Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Robyn's art journal - Gails page.

I have finished my double page in Robyn's Journal
I hope she likes it,  sending of tomorrow

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Wendy's Page in Jenny's Journal

My layout in Jenny's journal is finished and waiting to be sent on at the end of the month. I really enjoyed working in Jenny's journal. 
I used gellatos as my choice of medium and the colours turned out how I had envisaged it in my mind, first time 
I hope you enjoy this layout, I think it turned out wonderful. I really wanted to add quite a bit of texture on this layout, so I have used the modeling paste quite liberally all around the pages. Also used the modeling paste for the sea urchin, sea horse and coral. To make the sea weed pop a little I spread modeling paste and then pulled a fork thru it. I just love the effect it had.

 Here I have started to add colour to the page.

Showing a close up of the textured sea weed.

 I used a very small holed mesh here and put modeling paste thru it. I think it ended up looking like fish scales. So cool. The blue button type things are melted pony beads (I think. I got them in happy mail.) and I made them into jelly type fish.

 This is the final layout. I hope you like it Jenny. I loved doing it.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Round 3 of the Australian Art Journal Swap

The artists are rapidly gathering for the very exciting third round of the AAJS, These journal swaps are co ordinated through a facebook group called
The Australian Art Swap Group where we have many fun swaps not just travelling art journals, it is a warm and vibrant art community so do come over and say hello if you are interested in what we are doing. 

Whilst our artists are still creating their books and deciding on themes and formats I can share some of the fabulous themes emerging - Enchanted, Dance, Maps, Aphorism, World Travel, Steampunk, Abstract Art, Emotions and Marine Animals are all being considered.

We have artists all over Australia so our journals really do go on a journey, numbers are capped at 12 and we send out monthly so all going well it does not take much more than a year for them to make their trip and you can follow along right here in the blog.
We have one spot left for round 3 so be quick if you are interested or let us know over on our FB group and you can go on the waiting list for round 4.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Wendy's page in Sharon's circus journal

I had a lot of fun doing this page in Sharon's beautiful vintage Circus journal. Although, I never went to the circus as a child, I did see a huge elephant in their parade down our main street when I was younger. I was in absolute awe of it's size which is why I have based my page on the elephants, the gentle giants of the circus.

Jan's page in Robyn's Garden Journal

A wonderful and tactile journal with great fabric and crochet embellishment.
I didn't find any fairies at the bottom of the garden but just looked out my kitchen window and found a restful picture that changes with the seasons.

I did some collage, stamping and stenciling.
Hope you like it Robyn. Was fun creating it.