cjs18 day 20 Birgit Koopsen

I love Birgit’s bright cheerful art so was excited to see her pop up as today’s artist. She made a tiny accordian book but, because I want to keep all of #cjs18 in my art journal I followed along on the page. I love the result and would use this idea for cardmaking.

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cjs18 day 18 Joe Rotella

I took the bits that appealed to me for my art journal (loved it all, but not for my journal…) from Joe Rotella‘s video for the day and love the result. I could have worked outside of my journal for this one but, by keeping it in my journal, I have a record to refer back to so it’s more likely I’ll use the techniques again. This was great fun!

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cjs18 day 17 Jen Crossley

Today’s artist, Jen Crossley, used metal for her gorgeous work. Simply put, I don’t do metal. Years ago it was trendy in scrapbooking; I cut myself a couple of times but persevered. Then I *really* cut myself and decided never again…

A day off today was good timing because Tony and I needed to get some stuff done in the kitchen. As part of settling onto insulin, the Diabetes Nurse wants him to have 6 meals a day, and make some food adjustments. So, we’ve given the pantry a good clean out and removed some stuff, such as white rice and pasta (which I don’t really eat post weight loss surgery anyway).

cjs18 day 13 Gwen Lafleur

Today’s artist was Gwen Lafleur  her recipe for making layered collage papers. I had a lightbulb moment watching her. I use scrap paper as I paint, to wipe my brushes & brayer etc, but throw it away once it’s got a bit of paint on it. If I kept going I’d end up with the lovely detailed under-papers I admire that other artist’s share. I knew it, but not in a lived way, if you know what I mean. I loved today’s play session; these are just some of the papers I made.

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