Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Gypsy by Pam.

Another month, another beautiful Art Journal delivered to my home.  In September I received the amazing and imaginative Gypsy Journal by Louise.  Loaded with brilliant art by my fellow artists.  And so, another panic attack by me.  What should I do?, will it be good enough? I hope so.

Finally an image in a magazine prompted an inspiration for me to follow.  My spread would be a Gypsy camp. And so it began:

To begin, some background.  I stuck down some tissue for texture and painted the  sky and foreground. Then I did some stencils and stamping to add some forest types to background.

Next I drew the campfire and coloured it with Neocolor11, water colour crayons. added some highlights to the flames with glitter gel pen. I painted some paper and punched out some rocks to surround the fire and glued it all down.

Next I had a frantic search for my inspirational image, which was the caravan.  After turning the house upside down, I finally found it on the kitchen table?? I thought it was in another title. I copied the image and cut it out and stuck it down as well.

This is actually the finished spread and you can see I have added a lot more greenery with leafy die cuts.  A little pen work added a quote...."In winter I plot and plan. In spring I move."

Here is a close up of the camp fire.

I hope it lives up to Louise's expectations.  It was a real pleasure to add to her lovely Art Journal.


  1. Pam, this is wonderful, I am super proud of you. I know how you feel re -the panic setting in. Your background is amazing. I love it all. How special for you & Louise to work in each others journals. Something for you both to treasure.

  2. It is indeed and I left her a special little message. Thanks so much for your kind words and encouragement.

  3. What a lovely scene Pam! Great job as usual xx

  4. I absolutely love your gypsy camp mama your pages are terrific and improving all the time and I am so glad you didn't have to pull the entire house apart to find your wagon xx

  5. Wonderful page Pam :D Its going to be a book to treasure forever!

  6. Fabulous spread! That gypsy wagon is perfect!


Thank you so much for popping in to see our lovely journals as they are developing. We love to see your comments.