Monday, March 5, 2018

strength, blessings, together

It's been such a long time since my last blog - woeful. I have been posting what I've been up to on Facebook and Intagram, but seem to have neglected my poor little blog once again. She seems to draw the short straw each time....almost an afterthought.
So I decided to share the steps I've taken in creating this special piece for a special friend...
dress pattern paper on 5x5 canvas

added postage stamp & ticket

a layer of white gesso, Seth Apter stamps with Stazon inks

Seth Apter stamp embossed with Patina Oxide Embossing powder

edges embossed with Rocky Road embossing powder

photo, TH stickers and more Seth Apter stamps

a layer of Vintage Beeswax embossing powder over whole canvas

and another layer of Vintage Beeswax embossing powder 

 and the finished article


Sunday, September 3, 2017

August Artwork

August has been a whirlwind of a month with plenty of creativity along the way. I was busy adding more painted aprons to the Apron Project as well as my usual scrapbooking kits and art journal class - oh and a piece of artwork for a friend:



Art journal/canvas


Gelli Plate card class


August Page Pack Kit


Cards from August Pages to Die For kit


Double Page from August Pages to Die For kit


Single Page from August Pages to Die For kit


Four more aprons for The Apron Project


Art for a friend


Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Apron Project 2017

What with one thing and another, I have not had the oomph required the past few years to participate in The Apron Project, but this year I hope I have made up for it. Let me start with sharing what it is all about:

Artists from across Australia and overseas unite to create works of art on aprons to support organisations serving women in crisis.  

In the last two years over 80 artists have presented more than 100 aprons and raised almost AUD20,000 for the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter.  Importantly they also raised awareness of the growing epidemic of Domestic Violence.  The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter services women in crisis in the community and is currently also working with the State and Federal governments to better the living opportunities once women leave the shelter and attempt to restart their life. 

I started off with one in mind, but she just wouldn't come out to play, so as I had been given another blank apron and I was already playing with my gelli plates and acrylics, this is the first apron that appeared:





The words and butterflies are iron ons by Donna Downey, the stitching is faux (49th & Market stamps)


My muse eventually appeared: she is a combination of fabric and acrylic paints and matching iron on butterfly to finish it off.







and here are Sallianne and I modelling the two aprons. 
The aprons shown here as well as the other awesome aprons created by artists from around the world will go up for auction online later in the year. I hope mine give joy.


Monday, July 31, 2017

Creative roundup for July

As mentioned in my last post, I had fun doing some classes with the amazing Seth Apter (I'm a huge fan of his work and products - he's also a really nice guy), but I've still been doing my own creating:




Using Seth's dies & stencils


July Art Journal class


PDF - July Single Page


PDF - July Double Page


PPK - July


Such Fun!!

A few weeks ago I spent the most awesome 2 days with Seth Apter (The Altered Page) and some incredibly talented and funny ladies at classes organised by Art is You.

Day 1 - was 52 Pickup and yup you guessed it - was based around a pack of playing cards. We painted and layered and had such fun. The affirmation cards are not complete yet, I made a start on 10 of them, but it will be an ongoing project which I will share here.














Day 2 - Mixed Media Mashup - again lots of paint techniques and layering and of course playing with Seth's great products - paint (PaperArtsy), stencils (StencilGirl)& stamps (IO & PaperArtsy) & inks.








"Why do it once, when you can do it twice...or twice when you can do it three times" Seth Apter

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Mega catchup


It's a bit sad when I can't even blog once a month.... but life is a blurrrr. Anyway - here is a round up of what I've been creating over the last few months. The highlight would have to have been the 10 days I got to just play and hang out with other creative souls.

MAY:

Art Journal class


Fairy Dust Card class


May Page Pack Kit

May Pages to Die For


June Art Journal class


June Page Pack Kit


June Pages to Die For


and then these are some of the things I did while on retreat:















inspired by the art of Lisa Morales