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.
Love this week’s quote, the colour was lime green – I decided not to use the image of jelly fish.
Today’s artist is Andy Skinner. I used his theme, and one of his “recipes”, to make this layout with some of my fav Tim Holtz rubber stamps.
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!
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).
Today’s artist is Kae Pea from Rubbermoon – so exciting! She shared 3 different recipes and I picked the one that suited my mood today. I had fun with this, and will do it again.
Today’s artist is Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Although her process is very similar to mine, her thinking around colour created a positive change for me. I’m really happy with what I made today.
Today’s artist was Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door. I love her work and, as my process is similar, this felt like affirmation to keep doing what I enjoy. So I did…but she reminded me to haul the Distress Stains out as I tend to reach for paint first.
This week’s colour is blue, and the quote’s another good one. I used Distress paints, Dylusions paints, collaged papers, Graphik pens and stencils.
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.