard, and allowing yourself to be imperfect and vulnerable in your creativity.

Looking back on my previous 100 Day projects, I can see how much I've grown as an artist. I've developed new techniques, honed my skills, and gained confidence in my creative voice. But more than that, I've learned that the process of creating is just as important as the finished product. It's about the journey, not just the destination.

I eventually did 50 days for the Embroidery project, but I was fine with what I had done.

For the 100 Days of Pastels, I created 100 Pastel Paintings
You can see the Videos I created with the pastels HERE

For the Foam Stamps I created 100 handmade foam stamps to use in my creative projects.

If you're considering taking part in the 100 Day Project, I encourage you to go for it. Whether you're an experienced artist or a beginner, this project offers a unique opportunity to challenge yourself and grow your skills. And who knows, you might just discover something new about yourself and your creative potential along the way.

So start where you are, grab your art supplies and join the journey. I can't wait to see where it takes you.

Wednesday 15 February 2023

2023 Loving Healing Creating Summit - Unlimited Access


The Free Summit has ended

But, it's not too late to get all 

21 Sessions

Loving, Healing and Creating Summit

Organized by Larissa Russel she has brought Healers and Creators together to share Healing with Creativity.

Each presenter has a fantastic session on healing and/or creativity to share with you, it has been great following along. If you haven't had time to look at all the sessions, then the unlimited access is for you. You can enjoy learning and creating for your own healing in your own time.

This is my art journal session for the course, we look at ways to speak encouraging words over ourselves.


You will get unlimited and immediate access to the sessions
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You can save $30 off the price until 16th February 2023

I hope you are able to join us!

Recycled Stamps and Stencils

Check out my FREE Recycled Stamps and Stencils course which shows you how you can create your own mixed media stamps and stencils for your creative projects.

Leather Scraps and Creative Designs

Welcome to Material Mondays blog post! If you're an artist working with leather, you might have found yourself with lots of little scraps that you don't know what to do with. Before you think of throwing them away, I will show you a fun and creative way to make use of them.

To start, I recommend grading your off-cuts into different size categories. Even the tiniest strips can potentially be saved and used as an embellishment on something else. Once you have your scraps sorted, you can then start playing around with larger pieces to create something new.

I like to use fabric glue to put my pieces together and create interesting shapes. These embellishments can be used in various projects, from jewelry to decorative pieces. If you want to add a little more texture, you can use a wood-burning tool to burn the leather.

If you have time, I recommend batching your work by marking up several pieces at once. These pre-made pieces can be used in future projects, so don't worry if you're not sure what you'll use them for yet.

Overall, the possibilities are endless when it comes to using leather scraps. With a little creativity and some basic tools, you can turn your scraps into beautiful works of art. Don't throw away your scraps just yet and remember to experiment and have fun with your leather designs.

If you're interested in seeing more of my leather designs, be sure to follow me on Instagram and check out my Etsy store where some of these embellishments may be available for purchase. Stay blessed and be a blessing!

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Monday 6 February 2023

Material Mondays - Leather Faces, Creating in Leather


Welcome to another installment of Material Mondays! Today, we are continuing our series on leather and creating designs and I am excited to share some new pieces I have been working on.

I love creating unique pieces using different tools and techniques, I will be using a  a mallet, wood-burning tool, and a range of different supplies to create patterns and designs on my leather pieces.

I find that experimentation is key to unlocking the full potential of these tools and supplies, so I encourage you to play around and try new things.

In today's episode, I will be sharing four pieces that I have created. And, in the last piece, I will be using a variety of tools to create a border and patterns.

I am also doing some mark-making on the leather. I am excited to see what we can come up with, so, grab your leather and your tools, and let us dive into the world of leather and Material Mondays.


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Wednesday 1 February 2023

Material Mondays - My Tools for Working with Leather

Welcome to Material Mondays!

As a DIY enthusiast, I love working with different materials and finding new ways to use them in my projects. One of the materials I like to work with is leather, and in this post, I wanted to share some of the tools that I use.  It is by no means an exhaustive list, it is just what I have available to me at the moment.

Most of the tools that I have in my arsenal can be used in other areas of my mixed media work, whether it be working with jewelry pieces as embellishments or working with clay or paper crafts. I find that having versatile tools gives me the most value for my money and the flexibility to explore new creative avenues.

I found that purchasing a bag of leather scraps is a great way to sample a variety of leathers, and if I have a specific project that calls for a larger piece, I can then go out and buy that when needed. This is a great way to save money and still have the option to try out different leathers.

One of the things that I always recommend when working with materials is to experiment and play around. Get to know your tools and find what works best for you. This will also help you find your creative inspiration and develop your skills.

If you're interested in exploring leather crafting and would like to take a look at some of the supplies that I use, I have created a Leather Supplies Guide on Amazon. Feel free to check it out and see what catches your eye.

Working with leather can be a lot of fun and there are so many possibilities for what you can create. Don't be afraid to experiment and try new things, and most importantly, have fun!

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