Sunday, March 22, 2020

Memorable Movies journal spread for Deb. Created by Sass Hammant

Giday again... this is how I created this spread for Deb... I will say though, I agonised over this one for some time... trying to come up with a spread for a couple of my favourite movies, but nothing came to me.. and then bing bang walla walla bing bang... I had it.. lol...

P.S. While I was Bing Banging... I lost concentration and did the spread upside down in your journal Deb.. Sorry Lovely, kind makes it memorable though... lol...

So here is Deb's - Memorable Movies journal spread:

I started by creating the background with a couple of different colours in Dylusions paints... a green and a blue, using a baby wipe as my paints are very gluggy...

Needing some kind of jungle / bush time foliage I grabbed a napkin, one of those ones you get given and thought you would never use it in a million years.. 

I just ripped along the edges and turned one strip up the other way to give more foliage in the opposite corners.

I then done some fussy cutting of the Croc, Tickets, Dundee's Hat, Dundee's Knife and Film Roll.

Glued it all down and then wrote the sentiment, but it didn't look quite finished... So, I darkened the lettering and then added some info about the movie to the film roll... 

I hope you like this Deb... Cheers Sass... 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Lisa's 1980s journal page created by Janie O'Brien

"Pictures at an Exhibition"

my interpretation and fleeting impression left by the 1980s decade.
  • watercolour background 
  • collage images make up the art and the fussy cut people looking at it.
  • Word & thought bubbles in idiom of the time.
  • Cheers Lisa; hope it's acceptable.....

Monday, March 16, 2020

Gypsy Soul

This is my spread in Rebecca Lees Gypsy Soul Journal I also made a slipcover for your journal thought it might protect it hope you dont mind Hugs Robyn xx

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Dancing through Melissa's Ballet Journal

by Lisa for Melissa

Melissa's journal theme is Ballet and I initially thought, what do I know about ballet?  I remember going to a recital when I was little, and more recently watching a friend's daughter perform in Peter and the Wolf.  But what to do?

...And then I thought of one of my favourite ABC shows - Dance Academy.  I love watching people dance, and this series was fantastic.  Great acting, great dance scenes, great themes.  If you haven't seen it, I really recommend giving it a go.  Yes, it's about teenagers, but it's not just a kid's show!

One of the scenes that really stuck with me was just after Sammy died, after being hit by a car on the way to the Opera House to dance in the Prix de Fonteyn.  Tara wanted to dance The Red Shoes in the same competition, which is a ballet about a dancer who has to choose between her love of ballet and the love of her partner.  It is a dance of passion and heartache.

Saskia, who is in the Australian Ballet de Corp, tells Tara that she does not have the emotional experience to dance this part: "You're a child, arrogant enough to think that you are an artist!" 

Tara decides to go ahead with the dance, with thoughts of Sammy beside her to help her through, and earns a standing ovation from the audience.  It's such a beautiful scene to watch.

You can see a short vid of this scene on YouTube here .  I cry every time I watch it.... πŸ˜’πŸ’œ

Sorry, no process pics!  I did this spread in acrylics, and really enjoyed putting it together.

Hope you like it Melissa!  Happy Arting all. xx

Cheers, Lisa

Friday, March 13, 2020

Bohemian Floral (Sass Hammant)

I had so much fun working with this theme. I was actually hoping that this page would
be a little brighter, but i'm happy with its overall look.

I started by using gesso and acrylics with stencils. I also added washi tape. This page really had a mind of its own and created itself.

I used so many colours in the background. I used a brayer, bubble wrap and my fingers to play with the paint.

I cut out flower stencils from card board and placed them on the page. I used white paint and a sponge to create these flowers, i then used black pens for details and words. 
Thank you for letting me join this super fun Art Journal Swap. Looking forward to my next spread. 
I hope you like your page Sass.

Champagne and Roses

Robyn's delightful Flowers journal has arrived and was a joy to play in.

I started with  black gesso and a monochromatic idea. I pulled out an assortment of pink papers and floral dies and decided on collage. Cut out some botanic shapes from recycled foil tops and added them.  Finally I added some doodling in black and then pink posca's.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Home is a happy place

I started out by smooshing  distress oxide over the pages, then did a few splashes with the distress oxide sprays just for a little more depth.  I did a bit of stamping to give more texture.  Then I stenciled on the bottom and sides with  modelling paste hoping some of the colour would seep through for a bit of interest
while all that was drying I printed out some bird houses onto watercolour paper and stamped some quirky birds I painted these with a combinations of Lindy's magical's and Dylusions spray inks in bright colours, I did a bit of doodling for interest.  I adhered them onto the pages, added some stamping to represent the hanging chains, then stamped the sentiment, home is where the happy is.  Finally I went around with a charcoal pencil to give a  bit of shadow

I hope you enjoy 

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Making Paper Dolls

My journal for swap number 8 is called Paper Dolls... its all about characters made out of paper, fabrics, scraps, anything - creating a book of friends. 
I've started off with making a book from another book... Dina Wakley's first multi-surface art journal that had pages made of brown hessian (burlap), watercolour paper, brown kraft paper and cotton cloth, I've only used the watercolour paper for the inner pages but it still smells like hessian!

image for the paper dolls journal of mixed media artwork by Jenny James using Tim Holtz and Dylusions art supplies
The cover is made of the kraft pages, with shop bought handmade paper, hessian, scraps of hessian, and a Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Found Relatives Card of a little girl with her own dolly!

sharing paper dolls
Inside the front cover is the contract, posting order and a pocket with more Tim Holtz treasures (cos you all know I'm Tim nutty! lol), a gathering of Tim's Idea-Ology Paper Dolls. I've written a note on a Tim's Idea-Ology Journaling Card to remind you to take 1 or 3, keep and save for another day, share them with a friend, add to your page, or write on the back like a tag. Whatever and however you wish!

close up of mixed media artwork by Jenny James using Tim Holtz and Dylusions art supplies
My page itself was created with Dylusions acrylic paint (surprise, its green... you wouldn't believe me if I said I tried using a different colour! lol), various stencils (Tim's, Dyan's and Darkroom Door's), Tim's stamps, Tim's Distress Inks, Tim's gel matte medium (sorry, couldn't resist, lol :) its actually Ranger's), bit of cheesecloth,  and other bits and pieces.
The tiny fairy was originally bought to decorate a birthday cake years ago. I've snapped off her nano skewer (toothpick), trimmed off her paper wings, gave her beautiful Idea-Ology Transparent Wings and glued her down so she couldn't escape.

paper dolls themed mixed media artwork by Jenny James using Tim Holtz and Dylusions art supplies
I then set her to work on creating a paper doll dress. She's using a real embroidery needle with sparkly embroidery metallic thread. I glued the needle with Aleene's Jewel-It  embellishment glue, to make sure it doesn't get loose as its super sharp.
The message, Believe you can and you are halfway there, is perfect for both the fairy and all of us. The tape measure is actually ribbon, Tim's Idea-Ology Measuring Tape Trimmings.
A few days later, I had a fab idea, use one of Tim's Paper Dolls instead of the fairy! Next time :)
The last thing added was glitter glue... Ranger's Stickles in Stardust, sparkly shimmery goodness! Everywhere!

Hope this lil fairy and her page made you smile!
Have a happy creative day!

πŸΈπŸ’šπŸŽ¨ Art by Jenny,