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Playing with layers in the chaos

I have a couple of days leave – replacement days for working Easter – so have been creating all kids of things in amongst working on the newspaper and some other bits that I need to get done.  As you can see, when I get really into creating mode my desk can get a bit overloaded. Mind you, a friend who is moving countries once her house sells just gave me a huge pile of beads and glitter, which hasn’t helped the state of chaos because I’m not sure where to store them in my stash yet! (thanks Doris - I appreciate it and will love using it all up)

The journal page was inspired by one of Donna Downey’s Inspiration Wednesday videos  I love the way she works in layers, her videos are always fun to watch and she’s really good at explain both her thought process and her art process. If you want to check out her videos a quick search of Donna Downey on YouTube will do the trick.

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Trying out a new process

This morning I have been Gelli printing onto heavy water colour paper that I prepared with a faux Chine Colle technique last night. In many ways, just fancy collage.  I love the results I’m getting  and can see lots more experimentation coming. I am thinking about adding words to these, but am not sure yet. As much as I love some of them, I don’t quite see them as finished pieces. Here’s what I have so far:

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This mess

This mess on my desk is a sure sign that art is about to happen. I am getting ready to try some faux Chine Colle, which is the latest technique on the Gelli Art blog. More photos later…

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More classes coming up

Following the fun we had at the weekend with our Gelli Plates and some more mixed media canvases, I have decided to offer some classes right through to the end of November. See the posters below for details.

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Another fun art class

I ran another art class today; three people did the mixed media canvas and two had their own Gelli Plate party. It was awesome; everyone produced fantastic art, and it sounds like we’re going to start an art journaling class. Below are the three canvases Michelle, Eileen and Fiona made. They got right into it and were brave and adventurous with their choices, which meant the class great fun.  If you’re interested in doing a class, watch out on FaceBook or keep an eye on the Classes page here on the blog.

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Saying it

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Some days the best place to say things is in my art journal, so today was another ink, stencil, Gelli printed tissue kind of day. I have things on my mind…

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Unwinding with art time

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Last week I was in Napier at the Director’s of Small Museum’s one day meeting, then three days at the MA14Napier museum conference. Great stuff; lots of new contacts, lots of learning, lots to think about. So this morning I caught up on a few tasks and this afternoon decided I needed to unwind a bit. Out with some art journals, StencilGirl stencils, inks etc. Four hours later, I am feeling restored. And yes, I was having a purple day – thank you for asking!

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